I knew I'd forgotten a neighborhood in that Food Tour 2011 post. Of course we stopped at the Ferry Building, where the San Francisco Fish Company made an unusual misstep with its fish tacos. Or at least I found them difficult to eat because of the overlapping taco presentation and somewhat dry in the fish department. Those who have puzzle-solving skills involving spacial manipulation would probably find these tacos a fun challenge to eat. Then there was another dilemma at Ciao Bella, where my usual habit of getting two flavors so I can try as many as possible was thrown into disarray by the most appetizing flavor of the day being cookie dough. Nothing goes with cookie dough! In the end I had it by itself. It was delicious, but I still had the feeling I was missing out.
The main piece of advice I can give you from that day, other than you can't go wrong with the SFFC's fried offerings, is not to be in SOMA during rush hour. Especially when there's been an accident on one of the approaches to 280. I spent a long time convincing my folks that we don't have a traditional rush hour in the city, but this happens to be one of the two neighborhoods where that spectre does exist. It's no joke.