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Top 5 places to eat, hang out during VMworld/Tech Exchange for developers.


Just wanted to share with you my list of places to eat, have coffee or a meaningful cocktail. Try them out, let me know if you agree and thanks for attending our event.


#1 Thanh Long Restaurant. This place has been around for years and I just recently visited. Corey R. recommended it and I promise next time I am there I will bring him a box of Garlic Noodles. The place is known for its Pepper Crab and Garlic noodles. Make a reservation as the place is always full. A great thing to do after an early dinner and if weather permits is to walk to the beach and watch the sunset.

4101 Judah Street
San Francisco, CA 94122-1124

(415) 665-1146



#2 Burma SuperStar. Not enough good things can be said about this fine establishment. My favorites are the Tea leaf salad, Walnut Shrimp and the Garlic Noodles. The place fills up fast and they won’t do reservations. I usually wait in line before the restaurant opens for a spot. The place is not ideal for large groups of 6 or more. You might also try their sister restaurant if the wait is too long, B Star is right up the street and has the same menu type. This neighborhood also has some pretty good bars where you can wait until your name is called (they will call your cell phone). My favorite bar is the Plough and Stars this is where we took our friend Luc D. As an interesting note this is one of the neighborhoods I lived in when I first came to San Francisco. It was much different then.

309 Clement St
(between 4th Ave & 5th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 387-2147



#3 Slanted Door. This place is a standard, and works great for entertaining customers / partners. They also have a take out menu if you are in a hurry. My favorites are the Shaken Beef and always the Spring Rolls. I used to visit Slanted Door more when they were up and coming in the Mission. Now I almost feel like I have to wear a suit and tie to attend. Either way this is always a good place to visit. They do take reservations so book early.

1 Ferry Building #3
San Francisco, CA 94111




#4 Balompie Café #3  – Salvadorian Food This is where local Salvadorians go for pupusas. The menu is great, and best of all they have Sierra Nevada on Tap. A pupusa is kind of like a thick corn tortilla stuffed with Cheese, chicken, or beans. It’s a latin thing, and very good for you. I really like this place, the people are nice, parking is a bit dodgy but the menu makes up for it. Please note this is a very casual meeting place, not really a business meeting type of setting. What not to wear when visiting here ? Don’t wear your business suit, wear casual clothes and good running shoes in case you might need to make a run for it.

3801 Mission St., San Francisco CA94110 37.735883 -122.424184  (At Richland Ave)




#5 Café Greco in North Beach. This Café is (almost) walking distance from Moscone and  worth the walk if you are looking for a decent cup of coffee and great atmosphere this is the place. Ask for Don Carlito from Guatemala and be sure to tell them “Pablito” sent you (that is what my mom calls me so don’t laugh)


423 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133-3901

(415) 397-6261



There are thousands of other great restaurants that I still have not tried so please let us know which is your favorite so we can share with the rest of our visitors.

Enjoy our event and thanks for visiting this fine city. I do ask one favor please don’t call it Frisco it will make you sound like a tourist 😉

Best Regards,

Pablo Roesch

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