SF <3

July 6, 2010 § 17 Comments

Annnnnnnnnndddd I’M BACK!!!

I hope y’all had a fantabulous 4th of July weekend! Whew this past weekend had been a BLAST up in San Francisco for me! The weather was actually warmer than I expected, with clear blue sunny skies on Saturday. Behold as I fill you all in with food, fun, and love.

1. The Food

Saturday lunch my girls and I went to famous Cheeseboard in Berkeley for lunch. Best. Pizza. Ever. The restaurant serves only one kind of pizza a day, but everyday the ingredients on the pizza vary. That day they served pizza with mozzarella, goat cheese, spinach, tomatoes, and garlic olive oil. I thought the garlic olive oil was the BEST part! The homemade pizza crust was thin yet chewy and crusty, just the way I like it!  It has an indoor and outdoor seating area, with a live band playing inside. People were constantly streaming in and out of the restaurant, and the place was bustling with people. We even had to sit on a bench on the sidewalk simply because there were no seats! At $2.50 per large slice of pizza + one small sliver, it certainly is CHEAP! I regret that I didn’t take a picture :-(. It was really hard to get my camera from my purse as the three of us were squished on a little bench, juggling our pizza on our laps, purses tucked behind us, cups of water just inches from our butts. But I assure you the pizza was phenomenal. I swear I heard the angels singing when I took my first bite.

Cheesecake Factory was also in the picture during my stay in SF.

Nothin’ like warm bread with olive oil + balsamic vinegar.

No kidding.

We each decided to get a different flavored mojito. I got the Pomegranate Mojito (red), and the others were Passionfruit and Pineapple. They were all cool, minty & refreshing!

My salad featuring lettuce, edamame, tomatoes, green beans, beets, white cheddar with raspberry viniagrette.

Chicken parmesan pasta.

Herb-roasted Chicken with mashed potatoes and carrots.

Can’t leave The Cheesecake Factory without a cheesecake! We were debating between Chocolate-Raspberry Cheesecake and Tiramisu Cheesecake. Guess which one won? 😉

Of course there were lots of other eats in the city, but I was too busy eating to be taking pictures. Heheh!

2. The Fun

Each day was filled with 7+ hours of walking in the city, in Berkeley, and bart/bus rides here and there. Got my workout there!

In the city.

Little kids playing drums on Powell Street!

An intersection near Berkeley and Oakland. I thought this was way too cool (yay Claremont Colleges)!

Looking out at the bay + city at Berkeley Marina.


Near the Ferry Building at Embarcadero station. Sunny sunny San Francisco!

‘Course, I paid my visit to Ghirardelli Square.

❤ ❤ ❤

3. The Love

I love the girls I spent my weekend with. We knew each other for over 8 years, and we are practically inseparable! 🙂

Our lovely host! This was taken near the checkout at Forever 21 in downtown SF. She can’t help but fool around with those disco-styled beanies 😀

Take 1

Take 2

Take 3. Believe it, there were lots of to these series of photos. I am shamelessly admitting our love for self-picture taking.

At Ghirardelli Square.

This weekend would not have been so much fun if it weren’t for…

Despite it being lots of fun, I was ready to jump back to normal eating + exercising! Yes I did walk like 1304984098752 miles each day, but I also ate tons. My body was definitely out of funk this morning when I practiced yoga.

Alright, I got lots to catch up on blog-reading. I’ll try to get on the same page with everyone these few days!


+ What fun things did you do over the weekend?


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§ 17 Responses to SF <3

  • Kat says:

    Looks like you had a lot of fun! I LOVE the Cheesecake factory..cheesecake is my fav thing EVER! I really need to do a get away like this with my bestie. We always talk about a weekend away together, but she doesnt work so money really is an issue!

  • my liitle Om is back!! ❤ woot woot!

    and u came back in style btw 🙂 can i just stare at that cheesecake all day!! omg!! my eyes cant move off of it 🙂

    u made me SO JEALOUS of ur san fran exploring! SO JEALOUS lol

    xoxo ❤

  • Wei-Wei says:

    Fun fun funn! I missed you 😀 CHOCOLATE. WOW. I have a lot of Lindt chocolate at home and luckily I’m the only one who still remembers its existence 😛 But that means I’m stuck with just one kind of chocolate for a reeeeally looooong time D:

    And. Cheesecake! I would have gone for plain, actually. 😛


  • Megan says:

    I love that brown bread from Cheesecake Factory! And your edamame/beet salad looks awesome. I always get their miso salmon and follow it up with the vanilla bean cheesecake if I’m feeling brave! =P

  • This looks like such a great trip (made me all nostalgic for San Fran). I’ve definitely ordered some of those very items at the Cheesecake Factory, too. Glad you had a good trip and welcome back 🙂

  • I just love the header for your blog! So cute!! And the mojitos look delish!

  • Monet says:

    What a wonderful trip! I love san francisco and seeing all of these pictures are making me pine for a West Coast trip.

  • thehungryscholar says:

    Warm bread and olive oil is my weakness. That could be an entire meal for me.

  • highonhealthy says:

    It looks like you had a blast! I want to visit San Francisco. 😀

    You and your friends are adorable and there’s no such thing as too much pictures. I love taking pictures too.. for no reason. 😉

  • teenagehealthfreak says:

    glad you had a great weekend, looks like fun!!! I think I wanta go to san fransico now!! 🙂

  • yomamaz says:

    aww looks like u guys had loads of fun!
    u should live with steph and cook all her meals! (dun tell her i said that :P)

  • Last time I went to San fran, I don’t think I appreciated it as much as I should have!! I didn’t do as many foodie things as I could!! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

  • Gah I applied to transfer to Berkeley this year, my junior year, but I didnt get in 😦
    However, I am excited to leave UCSB and go to UC DAVIS instead! Berkeley is amazing though. I will definitely be driving over to SF all the time this year!
    You and your friends look like a lovely group of girls!

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