When Mal and I finally arrived in San Francisco via 6-hour bus ride, we had a strong urge to drink a beer. Luckily, our friend, Beth T, offered to pick us up from the airport and save us from our misery entertain us until our late-night flight back to Boston.
Within minutes of meeting Beth at the airport, Mal and I had a beer in our hands! 😀
Beth took us to a cute little place called Pizzeria Delfina, which was totally bumpin’ on a Tuesday afternoon. In fact, it was so busy, we ended up drinking our beers outside on the sidewalk, which Mal and I thought was pretty cool since we can’t do it in Boston!
I had an Anchor Steam Christmas brew, which definitely hit the spot! 😀
Once we finished drinking our beers, the three of us headed around the corner to Tartine to meet Jenna and Anne P for some bakery treats. (You can read my recap here.)
After Tartine, Beth, Mal, and I said goodbye to Jenna and Anne, and then picked up Beth’s husband, Corey, from work for some San Francisco sightseeing.
First stop: The Painted Ladies!!!
I am was a huge fan of Full House.
Then, our tour guides took us over to see the Golden Gate Bridge.
It was a little cloudy, but we were still able to snap a touristy photo. 😉
The final stop of our San Francisco tour was the Palace of Fine Arts, which I absolutely loved! I didn’t even know this place existed. I’m so glad that we were able to visit.
I took a zillion photos! I couldn’t help myself.
After spending some time at the Palace of Fine Arts, our wonderful tour guides took us to dinner at Liverpool Lil’s, a funky and eclectic English pub.
To start, the table ordered a round of beers. I went with a local brew: Trumer Pils.
And, then I munched on a piece of garlic bread from the bread basket.
Seriously, why is garlic bread so amazingly delicious? I can never turn it down.
I started with a small helping of pear salad with blue cheese.
For my entree, I ordered the Sweet Potato Gnocchi, which was served with mixed wild mushrooms, sage, brown butter, chopped brussels spouts, pancetta, and truffle oil. The gnocchi wasn’t super sweet potato-y, but everything else about the dish was excellent. I ate the entire portion. No problem.
MANY THANKS to Beth T and Corey (and Buddy) for their hospitality yesterday! They totally went out of their way to show Mal and me a great time, especially when we were down in the dumps about our travel situation. Thanks, again, guys! 😀