First post of the new DECADE!! It’s been a while since we’ve gone to SF, but with the MLK long weekend, we decided to go up this past Sunday for…you guessed it…food! There was a Fancy Food Show happening at the Moscone Center that we were partnering with Foods From Spain x StarChefs to photograph, and man it was something else. The number of booths there was insane!! After a couple of hours of strolling through Moscone I felt like we only got through maybe 10% of them. It was interesting because this wasn’t an event open to the general public. We were technically there as media/press, but walking around, majority of the folks there were vendors trying to sell their products in bulk to restaurants and other folks in the industry. It was fascinating!! Good thing was that there were PLENTY of samples. Bad thing was that the products we were sampling were not available in local stores anywhere (for the most part). So you couldn’t just buy a box of cookies, for example. But it was a cool experience nonetheless!
And of course, given that we don’t go up to SF that often, we had to make the most of our day. Sooo that meant going up early before the Fancy Food Show for brunch @ Cassava, and then because the weather was cooperating, taking a detour to China Beach to see the Golden Gate Bridge 🙂
I had been craving Japanese breakfast for a while…not sure why. Maybe because you get a little bit of everything AND it comes with rice and a poached egg. Doesn’t get much better than that. Oh, and it comes with soup. It’s the ultimate early-morning comfort meal. Victor decided to be even healthier and ordered a veggie rice bowl. Both dishes were great 🙂
Thankfully, the brunch place happened to be just a 10 min drive from China Beach, and we got there early enough so that there was plenty of parking. We definitely lucked out with the weather. It was cloudy, but there was absolutely no fog and you could see the Golden Gate Bridge perfectly!
Rewinding a bit…so I was thinking about what I wanted to wear to this Fancy Food Show. It didn’t actually end up being that fancy in terms of how people were dressed…which I probably should have seen coming, but I decided to bust out a new pair of earrings that I got from AU-Rate. I talked about this brand a while back when I first tried one of their necklaces. I was super impressed by the quality so decided to give their earrings a try too. Was not disappointed!! When it comes to jewelry I love simpler pieces, so these simple mini hoops from AU-Rate were perfect!
Anyway, the views from China Beach were gorgeous!! It was basically empty when we went, which I found surprising given that it was 11:30am on a Sunday! But hey, not complaining. If it’s always empty like this, we might have to make this a weekly tradition (assuming good weather). It’s the perfect place to walk around after a meal!
The long weekend went by so fast, but I’m happy we got to spend a day exploring SF. It always amazes me how much there is to do in the city. We’ve been to SF so many times at this point, but every time, we somehow manage to find somewhere new to explore. Here’s hoping it stays that way, and to many more adventures in 2020!
*This blog post is in collaboration with Nakturnal