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San Francisco – Food, Drink and Fleet Week

It’s been an exciting first few days in San Francisco, California.  My best friend, Samit, lives in the Pacific Heights neighborhood, which is an ideal location for a 15 minute walk down to the bay where the San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show takes place.  Peering through the streets of Victorian mansions you are rewarded with views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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A View of the San Francisco Bay from Pacific Heights - San Francisco Travel

Once down to the Marina Green in the San Francisco Bay, I realized how lucky I was to have such clear skies. The pictures of the air show are going to be fantastic!

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Marina Green in front of the Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Travel

After a day of catching up on some well needed sleep, I went out to explore Pacific Heights and it’s surrounding neighborhoods.

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Trolly Cars - San Francisco Travel

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Union Street in Cow Hollow - San Francisco Travel

I have also been testing out some vegan restaurants. For dinner on Thursday night I walked over to China Town to try Loving Hut. There are a few Loving Hut restaurants in the city specializing in vegan food. I won’t be coming back. The menu is typical Chinese, with a lot of vegan meats. The Chinese entres were heavy on the oil and salt. The TV that played vegetarian propaganda was a bit creepy too.

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Loving Hut Vegan Restaurant in China Town - San Francisco Travel

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Loving Hut Vegan Restaurant in China Town - San Francisco Travel

After dinner I stopped off again at Nook Cafe and Wine Bar to enjoy some after dinner drinks. This is my favorite cafe in Pacific Heights. I had a sake drink with orange juice and soy milk.

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Cocktail Drinks at Nook Cafe and Wine Bar - San Francisco Travel

I scheduled my visit this week specifically to attend San Francisco Fleet Week. I have never attended a Fleet Week before, nor I have ever seen the Blue Angels perform. Practice was today, and that alone, was enough to excite me. The loud roar of the jet engines gets your adrenaline pumping.

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Blue Angle Jet in front of the Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Travel

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Blue Angles Practicing for Fleet Week - San Francisco Travel

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Blue Angles Practicing for Fleet Week - San Francisco Travel

After capturing a bunch of pictures from the Blue Angels practice, we searched for some food and drink on Chestnut Street. Tacolicious was jammin with crowds, so we decided to join them. C’mon, you know we love tacos! This place is a lot of fun with delicious Mexican foods! I enjoyed a giant Tecate beer, grilled corn, tacos and some sweet plantains with refried beans. Actually, that’s not true, my buddy Samit ate my tacos. This is how it went down. I ordered two vegetarian tacos, while Samit says to the waitress, “I can’t eat that vegetarian sh|t, I’ll have some meat tacos.” Well, all the tacos came on one plate, which led us to assume they were all his. After 10 minutes, I asked the waitress where my tacos were. She replied that they were included on the taco plate that Samit ate. I took a look at his plate and only meat tacos were left. So, Samit actually ate all the vegetarian tacos and left the meat tacos, because he was full. Remember, this was after claiming that he couldn’t eat that sh|t.

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Tacolicious - San Francisco Travel

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Tacolicious - San Francisco Travel

The evening ending in the Brickyard Restaurant and Bar where I watched my Philadelphia Phillies lose and get knocked out of the playoffs. Not good at all.

Saturday begins the real Fleet Week Air Show, one that I can’t wait to photograph and film. Stay tuned!

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Vasco says:

I caught some of the airshow on Saturday and thought it was pretty cool. I even think that they covered a greater range this year from what I remember when I saw it a couple of years back.
Very cool pictures, but perhaps it ia almost impossible to take a bad picture in SF;).

Drew Meyers says:

Are you still in San Fran? I’m here til the 20th…if anyone wants to meetup for a travel tweetup, I’m game..

Jason says:

Hey Drew, sorry we missed you. We did set up a Tweet-up last week via Twitter, sorry it didn’t find you. Aracely left over the weekend and I depart tomorrow morning.

Sherry Ott says:

Hey – I’m also in SF right now. I used to live down in the Marina years ago and still have friends there so I also got a great rooftop view of the airshow this weekend! I think since i used to live here I don’t really think of it as a ‘travel’ destination any longer!
Also – the Loving Hut is a chain around the world…there had them in Mongolia! Crazy!
How long will you be here?

Jason says:

I would say a rooftop view is probably the best for the Air Show.

Stephanie says:

You’ve captured some great iconic images of San Francisco.

Michael says:

Wow how much longer are you in San Fran for? I can’t believe how close you are to me at the moment. We are living in Pac Heights now!!!. You guys should definitely come and say hello…. let’s grab a coffee…or beer.

Abby says:

The food in SF is so great. Love the trolley pic!

Alisha says:

Great pics of the airshow in San Fran!
Definitely also want to check out tacolicious next time I’m in town!

Claire says:

Also on my list of must-go places. The guac looks delicious!!!!

Jason says:

Guacamole is one of our favorites as well as chips and salsa, and both were made fresh. Can’t beat that!

The pictures of the place as well as the food are awesome Jason…the place is certainly on my must-visit list!

Jason says:

Thanks Sid, we appreciate the visit and compliments.

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