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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by G Twenty Three, Jan 7, 2010.
Any GT'ers in San Francisco?
How do you like living in California?
I'm east of SF. Considering it's the land of fruits and nuts, I really like my little chunk of the Bay Area. The political climate sucks, of course, but I'm happy overall.
Hello from Solano County. Yes the PRK sucks.
Used to. My mom lived corner of Union & Jones, about two blocks from that famous stretch of Lombard (I would get a laugh petrifying visitors by taking them for a ride down Lombard in my open Jeep, good times). From her place you could see Alcatraz, Coit Tower, the Wharf, etc.
SF is a beautiful and historic city. Driving downtown can be a pain. Like any big city the crime, homeless, politics, etc. can suck. Forget carrying your piece.
Check out Golden Gate Park, the aquarium and natural history museum. Take in the zoo out on Sloat. Ocean Beach, Fort Point, the Palace of the Legion of Honor are all worth a gander. See if there's still a ferryboat that goes out to the Rock, and definately visit Angel Island where you'll see old gun emplacements and pillboxes. The Polk/Castro can be a hoot on Halloween, and the O'Farrell Theater is always good for a . Stay the hell out of Hunter's Point.
Here's a pic of the Mrs. and I @ Mom's on my b-day:
I from the city and go to USF. I have traveled the world and to me California and especially the bay area cannot be beat. Though the gun laws are retarded SF is home. Who know maybe in the near future we'll get our ccw rights. In the meantime for anyone who chimes in AB 357 is being heard by the Public Safety Committee on 01-12-10, let's make SURE they know we want this to pass!
We know the drill people, let's get those emails, letters and calls flying!
Sacramento here and former East Bay Area worker.
OP and anyone else- What is your favorite resturant in SF?
I like The Stinking Rose and Taylors Automatic Refresher. (best burger ever)
For fancy food Lolli's Castagnola is the best I've tried, for a good burger on the way to a Giants game Carmens is what I like. I like taking the Ferry from Vallejo to SF on a nice summer day to watch a Giants game.
Thats a tough one, there are so many. If I had to just pick one, that is uniquely San Francisco, I would go with the House of Prime Rib.
down in san jose.
Over-hyped tourist trap in my opinion.
So many other places to eat that are better and less crowded.
CA isn't all bad. The Bay Area can represent the worst and the best...
The weather/climate is the best anywhere IMO. And some of my favorite architecture anywhere.
Too many people, too much traffic, too expensive. Homes in the East Bay (we were in San Leandro) were running $625K and up for a decent 3bd2bt when we left for OR, where we got twice that much house for half that much money.
In the Bay Area the local Chief LEOs required "good cause" for concealed carry, and Alameda County has issued maybe fifteen since dinosaurs roamed. I had a Utah non-res. CFP which did me no good at home. In OR I have an OR CHL and the County SO was happy to issue it.
Right around 9% sales tax in a BART district. None here.
Red's Java House has great burgers too.
Can't beat The House of Prime Rib as another has already stated.
That is on the way to the ball park from the Ferry building IIRC but I haven't tried it.
Had lunch at Tadich Grill and enjoyed it very much. I will probably go back a few more times. I'll have to check out Red Java.
Any recommendations for good steak and seafood?
That's what I heard from a few locals too.
When it's all said and done all I have to say is, "God bless Texas"!!
Oh Sir- PLEASE do not leve me hanging. I must hear more about the HoPR!!!
I can believe that. Had a good time and great food when I was there.