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vinnyd eileen eat s.f. - a much- belated report

Sorry for the late feed back - what can I say except - summer...
So first of all I did go to Chez Panisse (upstairs) and I have to say I think I agree with everyone - I would have been sad if I didn't go and forever curious, and it was nice and good but not that great and the service was pretty lame. Now, we don't drink, so we don't need much attention with wine, etc. but an occasional hello, do you need anything would have been nice! Also went on the first day. Oh yeah and after the airport we went to the Ramp and that was pretty perfect - beautiful day, ate outside, parked in the lot, easy to find.
Sunday - breakfast at Bettes Oceanview - most excellent pancakes
Thanks for that suggestion, went there 2x, ate the same pancakes, a rare thing for us to do. ( lemon ricotta) Sunday evening ate at Hog Island Oysters for the Cioppinno and oysters, most excellent, sat at oyster bar. Oh yeah went to Nopalito for lunch - loved that place fish tacos, spicy watermelon salad, yum!
Monday - Little Louies for breakfast ( twice) - wish I was there right now
Cotogna for lunch - mixed feelings - food delicious except melon salad was disgusting, but pricey and small servings - could have eaten 100 of those ravioli instead of the 7 they gave me. $70 for lunch and hungry afterwards. Dinner at Bistro Boudin - really great - maybe touristy but salmon better there than at chez panisse.
Wednesday went to Monterrey Bay Aquarium - funky strawberry farm on the way, lunch at the aquarium - not bad - dinner at Burger in Santa Cruz -was starving - it hit the spot.
Thursday went to FISH in Sausalito - nice vibe to this place but food only eh - soup was great, fish tacos overcooked, great corn.
Went to Swan Oyster Depot for lunch one day - don't remember which day - ate oysters and seafood salad, very fun dude served us, we loved this place, esp. cuz when we got there there was no line!
Friday Dipsea Café for breakfast - this place was great, went after going to Muir Woods at 6 a.m., really enjoyed it. Finally get to go to Birite Creamery, will dream about this ice cream for rest of my life, enough said... Was exhausted and had to pack, went to Thai place in Point Richmond, thanks whoever rec this place, it was amazing and we were so tired and hungry and it was just great. Amazing how much you can try to still eat when you are so full if the food is good, right?

I know I missed a few things, (we went to Acme bread at some point and ate bread all day) but I cant remember them. Hope some of these comments help someone else make decisions. There were so many great places and only so manymeals you can fit into a week... All in all it was a great trip and thanks for all the help. Again sorry for the delayed report, was traveling quite a bit this summer!

you go away for a week, and the food you miss most is....

Yes now am in Philly will report when I have five minutes to sit in front of computer

lunch near blanche beads N bergenfield, or on the way home

going on mini adventure to this store beads by blanche. Taking the tappan zee towards north Bergenfield. Looking for recs for tomorrow for lunch either nearby (5/10 minutes) or on the way back towards the bridge. thanks and sorry for short notice.

Aug 07, 2014
daisylover in New Jersey

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

sorry, my fault

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

Sorry to be confused - el camino real a road or a town?

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

very helpful, thanks a lot

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

yup, that's why I was looking for a restaurant rec with a parking lot.

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

will have all of luggage, etc in car, not sure if hubby will want to leave it all in some parking garage or side street to go eat. He is typical NY'er - trusts no one. Hence the parking lot.
So get yourself out to where, did not want to go into the city at all, was thinking someplace near the airport, maybe even in the airport or airport hotel, not necessarily "chowhound" place, just someplace decent to easily get some food. Will have rest of week for all kind of adventures

best cioppinno?

cool. kill 2 interests with one visit - oysters and stew.

best cioppinno?

thanks that link was super helpful

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

Yes, it will be a Saturday. Thank you, after leaving NY at 3 am, and arriving SF at 9:30 in the morning, and being crammed in a plane seat for 5 hours (if I am lucky) get off plane starving tired and no clue where I am, just want something basic, good, nice, without hassle, so I could start off with a clue - know what I mean?

BTW how do you access a thread that you posted a while ago without going through 12 pages of posts? I have no clue how to do that on this site. So sorry for the re-post.

best cioppinno?

even though it might b e touristy ( or not) where is the best cioppino in your opinion? sorry for the possible spelling error

Not Dim Sum brunch after getting off plane

Not that I have anything against dim sum, but looking for more traditional brunch type place ( sandwiches, eggs, etc.) for first meal off of plane in SFO. Someplace easy to find that has parking. Our check in place is in Point Richmond so car will hopefully pointed in that direction. Thanks for the advice

Unique to SF or Cal - Must eats for out-of towners

might have access to grill - how do you do it?

Unique to SF or Cal - Must eats for out-of towners

favorite place for BBQ oysters? And crunch bread?

Unique to SF or Cal - Must eats for out-of towners

las vegas Ch'ers liked it so we checked it out - kinda gross

Sulfite free winery tour?

ok, don't really drink, but when in cali... just thought I would ask.

Unique to SF or Cal - Must eats for out-of towners

not even sure what pork buns and banh mi are, so would be unique for me!

Sulfite free winery tour?

Think I am allergic to sulfites, but would like to check out a winery ( or 2) while we are visiting. Can anybody recommend a winery that produces wine without sulfites?

Unique to SF or Cal - Must eats for out-of towners

vast is an excellent word to use in this case, coming end of July for a week, care to mention some of your favorite places?

you go away for a week, and the food you miss most is....

what is mlutsky

you go away for a week, and the food you miss most is....

I feel that way about pizza, always the first thing I want

Unique to SF or Cal - Must eats for out-of towners

doesn't have to be unique per se, just the stuff you dream about 6 months after your vacation. Like jerk chicken from a hollowed out steel drum on the streets of Negril - I can get jerk chicken here, or even make it myself, but it is never gonna be the same...

Early lunch/brunch after getting off the plane

is there parking?

breakfast near point richmond and beyond

ok, what is MHBB, what do you rec in Berkeley? WE are tourists, driving around to eat is pretty much what we do, and we love breakfast.

Unique to SF or Cal - Must eats for out-of towners

ok, thanks, recs for cioppino?

Unique to SF or Cal - Must eats for out-of towners

what is in this dish, also what is hangtown fry?

Early lunch/brunch after getting off the plane

sorry, forgot to say, saturday

Early lunch/brunch after getting off the plane

Land around 9:30 a.m. at SFO - after luggage and car hassle, probable around 11, looking for easy to find, good place with parking to go for lunch or brunch. Ultimately heading to Point Richmond after meal. Thanks

you go away for a week, and the food you miss most is....

Ok, you go someplace for a week and have a fabulous time, but at some pint you miss ..... from your home area of SF and you can't wait to go home and eat there ( or it).?