So last night I posted each course of my delicious meal at Millennium Restaurant in San Francisco. Tonight, I bring you the rest of my SF eats, which were damn tasty ... but no match for Millennium's gourmet grub.
I was in town for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies conference, representing the alt-weekly newspaper I write for — the Memphis Flyer. We stayed at the gorgeous Argonaut Hotel in Fisherman's Wharf. Check out the star pillows!
While the view of the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge is absolutely lovely in the wharf, the vegan options are pretty much on par with what's offered in Memphis — a few options here and there. I didn't have much time to wander out of the neighborhood for quick lunches and such, but I was pleased with the food I found.
When we arrived in San Francisco — after a 1 1/2-hour flight to Minnesota and a 4-hour flight to SF, we were all starving! So we stumbled into the first Mexican joint we found — Las Margaritas in Jack's Cannery. I had the Vegetarian Fajitas:
After lunch, we had a few hours to kill before our welcome reception in the hotel lobby. I wandered down to the Ferry Building on the advice of Melisser the Urban Housewife. She told me there was a Ciao Bella in there! So I had to get two scoops of Chocolate and Coconut Sorbet:
Lunch on Thursday was this surprisingly delicious California Veggie Sandwich with Luau BBQ Chips and an Anchor Steam Porter at Boudin Cafe:
I'm usually un-impressed by veggie sandwiches, but this one was served on fresh-baked multi-grain bread. And it was piled high with avocado, roasted red peppers, red onion, tomato, lettuce, and a balsamic dressing. Plus, Boudin had these cute little bread animals in their window:
I had dinner at Millennium on Thursday night, and Friday morning was mostly spent in workshops. But I had a few minutes for lunch after my last workshop and before my flight was scheduled to leave. I stumbled on a Johnny Rockets in the wharf, and since we don't have one in Memphis, I got pretty excited. I sat in a retro diner-style booth and dined on this Streamliner Boca Burger:
And these cute french fries:
After I flew out of SF, my connector flight was supposed to take off from Salt Lake City. But it was delayed for 9 hours due to snow in Memphis. Lucky for me, there was a mini-Squatters Pub in the SLC airport. And they had this delicious Tofu Scramble Wrap:
It was really more like tofu egg salad with tomato, onion, cucumber, and cilantro-lime dressing. And it was served on a whole wheat tortilla with chips and salsa. Considering my poor luck finding vegan food in airports earlier in the trip, this was a major score. It almost made my 9-hour wait in SLC worth it. Almost.