July 25, 2015

San Francisco Food Scene - Days One and Two


I have read on the internet (which I'm sure has to be gospel) that San Francisco has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the United States.  I certainly haven't been to every big city in America to gauge this for myself, but I will say San Francisco has a lot of restaurants.

Last week, my hubby and I traveled to San Francisco to celebrate our anniversary.  This was a first time trip there for us.  San Francisco is a very unique and beautiful city.  We loved our time spent there.  The weather was amazing!  72 and sunny every single day.  We crammed in everything a tourist could possibly do in the short time we were there!   I am sharing with you today some of the restaurants that we went to, and the food we ate while we were there.

Our flight got in at 6:00 p.m. on the day we arrived, and so by the time we checked into our hotel, we walked to a nearby restaurant that was recommended by someone from our hotel.  This restaurant was located at Fisherman's Wharf.  It was an Italian/Seafood eatery.  There's a lot of both of these in San Francisco, especially in this area of Fisherman's Wharf.


I didn't get a picture of the food, duh; but evidently, I did get a picture of my beer!  We ate outside.  It was  a perfect evening for dining outdoors.  Also, there was no wait for eating outside, and we, unfortunately, aren't patient waiters.


My hubby had the Fisherman's Platter, you know, a lot of fried stuff like shrimp, calamari, etc.  Disclaimer:  I don't like seafood, and I seldom eat deep fried foods.  Two exceptions:  Fried chicken and french fries, and that is in extreme moderation.   So, I would not have ever under any circumstances ordered or eaten that plate of food.  I had lasagna.  It was okay.  The best lasagna I have ever eaten in a restaurant was at Zia's on the Hill in St. Louis.

The next morning, I wanted to eat at Hollywood Cafe which was just a short walk from our hotel, but the line was very, very long, and we decided we didn't want to stand in line; so, we went to Darren's Cafe, which we just happened to find in a search for somewhere to eat breakfast.  There was no wait when we got there, and to our delight, we were seated immediately.


I had french toast.  This is a lot of french toast.  No way for me to eat it all, but no problem, Cudjoe helped me.  It was delicious.


The second night, we went to Scoma's for supper.  This restaurant opened in the 1960's and is very retro looking, as it probably hasn't changed much since it was opened.  It is right on the wharf alongside fishing boats.  White table cloths, and the servers all wear white jackets (very cool).  It was very nice.

I had one of my favorite meals at Scoma's.  This is chicken breast, orzo, mushrooms, and pickled ramps.  This dish had a lot of great flavor.  Cudjoe had a fillet.  He said it was very good.


And a latte after dinner.  WOW!  It was delicious.  

That's it for Days One and Two.  I do hope you enjoyed my sharing of our experience with the food scene in San Francisco, and I will be back to share more.  I hope you come back, too!!



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