Monday, August 4

Cali-Day Two

Day Two-San Francisco

Day two started a little bit colder and overcast than the previous day.

One of the top things "to-do" while in San Fran for us was visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). I love visiting museums in big cities. It's amazing some of the world's greatest pieces you can see.

However the main reason for our visit was the current exhibit of Frida Kahlo. She was such an incredible women and artist and I couldn't not NOT see it while in town. Saturday after we checked in to the hotel we went by SFMOMA to get tickets for Sunday morning.

The exhibit it popular and so they have timed entrances to deal with crowd control.

So Sunday morning we were off to see the exhibit. I was so happy we took the time to go. Not only were some of her most famous paintings on exhibit but also her life story was documented with letter, pictures and even a short clip of her on film.

She was such an impressive women, her spirit and her love of her husband Diego Riveria can never be questioned.

We spent most of the morning at the Museum, with the Kahlo exhibit and enjoying some other modern art.

After that we went on a mission to find the local Chipotle. Chipotle is a mexican themed fast food restaurant that the hubby LOVES. They specialize in making "san francisco" burritos. Oddly enough we had no desire to visit the originals only the imitator.

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In his college town there were plenty of stores however back here in Nashville we have yet to get a Chipotle. So whenever we are out of town we check to see if the hubby can have his "fix" of Chipotle.

Don't get me wrong I too enjoy a Chipotle burrito and some chips and guacamole.

So the search began and also ended when we realized that both San Fran stores were closed on Sundays.

As I dried the hubby's tears we moved toward the direction of San Fran's Chinatown. We decide to have lunch at a popular spot named R&G Lounge. They specialize in Cantonese traditional cuisine and we tried their R&G Beef (a signature dish) and the combination Chow Mien.

It was both so very yummy.

After a filling lunch we decided to head back towards our hotel and do some more shopping. We checked Kenneth Cole, Diesel, Gump's, and did some serious window shopping at De Beers. Here were able to get a shot of a trolley as it went by.

We then retreated back to the hotel where we watched the end of the San Francisco Giants baseball game.

That night we went out to dinner to Foreign Cinema, now one of my all time favorite restaurants.
The restaurant is unique in that they have an outdoor courtyard seating area where you can dine as they play a foreign film on a blank wall of a neighboring building.

The movie that was on that night was Amelie, which I'd never seen but was always on my list to watch.

Anyway we had 7:30 reservations and the movie doesn't start till sundown which ended up being around 8ish. So if any of you guys ever go try to get a bit later of a reservation.

We started with some wine. We chose below which was sooo good. We chose it for the fact that it had a common name as that of my family. Not the correct way of choosing a wine but it was definitely a sign because the wine was delicious.

For dinner I chose the Halibut

And the hubby tried the Curry Fried Chicken. Seriously it was out of this world. I'm not a huge fan of either fried chicken or curry but his dish was really good.

For dessert we chose a chocolate ganache dessert. It was also so very good. It wasn't the hint over in sweetness for us.

Dinner at Foreign Cinema was really such a great experience. It really made our trip.

Day Two was a sweet sweet success

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Did you enjoy the film. Amelie is one of my favorites. I also love Frida Kahlo, she was really amazing.