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Girin
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Girin

Well, it’s been ages, folks, but I’m back.  It’s hard to focus on writing when there’s so much going on.  We are on a 6-week road trip in our Airstream Interstate, and since I’m writing for Dave (Rvroadies.com), I may as well write for sflocalsguide.com.  Girin in Seattle will be..
Central Kitchen and Trick Dog
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Central Kitchen and Trick Dog

Central Kitchen and Trick Dog I walk by Central Kitchen and Trick Dog on the way to the Giants day games.  Central Kitchen is a beautiful space, and I’ve been dying to go.  I went to Trick Dog when it first opened, and with a little time before our reservation,..
Green Chile Kitchen
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Green Chile Kitchen

It might be just me, but I’ve always thought that Chile is a country, and chili is something you eat.  Green Chile Kitchen makes me completely wrong.  I’ve been wanting to go to Green Chile Kitchen since they opened nine years back.  The restaurant is at McAllister and Baker, making it GU..
Buena Vista Cafe
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Buena Vista Cafe

Us locals don’t normally hang out at Fisherman’s Wharf, but there are a few spots that you will always see locals.  The Buena Vista Cafe is one of those.  Home to the original and finest Irish Coffee on the planet, and that’s just for starters.  The wait staff has been..
Coqueta
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Coqueta

This is my second lunch at Coqueta.  The first was SO good that I couldn’t bring myself to take pictures or write notes.  Sometimes when food is that good, it could very well disappoint later.  But that wasn’t the case at Coqueta.  My friend, Debbie, and I had a fine..
Coming Home

Coming Home

Hello Friends – You haven’t heard from me in more than 90 days. That’s because I’ve been on the road with the hub and my two beautiful black labs in our Airstream Interstate. We’ve had the most wonderful time, but tomorrow at 6:30am, I board a United flight from Portland..
Tarantino’s and Fisherman’s Wharf

Tarantino’s and Fisherman’s Wharf

It’s always fun as a local or a tourist to walk around Fisherman’s Wharf.  It’s got to be the most popular tourist destination in San Francisco which makes me ask – why is the city of San Francisco building the Central Subway Metro and ending it in Chinatown instead of..
Balboa Cafe
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Balboa Cafe

We met our real estate agent on the way out of town to the Sonoma Coast.  Fridays are tough Marin and Sonoma traffic, so it’s best to get out of town early.  By the way, what the heck is with the gridlock traffic in San Francisco?  It appears you can’t..
Nopalito
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Nopalito

Aaahhh Nopalito.  I’ve been dying to go there ever since they opened.  Nopa is still one of the hottest tickets in town, and I haven’t been there either.  But when the Nopa owners decided to open Nopalito based on one of their chefs preparing Mexican food for their staff and..
Dragon Beaux
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Dragon Beaux

I’ve been a huge fan of Koi Palace in South San Francisco for the entire time since my Honolulu restaurant owner/buddy, Russell Siu, turned us on to it years ago.  It’s best to go to dim sum with a large group of people.  That way, you can enjoy WAY more..