Had a quick visit to SF along with friend last weekend. As most of our impromptu road trips I wished I had planned and researched things better beforehand but you can say it's harder to not have a fun time in the great city. As we blew through the idea of having breakfast at Swan Oyster Depot arriving closer to noon than dawn, Plan-B was a revisit to Sotto Mare a couple blocks over. Was a small wait as the place is also popular, but nothing crazy like at SOD.
on Half Shell, both East and West Coast. I still preferred more the
firmer East Coast variety but they both were quite excellent. Till this day the place
easily reserves the spot of the best Cioppino I've had and was tempted to get it again but I instead went for the Sea Scallop Saute' ($19).
caught, these were well-seared but done to medium-rare in the center. The
sauce of white wine, garlic and caramelized scallions is pretty intense
and super delicious. Excellent for bread soppage. ;)
The friend had the Manila Clams with Linguine done aglio-olio style ($12). I had a taste and was impeccably fresh and great as well. Any of these pasta dishes can be had as a half-order for $8.
Gigi's Sotto Mare Oysteria, 552 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
checking out a bookstore then having a couple espressos at a nearby
cafe, later in the day we visited The Walt Disney Family Museum at
So awesome and packed full of info and displays. Reserving around two hours of time is probably best.
Did you know Walt's favorite foods were Chili and Jello??
He was also really into miniatures (and so am I! Of Sushi and other foods but..).
The highlight was the giant diorama of Disneyland Park.(!)
was really great and would recommend. Skipped the special Snow White
exhibit this time around but I can see myself coming here again for
another movie of Disney.
The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94129