New City Spots

October 13, 2016 by Ariana | 0 Comments

Our good friends moved to Paris and are coming home for the first time in two years.  This is the friend who introduced me to some of my favorite places like Outerlands and the General Store.  She always takes me to the best places, first here in SF, and when we visited, in Paris.  Even though they still consider SF home, it’s my turn to play host by showing her what’s new in the city.

So for our planned girls day, I’m trying to pack the best new places to see, shop and eat  into one school day. Here’s the plan so far:


After dropping the kids at school, we’ll head over to the new Tartine Manufactory for breakfast.  I’m excited to see their new space in the Heath Ceramics building.



Source: SF Chronicle

Next stop is the SFMOMA (read about my first visit here), where we can easily spend a half day or more.  For lunch, In Situ is not only convenient (it’s located in the MOMA), it’s also helmed by Michelin-star chef Corey Lee.  Its original concept is to offer dishes, not only from around the world, but from different chefs.  Depending on how hungry we are, we can stop by for a casual bite at their lounge or take a seat in their dining room.



Photo credit: Eric Wolfinger

After all this feasting, for both of our eyes and bellies, we’ll muni over to Jackson Square.  Jackson Square has always been known for its architecture and antique shops, but lately, it seems like every time I read about a new chic boutique, it’s in that area bordering on FiDi.  I almost never am over there so it’ll be somewhere new to explore for both of us.


Source: JacksonSquareSF.com

Source: JacksonSquareSF.com

By then, it’ll probably be time to head back to Hayes Valley to pick up the kiddos.  We’ll probably have no room left, but if we did, new places to grab a bite include Nojo, Little Gem, and Cala Tacos.

Have any other suggestions?  Post them in the comments.


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