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Luis

Guidebook for San Francisco

My Favorite Eating Places
Tartine's - best French Pastry Shops in SF. My favorite ? - Everything! - The latte, Bread Pudding, Morning Bun or Banana Cream Tart are just a few of my favorite things!
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Tartine Bakery
600 Guerrero Street
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Tartine's - best French Pastry Shops in SF. My favorite ? - Everything! - The latte, Bread Pudding, Morning Bun or Banana Cream Tart are just a few of my favorite things!
Coffee, Sandwiches, French Pastries, and the best Lemon Blackberry Mouse you will ever have! Did I mention the daily freshly baked baguettes, the almond croissant and the blueberry sconces ?
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Thorough Bread and Pastry
248 Church Street
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Coffee, Sandwiches, French Pastries, and the best Lemon Blackberry Mouse you will ever have! Did I mention the daily freshly baked baguettes, the almond croissant and the blueberry sconces ?
At Frances, chef Melissa Perello’s daily-changing menu reflects modern California sensibilities and focuses on ingredients from local markets, farms and producers in a casual, neighborhood setting. (The wine, the wine the wine! And you can walk there and back since it is only 2 minutes away.)
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Frances
3870 17th Street
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At Frances, chef Melissa Perello’s daily-changing menu reflects modern California sensibilities and focuses on ingredients from local markets, farms and producers in a casual, neighborhood setting. (The wine, the wine the wine! And you can walk there and back since it is only 2 minutes away.)
Anchor Oyster Bar has been serving fresh sustainably caught fish, shellfish, crab, and delicious simply prepared seafood dishes for over 30 years. (I go here when I want to feel like I was back in Cape Cod. Makes me remember those very early morning is PT ) 5:30am when I would walk down a small Portuguese dinner with he best clam chowder soup in the world. It was made for the fisherman that were getting ready to go to sea.)
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Anchor Oyster Bar
579 Castro Street
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Anchor Oyster Bar has been serving fresh sustainably caught fish, shellfish, crab, and delicious simply prepared seafood dishes for over 30 years. (I go here when I want to feel like I was back in Cape Cod. Makes me remember those very early morning is PT ) 5:30am when I would walk down a small Portuguese dinner with he best clam chowder soup in the world. It was made for the fisherman that were getting ready to go to sea.)
When you want old fashion Italian food (lots of it), this is the place to go. Make sure you are hungry because the servings are not the size of the 'new' California Cuisine. There are servings like 'Nonna' used to give you when you went to visit. The small Cesar salad alone will feed multiple 'persone".
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The Sausage Factory
517 Castro Street
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When you want old fashion Italian food (lots of it), this is the place to go. Make sure you are hungry because the servings are not the size of the 'new' California Cuisine. There are servings like 'Nonna' used to give you when you went to visit. The small Cesar salad alone will feed multiple 'persone".
If you don't want to walk 4 minutes, Caviar, Uber Food or any other delivery service will have the food delivered to you in last than 30 minutes. My favorite is their Pizza Margherita !
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Delfina
3621 18th St
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If you don't want to walk 4 minutes, Caviar, Uber Food or any other delivery service will have the food delivered to you in last than 30 minutes. My favorite is their Pizza Margherita !
One of the newest additions to our neighborhood. Here is their own description on their facebook page: Il Casaro, meaning the cheese maker in Italian sheds light on the way we compliment all our styles of pizza with our mozzarella bar, which includes mozzarella di bufala, fior di latte mozzarella and our most popular being the burrata, all specially imported from Italy.
IL Casaro Pizzeria & Mozzarella Bar
235 Church St
One of the newest additions to our neighborhood. Here is their own description on their facebook page: Il Casaro, meaning the cheese maker in Italian sheds light on the way we compliment all our styles of pizza with our mozzarella bar, which includes mozzarella di bufala, fior di latte mozzarella and our most popular being the burrata, all specially imported from Italy.
Family and Friends for breakfast on weekends..."Typical suburban family breakfast." Kitchen Story represents a combination of cultures between California (spicy, avocados, and cilantro) and Asian influences.
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Kitchen Story
3499 16th Street
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Family and Friends for breakfast on weekends..."Typical suburban family breakfast." Kitchen Story represents a combination of cultures between California (spicy, avocados, and cilantro) and Asian influences.
Bring cash: there is a 4% credit card use charge. But, be prepare to experience a complete Japanese experience. The food is always fresh, the sushi delicious, and I keep going back for a reason. PS: Don't forget the dessert! Again, The spot is pretty small, but I enjoy the Japanese traditional feel to it. Expect a wait if you go during prime time or make reservations!
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Eiji
317 Sanchez St
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Bring cash: there is a 4% credit card use charge. But, be prepare to experience a complete Japanese experience. The food is always fresh, the sushi delicious, and I keep going back for a reason. PS: Don't forget the dessert! Again, The spot is pretty small, but I enjoy the Japanese traditional feel to it. Expect a wait if you go during prime time or make reservations!
Essentials
The freshly squeezed orange juice you will find in the refrigerator comes from this store. I do my shopping here. Highly recommended.
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Whole Foods Market
2001 Market Street
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The freshly squeezed orange juice you will find in the refrigerator comes from this store. I do my shopping here. Highly recommended.
Very popular market for not only organic food to cook your own meal, but for prepared fool on those days you don't want to cook. Sadwiches to died for....
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Bi-Rite Market
3639 18th Street
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Very popular market for not only organic food to cook your own meal, but for prepared fool on those days you don't want to cook. Sadwiches to died for....
Sightseeing
On Saturdays and Sundays, the park is closed to traffic. You can walk on the panhandle to get to the Park. Once inside the park you can walk all the way down to the pacific ocean.
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Golden Gate Park
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On Saturdays and Sundays, the park is closed to traffic. You can walk on the panhandle to get to the Park. Once inside the park you can walk all the way down to the pacific ocean.
Besides the permanent and traveling collections, uou need to climb the tower. The views from the top are spectacular!
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de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
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Besides the permanent and traveling collections, uou need to climb the tower. The views from the top are spectacular!
A piece of France in San Francisco .. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco's most beautiful public museum is located in Lincoln Park at 100 34th Avenue (at Clement Street). https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/about/history-legion-honor
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Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
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A piece of France in San Francisco .. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco's most beautiful public museum is located in Lincoln Park at 100 34th Avenue (at Clement Street). https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/about/history-legion-honor
If you are a movie aficionado, watch Hitchcock's Vertigo and make sure you visit the cemetery. October 9, 1776 Mission Dolores or Mission San Francisco de Assis was founded by Father Junipero Serra. The mission was named after a nearby arroyo known as the creek of sorrows (dolores). The mission is the oldest intact building in San Francisco of all 21 missions.
Mission Dolores Basilica
3321 Dolores St
If you are a movie aficionado, watch Hitchcock's Vertigo and make sure you visit the cemetery. October 9, 1776 Mission Dolores or Mission San Francisco de Assis was founded by Father Junipero Serra. The mission was named after a nearby arroyo known as the creek of sorrows (dolores). The mission is the oldest intact building in San Francisco of all 21 missions.
Parks & Nature
Because you need to walk in the Living Roof and walk in the Rain Forest. The California Academy of Sciences is a natural history museum in San Francisco, California, that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 26 million specimens.[1] The Academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research, with exhibits and education becoming significant endeavors of the museum during the 20th century
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California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr
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Because you need to walk in the Living Roof and walk in the Rain Forest. The California Academy of Sciences is a natural history museum in San Francisco, California, that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 26 million specimens.[1] The Academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research, with exhibits and education becoming significant endeavors of the museum during the 20th century
I love this park. To seat at the top (20th and Church) and look down at the sea of millennials enjoying a sunny day is one of my favorite past times. (Bi-Rite Ice cream is on the park's 18th Street and Dolores north east corner.) First of all, the park is HUGE. It's packed with people enjoying the sunshine, practicing cheerleading, having a picnic, or just relaxing. There are some food vendors around - with multiple type of divine goodies
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Mission Dolores Park
Dolores Street
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I love this park. To seat at the top (20th and Church) and look down at the sea of millennials enjoying a sunny day is one of my favorite past times. (Bi-Rite Ice cream is on the park's 18th Street and Dolores north east corner.) First of all, the park is HUGE. It's packed with people enjoying the sunshine, practicing cheerleading, having a picnic, or just relaxing. There are some food vendors around - with multiple type of divine goodies
Getting Around
Only 2-1/2 blocks away. I will take you downtown and to the Embarcadero. The Embarcadero is the eastern waterfront and roadway of the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, along San Francisco Bay, constructed atop an engineered seawall on reclaimed land. It derives its name from the Spanish verb embarcar, meaning "to embark"; embarcadero itself means "the place to embark".
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Castro
17th Street
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Only 2-1/2 blocks away. I will take you downtown and to the Embarcadero. The Embarcadero is the eastern waterfront and roadway of the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, along San Francisco Bay, constructed atop an engineered seawall on reclaimed land. It derives its name from the Spanish verb embarcar, meaning "to embark"; embarcadero itself means "the place to embark".
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Church St & Market St
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The F Line (above ground) starts on Castro and 17th Street and travels down Market Street to the Embarcadero. The F line runs as a heritage streetcar service, using exclusively historic equipment both from San Francisco's retired fleet as well as from cities around the world.
Castro St & 17th St
Castro Street
The F Line (above ground) starts on Castro and 17th Street and travels down Market Street to the Embarcadero. The F line runs as a heritage streetcar service, using exclusively historic equipment both from San Francisco's retired fleet as well as from cities around the world.
Where to Eat and Drink (Maps)
https://sf.eater.com/maps/best-restaurants-noe-valley Noe Valley may be rolling deep in strollers and puppies, but it isn’t particularly known as a dining destination. Of course, there are reliable options for kid-friendly pizza and burgers, but for snazzier dinner and drinks, many locals hike over the hill to Mission Dolores. Still, there are a few underrated neighborhood gems, as well as fresh openings at the crossroads of 24th and Church. Here’s where to eat, drink, and get cozy in Noe.
Where to Eat and Drink in Noe Valley. Noe Valley may be rolling deep in strollers and puppies, but it isn’t particularly known as a dining destination. Of course, there are reliable options for kid-friendly pizza and burgers, but for snazzier dinner and drinks, many locals hike over the hill to Mission Dolores. Still, there are a few underrated neighborhood gems, as well as fresh openings at the crossroads of 24th and Church. Here’s where to eat, drink, and get cozy in Noe. https://sf.eater.com/maps/best-restaurants-noe-valley
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Noe Valley
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Where to Eat and Drink in Noe Valley. Noe Valley may be rolling deep in strollers and puppies, but it isn’t particularly known as a dining destination. Of course, there are reliable options for kid-friendly pizza and burgers, but for snazzier dinner and drinks, many locals hike over the hill to Mission Dolores. Still, there are a few underrated neighborhood gems, as well as fresh openings at the crossroads of 24th and Church. Here’s where to eat, drink, and get cozy in Noe. https://sf.eater.com/maps/best-restaurants-noe-valley
One-Of-A Kind!
Only in San Francisco unique world class places...
In NYC there is nothing as a unique as The High Line. Now San Francisco has a counterpart. The 5.4-acre rooftop park atop the Salesforce Transit Center. 70 feet above the Transit Center's Grand Hall, the park is home to 13 different garden zones, containing more than 600 trees and 16,000 plants in total. Some are native to the Bay Area, while others hail from around the globe. The Transit Center's location allows different types of plants to thrive based on the position of the sun and wind. In some areas: SoMa's high-rise buildings block the wind; in others, they create a wind tunnel. Shady spots abound, as do sunny ones, amplified by the reflection. of sunlight on the glass of the surrounding buildings. I personally cannot get over the redwood 'forrest'.
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Salesforce Park
425 Mission St
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In NYC there is nothing as a unique as The High Line. Now San Francisco has a counterpart. The 5.4-acre rooftop park atop the Salesforce Transit Center. 70 feet above the Transit Center's Grand Hall, the park is home to 13 different garden zones, containing more than 600 trees and 16,000 plants in total. Some are native to the Bay Area, while others hail from around the globe. The Transit Center's location allows different types of plants to thrive based on the position of the sun and wind. In some areas: SoMa's high-rise buildings block the wind; in others, they create a wind tunnel. Shady spots abound, as do sunny ones, amplified by the reflection. of sunlight on the glass of the surrounding buildings. I personally cannot get over the redwood 'forrest'.
A first-of-its-kind in San Francisco, Chase Center will serve as a world-class sports and entertainment destination; one that’s home to a championship team, a tremendous culinary scene, engaging retail, and some of the world’s most innovative companies. (Opening in time for the next basketball season...)
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Chase Center
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A first-of-its-kind in San Francisco, Chase Center will serve as a world-class sports and entertainment destination; one that’s home to a championship team, a tremendous culinary scene, engaging retail, and some of the world’s most innovative companies. (Opening in time for the next basketball season...)