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I'll be there most of Aug. Don't mind fog.
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Was here for the most SanFo of things ... a gay wedding held in a teepee in Sonoma.

 

 

Off to hunt rats tomorrow.

 

lefty

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I'll be there most of Aug. Don't mind fog.

 

Does this mean the heat will break in NYC?

 

lefty

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Was here for the most SanFo of things ... a gay wedding held in a teepee in Sonoma.




Off to hunt rats tomorrow.

lefty

With a longbow?
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Dogs.

 

lefty

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I miss this thread...
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."

 

lefty

post #3009 of 3021
The Ritz on Nob Hill is a good tourist home base?
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The Ritz on Nob Hill is a good tourist home base?

It is a beautiful hotel with excellent service. But if you like to pop out of your hotel and be right in the middle of things it will be at least several steep blocks away from any action. But if you dont mind Uber or cabs everywhere its wonderful.

We like to stay at the Taj Campton Place right on Union Square. But the basic rooms are small so go for a larger room and seek out a view if possible. The service is excellent, great small, quiet bar, and excellent dining.

I highly recommend a visit for wine and oysters at Hog Island (nothing fancy just good), at the Ferry Building and breakfast or dinner at BOULETTES LARDER and dinner, lunch or cocktails at the Slanted Door. A visit around 5pm during the commute is fun while enjoying your cocktail and watching the sun set on the bay.

Hayes Valley area is an enjoyable stroll. Check out the new champagne bar The Riddler. Get there close to 5 if you want a table. It's got a cozy feel and free flavored popcorn to go with your bubbles.
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It is a beautiful hotel with excellent service. But if you like to pop out of your hotel and be right in the middle of things it will be at least several steep blocks away from any action. But if you dont mind Uber or cabs everywhere its wonderful.

We like to stay at the Taj Campton Place right on Union Square. But the basic rooms are small so go for a larger room and seek out a view if possible. The service is excellent, great small, quiet bar, and excellent dining.

I highly recommend a visit for wine and oysters at Hog Island (nothing fancy just good), at the Ferry Building and breakfast or dinner at BOULETTES LARDER and dinner, lunch or cocktails at the Slanted Door. A visit around 5pm during the commute is fun while enjoying your cocktail and watching the sun set on the bay.

Hayes Valley area is an enjoyable stroll. Check out the new champagne bar The Riddler. Get there close to 5 if you want a table. It's got a cozy feel and free flavored popcorn to go with your bubbles.

Gus, thanks for the tips. No, we don't mind a taxi or Uber so that's okay with us. I'm expecting some cocktails or dinner with some StyFo Illuminati too. Mrs. Piob is going to try and book off this week so I should know for sure by next weekend if we're doing it. Looking at first week of June, Sun-Fri.
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@Piobaire even if you aren't a typical tour kind of couple, you might want to try one or two of these especially the North Beach or Cocktail tour to get local history and meet some interesting people.

http://avitaltours.com/san-francisco/food-tours/
post #3013 of 3021
If you find yourself, with some downtime while Mrs. P does her own thing, you might check out the Occidental.

http://www.occidentalcigarclub.com/

It's very much a bar with very good alcohol and cigars. It's small, but for a sight of a timewarp (smoking, in a bar, in a California city no less), it's pretty neat.

The first bar I went to where they were using the mini-kegs to make some of their own mixes.
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@Piobaire if you are planning a visit to Napa for wine tasting and would like to visit some of the more unique or exclusive vineyards, do make advanced reservations. Some of the best ones book up quickly in early Spring. If you want recommendations PM me. My wife and I visit frequently.
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free flavored popcorn to go with your bubbles.

So very, very SanFo.
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