There were a few sites I had to see while I was in San Fran. I made the short journey to find the Full House House.
Afterwards, I continued to take a stroll to see the lovely Victorian and Edwardian houses along Steiner Street known as the Painted Ladies.
I also couldn’t leave without seeing Lombard Street, the famous steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. The taxi driver was even nice enough to drive down it before I headed to the pier.
The pier may be touristy, but I really wanted to enjoy a seafood lunch by the water. It was sunny and I was in the mood for some oysters and wine. I saw Eagle Cafe on the second level of the pier and decided to try it.
The oysters were fresh and slightly sweet. They were served with a lemon wedge and horseradish cocktail sauce.
I also decided to try an oyster shooter. I’ve never had one before and it sounded interesting. A tall shotglass filled with a fresh oyster, vodka, cocktail sauce, and Tabasco. The bartender asked what kind of vodka I would like. I wasn’t sure. “Absolut Peppar?”, she asked. “Sure.” I replied. Big mistake!
There was a nice couple sitting across the bar from me and the husband decided to try it as well. We raise our glasses, cheers, and down it goes. Ew! Gross! Way too much spice going on. I’m glad I finally tried an oyster shooter, but never again! I should have gone with regular vodka because the combination of the horseradish and the Tabasco with the spicy vodka was overbearing. I’m slightly traumatized and have never done another oyster shooter since. Maybe someday.
Beach Street & The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94133