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Traveling in the SF area
zond2
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From: Casa Grande
Posted: 2011-03-18 10:31 pm   Permalink

I'm going to be traveling up from AZ to Santa Clara (brief stops canceled due to crappy weather) to attend a steampunk and possibly a LEGO exhibition and take some snaps of the many wonders that will displayed there. THe paln is to arrive a day early on Thursday and check out the Forbidden Island but was wondering if anyone knows of a good place to eat in FI's general vicinity?
Many Thanks,
-Michael

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TikiSan
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
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From: O.C., SoCal
Posted: 2011-03-18 10:47 pm   Permalink

You can always try Yelp. That is what I use to find good places to eat when visiting a different area.

http://www.yelp.com/search?places=&cflt=restaurants&l=b%3Aforbidden-island-tiki-lounge-alameda&find_desc=

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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-03-19 05:30 am   Permalink

Or you can do it up right and have a nice dinner and Mai Tais at Trader Vics in Emeryville...not to far from FI.
http://www.tradervics.com/locations/location-emeryville.html

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Molokai Mike
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From: the birthplace of the Mai Tai
Posted: 2011-03-19 10:07 am   Permalink

Perhaps the most frequent dining spot before or after FI is Alameda's awesome Mexican restaurant, La Penca Azul (formely La Pinata) about a mile away on Park Street. Their taco truck is a perennial favorite our FI's annual Parking Lot sale.
http://www.lapencaazul.com/

Also keep in mid, that FI has a wonderful bar-snack menu, with some tasty options: guacamole, coconut shrimp, sweet potato fries, crab rangoon, spicy chicken bites etc


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exquisitecorpse
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From: philadelphia
Posted: 2011-03-19 3:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-03-19 05:30, VampiressRN wrote:
Or you can do it up right and have a nice dinner and Mai Tais at Trader Vics in Emeryville...not to far from FI.
http://www.tradervics.com/locations/location-emeryville.html


i agree and it is only about a 20 min drive from FI


 
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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 2011-03-20 06:11 am   Permalink

If you want to stay on Alameda rather than going to Emeryville, how about Speisekammer Restaurant:

http://www.speisekammer.com/

They also do a pirate night (arrive in pirate gear and you get a free rum)!

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fez monkey
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From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted: 2011-03-21 10:54 pm   Permalink

Or you could type "Alameda" into the search function and choose the 9th link down.

Alameda (Forbidden Island) dining options
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=19271&forum=16

There's a wealth of info in there.

- fm


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zond2
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From: Casa Grande
Posted: 2011-03-22 8:07 pm   Permalink

Looks like it'll be Vic's for victuals and the Forbidden Island for after diner libations


 
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dcman
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From: Upstate New York
Posted: 2011-03-23 06:50 am   Permalink


If you can, make a trek to San Francisco and hit the Tonga Room. I love that place, and it isn't likely to be around for much longer.

dcman


 
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zond2
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From: Casa Grande
Posted: 2011-03-23 09:05 am   Permalink

I'd love to get into SF proper but the only day I could would be Friday and I really don't want to miss this:





 
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zond2
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From: Casa Grande
Posted: 2011-03-24 9:58 pm   Permalink

Live Rock-a-Billy music muy nifty!
Long narrow corridor of a bar w/ no available seating (kudos to the band!)not so nifty
But still had a good time.
Guessing that Smugglers Cove is a bit larger?
all in all a good night


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2011-06-23 1:38 pm   Permalink

So, what to do in SFO besides Smuggler's Cove and TV? Looking for vintage, funky and whatever. Vintage shopping, eats, etc. Need a plan for our day or so in SFO on our way to Oasis in August.
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JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2011-06-23 7:58 pm   Permalink

One of my favorite historic restaurants in the world is the Tadich Grill. I love that place !!

Swan Oyster Depot is also a classic (and casual) dining experience.


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2011-06-23 8:21 pm   Permalink

Not Vintage, but I would say a stop at Forbidden Island in Alameda is a must also.

Jeff(btd)



 
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