There are a couple of places that look like they're open until 9 in the Oxbow building, so I thought we'd head there for a bit or find a bar. Any other places you'd recommend for a pre-dinner glass of wine in Napa?
The BF and I both like cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc. Do you like the cabs at Elyse? We're not trying to devote a big chunk of time to Napa -- just a bit to whet the appetite until a 'real' trip can be planned.
Friday is ambitious yes, but I looked at the map, and it seemed like it would be about 2 hrs of total driving (Napa to Santa Rosa, down through Marin to Muir to San Francisco). We thought it might be a nice time to just spend an hour in Muir Woods before the daylight is gone (and hopefully sans crowds) on our way to the city. Do you still think this would be too much?
Thanks for input -- much appreciated!
Two Miamians coming to San Francisco & Napa for a first-time extended weekend. I’m looking for some help picking a reasonably priced ($25 pp w/tip without booze), casual Asian dinner that stand out in San Francisco. We don’t have a lot of Korean, Vietnamese, or Japanese options here in MIA, so I’m leaning that way, but I’ll take anything that’s ‘excellent’ for the price point. We will not have a car, and we’re based near downtown. I think some good arbitrary borders are Central Richmond on the west, and the Mission on the south.
I’m also having a hard time wading through the Napa wineries to select an additional tasting stop. The criteria falls somewhere along: value, atmosphere/aesthetics, and quality (roughly in that order). We’re slated for a stop at Frog’s Leap already, and I’d like to go not much more north than that, as we’ll be cutting over to Santa Rosa afterwards. I’d really appreciate a scenic driving route from Yountville to Santa Rosa if you've got one. We're bringing the GPS.
Please suggest cuts/tweaks/additions. My BF and I like value, quality and variety, and we’re not big spenders, but like the occasional splurge.
Here’s the plan:
Rosamunde Sausage Grill
I have a large group of women (approx. 20) coming into Miami in May for a weekend. I live here, but have actually eaten very little on South Beach. I'm looking for a restaurant on the beach that could adeptly handle a large group for dinner (limited menus would be okay, as long as the food is worthwhile), as well as a venue for brunch.
I'm not looking for any particular cuisine, or any particular price range, although probably nothing more than $50 pp for entrees and appetizers for dinner, and $40 pp for brunch w/o alcohol. I'm also flexible on the atmosphere spectrum (casual to formal) as long as the food speaks for itself. I was thinking Talula might be a decent option.
Any recommendations (or negative experiences with large groups) would be much appreciated.