SFLG Weekly Hot Tips

Weekly Hot Tips – May 19

I read just about everything I can get my hands on about the local San Francisco restaurant scene as well as food, wine and activities around the Bay Area.  This is my compilation from many and varied sources about what’s happening.

San Francisco Restaurants

View from Bernal Hill 448These are San Francisco’s 31 Commandments according to Thrillist.  This is hysterical!!

 Daniel Patterson is opening TWO more restaurants and changing the theme at Plum.  EaterSF reports here.

Check out Thrillist’s idea of the ultimate brunch burger here.

BeerTasting Table tells us about great happy hour libations and eats.

EaterSF and the San Francisco Chronicle’s Paolo Lucchesi give us the heads up about San Francisco Athletic Club, a new place by the Corner Store Group.

UrbanDaddy points us to Chalkboard in Healdsburg where you can enjoy a 6-course meal in a library!!

The Castro is starting to get all kinds of new restaurants.  Here’s a new Spanish place.

Food and Wine

FishSea Forager – You need to know about Kirk Lombard and Sea Forager.  In addition to leading food tours, Kirk and Co. offer a weekly or bi-weekly fish pickup service.  Sea Forager prices are extremely reasonable and the freshest you can find.  Offering only sustainable, line-caught methods, you’ll get the most wonderful variety.  What a coincidence that I ran into Kirk at Mavericks yesterday when he was leading a horse-neck clam tour there.  If you’re a member, Kirk’s tours are half off.

Place SettingI love Panna!  In addition to getting six video magazines a year with your subscription, you also get regular newsletters with hints on things like Father’s Day breakfast or grilling. Here’s a sample about grilling.

Tasting Table reviews lots of great grilling gadgets.  I love the bear claws for big, awkward meats.

Doing any traveling?  Thrillist gives us the best 33 bars in the country to have at-the-ready.


GrainHob Nob Tours –   My kids gave me a Hob Nob Tour for Mother’s Day.  I have already taken the Nob Hill Tour, but I’m excited to know that they offer both Financial District and Union Square/Chinatown tours.  Stay tuned for my review of another Hob Nob Tours walk.

There’s a lot more to Mount Sutro that I realized.  Tom Stienstra of the San Francisco Chronicle tells us all about Mount Sutro here.

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