Originally Posted by hjeaiy
i love san francisco, it is nice
You make a compelling argument. Thank you, I feel better.
Originally Posted by Piobaire
I hear you can dine at the highest levels in SF.
There's a restaurant on Mt. Davidson? Do they serve food meant for plates in bowls also?
Originally Posted by Fuuma
You should move to Pittsburgh.
I wish - unfortunately I got screwed by that FBOW clause.
Originally Posted by gdl203
lefty - sounds like the first impression isn't the best... Have you been hanging out in the Tenderloin ?
The one place I didn't go. Maybe I should.
I kept wanting to be delighted by the neighbourhoods, any neighbourhood. People we met would extol the virtues of Hayes Valley or Protrero Hill and we would walk to these places to find these tiny, and frankly, ugly little streets with the high street maybe running for three blocks. A couple of coffee shops, some mediocre restaurants and a home furnishing store. The entire time I'm thinking there has to be more to this town than this.
Had I known about SF before my wife accepted this position we may have had a different conversation.
Originally Posted by HORNS
I'll say this for a positive attribute of San Francisco - it's cheap to fly to Asia, relative to most of the U.S.
That helps actually.
Originally Posted by akatsuki
SF would be better if they loosened up the building code a lot. The old houses aren't very charming, they are mostly ratty. More density and more mixed-use would lower rents and make the city interesting. Then they wouldn't need the retarded rent stabilization that encourages super high initial rents and minimal ongoing investment.
This makes a lot of sense.
Originally Posted by iammatt
Well, the architecture is probably the worst of any world class city, so I am not sure where you are going with this. It is a nice piece of land...
Any chance you can buy it and raze it by the time I get there?
Originally Posted by fdbaker
This thread is a pantload. There are a few posts that contain a kernel of truth. The great majority is garbage shoveled by those who haven't the faintest clue.
Help a brother out. Where's the West Village of SF?
Originally Posted by kiya
Just a few notes...
-Silicon Valley is NOT San Francisco, besides being almost an hour away it has very little in common with SF.
-Blue Bottle sucks, they burn everything. Go to Four Barrel or Sightglass instead.
FWIW I stopped by your shop and the guy behind the counter was refreshingly non-bubbly. It was appreciated.