Tag Archives: Local

Buena Vista Cafe
8.2

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..
Balboa Cafe
8

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..
The Buena Vista Cafe
7.8

The 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..
Red Hill Station
7.9

Red Hill Station

Not being in the mood to cook and not feeling like driving too far led me to the discovery of Red Hill Station in Bernal Heights.  Red Hill Station has been open for about three months.  Although I walk Cortland Avenue frequently, I’m not usually on the east side of..
Around Austin

Around Austin

We had a whirlwind trip to Austin this past September.  We were looking at potentially moving there, so we looked at real estate, and we ate and drank like crazy!!! We managed to get into Vespaio’s, a wildly popular Italian restaurant near where my friend Amy lives.  Amy told us..
Plow
7.3

Plow

It’s an anomaly to have a huge line of customers waiting and have a bad meal as we did at Dottie’s True Blue Cafe.   At Plow , however, as in most instances, there is plenty of reasons to wait in line.  Plow has seats outside with about the same wait..
Zeke’s
8.1

Zeke’s

You know I love dive bars.  Zeke’s is where we almost always go prior to the Giants games at home.  The food and booze is inexpensive, the ambiance of a perfect dive bar with sports broadcasts blaring from all over the venue, and the service is outstanding.  Once the fine..
Weekly Hot Tips – August 4

Weekly Hot Tips – August 4

Weekly Hot Tips – August 4, well almost weekly, is my lowdown on the latest restaurants, food, wine and activities going on in the Bay Area, primarily.  I read just about everything I can get my hands on to stay abreast of the latest trends and openings, and Weekly Hot..
Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
7.9

Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar

I really like Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar, a real upgrade from their place up the street.  The Ichi Sushi scene is lively with a fabulous mural on the west wall, different areas for food, and some bouncing music to keep the scene perked up.  Tim and Erin Archuleta are the..
Explore SF – Little Saigon

Explore SF – Little Saigon

Explore SF  does the most varied tours of any San Francisco tour company that I’ve seen.  When their Living Social special offer came up, I jumped at the opportunity to take their Explore SF Little Saigon tour.  Dan Chew was our amazing tour guide.  He has his own super website..