Wednesday, January 26
San Francisco: the food post
Admittedly, we did spend a large percentage of our San Francisco time finding and eating at yummy places. We kind of thought we deserved it since we spent the next greatest percentage of time biking.
I highly recommend the farmers market behind the Ferry Building. There were looong lines of people waiting for the food booths here, so we didn't eat here, but we did take advantage of the samples!
We bought a (compostable) bag of this purple spinach. It was amazing. It's salty. So salty it could almost sub for potato chips! I want to find this and grow it. Sooo good.
Our big find of the trip was Brenda's French Soul Food. I looked up a few places on yelp and gave Colin the choices. He chose Brendas because "French soul food" sounded intriguing.
We got the specials on Saturday morning: eggs benedict on Brenda's amazing biscuits with cheese grits, and sweet potato pancakes. It was nothing short of perfect, especially with chicory coffee!
Bi Rite creamery was recommended by a few friends (I solicited help on Facebook), so we made the trek there Saturday night after dinner at The Slanted Door, which was also recommended. Yay for both of these places.
Sunday morning I chose to eat at Farm:Table, which was very good. A fun, simple little San Francisco experience.
But we had to end our trip the way we started it. We ate lunch on Sunday at Brenda's again. Colin was craving the grits. This time I got a goat cheese, shrimp, and caramelized onion omelette with tomato relish on top that was pretty much perfect. Oh, and watermelon iced tea. (I really want to have one of those biscuits every Saturday for the rest of my life and also learn how to make that tomato relish and iced tea.)