Last friday, The Husband and I had a date in San Francisco. Well, not technically a date since I had to get some testing done but we made the most of it. After the testing, we went down to our old stomping ground, Chestnut Street. It was a gorgeous day in the city and of course so were the people. I could sit on Chestnut and Union all day and just people watch. It is another lifestyle there. One where people are focused on working hard and playing hard. Being there was like a walk down memory lane. So much has changed and yet the vibe is exactly the same. Long are the days when we would spend hours and hours at Nectar wine bar, or hitting up Delaney's bar, clubbing at Gravity (in which there are too many embarrassing memories to name), and getting Pizza Orgasmica late night.
The Husband was craving one of his favorite Mexican restaurants, Mamacita, but to our disappointment it was closed for lunch. Who does that anyways? I wanted to go to A16 but The Husband didn't feel like pizza so we opted for Delarosa. In which...he got pizza. I liked the ambience but The Husband thought the pictures around the restaurant were cheesy. It did remind me a little of Miami Vice. After examining the menu, and trying to figure out what I can eat. I asked the waitress what was good. She recommended the Verdure crude. It had carrots, turnips, fennel, cucumber, beets, and a vinaigrette. I was familiar with cucumbers and carrots but never have explored turnips, fennel, and beets. Let me tell you, the salad was de-lish-ious! I think, after every bite, I looked at The Husband with amazement. I couldn't get enough. I think a lot of it has to do with how it was prepped and the colors on the plate were out of this world. The vibrant yellow and deep red were gorgeous. I wish this picture did justice.
Pictured next to my salad is the most incredible, incredibly dangerous drink...the Salty Dog. I could have had 10 of these. I probably would have if wasn't noon. The Salty Dog has fresh grapefruit, vodka, and salt. Salt+sweet+alcohol= love in a glass. This was the perfect way to kickstart our date day!
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Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 9:21AM