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:


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!

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:

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:


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


Some bright fruit colors, cherries and strawberries for sale:




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:


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



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


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


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.


A sweet way to end day three.

Oh but wait, check out all my pennies!!


Bring on day four. =)


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