San Francisco Tidbits – Day Three

Before I fully get into day three in the city, just have to throw in my pretzel from the Giants game on day two. I had issues posting my blog last night and the pic did not post properly. So here it is:

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Now I feel better about the pretzel and day two is complete.

On to Day Three. Today was all about shopping and penny press machines. The focus was to hit up Chinatown – home to many penny press machines, then off to Fisherman’s Wharf and then some shops around Union Square.

Dim Sum in Chinatown was the goal. Goal accomplished!

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Fittingly enough, ended up at House of Dim Sum and ordered all my dim sum faves – shrimp dumplings, pork dumplings, pot stickers, sticky rice with chicken wrapped in banana leaf and BBQ pork buns:

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They make pot stickers big here! Really enjoyed the BBQ pork bun and my absolute favorite shrimp dumplings did not disappoint.

Time to explore Fisherman’s Wharf. The piers are a lively place. Tons of touristy shops, seafood restaurants and a great ocean breeze. Pier 39 was the hub of activity and the next top for food:

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I opted for some fish and chips. Specifically sour dough crumb crusted fish. The fish was super fresh and crumbs crispy.

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Some bright fruit colors, cherries and strawberries for sale:

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Even after leaving the pier, I was still wanting to eat something seafood related. Fish tacos caught my attention. Back to the Food Emporium at Westfield.

No ordinary food court. When you order food you get a pager to tell you when your food is ready to be picked up:

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Catch Isle was my choice for the evening. Yummy fish tacos!

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You have to love a mall that allows a bottle of wine to be consumed with dinner!

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Well, I had my wine, but back at the hotel and for free! Gotta love a hotel that has happy hour everyday! Hotel Union Square

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A day is not complete without some ice cream. San Francisco is home to Ghirardelli , the chocolate makers. So not surprising, there are Ghirardelli ice cream shops all over. I have been craving an ice cream cookie sandwich for a couple of weeks now. How perfect that I could order a cookie bottom sundae – chocolate chip cookie, vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce. One of the creamiest vanilla ice creams I have ever had.

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A sweet way to end day three.

Oh but wait, check out all my pennies!!

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Bring on day four. =)

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