Clam Chowder at Boudin Bakery

One of the things I had to try while in San Francisco was sourdough bread. I’m a huge fan of sourdough. It has a mildly sour taste because of the lactic acid produced by the lactic acid bacteria, lactobacillus. My sister mentioned Boudin Bakery. It seemed to be the place to get sourdough bread, as…

Seafood Dinner at Scoma’s

After meeting up with a former classmate of mine at Red Jack Saloon, we headed to Fisherman’s Wharf for dinner. We went to Scoma’s  located on Al Scoma Way. I heard it was a good seafood restaurant serving seafood straight off the boats. It was formerly a tiny, six-stool coffee shop serving local fisherman breakfast…

Bar Hopping in The Marina

Last night, I met up with a friend who moved to San Francisco and showed me around The Marina district. A nice hip neighborhood located at the edge of the bay where you’ll find many young professional hanging out. The streets are lined with lots of stores, resturants, and bars. We decided to do alittle…

San Francisco’s Chinatown

I had a free afternoon to sightsee. Off to Chinatown! It was a short walk from the hotel and it was beautiful out. Chinatown is centered on Grant Avenue and Stockton Street. While walking, I spot the iconic Dragon Gate that marks the entrance. San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and…

Sushi Fix at Hana Zen

Before wandering San Fran more, I developed a craving for some sushi. Surprise, suprise. I used my phone to see what was nearby. Hana Zen came up and it wasn’t far from the hotel. Time for a sushi fix! *Update – This particular location on Cyril Magnin Street has closed and is now located at…

Red Jack Saloon: A Boston Sports Bar

After oysters and wine, I wanted to catch the Stanley Cup Finals. I’m a huge hockey fan! I asked a worker at a hot dog stand if there were any sports bars nearby off the pier. She told me about the Red Jack Saloon located a few blocks from the pier on Bay Street. I…

Oysters & Wine at Pier 39

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…

Hobson’s Packs A Punch!

It was a lovely night and we decided to check out the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. This area was known as Ground Zero during the Summer of 1967 (The Summer of Love) and hippies use to live here. The culture seems to live on among the high-end boutiques and chic restaurants that are everywhere…