1. Conservatory of Flowers
Every 30 feet you discover something else that’s neat. www.conservatoryofflowers.org
2. Golden Gate Park Carousel Painted ponies go up and down. www.SFpt.org/carousel.html
3. Wave Climbing Wall
Children’s Playground,
Golden Gate Park
Detail of 3.8 Million Dollar
Park Renovation
4. Pasquale’s Pizza
Good casual pizza, has take out menu, walkable
5. Little Angels Japanese Preschool
Director Hisami Hirai
One of many preschools in the Inner Sunset
6. Dragonfly
Best contemporary Vietnamese Cooking in San Francisco. Great Value.
7. Donut World
Into every foodie’s life, a little
donut must fall - Donuts definately
taste better after midnight.
Open 24 hours
8. Real Foods
Jane and Kimball Allen started an organic grocery store here in 1969 and changed the world we eat in.
9. Lavande Nail Salon
The “Like Water for Chocolate” mani/pedi treatment is sublime.
10. Burgermiester
Best Burger, per 7x7 Magazine, who are we to argue? Vegan Burgers and Neiman Ranch meat served up side by side
11. Cole Garage
Ask for Mike, the click and clack of Cole Valley
12. Cole Street Hardware
Quintenessential Hardware store, a haven. www.colehardware.com
13. Bambino’s
When everyone else is waiting in line to be seen at Zazie’s slip in here for a fabulous brunch, great service and, horror of horrors, they deliver. Great with a strict Pilates discipline.
14. Boulange de Cole
Cyber geek chic meet to email each other across a wireless Ethernet while glad they are not in Paris as the weather is nicer here and we can always replicate the chairs and the grub. www.baybread.com
15. Say Cheese
We don’t need no stinking Internet, and the man is right about everything in this shop. One stop shop for a classic park/beach picnic. Unbelievably good goods. Olives good enough to mend a broken heart.
16. Hugo Street Café
WI FI and Café closest to home
17. UC Market
Nice owner, super convenient,
fresh selection
18. PJ’s Oysterbed
Upscale New Orleans’s type
diner, great seafood
and cocktails.
19. Ebisu
The sushi is great. Sit at the bar, enjoy the show, don’t forget to drink. Big lines. The trick is: Get old, Eat early. Works for me! Lots of residents from UCSF, if you like to cruise young doctors. www.ebisusushi.com
20. Park Chow
Wonderful California décor and American comfort food.
21. Osso and Company
If your dog is hard to dress, this is the place for you! www.ossoandco.com
22. De Young Museum
Has the exterior feel of prison camp and guard tower and definitely does not belong in the park, yet the park trees do hide its sinister twisted façade. www.thinker.org/deyoung
23. Higawara Tea Garden
A 5-acre Japanese garden with teahouse. www.jgarden.org
24. California Academy of Sciences,
Opening September 2008
25. Craigslist
Birthplace of www.craiglist.org