you know, i’m a little scared to admit this in public, but… it’s fun to eat.
yes, it is important to be healthy, be skinny and fashionable and all that blah blah blah boring stuff. but it is also fun to enjoy a great meal, good wine, great company and excellent atmosphere. oh, so good!
(my dad was a lot like that)
here are some places we went to in san fran. we got so many suggestions from some great people but time was limited.
tadich grill. we heard about it here.
walking distance from our hotel on the Embarcadaro, this restaurant was about an hour wait, but well worth it.
but wait, i’m getting ahead of myself.... we actually went to the famous “house of prime rib” the night before. i kid you not. now, i am not a prime rib type of gal. but i got major brownie points from ROF for taking him here. and i enjoyed myself big time. have to admit that i got teary thinking about how much my dad would have loved this place. we got there early and sat at the packed bar – actually it was a PACKED restaurant. there were many cool things i liked about this place:
1. we got to know the bartender, pete, who had been there for over 23 years. he wanted to know all about us – where we were from, what we were doing in san fran. he was swamped too – but really took the time to make us feel special.
2. while seated at the bar, a group of about 7 or 8 old men in suit coats walked by us – i mean they were in their late 80’s and 90’s. all decked out. so cool. probably have been going there for many years.
3. a local couple sat by us and energetically struck up a conversation about the place and it was a highlight to chat it up with them and get insider scoop.
4. did i mention i got brownie points from my main man for coming here?
hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend!