Monday, June 18, 2012

California Vacation Part 8: Lombard Street and about town!

My favorite meal of the whole trip was at Brenda's French Soul Food, which was recommended to me by Beth, at The Weekend Mom. We had to go a little bit out of the way to get there, but in my opinion it was well worth it.
This New Orleans style restaurant had a very interesting menu, but one thing was for certain - we were ordering the beignets.
For our meal, I ordered a shrimp and goat cheese omelet with caramelized onions, topped with tomato-bacon relish, and served with hash and a biscuit (below, top right). Chris ordered the Egg & Bacon tartine: Bacon, scrambled eggs, gruyere and tomato-bacon relish on toasted french roll with hash (below, bottom right). The omelet was amazeballs, the tomato-bacon relish was so perfect with it, and the biscuit was amazing!
Continuing on our journey of San Francisco. I was excited to see Lombard Street, the crookedest street in the world. This street was Cray-Cray!

I can't even imagine trying to move into one of these houses while on such a small, curvy, slanted street!

After we spent some time at Lombard Street, and watched cars and motorcycles try to slowly navigate themselves down the hill, we had seen pretty much everything we wanted to see in San Francisco. So we spent the day leisurely walking around and enjoying the beautiful weather. Walking down by the water, we came across Tcho Chocolate. We had just missed the 2:00 free tour, which was a bummer, but we decided to stop and take a break there. We sat down with a Frozen Hot chocolate (for me!) and Hot Chocolate (for Chris)!
 I want to live on this street:

And of course, what trip to San Francisco would be complete without a visit to San Francisco's Painted Ladies, or "Postcard Row"? These are the most pictured houses in America, thanks to Full House (Cue: Full House Opening Theme here). Honestly - we didn't see what all the hoopla was about. We came, took a picture of the houses, and were like "Welp..ok, guess that's about it." But I'm glad I have the picture!

Here are some other highlights of San Fran  This was a hill we walked up, I mean is that 45 degrees? 'cause it felt like it! San Franicsco is so hilly!
One really cool thing about our hotel was that they have a glass elevator that overlooks Union Square. I had read about this on yelp, so I asked our concierge which elevator it was. We rode to the top and got some truly gorgeous views of the city. This was looking down on Union Square:
San Francisco skyline

The view at night:
And of course...a heart from the Hearts in San Francisco annual public art installation:
Down by the courthouse and city hall buildings:
A library on wheels!
Beautiful fruit at Pier 39

And amazing memories to last a lifetime:
Next - we drive down the coast to Hollywood!

Need to catch up?

California Vacation: Part 1
California Vacation Part 2: San Francisco
California Vacation Part 3: Napa Valley
California Vacation Part 4: Alcatraz
California Vacation Part 5: Cable Cars and Irish Coffee
California Vcation Part 6: Ghiradelli Square

1 comment:

Jessica said...

What another amazing day! Looks like more good food and I can't believe that road... crazy!