Nostalgia

Last night I bolted out of bed at 4:00 AM after having a night-terror that my boyfriend of 6 years was cheating on me with two of his coworkers. I don’t think that this strange idea has any basis in reality, but just in case here are some more pictures from the trip Aaron and I took to San Francisco.  I’d rather post them all before the anvil falls then annoy my faithful readers with nostalgic tales after the fact.  I suppose that in this case if I were to post these “after the fact” I would say something like, “Can you believe that creep and I had such a great time in San Fran?  Just look at all the great food I experienced with that jerk! Who wants to read my 500th post about Evan Williams whiskey?!”

No really.  Aaron and I had an amazing time in San Francisco. . .

more like HOG HEAVEN

 Hog Island Oyster Company is located in the Ferry Building Market Place.  This is the same building that transforms in to a crucial Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning.  Aaron and I walked to this place from Union Square in a feeble attempt to satiate my need for oysters.  We had to wait a while for a table because it was 5 o’clock on a Friday but Aaron and I are very patient people so we put our secret reservation name on a water-stained piece of notebook paper and spent the next  25 minutes making fun of all the people who are infinitely less patient then us!

varietals

varietals

I ordered the Oyster Bar Mix.  A dozen raw lovelies, two from each place on the menu. I also ordered a excellent glass of KAVA, but I don’t remember what kind because I am an unorganized food blogger and until very recently I wrote dining notes on the backs of business cards!

Kava

Kava

The bread basket was spot on.  The plate was warm the bread was slightly chewy but not too much.

warm plate

warm plate

Hog Island Oyster Heaven!

don't ask which one is which

don't ask which one is which

I really enjoyed the Hog Island Sweetwaters and later this same week I drank a beer brewed with them. Amazing!

Aaron ordered the clam chowder and a beer because he is a simple man with very refined tastes (ahem, frugal) AND he is pretty much obsessed with any kind of chowder.

clams for you

clams for you

This was a great choice.  As you can see in the first picture we were seated at the bar directly in front of the oyster shuker, he was very fast! To the right of the shucking station was a small gas stove and the cook started with the cream base, let it bubble until it almost escaped the pan and then threw in the clams.  Yum.

closer little clam, closer

closer little clam, closer

This dinner was great.  We were both slightly sun burned from walking around the city and I just remember looking at Aaron’s happy red face and feeling really loved, and well fed.

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One response to “Nostalgia

  1. If you love Hog Islands at the Ferry Building.
    Take a wonderful drive to THE FARM on Tomales Bay (about an hour +from SF). Bring a picnic , a great bottle of wine and get the oysters right out of the water.Shuck em yourself…they will show you how.

    See their website for info: hogislandoysters.com

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