(Closed) Foodie Bees

posted 9 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Sociale on Sacramento St. (wine country cuisine)

E’ Angelo (great Italian on Chestnut. Cheap)

Nick’s Crispy Tacos (Cheap)

Coi (awesome, expensive)

Chez Panisse (Alice Waters over in Berkeley pricey)

Zuny Cafe (pricey) great atmosphere

Matrx Fillmore (for a drink)

My Fiance knows more. I’ll ask him to add some. Is there a type of cuisine that you are looking for in particular? Then I will tell you the best.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We ate at Michael Mina a few years back for an anniversary.  It was probably the most expensive meal we’ve ever eaten, but it was also delicious! My favorite thing was the lobster pot pie!

I’ve gotten recommendations for Farallon, which is a seafood restaurant that is decorated really cool.  And someday, I’d love to go to Gary Danko, though I’ve heard it’s probably even more expensive than Michael Mina!

Ummm… I’ve heard the best pizza is Little Star or Blondie’s, and I hear Pizza Orgasmica is a pretty fun place as well, all of which I’ve yet to try!  While it’s kind of a chain, I love Rainforest Cafe.  Marcello’s Pizza in the Castro was great too!

A place I’ve been wanting to try is Opague, where you dine in pitch black.. You kind of have to rely on your senses, which could be a really cool experience. 

Anyway, we don’t get to dine in the city too often, especially now since we’re saving for a wedding, but when we do plan meals for SF, we head over to Yelp.  I highly recommend you check it out, because more than likely, you’ll find places that locals love!

Good luck, have fun, and if you venture out of SF, especially to the South Bay, I could give you a ton more recommendations! Laughing

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

yelp.com, that is!  Sorry, it’s late… Smile

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Nopa – my fav place in the city ($100 for 2)

Range / Spork  — good trendy places in the Mission

Farina — one of the docs that my fiance works with is Italian, and this is his go to place

The Slanted Door – pretty famous restaurant on the water at the Embarcadero

Pete’s Bbq — a bbq institution… 

Dosa – Fun, trendy “Indian” (more like fusion place) on Fillmore in a beautiful beautiful building

PM me if you have more questions about the city! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

omg, sorry just realized that this is way late

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

EOS in cole valley & TownHall in SOMA, both favorites of mine. You could also hit up a wine bar. One that just opened up in the city is the Press Club on Market St. We go there sometimes, and I highly recommend it. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@mandalynn17 – i bet they saw your date and read it as June 19, 2009.  So they probably though your wedding – and therefore honeymoon – already happened. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

anything in chinatown is aways great for dimsum ๐Ÿ™‚ my favorite boba (tapioca bubble) tea place is Ten Ren’s or Ray’s in Chinatown.

i read about a creme brulee cart that i’ve been wanting to try: http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/05/creme-brulee-cart-man-san-francisco-bay-area-dolores-park-ca.html

and after you find the creme brulee cart in the mission district, there are tons of sweet eats you can hit up: http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/05/creme-brulee-cart-man-san-francisco-bay-area-dolores-park-ca.html (i esp recommend tartine!)

now for some savery eats:

Stinky Rose (if you love garlic!) i think its in the $$ price range.

InNOut bugger is always a must! first thing i crave when i get off the plane! def a cheap eat!

Ferry Buildling, great san franciscian food! http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/

also, here’s a list of 100 things to try in SF before you die : http://7×7.com/content/eat-drink/big-eat-sf-100-things-try-you-die

hope this helps! ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I second the Stinky Rose!

Since you said you’d be willing to venture out a bit, I gotta recommend my two favorite restaurants in the South Bay!

The first one is La Fondue in Saratoga.  It’s probably about 45ish minutes from the city, but the only word I can use to describe the place is orgasmic.  Laughing It’s pretty expensive, but well worth it.  If you haven’t guessed from the title, it’s a fondue place!  They have delicious cheese fondue and dessert fondue, and for the main course you cook your food yourself.  They let you choose from four or five different methods, then they give you tons of different dipping sauces and it’s just a delicious and super fun date!

My other favorite restaurant is Cascal in Mountain View.  Mountain View is probably 35ish minutes from the city.  Cascal is a tapas place.  In case you’ve never heard of them, tapas are Spanish small plates (kind of like appetizers), and you just order a bunch of different tapas to eat.  Cascal could either be cheap or expensive depending on what and how much you order.  SO GOOD though!

Both La Fondue and Cascal are really fun date spots in my opinion.  My fiance and I have had a lot of fun at both places and I’d say they’re definitely worth the drive out of the city for. Also, both are located in the downtown regions of the cities they’re located in, so before or after you eat, you can walk up and down the street (Saratoga and Mountain View both have small downtown areas, so they’re really only one street!) to check out all the little shops.  The areas both have pretty cool ambiances!

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