Friday, June 17, 2011

San Francisco Part One

Several weeks ago Tom and I made the drive to the Bay Area to attend a friend's wedding. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities, and as usual, it didn't disappoint. I have awesome friends who generously offered up their apartment since they were out of town that weekend, so that meant we had more money to spend indulging in San Francisco's many gastronomic delights (this is a fancy way of saying "stuffing our faces").

On Friday we headed to Fisherman's Wharf so that Tom could get his requisite dose of fried seafood.

{fried seafood purveyor}
Friday night we went to Jimmy and Kisha's reception, and my oh-so-chic clutch was barely large enough to hold a lipstick and keys, let alone my camera; so all I have are a couple of grainy cell phone pictures.

The reception was at McCormick and Kuleto's, a restaurant in Ghiradelli Square. There were lovely views of the bay, but more importantly, they made the best greyhound I have ever had - grapefruits sitting right there on the bar, ready to be squeezed, none of that canned garbage.

Saturday morning we braved the morning drizzle and headed to the farmer's market for breakfast. The chilaquiles were delicious, although the lack of a black bean cake means that the Park House version maintains its top spot in Tom's heart (belly?).

After eating away the effects of the previous night's celebration (Damn you, greyhounds!), we headed over the bridge to the Muir Woods.

That evening we went to the Mission to checkout Pizzeria Delfina, a restaurant that the internet told me was amazing. Once again, the internet did not lead me astray. Dinner was amazing. I took pictures of everything we ate, but as it turns out, asparagus with lemon brown butter and Parmesan curls tastes a lot better than it photographs. The same can be said of the Clam Pie with cherrystone clams, tomatoes, pecorino, and  hot peppers. Next level though, for reals.

After dinner, we decided to continue with the day's theme of eating things that are delicious and cruised across the street to another spot that the internet spoke very highly of - Bi-Rite Creamery, a magical place selling all sorts of homemade frozen treats. Oh and because this was San Francisco and San Francisco is awesome, both Pizzeria Delfina and Bi-Rite Creamery use local, organic products. Anyway, the line was halfway down the block despite the fact that it was almost ten o'clock and about fifty degrees, so we opted to grab ice cream sandwiches from the takeout line and head back to Hotel Smith. I picked balsamic strawberry ice cream between two shortbread cookies; Tom picked vanilla with chocolate chip cookies. I totally won. 

To be assured, there is more eating.


  1. Love this post. I am impressed by all that you did and so glad I got to try those Bi-Rite treats:) Looking forward to joining you on your next SF tour. XO Kelsey


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