San Francisco Day 3.1: A New Morning

September 11, 2015 § 6 Comments

By Tuesday, I felt a bit better — still congested, achy and now coughing, but able to move around more and finally bring my camera (Olympus OM-D E-M5) out in the afternoon for some better quality photos.

Kaiti and I started our day early, heading out at 7 a.m. for a double whammy breakfast at Craftsman and Wolves and Tartine.

C&W is known for their Rebel Within, a poached egg inside a muffin speckled with green onions, which was reminiscent of Chinese scallion rolls (hua juan). I also couldn’t resist picking up a fig tart because they were so pretty!

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We got to Tartine before 8 a.m. and there was already a line forming outside. I was full, but we ordered a cup of bread pudding, a mini lemon tart and a pain au jambon (ham croissant).

I’m always drawn to bread pudding on dessert menus because I love bread and pudding. Yet somehow I’m never completely satisfied, I guess because I always expect it to be breadier? More like French toast maybe? Tartine’s bread pudding had the texture of watery scrambled eggs. I’m not saying it was bad, but I probably shouldn’t order bread pudding anymore.

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I only had a bite, but the pain au jambon was delicious. The lemon tart I didn’t eat until my last day, and it was pretty good but a bit too sweet for my taste.

Afterward, we walked through Dolores Park to catch some sun before Kaiti had to go to work. I thought Mission High School was very pretty, as were the rainbow-hued streets of Castro and the entrance of Castro Theater. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an actual theater doorway like this before, with the retro vestibule in the middle.

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Overhead bus lines — so retro!

Overhead bus lines — so retro!

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I spent the rest of the morning resting at home before venturing out again to meet Shirley for lunch at the Ferry Building. It’s weird being in a city where “downtown” doesn’t literally mean down as in south. I’m too used to NYC terminology!

The Ferry Building Marketplace is similar to NYC’s Chelsea Market, with a bunch of small, local vendors inside the long, airy building. The back of the building faces the bay, with great views of the Bay Bridge.

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Naturally colored macarons :o

Naturally colored macarons :o

Grow your own shiitake?!

Grow your own shiitake?!

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Everything looked delicious! I hadn’t done that much research into what I should eat, so I got a beef hot dog from Prather Ranch Meat Company because it sounded tasty. The dog was good; the bun was worthless.

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Then Kaiti got off work for the day and met us for dessert! Our second of the day, if you include the bread pudding from breakfast. I got Humphry Slocombe‘s Harvey Milk and Honey Graham and it was damn good.

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It was a long day with a lot more eating ahead; I’ll save the rest for the next post!

SF Day 1: The Agony & the Ecstasy
SF Day 2: Staying Alive
SF Day 3.2: Walk, Eat Until You Die
SF Day 4: At Last, the Bridge
SF Houses

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