Seafood, sexy martinis and biking to the beach 

Faves and raves by Don Kraft (Click the picture to see Don's faves)

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AGE:
Young enough

YEARS IN THE CITY: 28



NEIGHBORHOOD: Park Presidio

OCCUPATION: Human resources, learning and development

SELF-DESCRIPTION: Works hard and plays hard; trying to help a small part of the world survive; food-wine lover; travel nut; beach and outdoors are always needed

FAVORITE RESTAURANT

Farallon

WHERE:
450 Post St., between Mason and Powell streets

WHAT: The perfect seafood restaurant

INFO: (415) 956-6969 or www.farallonrestaurant.com

The kitchen delivers the best seafood dishes around, both small and large plates. The interior of floating jellyfish light fixtures and the painted mosaic dome provides a unique atmosphere. The service is great, too!

FAVORITE PLACE TO SPEND A SUNDAY

Golden Gate Park

WHERE:
Bounded by Fulton and Stanyan streets, Lincoln Way and the Great Highway

WHAT:
An urban park of 1,017 acres of public grounds

INFO: www.golden-gate-park.com

Golden Gate Park is one of best city parks in the world and a great place to spend a weekend afternoon. Free concerts, buffalos, the beach, the arboretum, Strawberry Hill, Stow Lake, the Conservatory of Flowers, museums; the list goes on of ways to relax and have fun.

FAVORITE VIEW

Twin Peaks

WHERE:
Twin Peaks Boulevard

WHAT: Panoramic views of San Francisco

INFO: (415) 831-6328 or sfrecpark.org/documents/twin_peaks.pdf

I always enjoy taking a trip up to the top of Twin Peaks for an incredible view of The City. I love to take out-of-town guests to see the view any time of day or night.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST

Curbside Cafe

WHERE:
2417 California St., at Fillmore Street

WHAT: French-American café restaurant

INFO: (415) 929-9030 or www.sfcurbside.com

Wonderful small French-American restaurant for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The absolutely best French toast anywhere! It’s bourbon-baked and served with maple syrup. Addicting!

FAVORITE MUSEUM

Legion of Honor Fine Art Museum

WHERE:
100 34th Ave., at Clement Street

WHAT: Fine Art Museum

INFO: (415) 750-3600 or legionofhonor.famsf.org

Visiting the Legion of Honor is a nice option of something to do on a foggy or rainy day. Great ancient and European art collections to enjoy as you wander through the beautiful Beaux-Arts building, with awesome views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

FAVORITE WEEKEND WORKOUT ACTIVITY

Active Pilates

WHERE:
9 Clement St., at Arguello Street

WHAT: Pilates studio for private or group sessions

INFO: (415) 876-6170 or www.active-pilates.com

One of the few studios to offer gyrotonics and state of the art Pilates in The City. “Come on in ... don’t be shy.”

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET A MARTINI

Martuni’s

WHERE:
4 Valencia St., at Market Street

WHAT: A nice dark piano bar for a great martini

INFO: (415) 241-0205 or www.martunis.ypguides.net

They make the best martinis and the atmosphere is sexy, dark, relaxing and the perfect place to begin an evening. Great jazz piano bar.

FAVORITE PLACE FOR A BICYCLE RIDE

Ocean Beach

WHERE:
Great Highway at Fulton Street

WHAT: Bike trail along Ocean Beach to Lake Merced

INFO: www.parksconservancy.org/visit/park-sites/ocean-beach.html

Riding a bike through Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach and along the bike trail toward Lake Merced is a wonderful way to spend a nice day. Great views, air and exercise! I love to find a spot in the dunes for lunch while watching the waves crashing in.

FAVORITE BURRITO PLACE

Pancho’s Salsa Bar & Grill

WHERE:
3440 Geary Blvd., at Stanyan Street

WHAT: Excellent Mexican restaurant

INFO: (415) 387-8226

Awesome burritos! Close to my casa, so I frequent it often for its reasonably priced and consistently great burritos. The service is quick and the tacos are wonderful!

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