The first visit to this resturant was at night around 11pm on the weekend. They were filled with young 20-30 year olds hanging from every available spot. The sound of the drums filled the place and bodies were shaking with delight. It was more of a gypsy pub.
Now I have returned in the daytime for dining. A nice detour from the Haight street.
The humus and olives and flat bread was your typical middle eastern good. No frills here, and very hippie like . Feel comfortable coming dressed as you are.
Beware if you are a smoker and don't like the smell of it in the air. They have a Hooka bar,
(Nargile for those of you from Turkey) and the warm smell of sweet tobacco fills the air.
Favorite Dish: Don't have one
This gem of a French/Morrocan Bistro is run like the perfect French Bistro minus the extra tip for an outside table. Situated on a small street called Maiden Lane, it is just off of the main square downtown. Across the street sets the Yves Saint Laurant Boutique and you would swear your in Paris.
The food is viewed from the long case as you enter the resturant and you choose from before your eyes instead of looking at menu.
It is so beautful that you want to try some of everything, but beware, entrees can be $6.95 each which adds up if you are wanting 3 or 4 for yourself. At the opposite end is where you pick your drink. Plan on spending anywhere from $15.00- 24.00 not including wine per person.
Favorite Dish: The seafood salad is to die for. When you see it you will be salavating wanting to eat the large prawns . It comes with an accompanyment of new baby lettuce, and brochette. Ask for olive oil if you like.
If you like beautiful food, love the bistros in Paris, and can afford to treat yourself a little... stop at Mocca and sit out and enjoy the jazz men play and people watch.
It is a so easy to take the airport bus to Bart Station. The Bart info desk can give you directions on what train to take into SanFrancisco.
It's much cheaper than trying to find a cab which will have you stuck in traffic and wondering how your going to miss lunch and dinner because you spent so much money trying to get into town.
The Powell exit off of Bart puts you right in the middle of town and shopping. From there the adventure begins.
Well I'm always looking for the best place to buy anything because I'm a buyer for my retail business. My store manager use to live in San Francisco and she turned me on to this
HUGE friken store for music.
It's the creme de la creme for all music lovers. I mean where are you gonna find Turkish music with choices in you neighborhood music shop.....? The staff in the world beat section was cool. But the old white bald guy in the reggae section was rude.
What to buy: Any genre of music you can imagine. Even vinyl records if that is your taste. I also noticed
a video section up front. There is a mix of new and some used sections too.
CD's ,Tapes,LP's, DVD's, Videos, Posters
What to pay: The sky is the limit
One of the two great junk stores in Chinatown, SanFrancisco.
Two floors of great things to bring home. Yes this is why goods from
China are so inexpensive.
What to buy: Sushi plates, dinnerware, saki carafes, wind chimes, cheap jewelry, buddah statues,
asian kitchen gagets, mah jong tiles, tea pots, and on and on
What to pay: .69 -$100.00 on a basket full junk.