If I had to name a favorite bar in SF it'd be Zeitgeist. Specifically, the outdoor back area where anything goes. This is the bar I miss the most now that I've moved away from SF. Photo by JeffereyTurner
Jack London Square is one of Oakland's most beautiful sights. With a mix of business offices and upscale restaurants, Jack London Square is home to many prominent members of the Oakland community. With weekly farmers markets and annual events like the Eat Real Festival and Jack London Square Bike Festival, this historic site is undeniably a community hub.
This is my go-to burrito spot in SF. I don't know what kind of magic they work on their Pollo Asado Super Burrito but I can't find anything like it anywhere else in the country. I know naming a favorite burrito spot in SF is controversial -- but now that I live in Seattle I'd love any of these legendary burrito places to open a Seattle outpost!
This restaurant is one of the best Chinese eateries in the area! Some personal suggestions include their Mu Shu plates, Chow Fun, and Won Ton Soups. Also conveniently located next to a great cycle shop!
This elegant restaurant and bar has a modern twist that is just intimate enough for a date. Check out their featured selection of wine and dessert to end your night perfectly. #patiobar Photo: Americano
By far the most DANGEROUS restaurant in Oakland. The coach, owner and sake pourer, walks around this place with an enormous bottle of sake. For $3, patrons of Coach Sushi will get unlimited pours of sake all night. Beware of the coach!!!
Live jazz music by local musicians, French food, daily happy hour and weather-permitting sidewalk seating. Frommer's says: "...a crowded and lively restaurant tucked into a narrow (and very European-feeling) side street." #sidewalkcafe Photo: Cafe Claude