An April 2006 trip
to San Francisco by airynfaerie
Quote: Seeing most of San Francisco in a long weekend takes great guides, good shoes, and strong calf muscles....but is COMPLETELY worth it!
Restaurant | "In-N-Out Burger"
The menu is shockingly simple, with only five items (hamburger, cheeseburger, double hamburger, fries, drinks/shakes) ranging from $.99 to a couple dollars. Fresh ingredients is what this place prides itself on; no burger is ever frozen, and the potato is cut on-site when fries are ordered. Of course, being vegetarians, my husband and I thought we'd be out of luck for the main dish, but there is a "secret menu" that the regulars know. We ordered a "grilled cheese: animal style", and it was amazing! "Animal style" is code for "all the toppings please", which include lettuce, tomato, mustard, pickles, grilled onions, and extra special sauce. You never would've known our burger was missing the meat! So, if you're ever in San Fran, make a stop at the famous In-N-Out - well worth it!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 18, 2006
333 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, California 94133
The menus are handwritten in colorful girly writing and sit in frames on the tabletop. The dishes range from the famous spaghetti-and-meatballs, to creative entrees with colorful sauces, eggplant, fish, and veal. Although we were not blown away by the food, a little bland for the price ($15-20/plate), the non-uniformed staff was very friendly.
Expect to wait a while for a seat (opt for tables, because the booths are very uncomfortable). While you wait, pop in for a quick pint and game of pool at the next-door neighborhood pub. Emmy's is worth the stop for the overall experience, but not just for the food or price.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2006
Emmy's Spaghetti Shack
18 Virginia St.
San Francisco, California 94110
Golden Gate Park
501 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, California 94118
We took on Lombard Street by foot the first time and, of course, stopped at the bottom to take a photo looking up at the confusion. The view from the top is worth a trip to look over the city toward the Coit Tower. Our second trip down Lombard was in a car, and was interesting, although not as much of a view unless you have a convertible. Lombard is great to say you've seen it - and a good photo-op...but bring your good shoes!
Between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets on Russian Hill
San Francisco, California
We enjoyed people-watching and taking our time walking through the tents and sampling various fare. Continue inside of the Ferry Building to try a multitude of gourmet treats, including chocolates, coffees, and teas. Grab a quick lunch at the raw-food sandwich tent at the entrance to the building, or at any one of the many healthful shoppes!
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market
At the corner of The Embarcaderro and Market Street
San Francisco, California 94105
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