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Help me get some forest time!

I live in the SF Bay area and I might be getting some last minute time off to take a break. My ideal destination is somewhere where my husband and I can stay in a cabin with our two kids (2 years and 6 months) and take long walks through the forest. [more inside]
posted by insoluble uncertainty on Oct 2, 2015 - 17 answers

Where to buy fruit mooncakes in SF

The title says it all: I'm going to be in San Francisco tomorrow and would like to buy a box of fruit-flavored mooncakes. I'm aware that this is a non-authentic choice, but since they are available in China proper, surely somewhere in SF should import them as well? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Sep 26, 2015 - 6 answers

Do you remember an urban fantasy book set in San Francisco?

I am trying to remember the title of a book I read within the last couple of years, I'm guessing it was published in the last 15 years, although it could have been published earlier. It was an urban fantasy set in San Francisco. There were gods or other supernatural beings vying for control of the city. [more inside]
posted by SandiBeech on Sep 22, 2015 - 4 answers

Recommendation for a Cake Bakery near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco

Mom is turning 80 this weekend and we're celebrating at her favorite restaurant on the Wharf. We'd like to have a cake delivered to the restaurant, but the two bakeries the restaurant recommended either do not deliver (according to their website) or want to balance their budget with the delivery charge. I'd appreciate a recommendation for a place that can do a cake that would serve 10 or so. Many thanks.
posted by DandyRandy on Sep 14, 2015 - 4 answers

Shopping near Golden Gate Av / Divisadero St (SF, CA)?

Particularly veggies tomorrow (Sunday farmers market?). But also anything else noteworthy. We've found Trader Joe's, but are somewhat spoiled by local grown veg + fruit in Chile (freshness, variety and price (although tbh price isn't actually a problem, finance wise, it's just, my god how can one tomato cost a dollar...?))
posted by andrewcooke on Sep 12, 2015 - 8 answers

Seeking boudoir photographer in the Bay Area

Seeking recommendations for a boudoir photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Peninsula preferred but SF fine, too. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Sep 8, 2015 - 3 answers

If you had one year in the San Jose area, what would you do?

There are lots of good "what to do if you have one day/one week in San Jose/San Francisco" questions, but what if you have one year? [more inside]
posted by reventlov on Sep 7, 2015 - 33 answers

Do San Franciscans even eat food?

Where to eat in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by komara on Sep 5, 2015 - 38 answers

SF - Oakland Labor Day traffic mess HELP

Calling Bay Area residents, how effed up is traffic going to be this weekend? [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Sep 2, 2015 - 10 answers

Afternoon in San Francisco

I have a business trip to San Francisco coming up soon. I will be more or less booked up with work stuff while I'm there, with the exception of one weekday afternoon. Any recommendations for the best way to spend 4-5 hours on my own? [more inside]
posted by catoclock on Aug 31, 2015 - 21 answers

FalafelFilter: Lower Haight falafel place in the early 2000s

Back in the early 2000s - around 2001-2003 there was an awesome falafel place near the corner of Haight and Fillmore. I'm less interested in the place, but would love to find a similar style of falafel in the East Bay / Oakland. [more inside]
posted by homesickness on Aug 24, 2015 - 7 answers

San Francisco Rental Squeeze

San Francisco apartment renting - is this how it really works? I'm looking for a new apartment in way-too-hot rental market of San Francisco. I found a place, and the unit looks great, but dealing with the property management company in a short amount of time has been a hassle (yes, welcome to San Francisco). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2015 - 11 answers

An urban planning tour of SF, Portland, and Seattle

I'm a young, aspiring urban planner, and over the next month my friend and I will be driving from San Francisco to Portland and then to Seattle. What should I see in these cities that will be interesting from a planner's/social justice/sustainability perspective? [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Aug 14, 2015 - 20 answers

Pardon my ignorance, but who's this baseball player?

This gentleman was outside the Golden Gate Grill on Powell Street, San Francisco. I expect he's super-famous or something, but I know little of this thing you call "baseball". Who is he? [more inside]
posted by Beverley Westwood on Aug 14, 2015 - 22 answers

Oh crap - I shouldn't have eaten that entire airport

I am on my way to a Very Important apartment interview right now, and I have the worst gas. I have less than an hour to get this foul flatulence under control. On my way there now; could probably stop by a drugstore. Please. Halp. This is San Francisco and I need this apartment.
posted by Munching Langolier on Aug 10, 2015 - 13 answers

San Francisco for a Saturday

Where would you recommend we stay for one night in San Francisco at the end of August? [more inside]
posted by narcissus_and_ambrosia on Aug 9, 2015 - 12 answers

SF dog beach without steep access?

What's the best SF-area beach for dogs that has easy/flat access for my old-man poodle? [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Aug 6, 2015 - 9 answers

Adventure for a teenager in San Francisco next week

I promised my 16-year-old nephew a visit to Alcatraz, which I didn't realize had to be booked far in advance and therefore appears not to be possible during our week in The City starting this Sunday. So what can I do to make it up? This will be his first trip there. [more inside]
posted by goofyfoot on Aug 4, 2015 - 31 answers

Bathing in San Francisco

Along the same line as this post that inquires about bath houses in Los Angeles, I'm looking for a place to get clean in The City! [more inside]
posted by starscream on Jul 30, 2015 - 11 answers

Is 511 Rideshare a useful transit option in the SF Bay Area?

I've got a job offer in San Rafael. Great! I live in San Francisco without a car. Boo! Since public transit outside of SF proper is a nightmare and buying a car is a deal-breaker for me, is 511 Rideshare a reliable option? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2015 - 10 answers

Nighttime San Francisco for the introverted solo traveller

I'm going to be stopping in SF for a few nights next week (Sunday-Thursday) en route from London to Portland, and realise I've no real idea of what to do with myself in the evenings (daytime is fine)... [more inside]
posted by influx on Jul 21, 2015 - 18 answers

Software Dev Career in SF Bay without a Bachelors in CS, I'm Floundering

What can I do better to get a paid internship or an Entry level Position with limited work experience, a Psych Degree and an Associates in Systems Programming? [more inside]
posted by gryftir on Jul 15, 2015 - 6 answers

Hotel recommendations in SF for a romantic getaway?

My ladyfriend and I are going to San Francisco for a romantic getaway, and I'm trying to find the perfect hotel. Looking for something in the four star range, more or less. I can't seem to find any consistency in the hotel reviews except for the five-star hotels. Any recommendations? Views aren't necessary and I'm flexible with location, but a clean and comfortable (luxurious?) room is a must. Right now I'm looking at the Palace Hotel and the Argonaut, any thoughts on those?
posted by entropicamericana on Jun 25, 2015 - 20 answers

Driving SF to LA... where to stay?

My wife and I are going to take a short break on the West Coast, visiting friends in SF and LA on consecutive weekends and taking the week to drive between the two along the coast down Route 1. We've not been to that part of the world before, so we'd welcome recommendations on cool places to stay and visit.
posted by 43rdAnd9th on Jun 16, 2015 - 20 answers

What unusual family entertainment is there in Los Angeles/San Francisco?

We - mum, dad and two teenage boys aged 13 and 17) - will be in Los Angeles for a few days at the end of July and San Francisco for a few days at the start of August. We'd like to spend one evening in either city letting someone else entertain us - a sporting event or a show - but we'd like it to be either a bit odd or typically Californian. (Or both!) [more inside]
posted by Beverley Westwood on Jun 15, 2015 - 23 answers

Best Place To Catch Cable Car in San Francisco?

I have family coming to visit me in SF and they want to ride a cable car. I never take the cable cars and need advice. I always see a HUGE mass of people waiting in line at the cable car stop next to the Powell BART... How can we avoid that line? Is there a perfect stop to jump on that will have (a) shorter lines and (b) a good chance that nieces/nephews can hold on to the outside poles? We'll be walking all around the city so the exact location isn't important as long as it's a cable car with some cool hills. Thanks in advance!
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Jun 11, 2015 - 18 answers

Tech job; bay area vs Chicago?

What feels different between applying for tech jobs in San Francisco/Bay Area versus applying for tech jobs in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 11, 2015 - 7 answers

When to look for housing in SF

Please tell me the latest possible date I should fly into San Francisco to look for housing, with a work start date of August 10th. More specifics within. [more inside]
posted by estlin on Jun 11, 2015 - 8 answers

If SanFran slides into the Pacific, which apps will stop functioning?

With several major (many users) social media service providers being headquartered in, or near to, San Francisco in California, what would be the effect on these services of a catastrophe e.g. earthquake, tsunami, Godzilla etc laying waste to the city? Would these services still be able to function without a HQ, senior personnel and owners, and with all of the disruption caused by such a catastrophe to their HQ host city? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Jun 8, 2015 - 6 answers

Small San Francisco Restaurants for Buyout

We are planning a wedding! One thought I have is to buyout a small restaurant for the reception or even ceremony+reception. Do you know any restaurants that are small-ish (and thus may be semi-affordable for buyout) with excellent food & drink, nice decor and hopefully a nice outdoor space in the back? We are thinking we will likely have something like 60 guests and probably not a full band -- maybe some type of strings grouping. Fairly neighborhood and cuisine agnostic, and would also be open to Marin. [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Jun 6, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me plan a 2-day SF itinerary

My parents are coming to visit me in the Bay Area next week. However, I live on the peninsula and am only familiar with a few parts of the city, which don't overlap much with the main tourist attractions. Help me plan a logical itinerary please? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Jun 3, 2015 - 13 answers

Ideas for a short outdoorsy getaway, near San Francisco or Portland?

My husband and I will be traveling to San Francisco and Portland to visit family and friends for two weeks in late July/early August. We'd like to take a couple days by ourselves mid-trip to get out of the city and celebrate our anniversary -- where should we go? [more inside]
posted by teditrix on Jun 3, 2015 - 13 answers

Where can I find you, 1981 Depeche Mode Dance Party?

I'm listening to Depeche Mode's Photographic right now and thinking hey, wouldn't it be totally amazing if there were a club/night/party in the San Francisco Bay Area where I could go dance to this? (Also maybe: Kraftwerk's Pocket Calculator? Los Microwaves' TV In My Eye?) Does this exist anywhere? Please say it does!
posted by Munching Langolier on May 25, 2015 - 4 answers

Confusingly expensive hotels in San Francisco

So after a lifetime of wanting to visit the US, I've been invited to a conference in Pasadena in September, and so am tagging on a week of holiday at the end. I really want to go to San Francisco and explore the surrounding area, however looking at hotels, ones that are in guides or previous AskMeFi posts as being around $100-150 per night are coming up as $300-400 per night, so 4-5 nights of stay is around $1000. [more inside]
posted by litereally on May 15, 2015 - 31 answers

Hotel for San Francisco Pride

I've never tried to book a hotel room during an event as big as SF pride and I'm having difficulties finding somewhere for 5 or 6 people to stay 45 days in advance. Our fav motel (Becks Motor Lodge) is full for Pride Weekend (June 27th+28th). Most other places seem to be as well. General or SF-specific tips for finding a room for the night would be really helpful. [more inside]
posted by Strass on May 14, 2015 - 10 answers

Monkeybrains vs. Comcast/Wave in (Mission) San Francisco

Will be moving to the Mission, trying to decide between my internet options. Monkeybrains is cheap, local, awesome, but not as fast as Comcast, who suck, are expensive, but very fast. Do you have experience with either? [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on May 13, 2015 - 12 answers

Help me accessorize a navy dress!

Situation: I'm going to a major environmental nonprofit's fundraising gala/ball. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ragini on May 11, 2015 - 12 answers

Living alone in SF. Difficulty level: postdoc

Is it possible to find a studio in SF proper for ≤$1650/mo? Where (and how) should I be looking? [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire on Apr 30, 2015 - 25 answers

Gluten-free, dairy-free cake in San Francisco?

Surely I can get good gluten-free, dairy-free cake in San Francisco. Where is it? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Apr 7, 2015 - 8 answers

Vacations for newbies: San Francisco edition

San Francisco in October for two on a modest budget: transportation and (cooking friendly) accommodations [more inside]
posted by carrioncomfort on Mar 24, 2015 - 19 answers

Linoleum supply & installation recommendations? San Francisco

I have an estimate from an established San Francisco-based company X for Armstrong linoleum for my kitchen (@14' x 10') and bathroom (@8' x 8'). The estimate is $2400 for the kitchen and $1200 for the bathroom. Which seems high, even in San Francisco dollars. (But I don't really know.) So I'm going to get a couple more estimates. Any specific names of companies/people to ask?
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Mar 23, 2015 - 7 answers

Make me presentable in San Francisco - Beard and Haircut?

In a few weeks I'm going to be in San Francisco for about 12 hours for a connecting flight. It will be just after a long no-shave camping trip and just before a set of client meetings that I have to be presentable for. At the moment I'm thinking about keeping the beard, so I'm looking for recommendations on shops (and specific barbers) who can take something from "just walked down from a mountain" scraggly to presentable without taking it all off. Flexible on location - anywhere from San Francisco down to Palo Alto. [more inside]
posted by true on Mar 18, 2015 - 3 answers

San Francisco and Redwood Trip with Kids

My family is flying in to San Francisco at the end of June. We have 7 days in the area. None of us have ever been to San Francisco before. We also have a strong desire to see the Redwoods, but we are confused when we look up information on them because there seem to be so many different parks that all claim they have Redwoods. So we are looking for advice on what to see and do, and the best way to see the Redwoods from the San Francisco area. [more inside]
posted by bove on Mar 13, 2015 - 20 answers

Total mileage of alleys in San Francisco

How many miles of alleys are there in San Francisco? I don't have access to, or expertise with, GIS software, and this isn't turning out to be very Googleable. Anyone?
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Mar 5, 2015 - 7 answers

Help my SF itinerary

I have family coming to visit me here in the San Francisco vicinity and I need help putting together an itinerary including restaurants and such. Please help? [more inside]
posted by bleep on Feb 21, 2015 - 22 answers

Lively restaurant in SF for 7 people this Saturday

Looking for a fun restaurant for 7 people (in their 30s) in San Francisco this Saturday night. We're going out to Smuggler's Cove in the Fillmore area early (though we can hop a cab to just about anywhere after) and want to eat at around 7:30. Open to all cuisines as long as there are decent vegetarian options. [more inside]
posted by KMouse on Feb 4, 2015 - 5 answers

Loading Docks in San Francisco

I'd like to make a list of all the outdoor loading docks in San Francisco. Here's an example loading dock on 2nd Street at Mission that shows an integrated ramp leading back to ground level. I'm looking for docks that are around 30 inches tall. Bonus points if you can use Google Street View to show me the location or if you know the height of the dock.
posted by jeffhoward on Jan 29, 2015 - 5 answers

Neighbor's parking job is making it hard to enter/exit my garage spot

My neighbor parks his car in such a way that it often partially blocks my garage spot. I've been trying to live with it but it's getting harder and harder to maneuver around him. He's been involved in other fights over parking already, so how do I deal with this without starting a feud? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by darkchocolatepyramid on Jan 20, 2015 - 36 answers

Can my SF landlord evict a tenant under these circumstances?

My roommate got very drunk, put some chicken in a covered pot on the stove to reheat, and fell asleep. I woke up to an acrid-smelling room (my room is on the other side of the house from the kitchen) and the hallway smoke detector going off. She could have easily started a serious fire (she didn't wake up when the alarm went off, and when I woke her up, she initially didn't even remember that she'd put something on the stove). Even though she didn't burn the kitchen down, the house smells TERRIBLE. Like possibly uninhabitably terrible. Can my landlord evict her for this? Can he make her pay for any necessary smoke removal services? What are MY rights here? Mostly I want her gone, but if that's not possible...? We are in a rent-controlled apartment in SF, and each of the roomates is on a separate lease (not month to month).
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2015 - 6 answers

Last minute plea: Where to buy men's cargo pants in SF?

Where should I shop (with reluctant fitting model in tow) for casual, affordable men's cargo pants in SF? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Jan 17, 2015 - 10 answers

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