Today, the Double O’s and I spent a fun, fun day in the big city by the bay. Oh, how I love you, San Francisco!
Before catching a ride to the city with Fitbomb in the morning, I contemplated fasting until lunch but the intoxicating smell of his butter-fried eggs got my stomach rumbling.
For my breakfast, I chowed on leftovers: a slice of frittata and sautéed cabbage with onions and cherry tomatoes.
As soon as we got to the city, the Double-O’s and I bid Fitbomb adieu and we headed to the waterfront. Our first stop was to run up and down Pier 14: a spectacular pedestrian walkway where you can get an awesome unobstructed view of the Bay Bridge AND the San Francisco skyline. Plus, you can spin yourself dizzy in metal rotating chairs lined all the way down the strip.
Then, we stopped by the Thursday Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market where we sampled stone fruit and tomatoes and cased out the hot food vendors for our lunch.
But who am I kidding?
My primary goal in venturing to the city was to land myself a Paleo-style double-patty burger with fried egg for lunch at the 4505 Meats stand.
Fitbomb met us for our mid-day grub, and we both inhaled our tasty lettuce wrapped awesomeness.
After lunch, the little guys and I went to see The Smurfs movie at the Metreon. It wasn’t my cup of tea (despite lots of NPH), but the kids loved it. I guess they’re bigger fans of perky blue dwarves in tights than me. I know, I know — blue little people. No angry emails, please.
For dinner, we met up with hubby again and hit up Mexico DF for some grub.
Tonight we ordered our usual starter: guacamole with bacon and prawns…
…ensalada frida (living watercress, hibiscus poached pears, jicama, mango, almonds, and dried cranberries)…
…sautéed mushrooms, peppers, and squash…
…and braised goat….
…with a spicy cactus salad.
The goat was under-seasoned and the salad was meh, but those disappointments were sufficiently outweighed by the fantastic bacon-y guacamole and flavorful carnitas.
We finally got home shortly after 8 p.m., and all of us were ready to hit the sack. As much as I’m looking forward to the kids starting school in a few days (FREEDOM in the mornings!), I’ll miss these lazy summer weekdays when the most pressing items on our agenda are procuring yummy grub and traipsing through the city.