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12-14-2009, 08:42 AM
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The Castro is awesome. They have a bunch of good places to eat and the location is reasonably close to anywhere. *non-gay guy

They used to have this crazy Halloween party every year but t got broken up because of a gang related incident a few years ago. Oh well.

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12-14-2009, 10:53 AM
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Or you could take the ferry (from the Ferry Bldg.) over to Sausalito in Marin County. The town, on the waterfront, has a Cote d'Azur flavor to it.

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"My father's gay!"

haha, was waiting for this response

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12-14-2009, 10:58 AM
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(Marin Brewing Co. is my favorite lunch/beer spot. It's in San Rafael)
minor correction: Marin Brewing Co. is in Larkspur at Larkspur Landing. You can take the ferry to Larkspur Landing. Like the Sausalito ferry, it also leaves from the Ferry Bldg. (but is a different ferry). Does have great brews...

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Enjoy San Francisco! Definitely one of the crowning jewels of the west coast and by far, my favorite city that i've been to.

Any place I could suggest has already been suggested here. There's no shortage of good food stops in San Francisco, just expect things to be a bit more pricey than you are probably used to. I definitely second the poster earlier that suggested getting the clam chowder in a bread bowl, very delicious!

I wouldn't go down to San Jose unless you plan on going to a Sharks game. There really isn't much else to see outside of Downtown San Jose, other than a million or so houses.

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12-14-2009, 02:30 PM
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ok, now i want to go to san francisco. i haven't been since mid-october.

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12-14-2009, 03:20 PM
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+1 to toronado and rosamunde for sausages. if you're here on a tuesday, show up at 11:30 or so for the best burgers in the city. there will be a line and the burgers will be gone by 2. a block away there is a bbq place, seeing as you're from kansas, that you might not mind so much.

stay away from haight/ashbury. nothing but gutterpunks and rubbernecks. seems to have gotten worse since i left the area, as well.

castro is a great part of the city to visit as long as you can handle some of our "san francisco values."

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+1 to toronado and rosamunde for sausages. "
Rosamunde is AMAZING. Top 3 places to grab a quick bite in the city. And you can bring your food into Toronado next door to grab a beer. I dont know if anybody is here a fan of the Speakeasy brewery, but they have a party every friday that is really one of the best local secrets in the city. They open up the brewery to the public (it's a really small brewery). Three dollar beers, live music, cool people. Everyone should check it out.

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Most the night life off broadway.
The north beach / broadway area has just small part of SFs nightlife, unless you are talking about strip clubs. Most neighborhoods have bars & clubs, espcially soma, marina, tenderNob, the mission. Broadway area is kind of sleazy and mostly bridge and tunnel types hang out there.

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12-14-2009, 07:29 PM
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Wow, even more suggestions.

I'm thinking the 4 or 5 days I'll be there isn't going to be enough!

I have a wedding in Oregon to go to during my Spring Break in March, I may have to drive down to see all the stuff I'll miss :-)

Thanks again everyone! I always knew you Sharks fans were good people.

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12-14-2009, 08:08 PM
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Wow, even more suggestions.

I'm thinking the 4 or 5 days I'll be there isn't going to be enough!

I have a wedding in Oregon to go to during my Spring Break in March, I may have to drive down to see all the stuff I'll miss :-)

Thanks again everyone! I always knew you Sharks fans were good people.
One last thing. If youre from Pittsburg and are familiar with Primanti Bros, check out a place in North Beach called Giordano Bros. Essentially the same thing as Primanti Bros. The guys that work there are real cool. They have a lot of Pens and other Pittsburg sports teams memorabilia. Oh yeah, they also have the best sandwiches I've ever had in my life

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Oh yeah, they also have the best sandwiches I've ever had in my life
Roxie's, dude. It's all about Roxie's.

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Roxie's, dude. It's all about Roxie's.
Roxie's eh? Where is this? Im always looking for new spots

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12-14-2009, 08:40 PM
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Roxie's eh? Where is this? Im always looking for new spots
Shady ass place. It's not even a legit restaurant/cafe; it's a tiny grocery store or "food center"
http://maps.google.com/maps/place?ci...xDvuh0HtMqEB8w

(why does it have rating of 3, if everyone except one gave 5 stars. silly google)

Get pastrami on dutch crunch with provolone, everything on it (might want extra mustard like i do), thank me later.

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12-14-2009, 11:42 PM
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Wow, even more suggestions.

I'm thinking the 4 or 5 days I'll be there isn't going to be enough!

I have a wedding in Oregon to go to during my Spring Break in March, I may have to drive down to see all the stuff I'll miss :-)

Thanks again everyone! I always knew you Sharks fans were good people.
nope it won't be. sf is tiny area-wise, but so dense.

p.s. if you want to save money you should check this out closer to the time you're going to be there: http://sf.funcheap.com/events/san-francisco/

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nope it won't be. sf is tiny area-wise, but so dense.

p.s. if you want to save money you should check this out closer to the time you're going to be there: http://sf.funcheap.com/events/san-francisco/
Wow, sweet. The Sharks board is building up some seriously good karma with this Penguins fan

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Wow, sweet. The Sharks board is building up some seriously good karma with this Penguins fan
I dunno man... last year way too many of you were complaining about us being classless in our own GDT, so I am still waiting for an apology. This year though, I had some appreciation for my work.

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I dunno man... last year way too many of you were complaining about us being classless in our own GDT, so I am still waiting for an apology. This year though, I had some appreciation for my work.
Haha, I have zero recollection of that. I never go into other people's GDT's. Even with the Pens' rivals, I think I've been onto the Caps board twice and the Flyers once in all the time I've been a member of this site

I think you are a very classy fellow

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The north beach / broadway area has just small part of SFs nightlife, unless you are talking about strip clubs. Most neighborhoods have bars & clubs, espcially soma, marina, tenderNob, the mission. Broadway area is kind of sleazy and mostly bridge and tunnel types hang out there.

My bad, I have been out of the nightclub scene for at least 10 years. I only went to north beach for metal shows at the stone way back. I always remembered it crawling with people. But I guess the metal scene is viewed as bridge and tunnel types I guess

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stay away from haight/ashbury. nothing but gutterpunks and rubbernecks. seems to have gotten worse since i left the area, as well.
Seconding this. People tend to build up Haight-Ashbury in their heads, only to find it's a normal street corner with a Ben and Jerry's. Haight is still worth visiting for all the head shops and Amoeba, but be wary that this place is a destination for hipster hobos and the like (meaning, teenagers who think it's punk rock to live on the street).

There's a Thai restaurant at the end of Haight near GGP called The Citrus Club. Eat there because it's awesome.

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I only went to north beach for metal shows at the stone way back. I always remembered it crawling with people.
I spent many an evening at The Stone. Saw some great metal shows. The guys from Metallica would frequently hang out there...

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I went to Monterey last week. Great this time of year, no crowds and no fog. You'll definately see things there that you won't ever see anywhere. Google it and see if any of it interests you. (Don't know how old you are). I'll be in Napa for the last week of the year and the first one of next year. It's nice too but I like Monterey better.

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For food, I think my favorite SF restaurant might be Suppenkueche in hayes valley, some of the best German food I've had on the West Coast. Also good beer.

21st Amendment in SOMA (near AT&T Park) is one of my favorite Brewpubs. North beach is the best place to find good pizza (Tomasso's is my favorite, but there are good ones scattered throughout the city). I also find the divey bars in North Beach tend to have good music. While the trendy folks all stick to the clubs along Broadway in NB, there are lots of hidden gems of bars throughout. The Fillmore, also full of good music (just don't wander too far into the projects).

Oh yeah, get some tacos in the Mission.

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I went to Monterey last week. Great this time of year, no crowds and no fog. You'll definately see things there that you won't ever see anywhere. Google it and see if any of it interests you. (Don't know how old you are). I'll be in Napa for the last week of the year and the first one of next year. It's nice too but I like Monterey better.
I know all about Monterey. I always tell myself when I strike it rich I'm buying a house up there.

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If you go to SF, you have to visit chinatown. Cheap food, cheap souvenirs, cheap everything! You can get a hair cut for $5 while your at it.

Some things to try

(1) Dim Sum
http://www.yelp.com/biz/house-of-dim-sum-san-francisco
http://www.yelp.com/biz/delicious-dim-sum-san-francisco

(2) Custard Tart (~$.70 ea)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/abc-bakery-cafe-san-francisco-2

(3) Moon cakes (more traditional stuff)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/eastern-bakery-san-francisco

(4) Rotten Tofu (for the experience)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/star-lunch-san-francisco

Best place to buy souvenirs

http://www.yelp.com/biz/peking-bazaar-san-francisco

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