It’s hard not to eat well on a San Francisco vacation. This is, after all, the area where fresh, local, seasonal cuisine first came on the scene. And the San Francisco area has fabulous produce, fresh seafood and some of the country’s hottest chefs.
So if you want to get a taste of the San Francisco food scene, June is the time to travel. The 7th annual Dine Around Town runs June 1-15. During this food fest, restaurants around the city offer special 3-course lunches for $21.95 and/or 3-course dinners for $31.95.
At French bistro Chouchou, you could have escargot, duck leg confit and creme brulee. Or the popular PlumpJack Cafe offers a lunch menu featuring braised short ribs with parmesan polenta and red wine mushroom sauce, and apple huckleberry crisp.
More than 100 restaurants are participating in Dine Around Town — including some in San Francisco hotels. Vitrine in the 5-star St. Regis is offering a lunch special. Seven Fifty in the Hilton San Francisco Financial District (a fabulous location, by the way, close to North Beach, Union Square and foodie heaven: the Ferry Building) is doing lunch and dinner specials.
Polly Fitz is an editor for CheapTickets who loves writing about travel and food but prefers to actually go places and eat.