The San Francisco Chronicles – Day 4
Dr. Awesome’s mother and I took a little day trip to the Ferry Building to check out the farmers market they hold there every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We got to take a ride on an old Italian trolley on the way there.
There were a lot of great vendors outside. We were wishing we had rented an apartment so that we could take back all this great produce and cook something great! Nothing is ever out of season there. I also got to try persimmons for the first time. They’re interesting.
An awesomely freshly opened peapod for us to try. I’m not a huge fan of raw green veggies (like broccoli or sugar snap peas), but these were amazing.
We then ventured inside the Ferry Building where all the vendors there are locally owned, which is really cool.
This place just featured mushrooms. It was literally mushroom heaven.
Next door was this meat stand that had the best shirt ever. Naturally I got it for Dr. Awesome as a present.
Another stall was from famous TV chef Chris Cosentino and his tasty cured pig parts – Boccalone. I didn’t get a chance to try any of their stuff, but I definitely will next time. They cure all their stuff right there. He has restaurants that focus on offal and the like.
Our next stop was the Cow Girl Creamery store where they let us taste a really great goat cheese. I could just go back and forth between there and Boccalone all day.
And the best sign I saw during my entire stay:
Dr. Awesome’s mother and I bought some sandwiches and ate outside to enjoy the lovely weather.
We said our goodbyes and I went off to venture down Crooked Lombard Street. The whole thing was a little anticlimactic, but it was still cool to see. I took a video of a car coming down so everyone can see what that’s like. On my way to catch the cable car, I was walking along the wharf when I passed by this shrubbery that all of a sudden yelled out at me. Of course I got scared and screamed and the guy who was holding the FAKE shrubs was laughing. Looking back at this incident, I find it quite amusing.
I had a nice little walk back to another cable car and then chilled back at the hotel until I met up with Sheeda, a good friend of mine from grad school. We went to a restaurant in the financial district called Barbacco. Great Italian Trattoria!
They had their wine lists on an iPad.
I now leave you with a funny video. It’s funny cause I thought I was taking a picture of us, but it was actually on the video setting. Oh, Rori.