While the restaurant industry languishes during the downturn, it’s amazing to know that old standards of the City by the Bay endure. Not on our radar while living in SanFran, these oldies get enthusiastic new nods from Anne and JeanJean: Tommy Toy’s (’85), North Beach Restaurant (’70), Caffe Sport (’69). The original Trader Vic’s (’39) now houses Le Colonial, a formal Vietnamese find in the same financial district cul de sac space. It’s a more retro slant than our fave the ‘Door’. JJ loved Brindisi on Belden Place, an alley filled with outside eateries; my daily lunch haunt during ABN days at 555 Cal.
A&P ventured up the coast north to Nick’s Cove in Marshall, then to Glen Ellen’s Gaige House B&B. Highly recommend both. JeanJean & Shadow biked over the GGB to Sausalito & sun. Bus ride to Yosemite, clearly worth the long day trip.