Special Edition! 

Dear, adoring readers and fans,

I apologize for my absence.  I realize that you all didn’t even notice I wasn’t posting anything waited with bated breath during the entire month of February, and to no avail.  For I simply did not have time to blog during those 28 days.  I was busy eating living!  

The month started out with some particularly fantastic vegetarian meals and ended with a special visitor from Paris.

So, yes, in the end, this is another post about Emma.

Deal with it Rejoice!

There’s so much to cover that I’m going to make it quick.  Here are a few addresses to add to your repertoire when visiting the City by the Bay.  Let’s dive right it, I know you don’t care can’t wait!

  1. A candle-lit dinner with my favorite wine connoisseur at Tartine Manufactory. 595 Alabama Street.
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Luminous skin, glowing orbs, sparkling conversation.
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Signature tartine with ricotta, wild mushrooms, parmesan, and black truffle.
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Matassa White from Languedoc-Roussillon. Mood lighting provided by tiny candle and car headlights.
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Beans, greens, and a perfect egg.

2. A cozy apéritif dinatoire at 20 Spot.  3565 20th Street.

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Everything from the snack menu, including nuts, olives, and focaccia with radish butter. A particularly sexy bottle of Gamay.
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All the furniture I want to steal.
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Sign of the times: The perfect image to capture the fact that people buy less records and way more alcohol in 2018.

3. A day of ogling in The Mission.

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Emma’s first day in San Francisco, her first time at Heath Ceramics, and my millionth attempt to get a picture without that guy in the background.
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Perfect textiles, perfecter pony tail.
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Dosa towels at Heath: Because everything is better with pompoms.

Heath Ceramics.   2900 18th Street.

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Examples of Wabi Sabi at Playmountain East.
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Fresh California Produce at Playmountain East.

Playmountain East.  555 Alabama Street.

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Playing with machinery at The Aesthetic Union.

The Aesthetic Union.  555 Alabama Street.

4. Slave to the Brunch.

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Breakfast of champions: Asparagus, kohlrabi, and poached eggs at NOON All Day.

NOON All Day.  690 Indiana Street.

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Heaven is a place on earth: Frittata with pistachios, burrata, and pesto at Salumeria.

Salumeria.  3000 20th Street.

5.  Bookshop Lust. 

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Dog Eared Books, I’ll gladly leave you all my money.
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Where all the cool kids go.
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Woman looking at her phone to look at a picture of A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women.

Dog Eared Books.  900 Valencia Street.

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Dose of Vitamin D at Alley Cat Books.

Alley Cat Books.  3036 24th Street.

6. Artin’.

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We are the first people to ever take this picture at SFMOMA.
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Palette-cleanser.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  151 3rd Street.

7. Naturin’.

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BBs and Redwoods at Redwood National Park.
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Moving in.

8. A. Perfect. Meal. At. Zuni.

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The sounds Emma made while eating this Goat Cheese and Beet Crostini creeped me out.

 

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Special goods delivered to us by Chef Christian.
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Seasonal Pavlova, Pistachio Ice Cream with Huckleberry Sauce and Oatmeal Cookies, Chocolate Sorbet. I’ve never felt so happy while hating myself so much.
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Classic Caesar Salad, photographed by Liz Subauste, that I want to bury my face in.

Zuni Cafe. 1658 Market Street.

9. Followed by a perfect afternoon at the Asian Art Museum.

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Color inspiration.
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Ditto.
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Korean textile obsession, #1.
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#2 (Personal Favorite)
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#3 (Emma’s favorite)

 Asian Art Museum. 200 Larkin Street.

10. Shopping and eating our way through Chinatown.

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Be prepared.  The first gift shop right past Dragon’s Gate is where you’ll leave all your money.

Butterfly’s Gift Shop. 412 Grant Avenue.

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Not pictured: all the card games.
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Emma stopped me from both buying these and also from building a map with them on the gift shop floor.
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Actual list of everything I ate for lunch.

11. Dying of hypothermia in Outer Sunset.

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Nature morte at Ocean Beach.
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You can see the wind in this picture. But you can never, ever feel how cold it was.
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Vegetation on Mars.
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Warming  back up with Smoked Salmon with Pickled Onion, Beets with Hazelnut and Horseradish, Potatoes with Aioli, and Bourbon-spiked cider at Outerlands.

4001 Judah Street.

12. Eating with our eyes in Hayes Valley.

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How we resisted at Miettes Confiserie is beyond me.

Miettes Confiserie.  449 Octavia Street.

13.Unlucky #13….A somewhat regrettable breakfast at Tartine Manufactory. 

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Six different servers and none of them willing to bring the check, shame on you.  Yam porridge for breakfast, shame on me.

And POOF! All of the sudden, I’m alone again. 

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Eyes adjusting to the gold-wallpaper glare in Club Waziema.

Club Waziema.  543 Divisadero Street.

 

2 thoughts on “The Herbivore’s Dilemma: An SF Vegetarian Food Diary, #2

  1. This is really great Kimberly. I really enjoyed salivating over all of the awesome food porn pictures. Tooooo yummy. Many of your pictures take me back:) I totally remember that playground.

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