Saturday, June 2, 2012

Foodifornia

Upon reviewing my (very few) photos from my trip to California, I noticed I really only took pictures the day I went to San Francisco. Upon reviewing these more closely, I realized that, aside from my Sutro Bath photos, I really only took pictures of food and myself with food. I know, big surprise. So, I figured I'd put together a little post about some of the good things I ate (and posed next to prior to eating) in San Francisco. First stop, Boudin Bakery!

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See, I told you. One of my greatest loves in life is, in fact, bread. I love bread. And sourdough bread? Just forget about it. Sourdough bread is like the cute, witty guy you have a crush on but who has a girlfriend and you can't date but you so badly want to. Because it's just not available on the east coast. That's the only reason I made that analogy. Ahem. Anyway, I'm already going through withdrawals. I made sure to eat as much sourdough as I could while there, which included a yummy sandwich, that was predominantly bread (thank god)

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and a loaf of sourdough shaped like a TURTLE. SEE

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Ily sourdough turtle. You were delicious

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Then, we visited a delightful tea house where I got an iced chai and a little bowl of coconut rice pudding

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It was a tiny bowl!

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Then we visited Japantown, where I got a crepe with a little puppy face on it!

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I had banana, vanilla icecream, strawberry and chocolate crepe. I think they randomly choose which face to give your crepe, but they're all so cute. Cute!

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And then I ate him. You were also delicious, puppy crepe. At the end of the day, while walking back to the bart station, we passed this place called THE MELT

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It ain't no lie. They only serve grilled cheese, and we got some to go. I have no photos of that sandwich, which was pretty good, but Daphny swiped my camera and took some pictures, including this gem of me and my sister "acting natural"

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NATURAL!

BONUS ROUND: Things I did that aren't food related, but that I wanted to share.

I RODE A TROLLEY!

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I didn't even know how badly I wanted to ride a trolley until it was happening. Then I made my horrible excited face

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I made this same face in both trolley pictures I took. That's how excited I was. Seriously, it was great. I wish I was on a trolley right now. Well, maybe not right now, because I'm in pajamas. Wait, nope, I take it back. Wish I was on a trolley in pajamas. Then, we saw

JOLLY JACK

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At Musee Mechanique, a magical arcade/museum full of super old arcade games, I put a quarter in this gem of a machine. Good old Jack just laughs and laughs. He laughed for a good two minutes straight, and kind of shook around like he was having a seizure. GOOD OLD JACK!

I also found this machine that tests how hot you are. For the record, I got "hot stuff."

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CALIFORNIA! I can't wait to return to you and your bread.


Until tomorrow,
Nicole





9 comments:

  1. Sourdough is the best bread in the whole world! As a California native, I didn't realize how lucky I was to always have it available until I moved to the UK where no one even knows what it is! It makes me sad to hear it's non-existant on the East Coast too though--now I know not to move there (or at least perfect my bread-making skills before doing so).

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  2. Oh gosh, Nicole, we would be such good food buddies--I seriously LOVE bread. It's my downfall. It's so squishy, so flaky, so yummy... ugh, bread. <3 And that sourdough turtle looks so deliciously adorable. I can't blame you for ending up with so many food pictures. :D

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  3. this trip looks awesome! i didn't know sourdough (or good sourdough) was only located in california? I could've sworn i've had it here on the east coast. that puppy crepe is adorable :) xx

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  4. Jasmine, Transient WithdrawalJune 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Gahhh I need to go back to SF as soon as possible! I am a bread lover too so I am thankful that I have two Boudin's nearby (there's two more reasons for you to visit me here!!)! :)

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  5. I love bread and I love sandwiches!
    Their ice cream was really cute!
    I love your look, bright colors, fun prints!
    Kisses and great weekend, dear!

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  6. it's all about the sourdough bread, all about the bread.... ;)

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  7. Aw it looks like an amazing trip! And now I'm definitely drooling...

    Life is a romantic poem

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  8. That sourdough turtle is amazing! Definitely a piece of art :D Food is always great to experience when traveling. It's what makes places unique from each other!

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  9. i want to see the california you know.

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