…of your patience and perseverance. I am in SF, on our occasional Phil Tour of this great city. In the rain. And the cold. But don’t let that fool you into thinking that it’s not fun, Oh, no. It’s been great!
We almost had mojitos at Lux, but they’re still closed. So we had shrimp and baby artichoke on crostini, and clams and oysters on the half-shell. And then, oh then, this is the greatest part—we almost had dinner at Ace Wasabi last night, but we spent too much time gobbling beef ribs at Three seasons and there was an hour wait for sushi after that. So, there was nothing else to do except wander into Andale’s and split a burrito with a couple of kick-ass margaritas. I don’t remember much after that, but I have been sick as a dog all afternoon.
Somewhat mitigating, however, was the interlude at The Grove, where we had fabulous Cuban sandwiches and salad with cherries, grapes, pistachios, reggiano, and honey mustard vinaigrette. And wine. And a nap.
Oh, and there was that twenty-minute period in which I cleaned out Gap Body in an underthing and pj-buying frenzy. Try it. *slaps vein*
It was really raining when we got up, but it did get better after we got into Ace tonight. Listen to me. Seriously, let go of the mouse and lean close: drop everything you are doing and make a note to go to SF, take a cab to Steiner and Chestnut in the Marina District, and get your name in before 7:40 p.m. Order an Asahi or a Viognier and have the Tuna Tataki, Spider Roll, and something else that’s not on the menu: salmon tartare. It’s chopped fresh salmon marinated in secret sauce and piled atop deep-fried shinto leaves. You’ll have to describe it to get it , but oh, man, you might sell your house to stay in a nearby hotel and eat there every night. Or you might sober up the next morning and decide that it was just a nice night out.
Either way, you’re a winner.
And with that, I bid you goodnight. I have to get my pink toile pj top back from Phil before he falls asleep in it.
No pictures, unfortunately—I left the cable at home. Sorry, chum.