This is the best art house theatre I've ever been to. Located in an old movie theatre in the heart of The Castro -- The Castro Theatre oozes character. Some of the best films play here. Definitely a must see for any film buffs.
Looking for a good sandwich... try Grouchoes Deli in Sparkleberry Square. The interior leaves a bit to be desired, however the food is good and the prices are right. Staff is nice, although sometimes clueless.
What's better on a weekend morning when you are looking to cheat on your diet? Doughnuts!! Happy Donuts is the best place for fresh doughnuts in a variety of indulgent flavors. My favorite is the raspberry glazed. You're sure to find your own favorite. Happy Donuts on 24th St. in Noe Valley is a friendly place, and the prices cannot be beat. Check it out!
I love Dolores Park Cafe. Located across the street from the park, this tiny cafe serves up excellent food, coffee and smoothies. The weekends are a great time to stop by, because although it is crowded -- the vibe is just what you'd expect from a locally-owned SF cafe. You can't get better than Dolores Park Cafe!
I've been to Villa Tronco three times. The first time was excellent. The second so-so. The third was horrible. Our appetizer came burnt and our meals came cold. Lots of friends have had the same bad experiences. The place has really gone downhill fast.
As a New Yorker -- finding good pizza in Columbia is not easy. However, The Mellow Mushroom on Gervais is an exception. It has a cool, laid back vibe -- nothing fancy here. The food is really good and not too expensive. Lots of fresh pizza toppings!
Tsunami is just ok. Located in the Vista, the restaurant has a good vibe and the wait staff is relatively friendly. The food isn't the best Japanese I've ever had, but for Columbia -- it probably doesn't get any better. If you plan on going on Friday or Saturday night, go early or prepare to wait awhile.
I've been to a lot of dealers across the country, yet I have never had such a horrible experience as I had at James Ervin. After you buy the car, you no longer exist to them. I had to fight for weeks to get a repair done to my brand new car. Finally, I had to go straight to Scion corporate for help. Also, they promise a $50 referral gift -- good luck getting it. Again, I had to write a letter to James Ervin directly and copied Toyota Corp. in order to make them fulfill their promise.
Poogans Porch is a cute place. Named after Poogan, the dog, the restaurant is located in an old Charleston home. I wasn't crazy about the food, but I'm not overly into classic southern cooking, but if you are... Poogans is a sure bet. If you don't mind waiting, try their Sunday brunch.
The Andrew Pinckney Inn is a nice inn located in a very quaint section of historic Charleston. However, be warned that the rooms are very small. I have been to small boutique hotels in larger cities where space is at a premium, but this inn took the cake. The staff was friendly and you are close to many restaurants. But again... if you are not into small spaces -- try another inn.