San Francisco, Day 9
We woke up early to make the most of our day. We took the cable car to Chinatown, where we ate the best dim-sum at Yank Sing. They had soup dumplings on demand, need I say more?
Once we finished eating, we walked over to the Farmers Market in Ferry Market. Words can't describe how amazing that Farmers Market was. It was the biggest market that I have ever seen. There was an area with prepared foods that was as big as the produce side.
We then took a trolley up to Chinatown. We walked around the streets and wandered into small shops. It is much bigger than the Chinatown in NYC.
We finished our San Francisco trip at In and Out Burger. YUMMY!!!
San Francisco, Day 8
Once we woke up, we headed to La Boulangerie for breakfast. MMMMM...that's me thinking about the best cappuccino in the world. We then took the bus to Bay City Bikes to rent bicycles for the day. We spent the morning riding through Crissy Field, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and riding through Salsilito. We then took the Blue and Gold Ferry back to San Fran and on the way we saw Alcatraz. We returned the bikes and took a bus to Japantown.
In Japantown, we found a really cool mall, Japan Center, that had restaurants and stores. We found a conveyor-boat sushi restaurant. It's like the conveyor belt places, but it has boats that go around with the sushi on them. We then decided to walk through Haight-Ashbery.
Haight-Ashbery reminds of New York, but not in a good way. It reminds me of the East Village, before it was gentrified.
We stopped a few pubs on the way:
Toronodo- huge tap beer selection, surly staff, really cheap happy hour
Martin Macks- GROSS, beer tasted like clorox
Magnolia Pub and Brewery- good beer
We then went to Range for dinner. The braised duck stuffed pasta with English peas and lemon, is probably one of the best things I've ever eaten.
San Francisco, Day 7
When we woke, we went for a drive around Santa Cruz to look at guys surfing. We then went for breakfast at Kelly's French Bakery. I had a ham and cheese crossiant--If it's on the menu--I'm ordering it.
We then took the Pacific Coast Highway back to San Francisco, we stopped for lunch in Pacifica at La Playa Taqueria. It was the perfect beach taco, but only order one. It's a huge open face taco with guacamole, cheese, sour cream, lettuce and salsa. We then continued on our journey to San Fran.
Our hotel, Motel Capri, was an awesome 1950's motor lodge. It had vintage furniture in it, but it was renovated. They also had a cool 1950's Cadillac parked in the lot. We arrived early, so we had to wait to check in. We took a drive out to Crissy Field to see the Golden Gate Bridge. Once we checked in, we decided to go for a walk and for a ride on a cable car.
We checked out 2 local watering holes:
Le Trapp- Belgium bar, massive library of bottled Belgium and Trappist Beer, bar is located in basement of the building
Church Key - Hip bar, lots of cool beers, jerk bartender
Once we finished drinking, we went to Star(fish)belly for dinner. It's really Starbelly, but Rob kept calling it Starfish belly and I thought it was funny. Food was good, pacing was off on the dishes and it was really noisy.