Thursday, March 22, 2012

Landed in San Francisco

24 hours into San Francisco, I have certainly not been shy about (over)eating.

I took a short walk yesterday, with a soundtrack of foghorns in the bay and squawking green parrots overhead.

But otherwise, I’ve been focused on a string of eating opportunities.

First stop was Mission Beach, a new San Francisco favorite. I managed to skip the french toast this time. But not long after, I went to my favorite candy store, Miette.

And then for a cupcake.

By the time dinner rolled around, I didn’t need another bite, not to mention calorie. But it just so happened that three friends from high school were in town, so of course I had to go eat (a turkey burger and pinot noir, for the record).

And after yoga class this morning, it was time to eat. Again.

Speaking of San Francisco favorites, when was the last time you went to Zuni?

For me, it had been eons. And I had forgotten how magical a restaurant can be.

We were seated on a banquette near the open kitchen.

Loaves of Acme sourdough bread before us. (And, before long, in front of us.)

And I watched one chef make their famous Caesar salad.

Over and over.

And over again.

Tossing, pouring, grating…

Naturally I had to have one.

Along with a pizza from their wood oven.

It was heaven.

24 hours into San Francisco, and I couldn’t be happier to be here.


  1. Both the pizza and the cupcake look delicious. Please send samples. Seriously.

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  3. I'm reading this post and eyeing the Greek yogurt I brought for breakfast...and thinking I'd rather have cupcakes and pizza! Have a great trip!

  4. Have you gone to The Butler and The Chef Bistro in San Francisco? Its very French inpsired and the food and yummy is amazing for brunch. Even my husband agreed that it reminded him of the cafes we went to in Paris, and that's a tough opinion to get out of him.

  5. Ahhh I love Zuni!! You just made me all wistful for San Francisco ^_^

  6. I haven't been to Zuni, I need to get there, it looks adorable...and yummy!

  7. My friend JUST recommended Zuni to me for our upcoming trip! And Miette..... the cookbook sits on my buffet table! can't wait to be there. You did your body good by eating all that!

  8. Living in the SF Bay area, I thoroughly enjoyed your photos and written love of the most magical city in the world (at least in my view). It's a wonder, going to bed at night listening to the fog horns, waking up in the morning with the glorious fresh bay air, walking the walkable streets of the city, hiking in the Marin hills nearby. Nothing else like it! Thanks for your blog post.

  9. Thanks for sharing a great article with us!! I am going to celebrate my birthday in one of the San Francisco restaurants. I am so excited for the day; it will be a great fun.