1. I will never live in San Francisco. What was I thinking?
2. I need more weekends with amazing girls like Yoli.
3. Good food is everything!
4. Tarot card readings are a complete joke.
5. I'm a terrible singer.
|Meet Yoli. We met back in the dorms circa 1997|
We arrived on Friday. Yoli drove into the city and I flew into SFO. Managing my way on BART from the airport to the Powell Street station was a breeze. My trek up to Nob Hill, not so much. Taxi service was a bit of a joke for a city as large as San Francisco but I finally made my way up California St. to the hotel where Yo had a bottle of wine waiting. More drinks in the club lounge and then dinner at Farallon.
|Oysters, one of my all time favorites. These were so fresh.|
|I love dinning with people who aren't afraid to try new things. Yoli's octopus which was delicious.|
|Summer bean salad|
|My lemonfish which I'm pretty sure I could eat everyday.|
My only real request this trip was that we find a karaoke bar. In my twenties I was the karaoke queen. Lord how times have changed. The fearlessness is gone and all I'm left with is a horrible singing voice which I'm pretty sure is the same singing voice I had back then. Only at least back then I would have been wearing a skimpy outfit so the boys would have still be cheering for me. It's good to shake things up though. I'm glad I made a fool of myself :)
So after karaoke, me insulting a bartender and a few more drinks it was time for those carbs I mentioned. We ended up at Lori's Diner for malts, fried food and salad (just for good measure) What is it about a night of drinking and walking the streets that makes me want chicken fingers and fries?
The next day I was totally impressed with our ability to be up and out of the room bright and early after not getting to bed until after 1AM #rally.
Our original plan was to walk to the SOMA food truck park but after a ten minute walk through a REALLY bad neighborhood (think used needles on the sidewalk from the previous nights escapades) we ended up spending the afternoon in the first safe neighborhood we got to. God bless you Mission District.
|Post-breakfast and pre-lunch empanadas|
In our efforts to avoid the "hood" we took the bus back from Mission to 5th Street and then walked up to Chinatown
|I probably could have taken the hat off the hook!|
More eating, more drinking and then dinner at Michael Mina.
|Abalone for the first time ever, so good.|
|My perfectly cooked lamb|
Saturday was an early night, smacks and movies in the room. Sunday was more exploring or rather me on a quest to find the Longchamp store.
|Success, and what I'm sure will be the first of many of these little babies.|