Hog & Rocks San Francisco One Day Itinerary

April 20, 2015

Hog & Rocks is San Francisco’s first and only ham and oyster bar located in San Francisco’s Mission District. Owner Scott Youkilis shares his San Francisco One Day Itinerary.

Scott Youkilis owner of Hog & Rocks in San Francisco

Scott’s San Francisco One Day Itinerary

Scott recommends starting the morning at Four Barrel Coffee at 375 Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District. Grab a pastry and sip on their pour over coffee. They have the best selection of single origin coffees in San Francisco.  Any day choose from one of five varietals and ask some questions from their incredibly cool and knowledgable baristas.

From Four Barrel Coffee, walk along 14th Street to the top of Buena Vista Park. You should get some exercise and use that caffeine and sugar rush to your advantage. When you get to the top you’ll be rewarded with sweeping 360 views from the Ocean to the Golden Gate Bridge to the East Bay to the Peninsula. The walk is about 22-25 minutes and covers 1.3 miles.

Then hop in an Uber (use code AvitalTours for your first ride up to $20 free) or taxi to Laurel Heights for great dim sum and noodles at the Hong Kong Lounge II at 3300 Geary Boulevard. With such a large Asian population in San Francisco, this is truly a treat and specialty.

After lunch, head over via taxi to The Presidio Gate located at the corner of Presidio Avenue and Pacific Avenue to walk down the Presidio’s oldest foot path, Lover’s Lane.  At least it’s downhill and you’ll need to walk off those dumplings.  Check out “Wood Line” by Andy Goldsworthy, eucalyptus branches laid out in a long slopping sinuous curve through a standing eucalyptus grove.  Continue walking all the way down through the Presidio to Crissy Field and jump in the Bay for bonus points or simply enjoy a gorgeous view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Then, head to an incredible Dinner at NOPA at 560 Divisadero Street at Hayes Street. NOPA is a delicious restaurant with straight forward California cuisine with great wines and cocktails. It’s like Zuni Cafe for the Millennial Generation!After dinner, walk one block to catch some live music at The Independent, one of San Francisco’s best clubs. And if you’re still standing at the end of the night, you’ll get some extra bonus points to finish off the evening with a night cap at historic 1940s Arabian Nights themed Dive Bar, Aub Zam Zam.  Like you need one after a day like that. But, who cares, you only have One Day in San Francisco.

Want to learn more about Hog & Rocks and Chef Owner, Scott Youkilis?  Join Avital Tours on our Mission District Food Tour. Come Eat with Us!