If you've checked your local bookstore recently, you know that books on San Francisco are proliferate and sometimes too similar to distinguish one from another. THis book, however, is a terrific addition to any Bay ARea lover's bookshelf. The more than 400 pages are organized by activity/venue and include the inside scoop on local places to shop, eat, visit and partake of, as well as well-known sites and stops. INcluded are lists of weekend jaunts (with lodging, restaurant and shopping information), all levels of dining, from downhome to upscale gourmet, and TOp 25 lists to direct those with limited time to explore. The star rating scale seems to be fair, from the perspective of a frequent San Francisco traveler. Only drawback is that superlatives are peppered throughout the reviews and can be misleading if you don't read carefully.
A nice addition to MY already-burgeoning bookshelf!