I am just back from a one week work trip to San Francisco. Despite having been to the US on many, many occasions I had never been to SF before. That was remiss of me.
San Francisco is an incredibly beautiful city (most people know that), but it is also a warm and friendly city full of people who care. Be it about the tech world and startups, or environmental issues, parks, food, coffee (I know – surprising), or politics, San Franciscans just seem so wordly and interesting.
The food was completely amazing. A few of the places we visited:
Range on Valencia – absolutely delicious, fresh, innovative Californian cuisine. And for the first time I tried fried green tomatoes.
Zuni on Market – Zuni has been around for almost 25 years and is a bit of an institution. One of the co-owners previously spent two decades at Chez Panisse, so whilst I was disappointed not to have time to make it out there at least I got a sense of what it would be like.
Slanted Door – at the Ferry Building. Modern Vietnamese in a beautiful setting overlooking the water. The place was packed – on a Tuesday – but we were able to eat at the bar. Oh, and the Ferry Building is a culinary destination all on its own, too.