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A September 2006 trip to San Francisco by Tre. W.

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On a Friday night in late September when the weather is perfect, this place was slammed, with people spilling out of the doors waiting for a table. The bar was crowded and all the tables where full of fashionable 20 and 30-somethings out for the night. Ace Wasabi's Rock 'N' Roll Sushi is in the Marina district, off of Chestnut street (the main shopping street). I went with a group of ten, and were seated right way because of the size of the group. It was loud, boisterous, and very fun. The sushi was amazing and the service, even though it was crowed, was great. We sat for a very long time and where never pressured to leave, our waiter was very friendly and helpful with the specials. I had a mango ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 5, 2006

Ace Wasabi's Rock 'N' Roll Sushi
3339 Steiner St.
San Francisco, California 94123
(415) 567-4903

Espetus Churrascaria

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant

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Meat! Meat! And more meat! Espetus is a Brazilian steak house that will leave any meat lover in a post food-gasum comma, after many delightful hours of meat! My good friend (an avid carnivore) took 6 of us to dinner here for her 30th birthday. It was amazing, and this is coming from the vegetarian of the group. So there is who it works...You walk in to a beautifully decorated place on Market and Gough, the walls are wood and brick and stacked high with wine bottles. Sit down, order wine and help yourself to the salad bar at the back of the restaurant and come quickly back to the table. This is where the fun begins. On the table is a metal wheel that can be turned to green in...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 30, 2006

Espetus Churrascaria
1686 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 552-8792

Sea Biscuit Cafe

Restaurant | "Sea Biscuit Café"

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This is a coffee shop not a restaurant but it doesn't seem to be a category for that. The Sea Biscuit Café is a little place 5 blocks from the beach, where the local surfers, 20-somethings and randoms, hangout. Inside you will find a eclectic assortment of furniture to lounge on while drinking coffee, strong spicy chia or the beer and wine they also offer. The walls are painted with ocean scenes and there is a TV that always shows waves crashing. This is one of those places where people will actually say 'hi' to you. I went there after living on the SFSU campus for 5 months, I asked for a drink that wasn't on the menu (apple cider with chai), and the girl behind the counter made it for me with no...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 17, 2007

Sea Biscuit Cafe
3815 Noriega St.
San Francisco, California 94122
(415) 661-3784

Good Luck Dim Sum

Restaurant

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It's called Dim Sum, but I have in the direction of say Dim YUCK! I have never been so disappointed with such a highly recommended place. Many people recommended it in several magazines. The food was greasy, cold, and really, really yucky for lack of a better word. My friend and I are both big Dim Sum fans (I have even gone to China and ate at the little places like this). We ordered our favorites and sat down to chow down. After the first few bits I was already feeling sick. The chicken bun was OK, but I was not completely convinced it was chicken. We did go a little late in the day for Dim Sum which is normally for breakfast or lunch, but still. The place was really cheap (two people $5) ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on February 17, 2007

Good Luck Dim Sum
736 Clement St
San Francisco, California 94118
(415) 386-3388

Best of Thai Noodle

Restaurant

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This is my absolute favorite Thai restaurant! It's a total hole in the wall on the lower side of Haight/Ashbury. My boyfriend and I go there at least once a week, it is our little tradition. Our cute waitress always smiles and laughs at us for coming in so often, and we don't even need the menu any more. It's all about the green curry with tofu, and the #19 with tofu. Number 19 is a fantastic flat noodle dish that is smothered in best peanut sauce ever. (The menu reads "hot peanut sauce", but it mean hot in temperature not in spice.) Their fresh spring rolls are amazing, and the sticky rice with mango will bring tears of joy to your eyes. Other favorites are their soups and the pai-thai, an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 28, 2007

Best of Thai Noodle
1418 Haight St.
San Francisco, California 94117
(415) 552-3534

One Of A Kind

Attraction

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I collect boxes. I have shelves and shelves of boxes of every type, and among my favorites is one that my boyfriend gave me for my birthday 2 years ago, Bruce from One of a Kind made it, and it is divine. One of a Kind sells everything wooden, pieces made with such love and attention to detail that it is hard to scan the store without being in awe of the art pieces for sale there.www.oneofakindsf.comOn their website you can see a sampling of their products, but these masterpieces cannot truly be appreciated without holding them in your hand, feeling the wood, and hearing the story it will tell you.One of a Kind is in Ghirardelli Square, and the whole area is most delightful during...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 19, 2006

One Of A Kind
900 North Point St
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 776-3200

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OK I selected bus tour but you can do this one on your own. The 49-miles scenic drive through San Francisco is the LONGEST way to navigate a city that is only 7 square miles but it is also the best way to see the city. You can fallow the signs or pick up a map (on line or at a AAA office). The drive weaves its way through the city passing historical land marks like the Army Base in the presidio (the original site of the Spanish army that accompanied the missionaries), Mission Dolores (the first non-native building in what was then called Yerba Buena), and The Palace of Fine Arts (built by Bernard Mayback for the 1915 Worlds Fair, and it the only remaining building from that fair). The drive fallow...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 14, 2006

49 Mile Scenic Drive

San Francisco, California 94115
(415) 391-2000

La Rosa

Attraction | "La Rosa Vintage Boutique"

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This place is amazing! I went in there with my best friend and my sister, just to look. The staff were so nice. Normally vintage places with high quality stuff are really snobby but not La Rosa. I was greeted by a man in an all-vintage get up with a smile. He asked me if I needed help finding anything, I replied, "No I’m just looking." This answer would normally earn me a dirty looks, but instead he said, "Well, feel free to try anything on… even if you don’t think you will be buying today" and gave me a wink. The selection was wonderful. Dresses, shoes, coats, men’s wear, hats and jewelry from 1920s to 1960s. Everything is in great condition and relatively good prices (it still is in San F...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 17, 2007

La Rosa
1711 Haight St
San Francisco, California 94117
+1 415 668 3744

Noriega Produce Market

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

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I love this market! It is on the stretch of Noriega that has all the things a girl could ever need. Noriega Produce Market is the sister store to the natural food store on Haight. It has amazing fresh produce at good prices, with sales every day on a variety of items. The have bulk food (granola, chocolate covered raises, nuts etc.) at a good price but the selection is pretty small, it's a small store. As for their dry food (food in boxes and such) the selection is limited and the prices are a bit high. But you can always find a good bottle of wine to match whatever dinner you are making.There are so many things I love about this market. 1. Parking... that's right th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 28, 2007

Noriega Produce Market
Noriega Ave at 45th St
San Francisco, California