HER: well, well, well. We’ve been quite the busy bees these days – don’t you worry, we have preparing and planning many of blog posts but have not had a second of spare time. We’re currently en route from a wonderful wedding – Jason’s best friend Matt & his beautiful wife Sarah – but we’ll get to that in a few posts. It’s time to back track and I hate to do that but this is so worth it.
As you read from our last posts, J & I went to San Francisco two weekends ago for a little getaway. I have to tell you – our meals were phenomenal. SF – you win.
What were our eats? Prepare yourself. Make sure to read this on a full stomach because you will be hungry after reading this. And jealous. I’m jealous of my past self.
Meal One: Sunflower Restaurant in the Mission. We didn’t hear of this place, we didn’t read a single review, but the smell that erupted from this place…it begged us to explore further.
For him: the best pho we’ve ever had. ever. For her: the lemongrass tofu special: came w/ hot & sour soup, vegetable roll, and the most delicious green beans I’ve ever had. ever.
All in all, the prices were great + the flavors were unique & delectable. This is a must eat if you find yourself in the hipster district. But don’t try on hipster jeans. Because they just may not fit and your dreams of being a true hipster will forever be crushed. (eh hem – sensitive subject to a certain someone).
Moving on, meal #2: SPQR, a little Italian spot on Fillmore. A friend recommended this & we did make reservations. The mood lighting was dark & romantic…and the bottle of valpolicella was the perfect third wheel.
I took a walk on the wild side and agreed to the next appetizer when J immediately started drooling the second he saw it on the menu.
Wow oh wow. This blew us away – such a perfect & unique combination of flavors.
Main course didn’t photograph so well – as pasta isn’t the prettiest.
Both were great but I surprisingly loved the sea urchin one more. Conclusion: highly recommend. Delicious! It was a typical SF restaurant in that it was pretty pricey but if you wanted a nice night out w/out going too crazy, I would recommend a glass of wine & an app or two – they were by far my favorite. We’re not really pasta people but I liked that they were small portions.
Meal Three: Delarosa on the adorable Chesnut street in the Marina. The weather was beautiful, I had just bought a beautiful new pair of jeans, and we strolled into this little joint. We were walking on clouds…heaven on earth.
Ok, this swiss chard dish was INSANE. I immediately bought pecorino cheese with hopes of recreating this at some point…don’t hold your breath.
Then, one of the prettiest salads was delivered. It was so pretty I almost felt like I couldn’t eat it. Almost.
As if we weren’t on a big enough ‘food high’, we spent the weekend with this view:
ok, ok – I’ll stop. But do me a favor…the next time your in San Fran, try one of these places out and then attempt to not sound like a blabbering idiot that is just way too obsessed with food. I dare you.