I agree, definitely visit the Ferry Building! The array of offerings is wide and yes, changing. In fact, this list may already be out of date by the time you get there. http://www.ferrybuildingm....com/merchant_list.php
Of course, you know I love Tartine for pastries and Bi-Rite Creamery for ice cream. They're within a block of each other! You can get the pastries to go, so you can have the ice cream right away. And if you're in a wild mood, try Humphry Slocumbe for ice cream as well, although that's in a different part of town.
Tommy's Joynt, mentioned above, is a fun place. And wild (in a good way).
House of Prime Rib is a classic, old school, meat and potatoes, with creamed spinach and Yorkshire pudding place. http://houseofprimerib.net/
Not much variety, but what they do is delicious and substantial.
Not Roadfood, but I absolutely adore Brenda's French Soul Food. http://frenchsoulfood.com/
Her food has a lot of New Orleans influences, so not quite indigenous to SF, but really really good. She does a fantastic breakfast/brunch which always makes me happy.
I, too, like Little Napoli in Carmel--have gone there for years. Their pizza is always good, with a nice blistery crust, but next time I might try the spaghetti and meatballs. The photos on their Yelp page look awesome. http://www.yelp.com/biz_p...qTSqnqufVyIvysr2ppfhFA
I'm hoping to get to Tadich Grill before the summer's over!
When your plans firm up, please send me a PM if interested in trying to meet somewhere, and we'll see if our schedules mesh.
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