OpenTable Winners!

On a bit of a whim, I entered Boat Shoes and I into the ‘My Food Valentine’ contest courtesy of OpenTable. The contest rules were simple: enter one photo of yourself and your favorite foodie into OpenTable’s flickr pot. From there, five winners are selected to receive dinner for two (in the form of a $200 gift card). If I ever I see a contest like this, I’m pretty apt to enter though I never actually anticipate winning any of these things. In this case though, the stars aligned ever so perfectly and the awesome folks at OpenTable sent me an email to let me know that I was selected as one (I think the very last one, actually) of the OpenTable winners for the contest! (You can find us on their blog, too.)

This is the little gem that managed to score us a fantastic dinner in the city:

At the House of Prime Rib.

Since we have a decent amount to work with, I’m looking at booking an anniversary dinner for us in the city. Gary Danko is quickly moving to the top of the charts (it’s Boat Shoes’ most favorite in SF), but there are too many fantastic restaurants here to make any rash decisions. Also on my mental list right now: Boulevard, Town Hall, Foreign CinemaHarris’ and SPQR. I’ll be honest, I have had a hard time getting around tasting menus; perhaps in large part because I don’t eat meat and find it difficult to spend $75 on a 3-course mostly vegetarian meal. Still, a number of the most highly acclaimed spots in the city offer tasting menus (e.g. Acquerello, Quince and La Folie) so I think I may have to dive in this once.

For foodies out there — what are your thoughts? 
Any great restaurants in the city that are worth putting on our radar for a big night out?

xoxo from SF,