Chan Chan is an excellent Cuban restaurant in a random neighborhood. It is in the Upper Market/Twin Peaks area and is worth going a little out the way for.
We went there with friends for my boyfriend's birthday and had a great time. They bring you whatever it is they are making that night and everything was great.
The standouts were the picadillo, the chicken and the salmon dish. The service was very friendly and our table was very condusive for group conversation. We will definitely be back!
I am not a big fan of 24 Hour Fitness, although I understand it's appeal. It is the most inexpensive gym I have seen in San Francisco, but because of this it is always crowded and the equipment is outdated.
I used 24 Hour Fitness a few times when choosing a gym and was also a little upset by the high pressure sales and the fact that they don't provide towels.
If you can afford to spend a little more each month, upgrading to Crunch or Club One seems worthwhile.
Philz has the best coffee in San Francisco. The staff is incredibly friendly and has the family-owned feel you love.
I especially love their iced coffee. The iced coffee is rich, creamy and unique.
Schubert's is a wonderful bakery in the Inner Richmond. They have a large selection of little tarts and cakes that taste as incredible as they look. Prices are reasonable and a little less than many other bakeries in town.
I tried Firefly for the first time this weekend and was thoroughly impressed with the meal from beginning to end.
The latkes were crispy and delicious and the fried chicken was addictive. We tried the chocolate custard cake with poached prunes and brandy ice cream for dessert. I was a little nervous about the combination, but it was excellent.
The service was friendly and the atmosphere was comfortable. It's a little pricey but well worth it.
I went to Ikes for the first time this weekend to see what all the hype was about. I was really impressed. The menu is long and has too many options to go through. I had The Pizzle, a monstrosity of chicken, bacon, ranch and cheddar cheese topped with pesto, a full set of toppings and their famous "dirty sauce."
The line is long so be prepared to wait, but the sandwiches are worth it.
Country Station sushi is delicious and affordable. The fish is fresh and the prices are reasonable. I would definitely recommend Country Station Sushi for SF residents.
I went to Soi Gow for the first time this week after hearing great things. I took my friend in from out of town and was hoping for impressive thai food.
Although my pad see ew was tasty, my friend ended up having a soup that was bright pink. It actually tasted pretty good, but the color was a little off-putting.
The atmosphere was casual and the menu is inexpensive. I think I still definitely prefer Marnee Thai when in the neighborhood.
What do you think about El Toro?El Toro is a decent taqueria in the Mission. Not the best, but is fine for a standard burrito. I would not go out of my way to eat there, but it is inexpensive and they were pretty quick when I was there.
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