Every time I go home, I always try to meet up with one of my best friends, Debby. Debby and I go way back. All the way back to freshman year in high school. And every time, I meet up with her, she takes me on an eating spree through San Francisco, making sure I try as many yummy places in the city as possible. This particular visit back to the Bay was no exception.
P and I happened to visit during Fleet Week. So when P and I finally made it into the city in the late afternoon, all of us grabbed a whole bunch of snacks and white wine and headed to the Marina Green for the festivities and more importantly, to check out the Blue Angels. Unfortunately, the San Francisco fog was just too thick during the scheduled Blue Angels show, so the fighter jets could only run circles in formation around the neighborhood. But, we enjoyed our picnic, the water views, and the warm California sunshine.
Afterwards, Debby wanted to show us the views from the Lyons Street Steps and Billionaire Row right outside the Presidio. The steps are popular with the locals in the area for training and/or getting a work out. As we began climbing the steps, I understood why, and I definitely felt the burn. There were beautiful gardens and mansions along the way up which made the climb more tolerable. The views at the top were undeniably and utterly stunning!
Then we walked down Broadway Street, which was lined with uniquely designed embassies and gorgeous mini mansions, before heading back down the steps to our car.
Next stop was to check out the Food Truck Park near Civic Center. On the way to the Food Trucks, Debby insisted we try the Kouign Amann at B Patisserie. What is a Kouign Amann you ask? Oh my! It was the perfect combination of a flaky croissant and caramelized sugary goodness. The pastry just melted in your mouth and is unlike anything I have ever tried. If you’re in the Pacific Heights area, try the Kouign Amann at B Patisserie. You won’t be disappointed!
When we got our sugar fix, we finally headed to the Food Truck Park. So many options. It took us all awhile to choose our grub. P and I settled for a macaroni n’cheese and bacon grilled sandwich, Debby decided on the Filipino chorizo sliders, and our friends, Jamie and Natasha got the Philly cheese steak panini. We talked, laughed, and noshed on our goodies under strings of white Christmas lights with a beautiful view of City Hall while a local band serenading us from the makeshift wooden stage. Perfect.
Just two hours later, we were at Cha Cha Cha sipping Sangria and ordering almost all of the tapas off the menu. This place was great for large groups and reasonably priced tapas.
Love visiting the city and seeing my friends! Too bad we were only in the Bay for the long weekend… Looking forward to more west coast adventures in December for the holidays!
Little video for your viewing pleasure here.