It's time for our monthly jaunt to SF which is part of what makes it possible for us to live here. We share an apartment with a few other couples who live here and our share of the rent gets us a weeks worth of time. Not, mind you that we ever use that much. Maybe once. But we do get to go away for 4-5 days per month.
Of course the consequences are being away from the restaurant for that long, which is good for our psyches but not so good for the wallet and sometimes the reputation. Even so, having the stimulation of city life has made both of us a lot more comfortable here. After writing that sentence I can't believe I'm calling SF a city. When I moved there from NYC I thought I had moved to a village. Little did I know... Not to insult any San Franciscans, I indeed had a vigorous argument with Paul Bartolotta about what was the best restaurant town in the US.His contention was NY because the top talent was there and "you can bring in anything from all over the world". My theory was that I could walk into a cafe just about anywhere in SF and find a well-prepared meal, probably made with local ingredients, not something flown in from around the world. So sure, if you're going to Daniel, Jean-Georges, Per Se et al NY is a great restaurant town. But for everyday eating SF beats it hands down.
That said, we're always looking for new things to try so if anyone has any suggestions, please post them. I'm not sure I'll get to a computer on this trip but at least they'll be on file for next time.