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Seeking Monday birthday dinner recs in Barcelona

Hi I just read your post re: post trip report.Thanks for the feedback. My husband and I leave for Barcelona on July 5th (arriving Sunday morning). It is our first time in Spain and we will be there for 18 days (5 in Barcelona). We will be celebrating my b-day as well (54). I was very intersted in possibly doing one of the food tours. Do you reccommend the one you chose? Can you send me a link or if I google it will I find it? Do you have a choice of which tour guide you get? My b-day falls on a Wednesday. I was trying to decide if we should do the food tour that night or I was thinking about going to Cinc Sentits. We have reservations for Tickets on Tuesday night. If we choose to go on the food tour Monday night would that be a mistake with so many places closed? Sorry for all the questions. Thanks in advance for your response.

May 29, 2014
ranh in Spain/Portugal

Tickets Closing?

No luck again tonight. No new dates come up. I e-mailed them yesterday and received a from letter back in response stating that they do not respond to e-mails- too busy. This is crazy. It was easier to get reservations to The French Laundry!

May 07, 2014
ranh in Spain/Portugal

Tickets Closing?

I've been trying tonight as well. It worked last night. Maybe their site is down.

May 06, 2014
ranh in Spain/Portugal

More restaurant suggestions needed: Oakland and Castro area

Not sure if this is where I follow-up and send thanks to you all. We went to Hodo Soy on Friday and it was great. As suggested we took the BART to MacArthur, then hopped into a cab. I highly reccommend the visit to all who have any interest in tofu.
We walked over to fusebox for lunch (the staff at Hodo Soy walk there frequently). The walk was fine and the food very different and really great. We used flywheel to call a cab (after our ball came on Wednesday they were giving out $10 gift cards for flywheel) and easily made it back to the train station. That night we decided to walk and made our way over to Flour + Water. We arrived around 6:30 PM prepared to wait (we had no reservations) we were seated within 5 minutes at the communal table. We had a great meal there as well. We walked from there to Birite for ice cream. This morning we waked to the Ferry building for the farmers market and bought lots of fruit and some salmon jerky (that we will be bringing home).
We are now in Mountain View visiting our son and planning to eat dinner at Michelle's Pancake House in Cupertino. From here tomorrow we head to Monterey and will be driving as far as Santa Barbara over the next few days. Any dining suggestions would be welcomed. Thanks again to all those who previously responded.

Jul 13, 2013
ranh in San Francisco Bay Area

More restaurant suggestions needed: Oakland and Castro area

Thanks for all the great suggestions, especially Ruth Lafler who potentially saved us from a bad situation.
We went to the baseball game yesterday (ex NYC mets fans) after the game we decided to just walk and ended up at the Ferry building we walked around for a while and then decided we were hungry. On a whim we sat at the bar in the Slanted Door.
Today after the Castro walking tour we walked to Tartine, it was great.
Tonight we are headed to the California Academy of Sciences for nightlife. Any suggestions on good chinese food either near our hotel in Union Square or near the museum? Thanks

Jul 11, 2013
ranh in San Francisco Bay Area

More restaurant suggestions needed: Oakland and Castro area

Not sure yet was going to ask the hotel concierge. We are at the Marriott on sutter in Union Square.

Jul 10, 2013
ranh in San Francisco Bay Area

More restaurant suggestions needed: Oakland and Castro area

Thanks to all who recently posted suggestions for my San Francisco trip. My husband and I actually made it here despite plane crashes, miss-behaving kids in summer programs, hurricanes at home and sick eldery parents. As you can see I need to make the most of this vacation. Dinner last night at AQ was wonderful. We had the tasting menu and they kindly substituted any meat options with fish.
Also meet up with my interning son at Facebook and enjoyed a lovely lunch in their cafeteria!
Specifically I now have a few more requests. Today we head to the ball game. It should end in time for dinner and we were looking for some place casual to eat. Our hotel is in the Union Square area so any place between the stadium and our hotel would be great. As we do not eat meat or poultry I was thinking maybe pizza?
Thursday we are going on a walking tour of the Castro area. Need a lunch suggestion for after.
Friday we are headed to Hodo Soy in Oakland for a tour. We will be taking public transportation from our hotel and would like a lunch suggestion somewhere in the Oakland area that we can get to via mass transit. Thanks again for all those who responded previously.

Jul 10, 2013
ranh in San Francisco Bay Area

Help please, restaurant suggestions needed.

A year ago I requested help from this board for a trip to San Francisco. You guys were great but unfortunately I had to cancel my trip at the last minute :(
I am now again preparing to head to the area and need you all to help me again. I have been lurking and reading all your posts and I am now more confused then ever about where to eat.
My husband and I will be traveling around the bay area for almost 3 weeks. Specifically we will spend our first 5 nights in a hotel in Union Square.
During that time we will celebrate my birthday ( I was thinking of AQ for that night and if I do that what do you think about the table where you can watch the chefs cook?)
One afternoon we have tickets for a baseball game (how is the stadium food ?)
Our weekends will be spent in the Menlo Park/ Palo Alto area visiting our son who is there for the summer (need reccommendations for this area as well)
Our second week we will drive down the coast as far as Santa Barbara, stopping in Montarray and Carmel along the way.
For our last week we are staying a couple nights in Mill Valley and heading to Bodega Bay for two nights.
We do not eat meat but do eat dairy and fish. We don't usually like prix fixe meals as we hate to be over stuffed.
Except for my birthday night meal we are happy to eat in places that are not fancy as long as the food is really good. We don't get away very often so we will spend whatever it takes to enjoy our meals. We have a car for all but our first 5 days.
Sorry about the length of this post. Thank you all in advance for your advice.

Jun 19, 2013
ranh in San Francisco Bay Area

Help with restaurants San Francisco,coast and Palo Alto Sunday brunch

We are coming from Boca Raton, Florida, but we are originally from NYC and get back there a bit. We like italian but can get that here and of course in NY. We don't usually get good Vietnamese so I thought of the Slanted Door, but there is not much on this board about it recently. Thanks for all the reply's so far.

Jun 21, 2012
ranh in San Francisco Bay Area

Help with restaurants San Francisco,coast and Palo Alto Sunday brunch

My husband and I will be traveling to California in July. We will have two nights in San Francisco , two nights in Carmel, two nights in Santa Barbara and three nights in the Pasadena area.
I have been lurking on this board for a while now and am still very confused about which restaurants to choose. I did just book a meal at Atelier Crenn for one of our nights in San Francisco. We do not eat meat, but eat dairy and fish. We will spend as much as necessary for good food, but don't usually like prix fixe as we don't like feeling over stuffed after a meal. (we will do the smaller menu offering at Atelier Crenn). We don't need Pasadena suggestions as we will be visiting our son in college and taking him and his friends out each night wherever they want (they don't usually want anything very creative). Thanks for any suggestions.

Jun 21, 2012
ranh in San Francisco Bay Area