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    Hey all. Looking for some travel advice

    The week after next (2/20-24) I have a work trip in califonia.

    Flying into Reno on Monday late afternoon, working there all day Tuesday. Staying Tuesday night also.

    Weds AM drive to east bay, for a few patients in either Antioch or Walnut Creek. Prob stay in Oakland on weds night
    Thursday all day Oakland.
    Drive to SF, stay the night. A few SF patients in the morning, fly home that afternoon

    A fkn whirlwind.

    What is there not to miss? Hotels (2 nights Reno, 1 Oakland, 1 SF)? Food? Beers? Music? Art? More food?

    Lay your wisdom on me.

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    Don't leave anything in your rental car. Anything.

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    If I was looking for good beer in The City, no trip would be complete without a trip to the Tornado. World class beer selection, cash only. Bartenders can be cranky at first with newbies, order a good beer and you'll be fine.

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    I really liked State Bird Provisions last time I was in SF, if you wanted something excellent but not outrageously expensive.

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    Wed AM drop in at the Donner Lake Kitchen in Truckee for breakfast on your way from Reno to Oakland.

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    Only a bit outta the way, but as you're driving through Sac, Spinners has the best Cinnamon Rolls I've ever had.
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/spinners-ci...s-sacramento-3
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    No trip to Sac would be complete without a visit to the Hilltop tavern


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    Take 431 up from Reno to Incline Village on your way to Oakland. Stop in Incline Village and get a burrito at T's. https://www.tsrotisserie.com

    Enjoy Tahoe air for a moment. It's breathtaking.

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    Been closed since before last 4th of July due to a fire.

    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Take 431 up from Reno to Incline Village on your way to Oakland. Stop in Incline Village and get a burrito at T's. https://www.tsrotisserie.com

    Enjoy Tahoe air for a moment. It's breathtaking.
    "The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Take 431 up from Reno to Incline Village on your way to Oakland. Stop in Incline Village and get a burrito at T's. https://www.tsrotisserie.com

    Enjoy Tahoe air for a moment. It's breathtaking.
    Is T's back open? They closed due to a fire.
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    Reno-Oakland-SF

    The Roots are playing at the Masonic in SF on 2/23. Nice venue.

    Beer: Fieldwork in Berkeley or Faction in Alameda (fantastic view across Bay of SF from Faction). Will second Toronado in SF for taps. https://www.toronado.com

    (Full disclosure: I have been there a lot but got stabbed around the corner from there in 1988 when the Lower Haight was becoming popular. Itís fine. Just be smart.)

    Get a martini at the bar at Zam Zam. https://www.sfheritage.org/heritage-...hoods/zam-zam/Not far from UCSF


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    Whoa, casual conversation bomb right there. Yeh, that hood was pretty sketch back in those days.

    Went to Zam Zam back then, too. I think Bruno liked me.

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    Drinks and beer were better in Oakland IMO and Toronado always had a weird arrogant vibe to it. The taplist was always solid, it was just the people that sucked. That said - all my favorite beer and drink spots in the bay appear to have closed, so can't offer many notes here.

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    Go to Haight, score some acid and trip your balz off like it was 1969

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    Quote Originally Posted by schuss View Post
    Drinks and beer were better in Oakland IMO and Toronado always had a weird arrogant vibe to it. The taplist was always solid, it was just the people that sucked. That said - all my favorite beer and drink spots in the bay appear to have closed, so can't offer many notes here.
    When I lived in the Bay Area I always liked Oakland more than SF


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    Quote Originally Posted by schuss View Post
    Drinks and beer were better in Oakland IMO and Toronado always had a weird arrogant vibe to it. The taplist was always solid, it was just the people that sucked. That said - all my favorite beer and drink spots in the bay appear to have closed, so can't offer many notes here.
    Hey - maybe some motherfucker from Toronado was who stabbed me! 🤣


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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    Whoa, casual conversation bomb right there. Yeh, that hood was pretty sketch back in those days.

    Went to Zam Zam back then, too. I think Bruno liked me.
    Bruno was hilarious. I got kicked out a few times and got a couple good martinis.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Go to Haight, score some acid and trip your balz off like it was 1989
    Fiffy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    No trip to Sac would be complete without a visit to the Hilltop tavern


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    Or The Raven
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 54-46 View Post
    Hey - maybe some motherfucker from Toronado was who stabbed me! 🤣


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    No clue, when I lived off Haight it was mostly just hipsters. RIP beer revolution and trappist

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    Quote Originally Posted by schuss View Post
    No clue, when I lived off Haight it was mostly just hipsters. RIP beer revolution and trappist
    My friend still lives off Haight. He said watching the self-driving cars is whacked pulling into his driveway and turning around. I don't know if I'm ready for that.

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    View of SF from Faction in Alameda Name:  Image1676423962.494229.jpg
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    I hear there's great skiing in that area. World class, they say.

    If the roads are clear, you could take old 40 over Donner Summit for extra scenery, though passing ski resorts for work may cause psychological damage. Breakfast on the deck at Donner Ski Ranch? Funky building, bar's on the second floor facing the parking lot, view to Sugar Bowl. It's about the view not the food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powpig View Post
    Been closed since before last 4th of July due to a fire.
    That's tragic. One of the best burritos ever.

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