San Francisco - Through Food

Do you like food? I like food! Here is the food I enjoyed during the week of WWDC in San Francisco:

Sunday:

Ghirardelli Square - Hot fudge sundae with cookie dough and chocolate ice cream scoops:

Gigantic delicious sundae on Sunday - I'm so punny! :)

Gigantic delicious sundae on Sunday - I'm so punny! :)

It was probably too big, so it took me a long time to eat.  When the fudge gets cold, it's almost too rich and sweet...but just almost.  I would recommend people experience a Ghirardelli ice cream shop at least once in their lives!

Kuleto's - Seafood linguini, salami charcuterie, saffron risotto, affogato

This was your classic Italian-style dinner.  I liked that the prices weren't too insane, but add a bottle of wine to anything (I went with friends!) and it always seems to get a little out of hand.  I liked this restaurant a lot, but it didn't necessarily stand out (to me) as something super unique.  Maybe I've just been spoiled with Italian food in the past...

Monday:

Boudin Bakery - Grilled cheese and tomato soup

While some might say this is the kind of meal that anyone can do well, I would definitely go back here. Service was quick, the amount of food wasn't crazy, and I got to sit outside and people-watch while I ate.

For dinner I had sushi with my mother's cousin, his partner and a couple of their friends.  I had a lovely time with them, and the miso soup and piles of sushi were delicious.  I wish I had paid attention to what this place was called, or even taken a picture with my iPhone so I could use the location...It was in more of a neighborhood area, just a block from their house (near Dolores).  If I ever figure out what it was called, I'll update you, and I will go back.  But regardless, you should eat sushi somewhere in San Francisco.  You're right next to the ocean, after all!

Tuesday:

Trace - Grilled Hangar Steak 

This restaurant was in my hotel (W San Francisco), and had great ratings so I decided to check it out for lunch.  The steak was cooked perfectly, and the french fries weren't bad either ;)  The wait staff was also very courteous and attentive to my need to be in and out of there quickly.

Grilled Hangar Steak, crispy fries, sauteed kale, chorizo butter

Grilled Hangar Steak, crispy fries, sauteed kale, chorizo butter

Thirsty Bear - Beer and tapas

This is a brew-pub with Spanish Tapas.  That strange combination somehow works great, but I would have loved to go with someone so I could have tried the paella!  Instead I got a handful of small plates and their Polar Bear beer (wheat).

Polar Bear Wheat Beer

Polar Bear Wheat Beer

Top: Fig stuffed with goat cheese skewer, quail egg and radish skewer, and manchego, rhubarb and honey skewer Middle: Croquettas with Romesco sauce Bottom: Jamón wrapped halibut with greens and strawberries

Top: Fig stuffed with goat cheese skewer, quail egg and radish skewer, and manchego, rhubarb and honey skewer

Middle: Croquettas with Romesco sauce

Bottom: Jamón wrapped halibut with greens and strawberries

Wednesday:

The House - sashimi sampler, crab cake, calimari, steak with truffle sauce, sake, apple pie, chocolate cake

This was recommended to me by my mom's cousin, and the place definitely lived up to everything he said (It's his favorite place in the city).  We got to try a lot of plates since there were two of us, and we had a small sake with dinner. I would recommend this to anyone in the San Francisco area, but make a reservation - they get quite full!

Sashimi Sampler

Sashimi Sampler

Beautiful crab cake, and calamari in the background

Beautiful crab cake, and calamari in the background

Thursday:

Ghirardelli (Market St) - Salted caramel hot fudge sundae with chocolate ice cream

I went here for dessert after eating meals at the convention all day.  Again, the sundae was gigantic, but delicious.  They also gave me a free chocolate when I came in!

Friday:

Perry's (at SFO airport) - Fish and chips and a glass of Pinot Grigio

I wouldn't necessarily make it a point to go here, but it did hit the spot after the last day of the conference, waiting for my flight.  It was right next to the bathroom and my gate (43), so its placement was super convenient.  The menu was fairly diverse, so you could probably find something you felt like eating, no matter who you are.

Not a very decadent meal, but I quite enjoyed unwinding at the airport with Fish 'n' Chips, Pinot Grigio, and some Game of Thrones ;)

Not a very decadent meal, but I quite enjoyed unwinding at the airport with Fish 'n' Chips, Pinot Grigio, and some Game of Thrones ;)

Other than that, I had breakfast and lunch at the convention.  Breakfast typically was pastries and bagels, while lunch was usually a wrap or a salad.  I also drank coffee all day long (they had containers upon containers of Seattle's Best), which is never a bad thing ;)