Sunday, March 9, 2008

San Francisco, February, 2008

Tadich Grill (oldest restaurant in SFO, 1849), old world, fab food and service. We ate there Friday and Monday nights. They had fresh Sand Dabs by Monday. Hoooray!

Michael Mina is now the signature restaurant at the famous, old St. Francis Hotel on Union Square. Our meal and service were top notch. Here is one of his habitual tricks of serving the same food three ways - in this case Sea Bream.

We had forgotten it would be Chinese New Year's, so the Union Square streets were closed. Since we were on foot, it worked out fine. We entered the St. Francis from the back door. No problem!
The 'new' DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park was built after the last big earthquake destroyed the previous one. It's huge, with an excellent collection of art. We met Carol Edlund and her friend, Bill, for brunch in the cafe, followed by lots of chatting while looking a a world class exhibit of art glass and Asian rugs.
totally glass sculpture, just beautiful

Scottie & Carol at the top of the museum tower for the panoramic view of the Bay area.

I had a meeting of the Academic Library Advisory Committee of the Council on Library and Information Resources at the University of San Francisco Feb. 25th, so Louie and I spent a wonderful weekend in the city before the Monday meeting.

Feb. 16, 2008 Franklin Park Conservatory & Handke's for dinner

We ended a perfect day with Valentine's special dinner at our favorite restaurant in Columbus, Handke's

The Franklin Park Conservatory had a huge orchid show. I was so annoyed with myself for forgetting our camera, when Louie said "Scottie, your phone has a camera!" Voila.