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 Post subject: Long weekend in San Francisco - what should we do?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Hello! An omni friend and I are leaving Chicago Wednesday night and will be in San Francisco until Saturday night. We are staying near Mason and Post in "Lower Nob Hill" (Hotwire deal). I have only been once for some roaming around before a Giants game (not my choice of activities) and my friend has never been.

We have nothing planned! I am happy exploring shops and neighborhoods and what not, but I think she wants to be sure to see some sights. We both like thrift stores, music, bookstores, and brunch. I am big on coffee (Blue Bottle for sure! any others?), vegan restaurants, and taking pretty photographs. I would also like to eat some delicious vegan chinese food - are there any omni restaurants that also have good vegan options? We'll be relying on my iPhone and public transit to get around.

ANY info would be incredibly helpful!

Also - is the BART from the airport to downtown safe around 10:30pm?

Thanks PPK!


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 Post subject: Re: Long weekend in San Francisco - what should we do?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:12 pm 
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BART is safe. You might want to check out Patxi's (or Zachary's if in the east bay) if you're a fan of deep dish pizza. Mission Chinese has fantastic vegan chinese food but isn't vegan only. There are plenty of vegan or somewhat vegan Chinese restaurants too, and they can be good but I feel like Mission Chinese is more inventive.

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 Post subject: Re: Long weekend in San Francisco - what should we do?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:58 pm 
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I've never tried Mission Chinese (but I will now!), but Golden Era on O'Farrell at Leavenworth (a few blocks from Mason/Post) is all vegan Chinese. There's also Thai Idea on Polk near Eddy for vegan Thai, and Millennium is on Geary at Jones if you're willing to be a little spendy for a super nice meal.

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 Post subject: Re: Long weekend in San Francisco - what should we do?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:57 pm 
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Golden Era is Vietnamese, but definitely delicious. Big Lantern and Jasmine Tea House (both in the Mission) have lots of veg and non-veg options. Lucky Creation in Chinatown is good, but all veg.


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I love Mission Chinese! Thrice cooked bacon. Sounded disgusting, tasted amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: Long weekend in San Francisco - what should we do?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:17 pm 
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mel c wrote:
Big Lantern and Jasmine Tea House (both in the Mission) have lots of veg and non-veg options.


These would be my suggestion if your friend has to have meaty Chinese. If you do make it to Chinatown, though, definitely check out the cha siu bao at Lucky Creation on Washington. It's the best! They are closed on Wednesdays but open at 11am every other day.

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 Post subject: Re: Long weekend in San Francisco - what should we do?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:58 am 
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Thanks all! I should add that my friend is good about tagging along to vegan restaurants, I just wanted to make sure I didn't monopolize the eating options.

Any recommendations on things to do, coffee shops to check out, or neighborhoods to visit (definitely will be going to the mission) would be greatly appreciated!

Can't wait to be in your beautiful city tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Long weekend in San Francisco - what should we do?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:26 pm 
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Another question! How fancy is Millenium? Would I get away with nice jeans and a nice shirt/jacket or is a dress required?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Long weekend in San Francisco - what should we do?
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Fancy food and prices, but they even make a point to say on the website that there is no dress code, which I've always liked.


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I like to dress a little fancy for fun, but no one will look at you weird if you wear jeans.

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 Post subject: Re: Long weekend in San Francisco - what should we do?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Just wanted to say thanks for all of your tips! I couldn't convince my friend to go to Millennium, but we did go to Golden Era which was delicious! I am seriously in love with your city!

Jenn


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