A visit from anyone from out of town serves as an opportunity to do all the things that we never do because it’s considered “touristy.” So when Farmer Fuji (formerly known as JFuji) came to hang out for the weekend, Pdho and I decided take Farmer Fuji and Mr. and Mrs. N Squared around the city for the day.
It was an absolutely perfect day, especially by SF standards, with clear skies, a slight wind, and relatively warm temperatures. We decided that we would have lunch down in Fisherman’s Wharf, so we took the F train from the Ferry Building along the Embarcadero. Admittedly, this felt very odd since I’m so used to usually be running this route. It was a nice change of pace to watching the Embarcadero from the comforts of a Muni train. =)
When we got the wharf, we decided to order a couple of crabs and calamari from one of those stands in Fisherman’s Wharf. Again, normally having to endure the intoxicating aroma of steamed crabs as I run past the Wharf, it was a nice to instead be able to eat these crustaceans.
The crab and calamari was surprisingly tasty. I’m not sure how they seasoned the crab, but it was packful of flavor, salt and whatever else was in there. I was expecting it to be a little more bland and having to dip it in butter or something. And with calamari, how can you really go wrong. The calamari was pretty tender and adequately battered. I just love calamari though!
Afterwards, we decided to walk down to Ghiradelli Square for some ice cream. The whole way down, I felt like such a tourist, but it really was a lot of fun enjoying the city and sites with some good friends. All in all, it was a wonderful day out and about, and we ended it with dinner at San Tung in the Sunset.