My last day off in San Francisco was really fun – I’ve caught up with (almost) everyone I’ve wanted to see!
First a coffee with Kedar (who directed me in X’s and O’s) at Cafe Bean . I ordered a decaf soy latte – just sweet enough that it didn’t need any sugar
Back at my hotel I hung out with Sheetal in the lobby while she waited for her airport ride. Ate a Severus Snape orange to tide me over til dinner…
…with my Thick Dumpling Skin co-founder Lisa!
Bodega Bistro had a bunch of Pho options – and that’s all I wanted in this cold weather – noodles n soup
Can you believe they use free-range chicken?!? I ordered that one, asking for additional veggies too
The usual garnishes were added – basil, bean sprouts, hot pepper, and lime
Plus plenty of Sriracha and Mystery Brown Sauce
I devoured all the veggies/chicken/broth but didn’t have room for all the rice noodles
Once we were warmed up, it was time to get cold again! Bi-Rite Creamery was recommended to me by many locals
I kept my hat on (and gloves too)
A taste of the Roasted Banana
Wow, wow, wow. WOWZA!!! Talk about intensely concentrated flavors.
See how excited I am? The guy behind the counter concocted me an even crazier (as in crazy delicious) sample:
That’s not even on the menu, kids. Ask for “The Dainty Gentleman” and you won’t be sorry.
Very similar to the sundae Parry ordered, which I also sampled and swooned over – olive oil, whipped cream, and ice cream. GADZOOKS!!! I’m going to be pouring olive oil all over my frozen treats at home.
Like I do at my beloved Scoops, had just a taste of the full-fat dairy flavors but ordered the vegan version for tummy issues. This was their Coconut Chocolate kiddie size, and not only was it terrific, it wound up being on the house!!!
Funny we’re filming a movie about infidelity, because I definitely felt like I had an affair behind Scoops’ back! We’re shooting in the Mission again today; I may come back for one more fling…
Thanks Vin for treating us to Pho, and to Lisa for driving us all around town on our foodie adventures!