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Tuesday in San Francisco ?

Risottogirl's picture

Okay ML and Heather...what are you thinking on time (and place, I guess) for Tuesday. I am probably good to go anytime after 4, possibly a little earlier. I am totally flexible on coffee/drinks/early dinner...whatever.


Sitting outside might be nice. I cannot remember what is at the Ferry Building or who has outside seating - Hog Island and Slanted Door come to mind but I know there are others ...amd other stuff around that I don't even know about.


Anyone else interested?


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Marie Louise's picture

(post #56903, reply #1 of 35)

Anytime is fine w/ me. Meeting somewhere at the Ferry Building sounds good. The only place I have ever sat down to eat at the Ferry Building is Hog Island. Usually we just graze our way from one end to the other. I am particularly fond of that Japanese place.

http://www.delicarf1.com/menu.html

There is a Obama fundraiser that day at The Palace Hotel from 12 to 1:30 that I was thinking of attending. (Donna Brazille is going to speak.) Or, I might stay home and garden.

Here's a link to the main Ferry Building page. http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/visitors.php

I'm surprised, it looks like stores close at 6pm there. I will probably come in early and do a little shopping before I meet up w/ everyone.


Edited 7/11/2008 9:48 am by Marie Louise

Heather's picture

(post #56903, reply #2 of 35)

Early dinner (or grazing) would be great for me, that way I can get home at a decent hour.

The weather has been great in SF but no guarantee that they won't return to their dreadful typical summer weather by Tuesday--so eating outside may or may not be a good idea. I don't think Slanted Door has outside seating, but they do have great food.

Ferry Building would be fun because there is so much to see/do. We could walk to Greens, IF the weather is nice.

I'm fine with anything--just looking forward to meeting you!

Risottogirl's picture

(post #56903, reply #3 of 35)

their dreadful typical summer


umm, if you recall, we differ significantly on what we think constitutes "dreadful" weather in the City ;)


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Heather's picture

(post #56903, reply #4 of 35)

You like eating outside on a cold foggy evening?

Risottogirl's picture

(post #56903, reply #5 of 35)

Bring it on, baby! I MISS the fog. I never remember anything below 45 in SF - that was rare !!!


Almost every summer day here either SO or I comment on that very thing. Ahhh, the fog, where is the fog?


 


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Heather's picture

(post #56903, reply #6 of 35)

To each her own. We drove over to the coast for dinner the other night. The drop in temperature was lovely but we all agreed that we just couldn't live in that fog through June, July, August, and September--can't call it Summer if you never see the sun!

Risottogirl's picture

(post #56903, reply #7 of 35)

Possibly things have changed as all weather is changing, but when I first lived in SF, in the inner Sunset/Golden Gate Heights, it was foggy until about noon, then it rolled away. And it was mostly in July and August.


There was less fog living in Pacific Heights and waaaaay less fog living on Potrero Hill, so it really does depend on where in the City.


I grew up on the coast of Maine, where we also had fog. I just don't find it oppressive or depressing.


I would be perfectly happy if it was always between 45 and 75 degrees outside.


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Heather's picture

(post #56903, reply #8 of 35)

How about 50 to 80?
As you know, every few blocks in SF has a different climate. My son lived on McAllister out by the Panhandle for a while and it was freezing in the summer--everyone was wearing parkas to walk their dogs.

Risottogirl's picture

(post #56903, reply #9 of 35)

and ML (and anyone else interested), are your email addresses on Taunton current?


Or better, email me through Taunton and give me the addresses and cell phone numbers (if you feel comfortable) and I'll send back mine. That way I can email or text you without having to be logged in here. I'll be in Maine beginning tomorrow until I fly out.


I think as early as 3:30 is probably safe for me. And I'm open about what - shop, eat, drink, walk, etc.


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Heather's picture

(post #56903, reply #10 of 35)

Marie just left my house--we had lunch with Sheri and Jocelyn and then toured the new SLT. I'll email you with my details, I think I'll come up mid afternoon.
We made a back-up reservation at Slanted Door for 5:30 just to have something but we're open to whatever you want to do.

Marie Louise's picture

(post #56903, reply #11 of 35)

I'm emailing you now. If you don't get it, Heather has my info and is welcome to share it w/ you.

Risottogirl's picture

(post #56903, reply #12 of 35)

Got it all just now and I emailed both of you with my cell, etc.


Thanks!!


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Marie Louise's picture

(post #56903, reply #13 of 35)

Got it-we will have to coordinate time and place via email/ phone. And of course, what we look like (a small detail we forgot the other day when meeting Sheri, LOL.)

Ann is trying to rearrange some things so she can make it, too.

Heather's picture

(post #56903, reply #14 of 35)

I got it too. I'm just checking schedules--I'm going to try going from here to Millbrae on Caltrain and then BART to Embarcadero. Staying on the train would be easier but I don't relish the walk to the station after dinner.

Marie Louise's picture

(post #56903, reply #15 of 35)

No, you should not walk there after business hours. (I'm sure people do it all the time, but who needs that stress.) You could take a cab to the train station, it will still be cheaper than parking downtown.

Same deal for me, I'm going to park so far from the Rockridge BART station that Rocky is going to come & pick me up and drive me to my car. No streetlights to speak of. (Unless I have Ann or someone else for protection, LOL.)

The Embarcadero station is right across the street from the Ferry Bldg., and I am headed there too.

Heather's picture

(post #56903, reply #16 of 35)

Sounds like a plan. I'm amazed that it takes 37 minutes to get from Millbrae to Embarcadero on BART, I thought it would be much faster. It's going to take me about 1 1/2 hours altogether. Oh well, easier than driving and finding a parking space.

KarenP's picture

(post #56903, reply #17 of 35)

 You kids have fun and be safe out there! 

Marie Louise's picture

(post #56903, reply #18 of 35)

Okay, what do I have to do to finally get to meet you?

Heather's picture

(post #56903, reply #19 of 35)

She's an international woman of mystery--I only got a brief glimpse of her once last year.

Seriously, we're going to have to go to Napa Valley and kidnap her from work one day!

KarenP's picture

(post #56903, reply #20 of 35)

  Don't give up on me yet! 

Wolvie's picture

(post #56903, reply #21 of 35)

wow. I am honored. You didn't make us take the train. :-)

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."


- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

 

Heather's picture

(post #56903, reply #22 of 35)

Maybe next time ;-) Although I don't think I can find a train that goes where we went!

Risottogirl's picture

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Heather, I just have to say...it is foggy this morning!


I had some work to do this morning, so I took my laptop upstairs (one floor, my room is on 17) to the 18th floor Regency Club to have some breakfast while I respond to some email. For about 3 hours I have been enjoying a lovely (to me!) view of the Bay Bridge and YB island in the fog.


This is my San Francisco :) I am going to take a quick spin through the farmer's market on my way over to the office. Well it isn't really on the way!


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Heather's picture

(post #56903, reply #24 of 35)

I'm glad the weather is to your liking. ;-) It's almost 80 and sunny here, my favorite kind of day.

I'll bring my sweater and see you at 4pm!

Marie Louise's picture

(post #56903, reply #25 of 35)

We had lots of fun & the food was great. Heather is hopefully almost home by now. Risottogirl was going back to work. I'm still giggling.

Speaking of giggles, here's the website I was telling you about, RG. Keep scrolling, there's a parody for every situation: http://www.despair.com/viewall.html

Heather's picture

(post #56903, reply #26 of 35)

I got home at 9:30--there was a freezing cold wait at the Millbrae station! But I've found a great new way to get to the city. We can go to the Saturday market without worrying about parking, as long as we only buy what we can tote.

I had a lovely time! It was wonderful to meet Risottogirl after all these years. And yes, we did find more things we NEEDED at SLT, even though we had been there on Friday. There were more laughs than you can imagine considering no alcohol was involved.

RG, I hope your meeting went well. Come see us again soon please!

Marie, I love those posters!

Marie Louise's picture

(post #56903, reply #32 of 35)

Glad you got home safe and sound. Some of those outdoor BART stations can be cold!

I had a great time, too. We'll have to do it again soon.

Risottogirl's picture

(post #56903, reply #27 of 35)

Giggle away, we "strategized" at the bar at Boulevard over a couple of excellent glasses of wine :)


Dinner was really, really fun and the food was excellent. You two are only the 2nd and 3rd CTers I have met and I don't THINK you are axe murderers! Thanks for coming in to meet me!!


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Heather's picture

(post #56903, reply #29 of 35)

I like your idea of a business meeting!

We'll bring our axes next time. . .

Marie Louise's picture

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Well, I'm sure that eased the pain of what you had to discuss.

Enjoy the rest of your stay. The weather appears to be cooperating-it is foggy at the moment.

Great to meet you-

BTW, You can get little sizes and note cards for some of those posters. Also mugs. The perfect gift.


Edited 7/16/2008 8:58 am by Marie Louise