Things to Do in San Francisco – Marin County

March 22, 2006 at 7:53 pm | Posted in Food, Restaurants, Wine | Leave a comment

One of the best parts about living in San Francisco, is the close proximity we all have to beautiful Marin County. Marin lies just north of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. The beautiful Marin Headlands are home to some incredible hiking and bike riding for those who like to get outside and experience the great outdoors…rain or shine. That is the thing with San Francisco , you never know what to expect from the weather. Sunny can turn into foggy or drizzly and cold in a matter of minutes. But, Marin typically sees temperatures anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees warmer than can be found just south in San Francisco. So, if you are making a trip out to SF sometime soon, be sure to plan a trip over to Marin and hike, bike or shop in Sausalito.

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Things to Do in San Francisco – Marin County

March 22, 2006 at 7:53 pm | Posted in Food, Restaurants, Wine | Leave a comment

One of the best parts about living in San Francisco, is the close proximity we all have to beautiful Marin County. Marin lies just north of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. The beautiful Marin Headlands are home to some incredible hiking and bike riding for those who like to get outside and experience the great outdoors…rain or shine. That is the thing with San Francisco , you never know what to expect from the weather. Sunny can turn into foggy or drizzly and cold in a matter of minutes. But, Marin typically sees temperatures anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees warmer than can be found just south in San Francisco. So, if you are making a trip out to SF sometime soon, be sure to plan a trip over to Marin and hike, bike or shop in Sausalito.

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Little Star Pizza

February 21, 2006 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Food, Restaurants | 16 Comments

We just had some great pizza last night at Little Star Pizza on Divisadero and Fell (maybe)? Anyway, they offer both deep-dish as well as thin crust pizza Of course, we got the thin crust, being that I am from NY and if I had to choose, I go thin any day. Thoughts? The pizza is great. Thin, crispy crust on the bottom. Great sauce. Not sweet, but not bitter…very good and close to the motherland’s sauce. Fresh ingredients, including the mozzarella which we tried a few minutes earlier on a very good Caprese salad. Which reminds me, I don’t think I was that impressed with a Caprese in a while. Why impressed? Well, this was the first time I remember having a little piece of chese left over on the plate. The 6 or 6 slices of Mozz that came in the salad were very thick and delicious. It was super fresh Mozzarella chese, tomatoes and the only complaint on the salad, if there is one, is that there was not a ton of Basil on it. But, it was great too.

We had a large pie with chicken and artichoke hearts on it and it was great. Random combo, yes, but the pizza was delicious. The large is almost as big as an Amici’s large, if that helps you. I will have to make it back to Little Star soon to try out the deep dish and the chicken wings. This is a place I will be visiting again soon and frequently.

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SF Survey – For People Who Like to Eat

January 9, 2006 at 6:37 pm | Posted in Food, Restaurants | Leave a comment

They call me the Deliman, the Deliman. I was just told about a cool new site for San Franciscans who like to eat. It is called SF Survey and it is a community based portal about restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area.  There is a ton of great food here in SF and sometimes it can be hard to get through all of the noise (read: buzz) about this place or that place. SF Survey let’s you read what other people have said about an eatery and even give you the ability to learn more about a particular reviewer’s tastes.  Pretty cool.

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Taylor’s Refresher – San Francisco Ferry Building

November 6, 2005 at 11:55 pm | Posted in Burgers, Food, Restaurants | 3 Comments

Taylor’s Refresher is a throw-back diner located in the front left corner of the newly-remodeled San Francisco Ferry Building. Taylor’s is very well know by wine country buffs, but it is becomming well known by SF’s local burger contingent as well. Weekends at the Ferry Building see locals and tourists gather to browse the offerings from many of the Bay Area’s farmers, food and beverage proprietors. It is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon walking around, eating and enjoying the outdoors. But, if you are like me, and you really enjoy a good hamburger, then a trip to Taylor’s Refresher should be on your “To Do” list.

Taylor’s Refresher is a large diner, probably 5,000 sq. ft. of interior space with a huge shared outdoor patio that can accommodate another few hundred people. On a sunny day, expect to wait a few minutes in line as you will not be the only one looking to sample their tasty burgers. I am not one to wait in line for anything, but this is something that I would wait in a line for. First of all, they are ready for the line. Taylor’s sets up stools outside with loads of menus so that by the time you make it up to the front, you (and everyone else) will be ready to order. They are very efficient at the ordering stations and have the pickup station setup on the far end of the restaurant…making ingress and egress as easy as possible. They put some thought into this.

I just had the Western Bacon Cheeseburger…no this is not Carl’s Jr., but it comes made in a similar way. Included is a 1/2 lb. patty, thick bacon (gourmet bacon, no fatty, thin crap), blue cheese, an onion ring and bbq sauce. It is a mighty burger that filled me up big time with the side of fries I ordered. I am 6′-4″ and 200lbs, and I like to eat. Adjust your order accordingly. The meat is top notch, the condiments are as well. The bacon they use is thick cut, gourmet stuff. Not the skinny, fatty crap you will find elsewhere (I like that stuff too btw). The buns are fresh and soft. It is a great all around burger and one of the best in the city by far.

Here is the hot tip. On a cloudy, drizzly, overcast Sunday, think about heading to Taylor’s Refresher as there will likely not be a big crowd there. A perfect time to walk in with absolutely no hassle and have a great burger and fries.

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Boom, the San Francisco Weblog

November 6, 2005 at 10:47 pm | Posted in Burgers, Food, News, Restaurants | 25 Comments

As I was sitting at Taylor’s Refresher today, I was thinking that I love food, good food. I don’t care if it costs 10 cents or $100 dollars, I like it all. One of the problems I have with looking for reviews on line or recommended places to eat is that they all seem to be too commercial. Most seem to either be motivated by advertisements on their site or some kind of sponsorship for writing a “reveiw” of the restaurant. So, I figured I would setup this blog to document for myself and anyone else who is interested in eating in San Francisco, to see what I like and dislike about the many eateries I choose to dine at on a weekly basis. So, hang on to your hats kids, the Deliman is in.

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