Savvy locals tell you how to spend it stylishly
SHANNON ROWBURY, Olympic middle-distance runner
Start by going to a restaurant in the Mission district called Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, tel: (1-415) 565 0360. It’s a clean and cozy space, the wine selection is good and the food is fresh and great. After you’ve had dinner, stroll along Valencia Street to a place called Amnesia, tel: (1-415) 970 0012. It’s a very small bar and every night of the week they have live music. Another option, near Amnesia, is the Phoenix Bar & Irish Gathering House, tel: (1-415) 695 1811. To end the evening, walk along to Dolores Park. Nearby is Bi-Rite Creamery, tel: (1-415) 626 5600. It’s an ice cream place, and a great way to end your night out.