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San Francisco Giants Spring Training

San Francisco Giants Spring Training

There’s still time to get to San Francisco Giants Spring Training in Scottsdale.  It’s a beautiful park, and now that the rain has arrived in San Francisco, it’s a great getaway. We found some Giants-centric places to hang out, thanks to a great article by Peter Hartlaub in the San..
Ozumo
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Ozumo

Izakaya? I finally get it. We had to go to Walnut Creek last night, so we decided to avoid the traffic and have dinner in Oakland. (The new Caldecott Tunnel can’t come soon enough!!) We’ve been to Ozumo in San Francisco and Oakland many times. The downtown San Francisco spot..
St. Francis Fountain
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St. Francis Fountain

As you can see, St. Francis is a classic, old time diner and one of San Francisco’s last remaining diners. It’s located in the Mission at 24th and York, and they make their own ice cream that is delicious. And so, there we were in sweats and looking a little..
Bar Agricole
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Bar Agricole

Bar Agricole is a beautiful place in a dusty SOMA area with some of the most unique food offered in San Francisco. And, their artisan cocktails are some of the best anywhere.

State Bird Provisions
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State Bird Provisions

State Bird Provisions?  What a wacky name for a restaurant, and even a San Francisco restaurant!!  But, these guys have an ingenious concept, and the state bird, the quail, is always on the menu. We met our friends there on Friday night.  They are foodies as well, and their son..
Boston

Boston

I got to Boston a few hours ahead of Dave who came in from Philadelphia. I made a beeline to Legal Seafood, a Boston-based chain, which had a restaurant a few blocks from our hotel. I used to come to Boston for MacWorld every August, and we would always go..
Acquerello
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Acquerello

Dave is now an official member of the San Francisco Wine & Food Society, and our first event as members (actually only men can be members) was the dinner at Acquerello on Monday night, the 13th. We thought we had been to this restaurant before, but once we showed up,..
Austin BBQ Weekend

Austin BBQ Weekend

I worked for Dell for ten years, so I spent a lot of time in Austin. However, with a goal to get in and out as soon as possible, I didn’t get to see too much of the city. It wasn’t until I had to promise Dave a weekend in..