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Old 01-09-2019, 10:33 PM   #1876
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area: Your favorite things to do or places to go

A couple of reviews from my trip so far.

Monday night went to Limon for dinner. I'm from Peru so I always try to hit a Peruvian restaurant when in SF. Had the leche de Tigre (like a small ceviche), grilled octopus, and tres leches.

The leche de Tigre was very spicy but exactly how a ceviche tastes back home, so kudos to Limon for that. The grilled octopus was good, not outstanding. I got the tres leches dessert to go and it was a bit of a disappointment, I had better. But overall limon is solid Peruvian fare.

No idea how to insert photos in the right order, so I'll break my reviews in different posts.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:42 PM   #1877
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Tuesday night had dinner at True Laurel. Overall good but didn't really blow me away. It also annoyed me that their cocktail list had pretty much no identifiable ingredients, nor a description of what they were. Felt like they were trying too hard to make drinks seem overly exotic.

I ordered the Pratatat, which was a pretty good sour cocktail. Then had the broiled oysters, which had a very good pesto taste, which was interesting. Then had the Patty melt which was very salty and nothing to write home about. They had a very extensive Amari list so I ordered a blood orange Amaro, very good.

The highlight of the meal was the fig leaf ice cream. A great combination of sweet and vegetable flavors. Overall it was a good meal, but I wasn't overly impressed.

Tonight I'm at Wursthall in San Mateo, will write a review later.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:10 PM   #1878
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area: Your favorite things to do or places to go

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I was actually looking at Healdsburg today. If you get some time, could you tell me a little more about it and why it's your favorite?
The town square is really nice and IIRC bigger than most wine country towns. Wider selection of nightlife and restaurants than many places I've stayed (Guerneville pops to mind, nice place but kinda sleepy) and not as pretentious as a lot of others (Napa).
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:00 PM   #1879
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Anybody have a good happy hour first date spot in FiDi/SoMa areas? I mostly avoid drinking dates so looking for somewhere half decent that won't be packed.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:56 PM   #1880
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Ibav,

I generally like decent restaurant bars for that. Often a little more chill than a typical bar scene.
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:19 PM   #1881
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Or a hotel bar. The Palace has a great bar.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:09 PM   #1882
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Hey EDF--

I'm a member at Kosta Browne and they send me invites to these dinners with big Bay Area chefs a lot. This is a little more than I wanna spend on dinner, plus I'm overseas currently. However I know a lot of you are into fine dining so I figured I'd throw it up to the group, let me know if interested.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:36 AM   #1883
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area: Your favorite things to do or places to go

No discussion of Korean food ITT! Y'all got any spots?
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:59 AM   #1884
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No discussion of Korean food ITT! Y'all got any spots?
Jin Mi in the tenderloin. Been there many times. My Korean coworker always wanted to go so I suppose it was pretty authentic. Cheap too.
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