Oh, to be back in my beloved City! I lived here in the ’90s, and it’s good to be home. Here are of few pleasures from the trip:
Food and Drink
Vintage soda fountain cocktails at the Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley
Soba noodles at the Citrus Club in the Haight. This was one of my favorites in the ’90s, and they’re still good.
Off the Grid food truck festival in Fort Mason.
The Proxy Project shipping container food court: Smitten and Suppenkuche’s Biergarten. Try the Tcho chocolate krispies on your ice cream. The lamb bratwurst with mango salsa is the best sausage we’ve ever had.
Fish tacos at Papalote in the Mission
Creme Brulee cart: try the whisky caramel sauce
Retro cocktails at the Bourbon and Branch speakeasy. They do amazing things with lavender and lillet.
Pakwan, our favorite Pakistani greasy spoon
Food stalls at the Ferry Building farmer’s market. Try the enchamale at the tamale stand.
Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, with 20 minutes newly-found footage, at the Castro
Musee Mechanique, a living museum of arcade games. Go on a weekday, as it’s nuts on the weekends.
Maritime Museum — fascinating ships and expansive views
Exploratorium. Their new location in the piers is stunning.
Greenwich and Filbert street steps in Telegraph Hill. Watch for the wild parrots.
Carved ceilings in the Mission District library
Bay walkway between pier 1 and pier 20