September 14, 2010 ~ 1 Comment

The Slanted Door

In this solo dining adventure, Gary and JP enjoy a light Vietnamese lunch at The Slanted Door in San Francisco’s Ferry Building.

By this day, our sixth in the Bay Area, JP and I were, if not food weary, then at least nearing the end of our ropes. As good as the food is out there, you get to a point where you get a little tired of eating out all the time. Still, we needed something to eat on our last day out there that wouldn’t be trying (i.e. not heavy) and wouldn’t put too much stress on our thinning wallets (a misnomer really since we’re both heavy credit card users). […]

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July 27, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

In this solo dining adventure, Gary finds some really good pizza in San Francisco at North Beach’s Tony’s Pizza Napoletana.

I love pizza. In high school, pizza was my favorite food to eat and I would look forward to getting a slice after school most days. A slice of pizza was the perfect after-school snack – not too filling so I’d be unable to eat dinner later and not too expensive so I wouldn’t break my meager wallet. […]

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July 20, 2010 ~ 8 Comments

Crab House At Pier 39

In this solo dining adventure, Gary is surprised by his Crab House At Pier 39 experience in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.

Among the many dining recommendations from Yvo over at The Feisty Foodie for San Francisco, there was one that stood out among them. No, it’s not the obvious one like Roti Roll (hers was among several who recommended them) nor was it the niche one like the Vietnamese places in Little Saigon. No, it was the recommendation to have dungeness crab at Crab House At Pier 39 that I singled out. The reason? Because she had recommended a restaurant at Fisherman’s Wharf, a popular destination for tourists. […]

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July 16, 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Zuni Cafe

In this solo dining adventure, Gary has a late supper at San Francisco’s Zuni Cafe in order to try their burger.

Whenever I travel within the United States, I try to have at least one burger in the city I’m visiting. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a burger aficionado and I’m always on the lookout for a possible great burger experience and I like to see if different regions in the country do burgers differently than in New York City. So when I was doing my due diligence in preparation for my trip to San Francisco this past June, I consulted with friends and the Internet to determine just where I should be having a burger. […]

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July 13, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Just For You Cafe

In this solo dining adventure, Gary goes to Just for You Cafe and has the Hangtown Fry, a classic, totally San Francisco dish.

The Hangtown Fry has a wonderful story attached to its origin in 19th century California. Legend has it that when a prospector struck it rich during the 1850s California Gold Rush, they would celebrate at a hotel by ordering the most expensive thing on the menu. Well, that makes sense – I know that if I won the lottery, the first thing I’d be doing is getting the most expensive bottle of wine to go with the most expensive steak at a New York City steakhouse. Back in the 1850s, however, the most expensive food consisted of eggs, bacon, and oysters, all ingredients conducive to making an omelette. Thus the Hangtown Fry was born. […]

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