So since you’ve been mighty helpful on some other topics with my questions, I thought I’d lay out our plan here in case anyone spots any serious frogs, or has alternatives.
dinners: Royal Feast (early dinner after landing at SFO) – going with friends who are also foodies; La Folie (celebratory dinner); La Ciccia (dinner with BIL); Nyum Bai/Vientian (Oakland day), Hawkers Fare – have reservations everywhere except the Oakland ones
coffee options nearish hotel for mornings: Blue Bottle California, Coffee Cultures, Chapel Hill, Reveille, La Capra, Contraband
lunch options: Creator, Sentinel (love his corned beef, Fridays only now), Burmese Kitchen or Mandalay, Lers Ros or Esan Classic for that crispy catfish salad, Tai Chi Jianbing, Naked Lunch (share a burger, Saturdays only), Aina (malasadas Fri-Sun only), Taqueria El Buen Sabor, Oakland Sunday progressive lunch at some of La Casita, 4 Caminos, El Huarache Azteca, Reynoso, Taquria El Paisa@ and Taco Panzon (may be closed Sundays)
*Is there anything really noteworthy nearish the Legion of Honour for lunch these days? Would it be silly to try to work in a lunch visit to Mandalay with LOH?
happy hour options: Wes Burger, Mission Bowling Club (because I am obsessed with burgers in the US where you don’t have to cook them into pucks), Uma Casa, Fifth Arrow, The Saratoga Club and a bunch of spots in the East Bay: Fieldwork, Rare Barrel, Hog’s Apothecary, Chop Bar, Luka, and maybe Ghost Town or Novel
We pick lunches and happy hours somewhat based on where we find ourselves, hence the multiple choices, but I still wouldn’t mind more options for HH as those are a bit thin on the ground outside of our Oakland day.
Thanks for reading and providing any thoughts you may have!