Okay, it took me awhile but I think I finally came up with some good ones.
1. So how often these days do you run into people who recognize you at random places (typical example is a restaurant), who come up to you and ask for an autograph or picture? What is your take on this? Would you rather be left alone so that you can just have a quiet lunch or is it something you would particularly enjoy? I'm asking this in the unlikely event that I ever do run into you while wandering about the city, so I'll know what I should do.
I'm guessing this doesn't happen as much in the cities you tour (Frau Sudoku!) but I'm guessing it's much more frequent in your hometown.
2. Would you ever go back to the engineering industry? Put in another way, if music was not an option for your career starting today (and God forbid that!), what would be your next ideal job?
Thanks for taking the time to read this thread and answer our questions.
As for my answer to your question... well, since I'm also from the Bay Area, I'm sure you don't need any more help for finding good restaurants. But my parents do run a little Chinese restaurant in Daly City called Egg Roll King Chinese Restaurant - do come visit sometime if you ever are in the area and feel like some Chinese food! We'll give you a special discount.
Shameless plug aside, some of my favorite places in the city are:
- Iroha (best udon) and Tanpopo (good ramen) in Japantown
- Wonderful Foods for tapioca milk tea (Irving and 22nd)
- The Cheese Steak Shop on Divisadero
- Koi Palace in Daly City is my family's favorite dim sum place (they go every weekend)...
- there's a Celia's right next to Koi Palace that serves some really awesome Mexican dishes (and if you go at night, there's a cool little band that goes around to different tables and plays for them).
- Oh, and San Tung on Irving is a great place for Shanghainese food... it's one of my favorites.
- And New Hai Kay on Irving and 23rd is definitely my favorite place for some WonTon Noodle Soup or Roast Duck Noodle Soup... their BBQ is deeelicious.
- And of course, I always am a fan of the local KFC, In-n-Out, and Jack in the Crack. They also opened up a Popeye's near my house too!
If you're ever in the downtown area near the Cathedral, check out this little sandwich place called Aroma Cafe. It's a tiny place on Ellis between Gough and Van Ness, and is pretty much a local favorite... I used to go there all the time when I was in high school right across the street.
See you this Saturday! And hopefully Friday too if I can still get my hands on a pair of tickets.
-the guy in the Google Earth t-shirt at Providence, RI who talked about coding all summer to your music