Saturday, October 15, 2011

San Francisco Saturday

The perk of not adjusting to our west coast time was that we were up and ready for breakfast long before any lines could start forming at some of the nearby yummy breakfast places.  The doorman at our hotel suggested we try CafĂ© Presse, which was right down the street from our hotel.

It had the feel of a European coffee shop combined with a library – there was one entire wall lined with magazines and newspapers that solo breakfast eaters could pick up to flip through while they sipped their latte.

And the latte took awhile to sip.


The food was delicious too.  I had Eggs Benedict – which is my favorite brunch.  I actually ended up having it Sunday morning too at another nearby dinner and it was not as good.  Much, much better here.  The eggs were so perfectly poached.


My food photography amuses Anne.


We lingered at breakfast for awhile, chatting about our plans for the day and keeping our little mascot occupied for awhile.


Today the boys had to spend most of the day at their conference, so we occupied ourselves wandering around near our hotel and seeing the sights…


Okay I lied, we went to Anthropologie, Forever 21 and Sephora.

And we ate some more.


Crystal and I found this little Mexican place near the conference center called Tropisueno.  It was a bit of a hole in the wall but Yelp said it was good and our rumbling tummies said it looked promising, so we tried it out.  We were not disappointed.  (And that says quite a lot, with Crystal being a born and bred Texan!)

After lunch, Anne and I had a little happy hour in our room while Crystal and Ethan napped.


In the late afternoon, we met up with the boys again to watch the Wake vs. Va Tech game.  It wasn’t being played on TV but that didn’t stop our Deacon fans.  They found a bar near our hotel with wifi and we watched the game on Locke’s laptop.


Now that was disappointing.  Oh Deacons.

Saturday night was the big group dinner for Matt’s entire class and all the attendings who were out there for the conference.  We ate at Alioto’s, which was one of the big restaurants down by Fisherman’s Wharf.  It was honestly the meal I liked the least out of all the places we went to the entire weekend!   Just like the night before (and probably due to waking up at 4 am PST), the girls crashed early and we took a cab back from dinner to call it a night. 


Teri [a foodie stays fit] said...

mmmm....I think you and I need to plan a trip to SF. I might try to hit that little taco place while I'm there!

Meg said...

Yes please, and a detour up to Sonoma while we're at it! And btw, I accidentally deleted your comment on the Alcatraz page d/t my fat fingers on my phone but I wish you did have time to go on a tour there- so neat! Add it to our to do list for when we visit then.