1. I will never live in San Francisco, what was I thinking?
2. I need more weekends with amazing girls like my Yo.
3. Good food is everything.
4. Tarrot card readings are a complete joke. Direct quote "seriously, that's it"
5. I am not a singer, despite my undying need to sing karoke!
We stayed at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins for two nights, home of the famous Top Of The Mark. What an amazing hotel! The staff was great (even at midnight when we were on a mad hunt for carbs after what I'm sure was one too many cocktails #noshame). Upgrading to club level was so worth it, snacks, breakfast, cocktails before dinner, yes please. We felt safe which after walking through the Tenderloin (read the crime section) on accident was everything. Thank you Mark Hopkins for being such a great home coming.
|The view from our 16th floor room.|
|Oysters, one of my all time favorites. These were so fresh.|
|I love dinning with people who aren't afraid to try new things. Yoli's octopus which was delicious.|
|Summer bean salad|
|My lemonfish which I'm pretty sure I could eat day after day. Sooo good.|
My only real request this trip was that we find a karaoke bar. I haven't sang karaoke in years and I was dying to step back in time for a song. Nothings changed, I still can't sing, but I'm sure glad I did it!
Remember me mentioning two girls looking for carbs at midnight? Well we ended up at Lori's Diner for malts, fried food and salad!!!! What is it about a night of drinking and walking the streets that makes me want chicken fingers and fries?
I was totally impressed with our ability to be up and out of the room the next day after not getting to bed until after 1AM #rally!
We had a bit of a scare on our way to the SOMA food truck park. Think used needles on the sidewalk from the previous nights escapades. We never made it to the food trucks but rather spent the afternoon in the first safe neighborhood we found. God bless you Mission District.
|Post-breakfast and pre-lunch empanadas|
In our efforts to avoid the "hood" we took the bus back from Mission to 5th street and then walked up to Chinatown
More eating, more drinking and then dinner at Michael Mina.
|Abalone for the first time ever, so good.|
|My perfectly cooked lamb|
Saturday was an early night and then more exploring or rather me on a quest to find Longchamp :)
|Success, and what I'm sure will be the first of many of these little babies.|