I’ve been in San Francisco since Wednesday afternoon and all I can say that I’ve successfully done so far is… eat. And I plan on continuing that trend since the 2nd Annual Foodbuzz Festival is this weekend and it is exactly what the name says. A festival of food! I decided to fly in a couple days before the festival started and stay with my friend Corey to take full advantage of my favorite city and apparently stuff my stomach before, well, stuffing my stomach again this weekend. This makes total sense in my head so it’s okay.
Wednesday night we had dinner at Roam, a newish artisan burger restaurant in the Marina. The vibe was definitely my style and everything on the menu sounded delicious, so I was eager to try it out!
Speaking of the menu, it was designed so well, I would have settled with eating that. I love well-designed printed material. Equally as satisfying as a good meal to me
Roam serves milkshakes and that alone is reason enough to love the place. They offer a seasonal flavor, which right now is pumpkin spice, but sadly they were all out of it. I ended up ordering the salted caramel with a bruleed marshmallow on top. Imagine how that would taste and multiply it by 30 because that’s how good this was.
Corey ordered the Sunny Side bison burger which has an organic free-range egg, aged white cheddar, caramelized onions, greens, tomato, and sweet chili sauce.
I ordered the French and Fries burger which has truffle parmesan french fries (yes, ON the burger!), avocado, gruyere, and dijon mustard. To die for.
Thursday’s lunch was at La Boulange Bakery in the Marina. It was one of the first restaurants I ate at in San Francisco so it will always have a special little place in my heart. For lunch I ordered the turkey melt with apple, shallots, tomato, aioli, and perfectly melted cheddar. I mean, come on!
I went for a little stroll after lunch and stumbled upon Susie’s Cakes. I didn’t go in (as I was stuffed from lunch), but I found it necessary to take a picture for Sues.
Then, my favorite thing about blogging happened. Jessi landed in San Francisco early Thursday afternoon and we got in touch. We decided to head to Tartine for a little dose of sweet deliciousness. Happening to be in the same place, at the same time, and wandering around my favorite city with one of my favorite like-minded people is what makes blogging seem right
I had to try the lemon cream tart. I made sure to savor every single bite because it was sheer heaven. Luscious, in fact.
After a bit more exploring in the Mission and popping into every store that could possibly scream “Chels” or “Jessi” we decided to head to Four Barrel which we heard great things about the vibe there. We decided to cool down with iced coffee but when I saw the glazed pumpkin and chocolate chip donut I knew I would be gobbling it up in no time
Four Barrel has a really neat open concept and you’re able to see the coffee being roasted and the beans being prepared. I could have stayed in there for hours, it was definitely my scene
For dinner last night Corey and I headed to Nick’s Crispy Tacos. Mmmm, I love a good taco! I got a margarita (delicious), and the Pescado taco which is Baja style fried fish in a corn tortilla with salsa, lime mayonnaise, cilantro, cabbage and onions. I ordered my taco “Nick’s way” which makes the taco shell crispy and includes guacamole.
Core and I split the nachos which had Nick’s traditional cheese sauce, guacamole, pico de gallo, and shredded chicken. Easily some of the best tortilla chips I’ve had in a restaurant in a long time.
Two days in San Francisco and I have no shame in the food I’ve eaten. It’s impossible to visit this city without eating your way through it. Foodbuzz Fest 2010, bring.it.on!