Tuesday, January 8, 2013

San Francisco Restaurants

My husband Stan, Me, our son Tyler and Jordan
We did something different this year for Christmas.  Instead of buying a bunch of gifts that we don't need, we decided to make memories.  On Christmas day, my husband Stan, our son Tyler, Tyler's beautiful girlfriend Jordan (Gingerlocks' Kitchen), and I flew to San Francisco for a few days of fun.

There are several movies where families eat Christmas dinner at a Chinese restaurant, and we wanted to start off our trip that way.  Our son looked up restaurants around where we were in San Francisco and found one with a high rating called, Brandy Ho's.  I thought there would only be a few people there, after all it was Christmas day, but the place was packed!

Jordan and Tyler

I had the Honey Glazed Pecan and Shrimp dish.  The pecans were glazed and sweet and the shrimp was lightly floured and fried then coated in a creamy mayonnaise based sauce.  It sounds strange but it was delicious!

We had a bit of a wait at a restaurant called Zero Zero, but it was worth it.  We started off with a salad that had sliced pears and hazelnuts along with a meatball appetizer.

The table next to us suggested we order the pizza and we we're not disappointed that we did!  It was made with fresh ingredients making it a step above your average good old pizza.

One of our favorite places to eat was at Boudin Bakery.  There is a bread factory that makes incredible sourdough bread along with two restaurants in the same building.

My husband and I had the clam chowder in fresh sourdough bread bowls and Tyler and Jordan had tomato basil soup in sourdough bread bowls.  We liked it so much we ate there twice.

Franciscan restaurant had not only awesome seafood, it also has great views of Alcatraz.  They have binoculars for you to look through and see the sights.  We really enjoyed our time at this restaurant. 

We packed lots of sightseeing in to a few days.  Below are a few of the places and sights we saw.

We had so much fun, we have decided to make it a tradition and will be taking another trip next Christmas.  Any suggestions on where we should go?  Maybe someplace warm?

My new cookbook is available at schools, businesses, hospitals, and book fairs in cities across the United States.  Be sure to pick up a copy or two, when you see them.  They make great gifts!

Check back on Friday,
for my version of a recipe from the Alcatraz Cookbook

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  1. Looks and sounds like you had a great time. And it definitely means more than a pile of gifts! San Francisco is at the top of my list for favorite cities around the world. Your photos are great! Happy New Year, my friend!

  2. Its Good:):)Really you guys have enjoyed your Christmas Trip:):):)And also variety of foods you have eaten and Enjoyed each and every moment with all fun:):):)

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