Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Weekend Bits: San Francisco + Sonoma

I just got back to NYC from a long, fun, relaxing weekend in San Francisco, with a day trip to Sonoma added in at the last minute. It was 65 degrees and brilliantly sunny the entire time we were there, luckily enough--all the locals were marveling at the weather. SF is even more of a foodie town than New York is, which I loved. At one point, one of our cab drivers went into an informed discourse about the lack of rain this season and the subsequent effects on farmers and their produce. Pretty impressive. Favorite shots from the trip here--unfortunately I was so caught up in ogling all the food and nature, I failed to put myself and/or my boyfriend in a single picture. xo

Some of my favorite spots we visited:

Cotogna: wood-fired pizzas, housemade pastas, and one amazing bowl of green garlic potato soup
Heirloom Cafe: loved the Dungeness crab salad and the burger
Zuni Cafe: famous for their roast chicken
The Golden West: fresh breakfast pastries that sell out almost instantly + amazing sandwiches
Acme Bread: some of the best freshly baked bread in the city
Boulette's Larder: ridiculously good breakfast eggs
Mijita: chilaquiles, good Mexican soups, and fish tacos
Miette: their macarons give Laduree a run for their money
Namu: such good Korean tacos served on a bed of dried seaweed--yum
The Girl and the Fig (Sonoma)

Omni: really beautiful, a former bank building with crown molded ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and mahogany paneling
Ritz-Carlton: in the tradition of Ritz's around the globe, completely luxurious with beds you sink into

Blue Bottle cappucino

Acme Bread--such an awesome bakery

I love linzer cookies from anywhere

Not sure what these are but they were at the farmers' market at the Ferry Plaza and they were so pretty, I couldn't resist a shot

Those funny green bunches were another mystery--they ended up being some kind of ridiculously cool-looking type of cauliflower

Best Korean tacos at the Namu truck at the Ferry Plaza Market

Wine country

Fell in love with this beautiful horse at Beltane Ranch in Sonoma


  1. I love Zuni Cafe! Their roasted chicken with bread salad was so great to split between my boyfriend and I on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Kumamotos, bottle of Rose, and just people watching for hours. I love that place!

    Looks like you had a great time!

  2. I just had to tell you the green cauliflower is romanesco.

    1. Thank you! I was trying to remember what the farm told me, but it was escaping me! x

  3. What beautiful weather, those vegetables look so lush and delicious. It sounds like you had such a great time (especially since it was more of a foodie town!) Thanks for sharing some of these spots– the Korean tacos sound especially interesting. Hope you've been having a good week! xx

  4. This is great, I'm headed to SF for a couple days(after Hawaii) next month, I've never been, so I love the tips!

    Take care,

    1. Ooh spend lots of time at the Ferry Plaza--so great. x

  5. Those biscuits look so delicious!! I have seen similar ones in Switzerland. It still makes me want to go to San Fransisco though! Great post

  6. The funky green bunch is actually Romanesco, an Italian vegetable. It's actually a hybrid between brocolli and cauliflower. It's used a lot in Italian pasta dishes.