Update: first and foremost, thank you all for your suggestions. We ended up going to La Taqueria the night we got in. It was late and we asked our hosts if there was a late night taco joint. They pointed us towards the Castro district. Then we took a nice walk to Elixir Saloon. What a great gem.
The next day we hit up Kates Kitchen in the Haight District. Awesome food. We then went to Golden Gate Park and checed out the Japanese Tea Garden and the rest of the park. IN hindsight, we should have checked out the science museum cuz I’m a HUGE science geek.
That night, we went to Tataki and then to Toronado. I’m spoiled by the sushi there. Chicago has great sushi, but SF sushi is on a whole ’nother level! Toronado? Greta beer selection, but a bit too loud for my taste.
The next day we went to Sonoma and Santa Rosa and hit up Russian River. That night we went to Eiji in the Mission district. Better sushi than Tatki IMHO. Then it was off to Cervecería de Mateveza. Very interesting concept. The brewer was very nice and hospitable.
The following day, I had my first In N Out burger. It was good, but I don’t ge tthe hype. I prefer Fatburger. That night we hit up Humphry Slocombe ice cream. AWESOME!!!!!
I wanted to try Blue Bottle coffee cu I do enjoy my coffee and thought that my chance had come and gone until I saw some at the airport. Man. Good coffee.
Regrets: none. I do want to take another trip there because there’s more that I want to check out. Did I mention the graffiti Clarion alley? Fantastic art.
Once again, thanks for the suggestions!