VMworld: San Francisco, I Love Thee

I’ve been in San Francisco for one whole day now, and I’m having a blast. Here are some suggestions if you’re in town and looking for something to do.

New Delhi Restaurant

I like Indian food. A lot. My friend Bob turned me on to Rogan Josh and I’ve never had it better than at this place. Really tender lamb, spiced very well, and the garlic nan was good. Some of the nan was a little charred, but that just adds to the flavor, in my opinion. They were really busy when I got there so I ate at the bar. They don’t have a huge beer selection, but you know, that’s okay. 🙂

Sweeney Todd at the American Conservatory Theater

If you want to catch some theater while you’re in San Francisco check out the low priced tickets you can get from TIX in Union Square. I picked up a $24 ticket to “Sweeney Todd” at the ACT. Great show. There are some other shows I’d like to get out to see, too.

The San Francisco Giants

My friend Rich (also in town for VMworld) and I went over to AT&T Park today to see the Giants beat up on the Dodgers. Well, it was looking like a 2-1 loss for the Giants until Durham hit a 3 run homer. If you want to see a game there are 7:15 games Monday through Wednesday against Arizona, and the Muni (lines N and T) run right down there. If you’re in the Union Square area just head down to Powell Station and catch either of those trains.

We got 7 day Muni passports from the kiosk at the end of Powell St., behind the hot dog stand. Worth the $24 for getting around, that’s for sure.

Gordon Biersch

After the game Rich and I ended up at Gordon Biersch, which is a nice walk down the Embarcadero from AT&T Park. They are a brewpub and have killer garlic french fries. Let’s just put it this way: if garlic reduces the risk of heart attack I won’t have one until I’m 140, after eating those. Mmmm. Great brews, too. Their Marzen is great.

On tap tonight and tomorrow:

Pho Phu Quoc is on tap for dinner. I’ve eaten Vietnamese there for the last 12 trips and I’m not about to break my streak. Rich and I want to hit Anchor Steam if we can, sometime. There’s also word that Guster is playing the Warfield on Friday. That might be cool. In between, SFBC, Jack’s Cannery Bar, Thirsty Bear, and all other sorts of great stuff.