I’ve been going out a lot lately. Like a lot. And while I’ve been zipping around, trying new restaurants, going to events, I thought I’d write a post and recap my current Bay Area faves. Here they are.
Places to hang out on a weekend: Angel Island, Park Chalet, Dolores Park, Sonoma, Crissy Field
San Francisco attraction: DeYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park, Grace Cathedral
Restaurants: Spruce, Cafe Majestic, Quince, Buckeye Roadhouse, Limon
Wine bar: Cav, District
Galleries: New Langton Arts, Aftermodern, Lost Art Salon, Shooting Gallery
Late night: End Up
Ongoing events: Minna on Wednesdays, First Thursdays in the city, First Fridays in Oakland, Blues by the Bay
Mode of transportation: your own car
Cafe: The Grove, Starbucks
Eats: In-n-Out, Hard Knox Cafe, Jack in the Box, the food court at the Westfield, Tommy’s Joynt
Events: Bay to Breakers, Burning Man
Spa: Burke Williams
Brunch: Universal Cafe, Foreign Cinema
Bars: Ambassador, Big 4 at the Huntington Hotel, Wish
Shopping: Haight, Fillmore, Mission
Other: Green Apple Books, Jewish Community Center
Arts and Culture: SF Ballet, Beach Blanket Babylon
Lastly, here is one very bad seed. So bad I gave the restaurant one star on Yelp.
I hate Orson. I beg you not to patronize this place. Despite a reservation, they continued to keep us waiting. After some time passed, they said it would be a maximum of 20 minutes. Well…double that! The menu is eccentric. It’s small plates = expensive and not enough food. The food was mediocre, especially for the high prices. Everyone was rude: the manager, the servers, the hostesses. I wanted to like this place, but was so disappointed.