As long as you have a monthly Muni pass, the cable car sure beats taking the smelly bus. I think that they should turn the smell of burning cable car brakes mixed with wood oil (or is it wood soap) and old planks and fresh morning sea air and turn it into a men's cologne because it would make me go absolutely nuts!
Also, I swear, this is one of the only public places in the City where you find good old fashioned civility. The cable car operators are so nice and friendly. People say "thank you" and "have a nice day" when they get off. That is so great. We need more of that in life in general.
Third General Theory of Life: When a restaurant disappoints you once, DO NOT give it a second chance. And if you're that much of a chump, DEFINITELY do not give it a third chance.
We were double chumps tonight. The food made my stomach turn, and so did the bill (considering how bad the food was). Even the next day, while driving by Nara, I felt a little nauseous.
P.S. A real feat: Nara has become WORSE than Sushi Rock!!
Maybe a little bit too much 80s music, but the atmosphere is otherwise just right: friendly, just a little noisy, not too too crowded, and dark. The best part is when Big Foot watches the bar tenders light the bar on fire. This place is unique in the city.
Despite the plethora of Polk Street restaurants that I have yet to try, I keep going back to Myconos. The wait staff is so attentive and friendly, and the food is so consistently yummy and comforting. This is a tried-and-true place with solid cuisine. If you're looking for something trendy or creative, this probably isn't the place for you. For me, it's the perfect antidote to a cold and rainy San Francisco Sunday.
I hate this bus:
First because the purses sported on this bus give me serious purse envy; they make me shop obsessively for a new one every six months or so.
Second because it comes erratically.
Third because it is terribly crowded during the commute.
And fourth because I need it!
Wasabi & Ginger is a great place to come with a group. Reserve ahead of time, and enjoy the Japanese-style table in front. I am always amazed at the quality and price of the sushi here. The rolls are tasty and not too American-style or overdone. It's a bit out-of-the-way, so not to crowded during the week.
I was SO psyched to see the Dark and Stormy on the menu - this is the world's best sea-faring, sea-gazing, breezy night drink. But they had run out of components, which was a big disappointment. However, at 7 p.m. on a Friday, the atmosphere was chill, the windows were open, and there was a nice friendly vibe going on. The gummy bears set out on the bar were a nice touch.
But dude, it was a sausage factory in there!
I should really stop going here, but I am a slave to habit. I'd say that 60% of the dryers don't work at any given time. I am inert, what can I say?
This place can be kind of scary late at night. However, there are always plenty of washers and dryers and there is free parking out back after 6 p.m.
This is the real deal - the flavors are similar to those at the side-of-the-road food establishments (dhabas) in India. I had planned to take away a star for the hideous atmosphere inside, and the less-than-clean bathrooms, but then I realized that next time I can do take-out and remedy those problems.
I can't say whether this is authentic Korean, but it is TASTY. And when you ask for "spicy," they don't mess around. Order a few light beers, sit out on the sidewalk, and watch the Polk Street hipsters amble by.
I like coming here for breakfast on those rare sunny days in this neighborhood. If you can stand what's going on in the street, it's nice to sit outside. The crepes are big and bold, and the home fries are tasty. The Crepe House is a good place to nurse a hangover. Also, the sweet crepes a great for dessert.
The only thing worth buying here are fresh vegetables, the quality of which is beyond reproach. Okay, and the butcher shop ain't bad either. And fine, the cheese selection is pretty good too. Their prepared foods are good for lazy nights of no cooking.
Their fish has often been frozen, so why pay the ridiculous prices? Copy on the ridiculous prices for most other things: cereal, nuts, pasta, canned stuff, bottled stuff, cleaning products, etc. For all of that, please go to Trader Joe's!
Oh yeah, and P.S.: My husband, brother-in-law and I all got food poisoning from crab there last November! I guess it could happen anywhere, but I was surprised it happened from crabs from WF.
(If I could give this a 3.5, then I would.)
I had an early dinner at La Parrilla tonight. The ceviche was the star of my meal: the tangy fish and tender calamari were delicious. My friend's "azteca" salad was fresh , with a nutty and zesty dressing.
My own entree was just okay. The lamb stew was pretty bland, and in serious need of some salt and/or other spices. My friend's beef parradillada was perfect.
The atmosphere in the restaurant is a bit cold before they dim the lights after the sun sets. I recommend going after the sun is down. The music is a very nice touch.
I'm not sure if I would return.
MMMMMMM. This is the best romantic restaurant in San Francisco. My husband and I sat up on the second floor balcony, overlooking the kitchen wizardry going on below. The smells rising from the kitchen were incredible, our waiter impeccable, the food delectable.
|The perfect afternoon shopping stroll involves a walk down Polk Street to Union Street and back. Note: This list does not include the usual suspects MAC, Sephora, and Kenneth Cole, which I always pop into but are too ordinary to review.|
|When I've got to get out of the office, I visit these places in the FiDi.||My favorites of favorites.|
|Places that have assisted in my devolution into a crazy cat person||Second General Theory of Life: Espresso tastes bad when made by most people.|
|My doctors||Perfect for the end of the work week.|
|Holy Crap I'm 30! I guess it's time to start the serious maintenance work.||I'm a chump if I pay full price.|
"You can't unbake a cookie."
Oakland, CA, Vereinigte StaatenYelper seit
März 2006Dinge, die ich mag
my life. Usually.Hier bin ich häufig anzutreffen
A work dress or running shoesHeimatort
Rockridge!!Warum du meine Beiträge unbedingt lesen solltest
I hate hype and I'm obsessed with price-to-valueWas ich zuletzt gelesen habe
Beyond the Beautiful ForeversMein erstes Konzerterlebnis
The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels TourMeine Henkersmahlzeit
Uni or foie gras and a glass of sauternesIch schwärme gerade für
My new haircut