San Francisco – A Quicky

I’ve spent some time in the Bay Area, and just got back from another trip. It was quick – only three nights – which is really tough for an East Coast guy. Jet-lagged. Bad. I didn’t leave the Union Square area, but still had another good trip.

I did have a cool hotel room:
It had a chandelier – which reminded me of the Vampire Weekend album cover:

Their party had people. My party had Sportscenter.
Food in San Francisco is great. It’s an EXCELLENT town for Sushi. Very fresh, and there is a place on every street corner – literally. I stopped for sushi four times.
How about a few RCS recommendations:
Breakfast: Swedish pancakes at Sears Fine Food – with a little lingonberry jam. Outstanding.
Dinner: The one night I didn’t have seafood, I had one of the best steaks I’ve ever tasted: the bone-in ribeye from the Grand Cafe. In fact, that whole meal was great – the steak was served with French green beans, Au-gratin potatoes, and a wedge salad with champagne vinaigrette.
I was still full when I caught my flight out of SFO the next morning…

While it’s fun to be out and about, it’s always nice to come home.

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  1. TWJ
    06/17/2010 / 11:44 PM

    Quite a few years ago I was on a “3 on 1 off” project. What does that mean? Three weeks in Pleasanton, CA and one week in Hampton, VA. We did this for about a year and a half. We were in the middle of finishing up a “special project”’ for one of the commercial NASA types. I was lucky enough to have a high school buddy that had moved out to Marin County right after college. I spent weekends with him sailing in the bay, hanging out in the city or going to one of the National Parks. I loved it. His girlfriend, now wife was second generation Chinese and her family had four restaurants in China Town. I don’t think I have eaten like that since then. I remember we went to an Italian restaurant one night called Mama La Rosa’s. Good food and great wine.

    As for hotels, well let’s just say that your tax dollars would only put me up in the Residents Inn at Livermore. And no, I did not have a nice chandelier.
    TWJ

  2. Ron A.
    06/18/2010 / 6:13 PM

    Nice post. I am a big fan of SF, and it always will be a special place for my wife and I as we got engaged there. We actually stayed in Union Square (at the Westin St. Francis) and dined at Grand Cafe the night that we got engaged. Anyway, there are a ton of great restaurants out there and I love the Ferry Building shops, as well.

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