G. Garvin's San Francisco Travel Tips

By: G. Garvin

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Hops and Hominy

San Francisco is one of those places in the country that’s just all-around incredible. The views, the weather, the people, the food: There are plenty of reasons why it attracts so many visitors. When you visit, be sure to embrace the active lifestyle. There are great places to hike inside the city and around it.

Banjara Bistro

Once you’ve picked up on the car-free lifestyle of the San Fran locals, stop by this food truck to eat like one. Banjara Bistro’s specialty is the crepes, and the Southern Soul can’t be beat: It includes pulled pork, braised greens, honey bacon and cheddar.

Rosamunde Sausage Grill

I love Haight Street. It’s constantly bustling with characters. For a great place to people-watch, check out Rosamunde Sausage Grill. This is the restaurant's flagship spot, serving more than 19 fresh sausages and loads of craft beers to wash them down.

Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Mitchell’s has been around for about 60 years and still serves what some say is the best ice cream in San Francisco. A nice rotation of seasonal flavors is offered, but some, like mango, Mexican chocolate and guava, can’t be missed.

Brenda’s French Soul Food

Brenda is bringing true Creole cuisine to San Francisco at her restaurant. I couldn’t come to this city without showcasing her fresh oysters and classic red beans and rice. Her restaurant is a great warm welcome to the city.


Fisherman’s Wharf is a popular visiting spot in the city — and with good reason. There are so many fun things to do, especially getting a freshly cooked crab. I had a wonderful time at Alioto’s, both in the restaurant enjoying the views and down on the streets serving at the crab stand.

Hops & Hominy

This new hot spot in the Financial District does Southern hospitality right. The space really showcases the owners’ personalities by being trendy yet friendly. The drinks, like the gin and jam cocktail, are well thought out, and the entrees have enough Southern soul to be called comfort food.

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