***The Official San Francisco/Bay Area Thread***

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by sinnedk, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    Hi Gents...

    I wanted to start the official San Francisco/Bay Area thread where we can talk about local events, recommend places (restaurants, shopping, etc) and things to do.

    I feel like everyone knows of something cool that we can share and not have to scour google/yelp for.

    I'll start.

    Shoe repair
    1. South city shoe repair, guy's name is jesse has been doing a good job, been going to him for many years.
    2. FJ western recommended by several members, i've dyed a pair of shoes there, good service, quick and not too expensive, downside is this is in San Jose.

    Grub...
    1. Ike's sandwiches featured on food network.
    2. West portal sub center hot pastrami is delicious
    3. Trule Mediterranean best schwarma in SF!!!
     


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    sinnedk Senior member

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    Santa Cruz- best place in the U.S. to live and surf . Home to Santa Cruz County's only Styleforum member and abundant supplies of cheap drugs
     


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    lol
     


  6. BrooksLauren77

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    Already a thread for bitching about San Fran.
     


  7. Salad

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    East Bay edition:

    Shoe repair:
    Orinda shoe repair. I have no idea about pricing but they will do metal toe taps and do resoles with JR soles.

    Bars/Beer:
    Acme - San Pablo and University. Hella different Whiskey, if that suits you.
    Prizefighter
    Fieldwork Brewing
    Triple Rock Brewing
    Westbrae Beer Garden
    Sierra Nevada tasting house
    Beer Revolution
    The Trappist

    Cheap eats:
    Talavera - Fancy taqueria. For legit taqueria (SF - El Farrolito)
    Rosamunde - beer / sausage
    Cheeseboard Pizza - The Cheeseboard cheese shop and bakery
    Pizzaiolo
    Dona Tomas
    Everett and Jones BBQ
    Cam Huong - Best cheap Bahn Mi.

    Grocery/Market
    Monterey Market. Fresh and crazy variety at non-Whole Food prices.
    Berkeley Bowl
    Tokyo Fish - sushi grade fish

    Bread:
    Acme Baking - the best, IMO
    Semifreddies

    Wine:
    Kermitt Lynch - mostly French
    Vintage Berkeley/Solano Cellars - domestic and international

    Alterations:
    UNI Tailor- for standard alterations.
    For bigger jobs, Advanced European Tailoring. I haven't used them yet but they are recommended by fellow SF members.
     


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    no one is bitching


    thanks!
     


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    Anyone have recs for tailors/alterations on the peninsula? Not looking to have anything too involved done. Mostly shortening the sleeves on a few blazers and tapering some pants.
     


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    In the city, I've been going to Galleria Tailors on Kearny St. as recommended by one of the SAs at MAC, and they've done good work for me. Although it may help to speak Cantonese.
     
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    Really need a shoe place in SF. Walking around the city is drastically different than driving around in LA and well, a whole lot of wear on my soles. Prefer recs in the city near BART but nothing south of San Carlos please!
     


  14. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    East Bay:

    Best Wine Store - Paul Marcus Wines in Rockridge next to The Pasta Shop http://www.paulmarcuswines.com

    Best Modern Mexican Food - Nido on the edge of Jack London Square. Their best meal is Brunch and they make fantastic cocktails. http://www.nidooakland.com/#home-kitchen-and-bar

    Flea Market - One of the two best flea markets on the West Coast is Alameda the first Sunday of every month.

    Best Indi Guitar Store - Broken Guitars, Oakland

    Best Commute: Oakland/Alameda Ferry to SF

    Best small Italian restaurant (East Bay) - Enoteca Molinari, Rockridge http://www.enoteca-molinari.com

    Best cocktails/tapas Berkeley - Cesar http://cesarberkeley.com

    Best Hamburger - Clove & Hoof Oakland http://cloveandhoofoakland.com

    Oakland pizza, beer, cocktails, interesting crowd - Boot and Shoe http://bootandshoeservice.com

    Oakland- California cuisine and great cocktail bar - Flora http://www.floraoakland.com/menus.htm

    Quality Selvedge Denim - Standard & Strange , Two Jacks (US made only)

    Watches : Luxury pre-owned (Rolex, Panerai, Tag, IWC, Hublot, etc.) OC Watch Company Walnut Creek http://ocwatchcompanywc.com/about/
     


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    anyone got a good cobbler they like in san francisco?
     


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