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Jan 7, 16, 8:24 pm
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Though the last two days have been beautiful out!

Though the last two days have been beautiful out!
Forum: San Francisco
Mar 12, 15, 12:56 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
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We were not impressed with Central Kitchen. Not...

We were not impressed with Central Kitchen. Not that the food was bad. Just not memorable. But it's been a while since we went.

2 meals at Flour + Water, and both have been excellent. That...
Feb 17, 15, 1:40 pm
Replies: 3,083
Views: 411,911
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HUCA Worked!

Just another data point in terms of calling and having them book via the old system. Thankfully, it took me just two calls to book two award tickets for January 2016, routing MLE-DXB-IAH. Z space...
Feb 6, 15, 6:33 pm
Replies: 4,398
Views: 971,284
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Ditto. I was approved for both personal cards in...

Ditto. I was approved for both personal cards in November (I applied for them at the same time. One I was instantly approved, the other I got a pending status. I called the following day and was...
Feb 6, 15, 5:42 pm
Replies: 3,083
Views: 411,911
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Leaving aside whether I'll ever even be able to...

Leaving aside whether I'll ever even be able to book it by calling and finding an agent willing to do it, does anyone know when Emirates loads the 2016 flights on their site so that I can at least...
Jan 25, 15, 2:07 pm
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Very excited that my husband and I were able to...

Very excited that my husband and I were able to book a stay here for our honeymoon next year (we'll be staying right after New Year's 2016 for a week).

Quick question - how good are they about...
Jan 8, 15, 11:17 pm
Replies: 4,398
Views: 971,284
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Points Not Showing As Qualifying Points?

I applied for and was approved for two personal cards in November. First statement close date on both cards was 1/1.

Not wanting to make any mistakes, I deliberately held off on hitting the 2k...
Forum: Hawaii
Dec 29, 14, 2:21 am
Replies: 252
Views: 52,309
Posted By StudentExplorer

Thanks everyone for the feedback. We are going...

Thanks everyone for the feedback. We are going in May, so still have some time to think about it.
Forum: Hawaii
Dec 26, 14, 8:30 pm
Replies: 252
Views: 52,309
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Worth overnighting in Hana?

We just booked ourselves a trip to Maui in May. 7 nights. First time on Maui (been to Kauai twice). We will definitely drive the Road to Hana, but wondering if it is worth splitting the drive up...
Forum: San Francisco
Jun 5, 14, 1:31 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,349
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I've not done the Ewoldsen trail, so I can't...

I've not done the Ewoldsen trail, so I can't compare. But having done a Steep Ravine/Mt. Davis loop, I can definitely recommend that. I think it highlights some of the best of Mt. Tam and truly is...
Forum: San Francisco
May 24, 14, 12:04 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,349
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FWIW, I slightly disagree about avoiding Dottie's...

FWIW, I slightly disagree about avoiding Dottie's because of the neighborhood. IMO, it's not much "worse" then the area surrounding Brenda's. And given how popular it is, and the fact that you'd be...
Forum: San Francisco
May 23, 14, 4:26 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,349
Posted By StudentExplorer

A few thoughts: 1) Not sure where you are...

A few thoughts:

1) Not sure where you are staying (I'm assuming right on or near Union Square), but not sure it makes sense on the first day to go to Turtle Tower and then backtrack to the Ferry...
Forum: San Francisco
May 21, 14, 1:17 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,618
Posted By StudentExplorer

And combine that with Magnolia Gastropub and...

And combine that with Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery, and you can hit many of the types of things you enjoy!
Forum: San Francisco
Mar 7, 14, 11:59 am
Replies: 40
Views: 4,807
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Mason Pacific is wonderful. Haven't had a bad...

Mason Pacific is wonderful. Haven't had a bad meal there. Great addition to the neighborhood.

I know you've already decided on Sushi Ran, but in case you were still open to other Sushi options...
Forum: San Francisco
Mar 4, 14, 4:25 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,432
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I've only ever been for drinks (we live a few...

I've only ever been for drinks (we live a few blocks away, and we often take out of town guests). But I am pretty sure you can and that they also have a separate bar menu. And I've seen people at...
Forum: San Francisco
Oct 22, 13, 4:39 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,807
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I've had two lunches here and thought it was...

I've had two lunches here and thought it was excellent. A great addition to the neighborhood. Wish it was closer to the Financial District.
Forum: San Francisco
Sep 27, 13, 4:48 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,807
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A third for L'Ardoise. If you don't mind...

A third for L'Ardoise.

If you don't mind taking a late reservation, Frances is also excellent (not too far from L'Ardoise).

For higher end dining/real splurge, I am very fond of Sons &...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
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This is so true, especially when it comes to New...

This is so true, especially when it comes to New Zealand. I did a NZ trip about a few years ago. I'm really glad I opted to concentrate on the South Island. It allowed me a little more...
Forum: San Francisco
Feb 8, 13, 9:10 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
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I'm assuming this is the Hilton on Kearney? ...

I'm assuming this is the Hilton on Kearney?

Z & Y for Szechaun.

Tony's Pizza Napoletano (gets very busy, may be better off grabbing bar seats or go early)

Cotogna (rustic Italian)
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Forum: San Francisco
Dec 26, 12, 2:12 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,113
Posted By StudentExplorer

Ryoko's for sushi near Union Square is open until...

Ryoko's for sushi near Union Square is open until 2 am every day of the week. Last call for food is 1:30 a.m.

http://www.ryokos.com/


Haven't been, but I saw it in an article a couple years...
Forum: San Francisco
Feb 28, 12, 12:38 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By StudentExplorer

With or without alcohol? If you want nice,...

With or without alcohol?

If you want nice, casual, and well-priced, then SF is your city. So many excellent mid-range restaurants.
Feb 14, 12, 3:55 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,805
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L'Ardoise is a really lovely place. In the...

L'Ardoise is a really lovely place. In the Castro itself, I second the recommendation for Anchor Oyster Bar. A shame about Frances (though you may want to check OpenTable as you get closer. I've...
Forum: San Francisco
Feb 14, 12, 3:38 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,283
Posted By StudentExplorer

I was incredibly disappointed with Saison. At...

I was incredibly disappointed with Saison. At that kind of price point, I expect a good majority of dishes to be memorable and the service impeccable. Most of the dishes have since been forgotten...
Forum: San Francisco
Feb 14, 12, 3:29 am
Replies: 50
Views: 7,263
Posted By StudentExplorer

Alternatively, you could always try for a lunch...

Alternatively, you could always try for a lunch reservation (Friday-Sunday only) instead. Same menu.
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