San Francisco, but the town is simply LOADED with good food. It almost seems to have more good eats per capita than New York! And each time I go there, it feels like I haven't even scratched the surface, and missed something major. Here are the other highlights of my trip:
Waterbar located beneath the Bay Bridge, they have a happy hour special that involves $1 oyster and $5 glasses of wine. Not a raw oyster fan myself, I accompanied my cousin there where she happily slurped back a dozen in no time.
Tartine, and got my usual morning bun and bread pudding. The seasonal fruit at the time was Sierra Beauty apples, a variety mostly grown on the West Coast. The baked version tasted more like an tart apricot than an apple to us.
Pork Store Cafe in The Haight. Every time I get breakfast here, the staff is lovely and the food is outstanding, healthy or not. It's an institution and for good reason.
In-N-Out shot. I don't think it's possible for me to be within miles of one and NOT get a cheeseburger animal style and a chocolate shake.
Humphry Slocombe and getting their Butterbeer AND Secret Breakfast ice cream. Secret Breakfast consists of cornflakes and bourbon, and is quite the boozy treat. The two flavors went well together and had I not been eating all afternoon, I would have also tried their duck fat pecan pies.
Anchor Brewery. Yes, I was able to get a tour-reservations are now six months in advance-and learned a bit about the differences in their brewing process. But most importantly, I got to sample their current offerings including the seasonal Holiday that had just come out. I think it's nicely spiced and pretty delicious, and have already been searching for it here.
399 Embarcadero South
3641 Balboa Street
Pork Store Cafe
1451 Haight Street
2790 Harrison Street
1705 Mariposa Street
For tour reservations: (415) 863-8350