All in San Francisco Exploration
Fort Mason, an actual former military fort located on San Francisco's north side near The Marina, is home to an ever changing array of events, pop-ups and local favorites. While I've spent many sunny afternoons on the greens day drinking with friends, and I love the farmer's market, I'd never actually gone into the library/laboratory bar at the end of Building B.
Chinatown is a confluence of old San Francisco and new. While the neighborhood is one of the most well-known in San Francisco, it's not necessarily the easiest to write about. I live on the edge between Chinatown and Nob Hill and walk through Chinatown on my way to and from work every single day, and I still have trouble with how to tell its story.
One of my favorite places in The Bay is the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. The first Sunday of the month, at the crack of dawn, this former U.S. Navy runway transforms into one of the best, and biggest, flea markets in the country.
I'm always looking for the inspiration that exists in the world around me. Normally I'm pretty good about noticing and enjoying it, but something about the grey, cold days in January make it really difficult for me. Lately, I've been drawn to doors and doorways.
There's a new Alps-inspired wine bar and eatery in North Beach, and it's awesome. There's a fire pit, a beautiful interior, and some really good wine. From the team behind Little Vine and Union Larder, The Salzburg offers up Austrian food and inspired wines in probably the coziest space in San Francisco.
Balmy Alley is one of my all time favorite sources of inspiration. Right off busy 24th Street, the alley boasts some of the best murals and street art in SF.
The Bay Area is a locally-sourced eater's paradise, and SF is home to some of the best Farmer's Markets in the country. Saturdays are dominated by the massive Ferry Building Farmer's Market, but what if you're busy? What if you wait until Sunday to run all your errands? Luckily, there are half a dozen great choices.
Ice cream is a staple in my diet. Whether it's sunny and hot, windy and cold, or constantly changing, I'm down for some ice cream. SF is blessed with some of the best ice cream spots in the country, and there's literally something for everyone. From classics (think coffee, chocolate or vanilla) to the exotic (hello avocado!) you're sure to find it here.