Monday, May 9, 2011

San Fran

This weekend I went to San Francisco for the first time (since I was a baby)! I took the train/bus up there. I was visiting a friend who isn't veg so I found a few places before I left we could both enjoy.

Lucky for me he shares my love for a good beer so we drank lots of delicious beers, that we would have while we were out at the pubs watching the games or hanging at his pad such as Stone, Green Flash, Russian River, Speakeasy, Port Brewing, Pabst etc..

First night we went into Palo Alto to Patxi's and each ordered a Deep Dish Pan Pizza, mine had mushrooms, black olives & artichokes with Daiya Cheese (and an Arrogant Bastard on tap).
Went to get morning coffee at this cool coffee shop/movie store down the street, The Grind Coffee Bar/Movie Groove, and was surprised to see them selling Pepples Donuts so I had to get one!
Next day we went into the city wandering around Haight Street, stopping into Amoeba, looking at other shops down there we poked our head into Magnolia Pub which has its own brewery underneath!
Fries and a Pride of Brant Hill (one of their house draughts)
Pickled veggies and a Proving Ground IPA (another one of their house draughts)
Russian River Damnation
Walked down the block to an Irish Pub where they were playing both Celtics & Giants games. We both ordered a round or 2 of Speakeasy Big Daddy's.
Next morning we went to Godfather's where I ordered the Fresh California Burger (avocado & garlic roasted bell peppers) with the veg patty, no cheese or mayo sauce.
After an epic nap session and going to a local pub in Redwood City to watch the Sharks game (& drink a few Port Brewing Wipeout IPAs) we went to Amici's Pizza, split a pitcher of beer and while the boys meat & cheesed out I was scarfing down this veggie pizza (roasted green peppers, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and black olives with Daiya Cheese)
Coming back on the train I went to the dining car where they had a good selection of Stone. Great way to end a great trip. I can't wait to visit again soon!