Which mobile applications are a must have for someone moving to San Francisco for the first time? [more inside]
Where can I buy tickets for the SF Alcatraz Night Tour? [more inside]
Fun, early-evening date nights in San Francisco for
exhausted parents a wannabe-romantic married couple? [more inside]
What expenses can I expect as a young (19) soon-to-be car-owning apartment-dwelling person living in San Francisco? [more inside]
I am looking for suggestions or recommendations on beginners pottery classes in San Francisco. [more inside]
Looking for a way to squeeze San Francisco Bay Area sight seeing/photography around husband's (slightly manic) Taco Truck Quest (seen in this Ask Me). Also hope to sneak in a few alternate food ideas. [more inside]
West Coast Road Trip! Mr. desjardins and I are flying into Seattle in early September, renting a car and driving to San Francisco. What do we do in between? We want places to stay and things to do. Amazing scenery is a priority. [more inside]
Where can I find the best, most interesting, artisanal cocktails in the Mission or Noe Valley neighborhoods of San Francisco? [more inside]
What rights do I have when requesting repairs to telephone wiring from my landlord? [more inside]
Cheap replacement glasses lenses in the Bay Area? [more inside]
Help me find the San Francisco Dim Sum restaurant of my childhood memories. Barring that, what is a decent weekday morning dim sum option in or near Chinatown? [more inside]
Compile me a list of all the small, unique things to see in San Francisco. [more inside]
I am helping to plan a trip to San Francisco in September for a doctor from Kenya, for a conference. All the cheaper hotel rooms bought in a block by the conference organizers are taken. Where can he stay relatively cheaply that's not too far from (or too complicated to travel to) the Moscone Center?
Where are all the cute / hot and adventurous polyamorous people in the SF bay area? [more inside]
I would like to take a graduate level class or two this Fall in San Francisco. I have a job, so I'd like my classes to be in the evenings and on weekends. I don't really care about getting credit or a degree, and I realize I'm far too late for formal Fall admissions. What kind of educational options exist for me? [more inside]
What to do on my Northern California road trip? [more inside]
Going from SF to Pasadena via public transport -- is this possible? [more inside]
Please help identify a song, or a band that played it - lyrics are below. It was on a now long-dead mixtape made in the mid-90s by a San Francisco resident, so I've always thought it was a San Francisco or Northern CA band, but could be wrong. The singer was female, an alto, IIRC, devoid of vibrato; the band had a pair of violins and a couple of acoustic guitars and employed different tempos within this song. The lyrical focus was ecology. [more inside]
Have you been to Camp Mather? What was it like? What did you love? What did you not love? What are the highlights and what do we need to do to prepare for the best vacation ever? [more inside]
Friend's grandma is lost in San Francisco. Not good. What are some resources? [more inside]
What should I know about getting around San Francisco/Bay Area via public transportation between 6 pm and 2 am on a semi-regular basis? I can get system information online, but what experience should I expect riding those systems? [more inside]
Traveling by myself. How do I get from Santa Clara to San Francisco and back? [more inside]
I'm 18 in downstate NY, and I've been offered a retainer position at a San Francisco company. I'm looking to to move out there in the end of August, and I have some questions about apartments, the city, and big leaps in life. San Francisco 101? [more inside]
Give me your favorite Bay Area bike rides that are not *too* mountainous. My boy & I are starting to have great fun riding our bikes around the city, but we aren't super tough, so I don't think I'll be heading out to the Headlands loop just yet. [more inside]
Where in San Francisco or Boston/Cambridge can I buy a Vancouver Canucks t-shirt?
Where is the best beard-trimming professional in San Francisco? [more inside]
Looking for a miracle worker: Bay Area acne dermatologist recommendations? [more inside]
What online sources should I be checking to rent a room for a week, mid June, in San Francisco? [more inside]
We have the holy trinity of major weed problems: Bermudagrass, Oxalis, Wild Blackberry. What should we do? [more inside]
Some colleagues and I are staying in San Francisco over 4th of July before a conference in Stanford. What's the best area (or hotel) to stay in for street parties, fireworks and All-American fun? We're Irish and Italians.
Where can one procure the absolute best clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl in San Francisco (or the SF Bay Area)? [more inside]
Guidance for what to do in San Francisco this weekend, surrounding our Bay to Breakers run (B2B trudge might be more accurate). Four women, 35-41. Complication: hotel is in Fisherman's Wharf. [more inside]
I'm taking a week-long vacation with my significant other wherein we drive from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon (or possibly vice versa). The only place on the west coast I've been is Los Angeles. What must we see in that week-long trip? [more inside]
One of my lifelong dreams is to live in a warehouse, container, or other industrial/repurposed structure. Can I do this in the San Francisco Bay Area (specifically Oakland)? Do you know someone who is? Should I look outside Oakland? [more inside]
Where to watch playoff hockey tonight in San Francisco? [more inside]
Is there a digital-media/arts-type place in San Francisco that provides access to computers and digital technology - something like The Edge in Brisbane? [more inside]
O wise MeFites, I am looking for somewhere to take a group of 11 people for a business lunch somewhere walkable from Coit Tower. We are willing to go as far as the Ferry Building for delicious food. We are looking to spend about $20 per person for a nice lunch in a sit-down restaurant. Where shall we go? [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a good estate attorney in San Francisco? We want to set up a will, and we undoubtedly need the whole estate-planning package (power of attorney, living trusts, etc). [more inside]
Please help a new grad move to San Francisco. I will probably arrive on June 1 and start working June 10, and I have $1500 for the whole move in process. Where do I stay while I'm apartment hunting? A hotel is very expensive and a hostel is pretty cramped. I could probably stay on a friend's couch but are there any other reasonable options for 1 month stays? [more inside]
What are some strategies for surviving the San Francisco public school lottery? [more inside]
Please help me identify a broadcast on public radio in the San Francisco Bay Area. [more inside]
Can you recommend a framer in San Francisco? I am going out there at the end of May for my aunt's 60th birthday, and the present I'd like to give her is a large poster, framed. I do not wish to travel with the framed poster, nor ship it already framed, so I was thinking I could contact a good framer out there, ship the rolled poster in a mailing tube, and pick it up when I arrive in SF. Does this sound like a good plan, and who would you recommend?
I left a bag containing new shoes I purchased on a bus in San Francisco. I realize they're probably goners, but is there a number I can call to make sure?
Good therapist in San Francisco that takes Kaiser insurance? [more inside]
Are there any bars in San Francisco showing Wrestlemania this weekend? [more inside]
The wife and I are heading to San Francisco for a conference this weekend taking place at the Embarcadero Hyatt. My question is a two-parter: (a) Where in the vicinity should we go for breakfast, lunch etc. on our relatively-short breaks? and (b) After things wind down for the day, where should we explore? More criteria to follow. [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good accountant/CPA firm in San Francisco with experience dealing with international freelancing work? I’ve done work from the Netherlands (but now live in SF) as a freelancer for U.S. companies and there’s a lot of things I’m not clear about regarding U.S. Tax law that I’d like to get properly sorted out once and for all. [more inside]
Where to get a great hair cut in or near SF? I have very long hair and I've decided I'd like to chop it to a bob, but I want to go to someone who can do a great job and give me advice on what will look good since I've never had this haircut before. Any recommendations for amazing salons or stylists in the SF Bay Area (SF, east bay, wherever...) or up north in Santa Rosa/Petaluma/Sebastapol areas? I'm not made of money, so salons at all price points appreciated!