1. Primo Bistro

8575 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Cocktail Bar · 4 tips and reviews

gg: $5 martinis all day.

2. Go Bistro

SFO Terminal 1, Boarding Area B (near Gate 24, Post-Security), San Francisco, CA
Asian Restaurant · San Francisco International Airport · 81 tips and reviews

gg: It's like eating cartoon food. Incredibly quick, but leaves you sighing, "Doh!"

3. El Beach Burrito #BeachBurritoSF

3914 Judah St (44th), San Francisco, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Outer Sunset · 13 tips and reviews

gg: Stick with takeout here.

4. Schooners

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Cannery Row · 42 tips and reviews

gg: Sit at the bar and chat with Phil. Seasoned bartender in a tourist town. Aces!

5. Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

2272 Market St (at Noe St), San Francisco, CA
Spanish Restaurant · Duboce Triangle · 39 tips and reviews

gg: At least it was consistent. All the food was room temperature and bland.

6. Black Bag Advertising

201 Mission St (at Beale), San Francisco, CA
Office · Financial District · 1 tips and reviews

gg: Ask for Mary, she's a peach.

7. Castro Theatre

429 Castro St (btwn 18th & Market), San Francisco, CA
Indie Movie Theater · Castro · 104 tips and reviews

gg: Get here early to hear the awesome organ!

8. Castillo San Felipe Del Morro

Calle Norzagaray (El Morro y Norzagaray), San Juan, San Juan
Castle · 152 tips and reviews

gg: Amazing Cemetery. Worth the walk down the hill.

9. Southern Pacific Brewing

620 Treat Ave (at 19th St), San Francisco, CA
Brewery · Mission District · 246 tips and reviews

gg: It's like Zeitgeist for people afraid to get dirty.

10. Elizabeth Spencer Winery

1165 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA
Wine Bar · 8 tips and reviews

gg: Consistently good wine across all varietals. Skip the indoor tasting and head out to the back patio.

11. Gladstone's

Terminal 3, btwn Gates 34 & 35 (LAX Airport), Los Angeles, CA
Seafood Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 267 tips and reviews

gg: I should have read my last tip here. I had forgotten how truly horrid the food is.

12. Bryan Roberts Salon & Color Bar

561 Castro St (18th Street), San Francisco, CA
Salon / Barbershop · Castro · 8 tips and reviews

gg: Excellent revamp of the old salon space. Bryan is a fantastic stylist, listens to your wants and gives great advice on what will make you look best.

13. Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick Cafe & Milk Bar

1 Ferry Building #19, San Francisco, CA
Cheese Shop · Financial District · 68 tips and reviews

gg: The hard cooked egg and mozzarella sandwich is an egg salad, just a heads up.

14. Sushi Sen-Nin

30 E 33rd St (btwn Madison & Park Ave), New York, NY
Sushi Restaurant · NoMad · 32 tips and reviews

gg: If they have white salmon, don't think twice... order as much as you can eat.

15. Cat Cora’s Kitchen

near Gate 55, Terminal 2 (SFO Airport), San Francisco, CA
Tapas Restaurant · San Francisco International Airport · 78 tips and reviews

gg: Worth going if you aren't in a rush. Fresh Catch Lettuce Wrap is a mini nicoise salad. Nice flavor. Lobster Mac 'n Cheese sounds like a great idea, but the lobster flavor is lost in the rich cheeses.

16. La Tortilla

495 Castro St (at 18th St.), San Francisco, CA
Taco Place · Castro · 29 tips and reviews

gg: It is impossible to be drunk enough to enjoy the food here. Avoid.

17. Southpaw BBQ

2170 Mission St (btwn 17th St & 18th St), San Francisco, CA
BBQ Joint · Mission District · 94 tips and reviews

gg: A BBQ place should have outstanding pork, which Southpaw does not. The vinegar based sauces saved the day, others were lacking. Worth a second try for other meats, as I hear they are better.

18. Rich Table

199 Gough St (at Oak St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Civic Center · 129 tips and reviews

gg: Skip the tartare, it was oddly sweet, like a beef chocolate chip cookie. The rabbit cannelloni and fresh oysters, yes, please more.

19. Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

390 Capistrano Rd. (at Pillar Point Harbor), Half Moon Bay, CA
Brewery · 123 tips and reviews

gg: OK place for drinks. If you must eat, stick with fried food, even though it's on the greasier side. Sadly, anything that sounds "fresh" on the menu, isn't. Including the salads. Think banquet food.

20. Given

575 Castro St (near 19th St), San Francisco, CA
Furniture / Home Store · Castro · 2 tips and reviews

gg: Closing end of March :( If you haven't been, stop by for the close-out deals.

21. Gladstone's

Terminal 3, btwn Gates 34 & 35 (LAX Airport), Los Angeles, CA
Seafood Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 267 tips and reviews

gg: Sushi *gack* is south of fresh. Greasy fried food. Cup of chowder and fries might be the best bet here. Shrimp cocktail edible, like a Costco platter. Get the 9oz. pour of wine. Booze too expensive.

22. Felipe's Taqueria

301 N Peters St (at Bienville), New Orleans, LA
Mexican Restaurant · French Quarter · 77 tips and reviews

gg: Nice bar staff and a good fresh lime margarita, but the food is deplorable. I don't think in any way shape or form it can be called Mexican.

23. Maven

598 Haight St (at Steiner St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Lower Haight · 104 tips and reviews

gg: Good cocktails, mediocre food, horrid service.

24. Playa Azul

3318 Mission St (btw 29th St & Virginia Ave), San Francisco, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Bernal Heights · 30 tips and reviews

gg: Order the camarones a la plancha!

25. Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

390 Capistrano Rd. (at Pillar Point Harbor), Half Moon Bay, CA
Brewery · 123 tips and reviews

gg: Clam chowder is pretty decent as well.

26. Super Duper Burger

2304 Market St (at 16th St), San Francisco, CA
Burger Joint · Duboce Triangle · 155 tips and reviews

gg: Ice cream and shakes really are awesome. Fries are typically great as long as you get them fresh from the fryer. Burgers? Totally over-hyped.

27. Chakra Salon & Spa

256 Sutter St Fl 2 (Grant), San Francisco, CA
Salon / Barbershop · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 5 tips and reviews

gg: Go see Natasha, she is great for both color and cuts!

28. Poesia Osteria Italiana

4072 18th St (btwn Castro & Hartford), San Francisco, CA
Italian Restaurant · Castro · 28 tips and reviews

gg: Incredibly over-rated, poor service and forgettable food. I always give restaurants a 2nd chance, this place does not deserve a 3rd.