I love Thai restaurants, so when I say this food was really good - I mean, it isn't just really good the way Thai food is almost always really good. I mean that it is REALLY GOOD! :) The environment is beautiful, fancy but not intimidating. I would take a date here or out of town guests.
The food is inexpensive and the place was not crowded at all. Parking was easy to find right out front.
PROS: Tasty food, great environment, inexpensive, not crowded.
Call and a professional books your move, pretty flexible schedule, three guys show up, they have a piano moving truck and equipment and know how to use it! Swift, professional, nice, accomodating to your moving needs. I had to have them put my piano on a carpet pad at one location, and at another, I had to send them on through a "maze" to get to the location where my piano was to go. No dings. Market rate - good price. I've used them twice and will use them again.
PROS: Professional in every way.
I hired these guys to move my piano up some very steep flights of stairs. They did an incredible job - I was amazed. I had them move me out and into another place; they navigated the elevator well and did a good job.
The third time I called them, they never showed up. Granted, I was far from their location - but they could have called to cancel or could have told me they weren't able to do the move.
I thought they were a little rough with my piano and wouldn't recommend them if you're worried about dings. Good price. Also, the guy has a thick Irish accent, so you will want to be in a quiet place to listen when you make the phone call. Overall, pretty good.
PROS: Strong guys, good at what they do
CONS: A little rough, possibly unreliable
This is one of the few shops that have been around the Valencia Corridor for a long time. People walk by it all the time and have no idea what's inside. You can get italian food imports, cheeses, breads, etc. and other things from the deli. The best thing is their deli sandwhiches. If you're of Italian descent, this place is a must visit.
PROS: Great italian foods
CONS: Don't try driving here - rare parking! Take the Muni or BART
This place isn't particularly special, but it's one of our favorites. It's never very crowded, the environment is unique - nothing to impress the in-laws with, but very fun, and the food is always tasty. Inexpensive/good deal. Whenever we didn't feel like cooking, we go here.
PROS: Tasty, cheap, never very crowded
CONS: Not the place to impress a first date
This is the BEST bakery you'll ever visit! If you're having guests or just want somewhere cool to go, this is worth traveling to. It's a cute little workers co-op in the Inner Sunset. They have a bunch of very fresh bakery items, "Hot Baggettes!", the absolute most tastiest pizza ever, cookie brittle to die for, and great coffee. They also offer discounts for bicyclists and muni riders, and other discounts! This place is a must visit, but watch out - it is completely addictive.
Street parking is hard - try parking in the lot across the street - enter on 8th Avenue, in between Irving and Judah. Or try one block up at Judah - street parking is a little easier to find there. Bring quarters.
PROS: Tastiest ever, workers co-op, huge selection, very fresh
CONS: None; you really can't go wrong here.
This place always had the biggest sandwhiches, free refills on coffee, and a great outdoor patio. They also hired youth and young at-risk people - San Francisco definitly needs to support youth employment opportunities. The only thing is, I noticed they closed for a while, remodeled and reopened with a different name. They're still in the same location, but not sure if you'll find the same great sandwhiches!
PROS: Big sandwhichs, free coffee refills, support youth employment
CONS: Um - the place has a new name, is it the same place?
I dropped in here for some sushi. Order the chef's selection and he gave me a great mix. Very tasty, very good, and I thought it was good for the price. The environment seems nice, but you don't feel especially "at home" here. I'm not sure what it is. A little crowded, too.
PROS: Tasty sushi
CONS: Not too homey
I wish I had known about this earlier, I would've taken all my guests there! It is a cute little diner, with great window light, comfortable booths, very, very friendly and attentive wait staff, and tasty food. Prices are decent - not cheap, but pretty comparable to similar local prices. Great breakfast foods, coffee, and they serve lunch and dinner. A quarter will get you an hour on the parking meter.
PROS: Friendly and attentive wait staff, good food selection, nice environment
I miss the flea markets from the small farm town I grew up in. Here's the closest thing you'll find to that in the city! It is fairly small, taking up two small streets, but lots of vendor selections. I'd say about 20 vendors, or so. Any vegetables you think you might need will be found here and very, very cheap. I spent about 12 bucks and I have more than enough veggies for two for a week! There are also other vendors, fruit, clothing, honey, etc. Very cool place. Parking is pretty easy - bring a quarter for one hour.
PROS: Big selection, low prices
CONS: no cons