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18 Hours in San Francisco

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A little airport snafu severely delayed Abe’s work trip to San Francisco last weekend.  So I found myself picking him up at Burbank, and hitting the road north!

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People gave wonderful food suggestions on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (I compiled a list at the bottom of this post).  We wound up arriving a little too late, a little too tired to deal with a parking/lines/reservations, so I yelped the nearest vegetarian-friendly place en route to the city and found Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen in San Mateo.

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We were both very happy with our food – Abe got a falafel burger with fries…

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…I ordered a half portion of their Greek Salad, with grilled chicken on top.
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We got an amazing last-minute hotel deal (unfortunately, the parking was half the price of the room).  The next morning, while Abe did his BuzzFeed shoot, I wandered around my overpriced area with Goh and H.P. – we stumbled upon Lori’s Diner

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…and caught up over eggs.  I got an egg white omelet, with spinach/tomatoes.  Fruit instead of potatoes.  Strawberry jelly on my toast.

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DSCN8022Two hours later, I wasn’t hungry, but Abe had just wrapped and was starving.  So we stopped by Taqueria Cancun in the Mission for a burrito…
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…which, of course, I could not resist several bites of.  Supremely delicious.

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Loved the chips n salsa!!!

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And then we were back in the car, back to LA.

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Next time I’m in town, I’ll have this list ready to go – thanks everyone for the suggestions!

  • 54 Mint
  • Art’s Cafe
  • Bi-Rite Creamery
  • Crabhouse
  • El Farolito
  • Fraiche
  • Halu
  • Hard Knox
  • HRD Coffeeshop
  • Mama’s
  • Miette
  • Mint Leaf
  • Mr. Holmes Bakeshop
  • Outerlands
  • Pearls on Post
  • Piccino
  • PPQ
  • Red Chili Restaurant
  • Rosie’s Cafe
  • SPQR
  • Starbelly
  • State Bird
  • Tartine
  • Wayfare Tavern
  • Millenium
  • Yoshi’s
  • Zero Zero

More San Francisco Eats <—click!
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In the Tonga Tonga Tonga Tonga Tonga Room

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After last night’s premiere screening

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…and Fro Yo

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Abe and I headed out to The Tonga Room with Emily, Alex, Eddie and West.

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There was a Nice Girls Crew after-party with karaoke, but I wanted to save my voice for Crazy Rich Asians (narration recording starts Tuesday).

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This place was equally fun!

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A live band on the weekends + a $7 per person drink charge.

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Didn’t eat any complimentary nuts – not sure if there’s a food menu?

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And every once in a while, it RAINS!!!!

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You get to walk through the gorgeous Fairmont Hotel lobby as well.

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Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar on Urbanspoon

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Nice Girls Crew Too

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A lovely pre-screening reception at Daffodil before the Nice Girls Crew Season 2 Premiere…

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…I ate everything in the spread, except the fruit!

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Lots of Bruschetta, Portobello Mushrooms, Crab Cakes…

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…Grilled Veggies, Dips Galore, Chicken/Veggie Skewers.

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Was full (but not stuffed) after four platefuls.

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Cast/crew headed over to the Sundance Kabuki to watch the show. Fun to finally see what we worked on plus meet some fans/supporters…

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…including Jackie with the awesome nails!!!

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Someone brought Michelle red velvet cupcakes; I split it with Abe

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…then followed that with a sweet treat at Moyo’s with Emily.

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Base of fruit – lychee, kiwi, berries, mandarin oranges…

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…topped with Taro Fro Yo.

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We wound up going out for drinks at The Tonga Room afterwards – everyone else got fancy drinks but I stuck to a Diet Coke.

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