Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A busy summer of travelling - San Francisco edition

The husband and I really enjoy travelling and we've hit several locations on both the east and west coast since May.  I thought it might be fun to do a few posts detailing our favorite spots to eat and things to do in each place.

In May we went to San Francisco for a whole week - which was absolutely amazing!  We rarely get to really experience one place for that long, so it was great to really to be able to explore!

We stayed with a friend, so I don't have any hotel recs, but we ate out plenty - and did a fair amount of adventuring too!

Some of the good places we ate at:
Little Delhi - amazing indian food in the Tenderloin district

Beach Chalet - some of my husband's family took us here (they live in SF) - a little fancier but right along the water and has some very tasty crab dishes!

and probably the best meal of the trip was at B*Star - a Burmese restaurant that was to die for!  We had never had Burmese food (which is kind of a thai/indian fusion type cuisine) but we were immediately sad it' not available in NC!) I highly recommend the avocado shake - super tasty!

We also ate dim sum at an unassuming restaurant in Chinatown (there are so many options that it is hard to wrong there!) and delicious sushi at a small place right down the street from our friend's apartment.  You can't really go wrong with Asian cuisine or fresh seafood in SF! 

 And of course, we had to hit up Ghiradelli for an over the top sundae!  This trip we got the Peanut Butter and Chocolate sundae - every last bit was amazing!

Other things we did included:

Find fun statues around the city - and pose with them obviously. 

Go to Fisherman's Wharf and see the Boudin Sourdough breads being made!

Indulge the husband's coffee habit and visit FOUR! coffee shops while there - including Blue Bottle and Ritual Coffee (which was the favorite - the Valencia St. location)

One of the most fun days we had was biking across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito.  We used Blazing Saddles to rent the bikes from and spent the whole day biking - it was so much fun!  We grabbed lunch in Sausalito - at a really good deli named Venace - highly recommend!  I got a brie, apple and avocado sandwich - yummmm!

 We also spent a day exploring Sonoma - which was recommended by the locals over Napa!  We went to four wineries - Cline Cellars, Jacuzzi Winery, Gundlach Bundschu Winery which we all liked, and then Valley of the Moon Winery, which we weren't fans of.  The first two had free tastings - which was a surprise - but a nice one!  And at Jacuzzi, they also had an olive press and had olive oil tastings which we really enjoyed.  You never realize olive oil can have so many different tastes until you taste different varieties side by side! 

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