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I think "tourist place" is a way of saying that it's no longer hip. A tourist place is the Rainforest Cafe.
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I think "tourist place" is a way of saying that it's no longer hip. A tourist place is the Rainforest Cafe.

This. We might not be natives, but 20 years in The City means we're definitely not tourists, and we eat at SD at least half a dozen times a year, counting Out The Door in the Westfield Center, my go to lunch around Union Square.

Slanted Door has definitely gone through up and down phases in terms of quality and service, but every meal I've had there (or at Out the Door) for the past few years has been excellent.
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counting Out The Door in the Westfield Center, my go to lunch around Union Square.

Is is open again? It was closed for a while due to flooding or something. It's my favorite quick dinner spot if I'm seeing a show in that area.
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i think there's a bit of the indy band syndrome with SD, too. it was everybody's favorite restaurant when it was in that little hole in the mission. but when it moved to ferry, it got popular with the hoi polloi as well (as i understand it, phan was one of the first tenants to commit and has an absolutely unbelievable lease)
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counting Out The Door in the Westfield Center, my go to lunch around Union Square.

Is is open again? It was closed for a while due to flooding or something. It's my favorite quick dinner spot if I'm seeing a show in that area.

Good question - it was closed the last time I looked, but that was a couple of months ago.

Edit: still closed.
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I think "tourist place" is a way of saying that it's no longer hip. A tourist place is the Rainforest Cafe.


THis.  The Slanted Door was the first fusion restaurant that was ever mentioned to me when I first moved here.  Its no longer cool to SF residents because its no longer niche and unique, and they cant brag about being in the know of a hip little ethnic place. 

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I think "tourist place" is a way of saying that it's no longer hip. A tourist place is the Rainforest Cafe.


THis.  The Slanted Door was the first fusion restaurant that was ever mentioned to me when I first moved here.  Its no longer cool to SF residents because its no longer niche and unique, and they cant brag about being in the know of a hip little ethnic place. 

It's also pretty underwhelming to tell people that it was Bill Clinton's favorite place in SF when he was POTUS
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Slanted Door is still good. All you visitors can rest easy.
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I don't know how you know that song - but thinking about it just made my day. Used to listen to RBL Posse in high school before Mr. Cee's untimely demise.
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I attract these situations (or Ed Harris is fucking with my head), so the names are irrelevant as your experience will be no doubt yelp-worthy.

Could be the bammer weed, too.




lefty
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Can someone give some some recommendations on must do things in SF? Including some cheap but unique restaurants? I'm headed to SF in a few weeks and know absolutely nothing about the city. I prefer to stay away from touristy spots (for example Navy Pier here in Chicago).
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Can someone give some some recommendations on must do things in SF? Including some cheap but unique restaurants? I'm headed to SF in a few weeks and know absolutely nothing about the city. I prefer to stay away from touristy spots (for example Navy Pier here in Chicago).

 

Here's a nice little travelogue that hits all the main sights. Need a car though.

 

 

lefty

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You are not alone.  I KNOW I hate San Francisco : )

I moved to the Castro / Mission area and I couldn't get over how ugly the city is up close and over priced.  It does have a few really cool landmarks which are always crowded with tourists.    Seattle is much more beautiful and has many more things to do that are affordable and easy to access.   Having a dog that requires lots of walks and being car-less I am outside walking and exploring all of the time.  You can see everything SFO has to offer in about a week.    There are really no cool neighborhoods to speak of compared to Seattle.  I couldn't help but notice how little green space there is and how most of the sidewalks are concreted in all the way up to the buildings.  The people are entitled and snobby overall thinking they have found "Shangri la"   The sidewalks stink, the people are always trying to convince you what a wonderful place it is to justify what they paid for their home or rent for their apartment.   Most so called adults live with several roommates just so they can live in the city.  I know several gay guys who sponge off old ladies and live in their spare bedrooms for a discounted rent to be their friends / renters.   Their is a very odd dynamic with the lifestyle in SFO.  I've been fortunate to live where I want to as a travel nurse and I have to say San Francisco is the least welcoming, dirtiest, smelliest, noisiest, snobbiest, most expensive city I've lived in.  It is romantic from afar but the mirage quickly evaporates once you live there.

I grew up in NewYork and live in the burbs- Palo Alto, which is actually more expensive than SF.
The same more or less is often said about New York. Affordable green space? That's for coffee-swilling
idiots in flannel shirts with back packs. There is a reason that San Francisco, New York, Paris, London,
Hong Kong , etc. are not "affordable". It is because more people who can earn, or aspire to earn, serious money
cram these cities and make them "unaffordable". The same people, more often than not, do "interesting
work" which makes such places different from, say Dallas, which in boom times is still a hot humid shit hole
Edited by comrade - 7/20/12 at 8:00pm
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I was at a crepe place in the mission and I overheard two fresh-out-of-college jackasses at the table next to me bitching about how this girl at work was trying to tell them how to do stuff and they were like "I think I'm gonna do it my way" and apparently the girl got mad so then the guy talking was like "She's just mad cause she's 30 and she hasn't done anything in her life" and I was about to be like "You dickwits, I'm 30 and you don't know a god damn thing about doing something with your life. You are lab rats masquerading as biotech product designers and you will never progress beyond that because you don't know how to work with people outside of your own tiny little messenger-bag fixed-geared overcaffeinated disgustingly-coiffed sphere and when you are 30 your major accomplishment will have been sucking at the teat of the government set up by the generation before you, having returned nothing of value to the society which nurtured you" but then my crepe came and it was pretty choice so I wasn't so mad anymore.
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Wife and kids are out of town, so I've been on the town every night this week. Maybe I'll get out of the Mission/Bernal area tonight...
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