So after Fisherman’s Wharf we headed over to Alamo Park because I really wanted to see the place they filmed the opening shot of Full House. It’s a place called postcard row and it still looks the same as when they filmed it so many years ago! Too bad I was completely soaked or we would have done a fake picnic picture JUST like the Tanners!
After some research I learned that postcard row isn’t the home that Full House actually depicted as the Tanner’s home….. the home below is. Maybe you remember it from a few shots in the show. If you are ever in the area the address is 1209 Burdick St.
After that we headed back to our hotel room and literally sat there for a few hours until dinnertime. (Stupid rain!) We had to leave Bella in the hotel for dinner and she was so sad….I hate leaving her!
|poor little peanut.|
We headed out into the dreary evening and I started snapping away, just hoping to get some good shots. What I mostly got were rainy, steamy pictures of the city. I really like them though, and I think most of the locals will agree this is a true representation of the city. I am sure it is beautiful when it is sunny and dry but the rain with the ocean and city lights made it really romantic and cozy in my opinion. Here are some shots (some of these I just stuck the camera out of the car window and snapped away!)
|alcatraz in the background…|
|cable car lines|
Finally we made it across town to the “Nob Hill” area and headed to dinner at Skool, a hipster joint.
Thanks to Jane who made the suggestion for dinner here!
|House Sangria was just okay, I probably wouldn’t order it again. But it WAS very strong.|
For our first course we ordered the Fried Baby Eyrngii (fried mushrooms) with miso aioli dipping sauce.
They were the bomb.com
For our second course we got halibut sashimi with cucumber, vinegar and spices. I didn’t get a picture of this one because we ate it so fast. I can’t even begin to explain how amazing this dish was.
The main course was a crab risotto with a snapper on top. Holy cow. This rocked my world. Seriously, the food here was more than I could handle. The fish wasn’t too fishy and the risotto was creamy to perfection with massive crab chunks. We were in heaven.
Finally, we ended the night with a Panna Cotta which we got for F R E E for checking in on yelp. I am seriously loving yelp because of the freebies for checking in. I have to be honest, I had no idea what panna cotta was and when it came I was a little hesitant…. but we dug right in and I don’t even have the words to describe the combo of the coconut cookie, fresh strawberry, mint and panna cotta. I could have died right there and I would be a happy girl. My husband felt the same way….we just kept eating, grinning and pointing at this dessert like “OH YEAH!” We are dorks.
If you are in San Fran and want to splurge a little for dinner I highly recommend Skool. Ramsey was out server and he was awesome, food was served quickly, atmosphere is great and quality and taste is out of this world.
After leaving dinner we drove around the city a little more and saw the Bay Bridge in the rainy night. It was beautiful….
Out next stop was Beuna Vista. My husband had found and read that the Buena Vista was the first Irish Coffee Bar in the country and its pretty famous because of it. We decided to head that way and get an irish coffee to finish our night.
The Buena Vista is fun and busy… there were people from 21 to 85. Seriously, look at the picture below…we really wanted to sit with the senior saints. Anyone that age at a bar past 10pm has GOT to be fun! We waiting our turn and got some spots at the bar. The bartenders were making irish coffees faster than I could keep up. They would line up 10 cups or so and they had a whole system…hot water, rinse, sugar cube, coffee, stir, HUGE pour of whiskey. My huge, I mean huge…that coffee has one heckuva kick!
We ordered two coffees and our bill came for $15— I thought that was crazy but once we tasted the coffees we would have to say they were definitely worth the price. They burned a little going down but warmed us right up. I would definitely pay this little place a visit if you are in the area. Apparently they also serve a mean corned beef hash!
|mom, please don’t leave me in the car! I want to come inside too! (doesn’t it break your heart?!)|