Smitten Ice Cream, San Francisco

My fiancee's favorite ice cream shop!   Of course there's a line.  Don't forget this is SF.   Simple setup.   Watching the magic is half the fun.   Worth the wait every time! Smitten Ice Cream, 432 Octavia St #1a, San Francisco, CA 94102  

Chez Panisse, Berkeley

A culinary landmark.   I went upstairs for the more casual cafe.   Though known for focusing on quality ingredients, I thought the bread was rather standard.   I think this might have been my favorite part of the meal!  Local halibut tartare with cucumbers, radishes, green coriander and ginger.   I eventually tried to recreate … Continue reading Chez Panisse, Berkeley