Dining

April 28, 2006

From amazing seafood spots to its famous Chinatown, San Franciscois a city known for culinary creations. Visitors are sure to findsomething for their taste buds among these top picks.

Dining

Chinese Flavorful 'Frisco' fare
From amazing seafood spots to its famous Chinatown, San Francisco is a city known for culinary creations. Visitors are sure to find something for their taste buds among these top picks.
Note: Price symbols range from $ for inexpensive (less than $10) to $$$$ for very expensive (more than $25).American

Nightlife When the lights go down
The bay city offers great nighttime entertainment from dancing to comedy clubs and everything in between.
Notes on music
The city's best music venues include Biscuits & Blues (401 Mason St.; 415/292-2583) near Union Square. The club serves up great soul food and excellent blues.
Jazz at Pearl's (256 Columbus Ave. near Broadway; 415/291-8255) in North Beach is always a hot spot, and Lou's Pier 47 (300 Jefferson St.; 415/771-5687) at Fisherman's Wharf has live music nightly.
Local bands and nationally known acts are featured at Bimbo's 365 Club (1025 Columbus Ave. at Chestnut; 415/474-0365) near the waterfront.
Some of the finest cabaret in the city is at Empire Plush Room (940 Sutter St.; 415/885-6800).

An evening at Teatro ZinZanni
Promising love, chaos, and dinner to all who come, Teatro ZinZanni (Pier 29, The Embarcadero at Battery St.; 415/438-2668) delivers an unusual theatrical hybrid combining spectacle, comedy, vaudeville revue, interactive theater, dance, music, and magic in a dizzying and colorful new form. The show changes seasonally with the introduction of new international stars, world-class practitioners of circus and aerial arts, cabaret, balance and juggling acts, tap dance, clowning, illusion, and physical comedy.