Tuesday, April 27, 2010

California, Day Four: Goodbye San Fran!

My last day in San Fran was just as good as the other 3! It got started off perfectly with some of the most amazing pastries from Tartine!
It was a Friday morning around 9:30 and there was a loooooooong line... But no worries, we got everything that I wanted!

The best everr.....


I love this! It was like a savory, herby, popover!

Morning Bun

Oh my goodness, the crusty, sweetness!

Frangipane Tart

Huckleberries?! And a flaky crust!

We ate all of this, and with a happy full belly, we walked over the Golden Gate Bridge. It was rainy, and super windy, but I didn't care. I had Tartine Croissant in my belly!

We took our rental car and drove to El Zocalo for some Pupusas for the ride to Monterey!
This was a first for me. I had never had a Pupusa before this glorious day!
Unfortunately, we waited to eat this because we were too full from the pastries... I bet it would've been even better if it were fresh and hot right off the griddle!

We got one with pork, bean, and cheese... (OMG, my fav)

And another with chicken and cheese!

Dude... seriously, crispy dough, meat, and gooey cheese.... how can it NOT be good?!
This fueled our like 2 hour ride to Monterey. We stayed in Monterey for our hike the next day in Big Sur...
In Monterey by our hotel, there were a bunch of places to eat so we took a chance and came here..

I was like, "what do you guys have?" They said, "Ribs and stuff" so I was like, I'm in!
To start, we got the Artichoke Bruschetta and Turkey Chowder (?)

I got the Ribs

Tiny got the Ribeye

They both came with this incredible Twice Baked Potato!

With a really full belly now, we went to bed in our new hotel room (which had an electric fireplace) without a fear of getting robbed/raped/drugged... Seriously, our hotel in San Francisco was badddddddd...

Tartine Bakery
600 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415)-487-2600

El Zocalo
3230 Mission Street (btw 29th St & Valencia St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415)-282-2572

Monterey Cookhouse
2149 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831)-642-9900


Kimie said...


I happened across your blog from one of your yelp reviews-- but I've been hooked! For many reasons: your posts are pleasing to the eye and interesting!! But also because I noticed you JUST came to SF, where I'm from. Also, I grew up between SF and Nihon, too, so a lot of your blog posts bring back so many good memories and current obsessions of mine (Kabocha wa ii yo ne!) We're the same age, have a brother the same age, and we're both really close with our moms. Oh, and we both love eating-- yup yup! Well, just had to share that I enjoy your blog and keep it up!!! Did you grow up in NY or Japan?

Miki said...

That is so funny! You are like my long lost twin! I was born in Japan but grew up in NY! How about you??

Kimie said...

I was born in sf but we traveled to Japan every year during my childhood for summer vacations! So I've been about ... 15 times?! Glad you enjoyed California! How much time have you spent in Japan? Your mom cooks some amazing dishes! So jealous!