Continuing on with our San Fran story from yesterday! If you’re reading this post over breakfast, try a bite of this:I read about the toast cup at Beanstalk Cafe and thought I had to give it a shot. Why do things taste better in cup form?
Other exotic eats of the weekend included my first rice ball:This tasty Vietnamese pork sandwich:And a Burmese salad!! The secret to this dish is laphet, aka fermented tea leaves. I’m now obsessed with Burmese cuisine and immediately watched Parts Unknown Myanmar when I arrived back home. Also looking into attempting this recipe over the weekend. The Burmese restaurant we went to was recommended by Meredith! So good to visit her and my friend Mira, who both live in the area.The three of us spent all day Sunday together and walked about seven miles around Lands End and back into the city. It was a perfect day to be outside — which Meredith and I deserved after having terrible weather when she visited Nashville in 2015 and I visited her in NYC in 2014. Some seriously gorgeous views along the water:And a few more hills and steps for good measure It’s been almost ten years since I was college roomies with these ladies. Shared dorm rooms have a way of creating lifelong bonds I guess. So good to catch up with them!Other weekend highlights: A trip to prison! Anthony was all about visiting Alcatraz and I loved it too. #cellfieLife in Alcatraz sounded pretty awful but the views from behind the bars would have been awesome. Alcatraz is classified as a national park, and they’ve done a great job maintaining the grounds. So many beautiful flowers and birds around!The inside of the prison is pretty cool to see, too. Do you think these shirts from 1930 are sweat-wicking?Dave joined for our Alcatraz trip, too! And I wore my striped dress to look more like a prisoner. After Alcatraz we were hungry and I was a little seasick from the boat ride! We refueled and re-grounded at a little Greek cafe nearby. After a quick power nap we were back on our feet and ready for some indoor putt-putt!
Anthony and I discovered Urban Putt on Yelp and thought it’d be a perfect place for our party of seven. Who knew we had so many friends in California?! Including our friends’ little one who is well on his way to a pro golf career. I’d highly recommend Urban Putt to anyone looking for an active night out! We ended up sticking around for drinks at the venue’s bar and grabbed dinner at a great little restaurant called 20 Spot later in the evening. And by later I mean like 9:30 pm — well past my usual bedtime
Let’s wrap this post up with one more run! Anthony and I squeezed in an eight-mile outing one morning in Chrissy Park. The views were awesome! I asked a guy to take our photo together by the bridge but apparently he does not know how to work a non-iPhone and thought he took a picture when he really didn’t. Here’s one of us in normal clothes from Friday though Not only was the park beautiful, but the roads to get to the park were full of fabulous sights, too! No better way to end this post than with a mini series of San Francisco street furniture.
You were good to me, San Francisco! With so much travel and adventure packed into 3.5 days, that dirty street mattress doesn’t look too shabby to my exhausted but very happy self.
- Anyone know any tips on fermenting tea leaves?
- When you travel, do you pack your schedule full or leave lots of time for relaxing?
- Favorite national park?!