Fly Away to San Francisco Part 1

5 Mar

Where do I even BEGIN to recap my amazing trip to San Francisco? I don’t even know how I’m going to do it, but I’m going to try. So here goes!!

Hubby and I had been wanting to go to San Francisco FOREVER. Friends raved about it. Hubby’s cousin and wife live in San Francisco and offered to host us whenever we decided to visit the Golden Gate City. So we finally decided to head out there in February which happened to coincide with a weekend of skiing and snowboarding in Lake Tahoe. How could we say no!

We landed in San Francisco and witnessed just how strict the traffic enforcement ladies were at the airport while we waited for hubby’s cousin to pick us up. We had an AMAZING lunch at Chez Maman which is located in Potrero Hill where we stayed for our trip. Delicious paninis, honest to goodness crepes, and an adorable genuine French owner. LOVE.

We decided to keep things low key for the day (and for the entire vacation really) and hung out at M&K’s (that’s hubby’s cousin and wife for future reference) condo for a bit to destress and just hang out.

They have a really nice view

We watched a hilarious Samuel L. Jackson movie (Unthinkable, in case you were wondering, and no, it wasn’t hilarious on purpose) and then eventually decided to head out to dinner where we ate surprisingly good Indian food, played some terrible foosball (I suck, M excels at it), maybe saw a mullet or two, walked in on a “Magic” gathering, and played some slightly better Big Buck Hunter.

Successful start to our vacation if I do say so myself.

Thursday was a day of good eats. We started our day with a hearty breakfast at Just For You Cafe, on the edge of Portrero Hill and the Dogpatch.

Just for You Cafe is just as cheeky as it is good.

With some retro posters and a list of their homemade specials, Just for You Cafe would fit in perfectly either in Allston or perhaps Davis Square.

We obviously had to try the beignets (1 for $1.65, 3 for $4.25). These perfect pillows of fried donut goodness were, in a word, AMAZING. I was expecting the beignets to be on the smaller side, but these things were HUGE, and not to mention topped with about an inch of powdered sugar. Yep, we certainly ARE on vacation.

If that wasn’t belly busting enough the hubster went for the biscuits and gravy, topped with 2 eggs over easy ($8.95). While it certainly doesn’t look attractive, it was pretty damn tasty. But really, how can you go wrong with biscuits and creamy gravy?

I went a classic route with 2 eggs over easy, some homemade whole wheat bread, home fries, and homemade turkey-apple sausage ($9.95). The sausage was excellent, with big chunks of apple and overall goodness. The bread had that taste that only comes with freshly made bread and the eggs were cooked perfectly.

The service was stand-offish, but not in a bad way. They pretty much leave you alone but will still re-fill your (delicious) coffee without being asked.

This was a great start to our first full day in San Francisco. Stay tuned to see how the rest of our day went!!

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5 Responses to “Fly Away to San Francisco Part 1”

  1. Elizabeth March 6, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    That brunch looks fabulous! Can’t wait to read more about your trip. I love SF.

  2. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic March 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    Great post to kick off your San Francisco recap! I haven’t been back there in years and should really plan a trip soon. Looking forward to reading more about your adventures!

  3. Emily @ A Cambridge Story March 6, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    I adore SF. My brother moved there in October and I am definitely scheming about ways to get out there soon. Can’t wait for your other trip recaps!

  4. Jenn March 9, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    We just booked a trip to San Francisco last night! So I’ll be reading up on your trip to get some ideas. Feel free to let me know your must-see places, as I haven’t been there since I was 14!

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