Bay Food-ing

SF / -ish
The long-awaited friend-recommended dim sum:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/tong-palace-san-francisco#query:tong%20dim%20sum

A really pretty spot; if you end up going to that dim sum place, it’s super close. Also, where else do you have a super pretty museum, whose parking lot has a trail down to the ocean?
http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/legion/visiting

Maybe you’ll run into my elderly aunt and uncle closer to San Mateo:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/shanghai-dumpling-shop-millbrae

Eat your ice cream and people-watch at a pretty / hippie park (Dolores Park):
http://www.yelp.com/biz/bi-rite-creamery-san-francisco

Shrimp Burrito! Or, any burrito. (Open late)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-farolito-san-francisco-2

Home of the speakeasy trend
http://www.yelp.com/biz/bourbon-and-branch-san-francisco

Self-Explanatory:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/pie-fridays-san-francisco

East Bay
The noodle shop that’s known me since I was four
http://www.yelp.com/biz/vien-huong-restaurant-oakland

Taiwanese food; they have stinky tofu! Also, adjacent to a porn shop, in case you get bored.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/spices-3-oakland

Sample hella delicious expensive liquor for $10-15
http://www.yelp.com/biz/st-george-spirits-alameda

Oakland’s first Michelin-starred restaurant; super super delish, great if you want a fancy / interesting meal
http://www.yelp.com/biz/commis-oakland-2

Commis’s chef’s new casual dining restaurant; if you go, let me know — my friend is a cook there and I will insist he make you something extra delicious
http://www.yelp.com/biz/hawker-fare-oakland

Road-Tripping North
Oyster farm! Eat / shuck / imbibe on the bay!
http://www.hogislandoysters.com/farm/location

If you do go to Hog Island, stop here on the way and get Red Hawk (smells like… tastes amazing)
http://www.cowgirlcreamery.com/

Pliny the Elder is a great IPA
http://russianriverbrewing.com/

Healdsburg is a great little town in which to go wine tasting, and also has a nice brewery
http://www.bearrepublic.com/

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