Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Years 2011

New Years weekend in San Francisco. Karen flew up and we spent the weekend at the Hotel Nikkon, eating and walking our way through the city. Caught the shot above early on New Years day in Chinatown.

Picked Karen up in Berkley on Friday afternoon and we shared a pie at the Cheeseboard on Shattuck. Been there since '67 and a favorite of mine when I went to school in the '80s. Only accepts cash, the pies are $10. You take what ever they make for the day. Friday was wild mushrooms, mozzarella and goat cheese, garlic oil and fresh herbs. Very nice. Take the hot box and sit out front on the benches and chow down. The collective lists the week's menu here:

Scored a 7:15 reservation at Ad Hoc for dinner on New Years. So good. Pork loin with caramelized apples, cheese grits, coconut cake. we waddled out of the restaurant. The meal was terrific and it was cool to see Thomas Keller have a late night nosh. Very cute and in a white turtleneck at the bar having his dinner and checking out business.

Finished today with a latte at Blue Bottle and checked out the Cartier-Bresson show at SFMoMA.

The shop has a $20,000 Hairo siphon to make what could possible be the best cup of coffee in SF.

Back to the salt mines on Tuesday.

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