Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spending Time in the Bay Area

Last week, Aaron and I spent a few days hanging out in San Francisco. It was the perfect fall vacation with gorgeous weather, fantastic food and a much needed break from work.

We flew out in the first big storm of the season

And arrived to find nothing but sunshine!

We took the ferry out to Alcatraz one morning.

Ate some delicious seafood at the Ferry building.

The hotel was close to Chinatown, so we spent a lot of time wandering around there.

More food :)

Went to the California Academy of Sciences, which is the museum, aquarium and planetarium in one. Very cool. I know, I'm a nerd...

Stopped by the Japanese Tea Garden.

A sunset on the bay!

We did the hike up Lombard Street.

And on the last day we headed up to Coit Tower.

Where we ate:
Cafe de la Presse - Great place for a quick lunch, just south of Chinatown. I had a very tasty galette, which is the French version of a personal pizza.
Kokkari - Amazing Greek food near the Financial district. Aaron had their signature lamb chops and I had the grilled rabbit.
Ferry Plaza Seafood - We ate here after doing the Alcatraz tour. The outside tables have a nice view of the piers and the shrimp quesadilla is delicious.
R&G Lounge - True Chinese food. We didn't get the most popular dish, a flash fried whole crab, but our beef clay pots meals were still excellent.
Mel's Drive-In - Good diner food that sticks to your ribs and doesn't leave you hungry. Nothing better than a breakfast of waffles and bacon!
Scoma's - By far the fanciest meal we had. My dinner was the lemon-white wine sea scallops and Aaron had fresh Alaskan halibut. So so so good.
Cafe Divine - This was a quick lunch before heading to the airport to go home. We loved their breakfast sandwiches.

Now we just have to figure out how soon we can go back!

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