Thursday, April 3, 2014

Five Places to try in San Francisco

There are SO MANY amazing food options to try in San Francisco. Seriously, so many. Much like the wineries, there are still about a hundred places left on my list that I'd like to try - a great reason to go back! Below are a few of my favorites that I highly suggest you try if you find yourself there...

1. Kokkari Estiatorio. Oh my Lord, yum. I went for lunch and it was SO good. Awesome food, awesome service, fun atmosphere. The octopus, zucchini cakes and halibut were delicious!

2. Blue Bottle Coffee. I got told by my sweet friend Lauren to go here. She always has the best recommendations so when I saw that one was near my hotel, I bee lined it over here. The coffee was amazing (I had the New Orleans iced coffee with whole milk, because how could I not?) and the staff was SO FRIENDLY. I spent a whole afternoon reading my book, journaling and people watching. I'd like to spend every afternoon that way, please and thank you.

3. Bluestem Brasserie. Alright, just go here if you are in SF. The owners are FANTASTIC, it is a husband wife team who built the place (which took them four years). The wife was the architect and now manages all special events and the husband runs the place. Amazing wines, incredible service (the best I have had in a long while) but really I need to tell you about the gnocchi. Oh my word. Goat cheese, basil blossoms, cashews and morels (which I still don't know what that is if we're being honest). It was the best meal I had all weekend. 

4. Foreign Cinema. I realize that is the worst photo ever, but I had to attempt to show you how incredible the ambiance is there. If you are a man in San Francisco, you can not go wrong taking a lady friend there on a date night. The service was slow, but I'm assuming it is because most people come to linger and want to spend all night there. Also, I ordered fried chicken for the first time in my life. I do not enjoy fried chicken at all, I'm just not the biggest fan of breading on food. This chicken, was so tender and amazing and perfectly crisp, it converted me into a fried chicken fan. 

5. The Ferry Building Here's the thing, if you put tons of cheese + fresh flowers + pastries + seafood into an adorably styled building, I'm going to love it. And I'm not going to want to leave. We had breakfast, coffee and lunch here one day and I did not want to leave. If you go, grab a breakfast sandwich from Cowgirl Creamery and coffee from Blue Bottle. 

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