Saturday, January 10, 2009

Rice-a-Roni Not

San Francisco!

Pier 39. Cable cars. Fog. The Golden Gate.

What a city.

I spent last week in San Francisco attending Macworld Expo. I stayed at the Westin downtown which has a concierge to direct you to the Other Concierge. They don't just put a mint on your pillow, you're entire pillow is a mint. I gained five pounds without venturing outside of my room.

There was an in-room French Maid! Uh, no, on second thought there wasn't. I "made" that up. Ha Ha. Ix-nay on the aid-may.


What San Fran lacks in hills and fog it makes up in food, and there were restaurants INSIDE of restaurants. Ridiculous.

Here's the blueprint for the week:

Sunday: Ducca (Westin Hotel, 3rd Street and Market)
Yellowfin ceviche
Halibut cheeks on inked polenta

Monday: House of Nanking (Kearny St.)
Pork eggroll with sauce
Mu Shu Pork
Beer steamed fish

Tuesday: Chevy's (3rd St.)
Chipotle Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Wednesday: Tiramisu (Belden Place)
Steamed Mussels
Cioppino (seafood stew)

Thursday: Canton Seafood and Dim Sum (Folsom St.)
Pork Dumplings
Jelly Fish with Whole Baby Octopus
Scallops and Shrimp
Chicken Bird Nest

Friday: Chevy's again!
Chipotle Cream Chicken Enchiladas AGAIN!

In Between:
Peet's Coffee and Tea (Mission St.) - coffee and pumpkin bread
Ferrari's Italian Deli (Mission St.) - salami sandwich with artichoke

Don't recall seeing either a rice or a roni. Maybe next time.


Tom said...

Sarah and I like "Steps of Rome" in Little Italy for good lunch or dessert. I love walking through China town also.

Jodie said...

Bill you are a major foodie! It sounds like a great trip. I love the Crab House on the pier. Dungeness was my new love a few years ago when we visited California & Oregon with a few day stop in SF.

Jack said...

I'm green with envy not only for the culinary delights, but also Macworld. There's so many wonderful latin "hole in the wall" spots in the Mission district. I would have loved to try the enchiladas you sampled.

One of my favorite italian spots was "The Stinking Rose" in North Beach. It refers to the all-mighty garlic. You can smell the joint block and blocks away. DELIGHTFUL. Yes, it's a bit "touristy," however, it's awesome.

Thank you so much for sharing your travels and great to see you today!

Anonymous said...

Love the guacamole at Chevy's!