Days of Books and Food

For those who might have been sitting around wondering, “Huh, did I forget about something happening this last weekend?” you missed out on the SF Public Library Annual Book Sale. I only caught the closing minutes of it on Friday due to work running over too much, but #1 Fan took the bullet and went ahead to scout out proper titles to take home. Naturally, we’re very happy with what we came away with, and at $28 for 13 books, you really can’t beat that. Some people went a little overboard there, looking like they were stocking up for the next year with reading material. In the end, I’m just thrilled that we now have San Sombrèro to round out the Jetlag Travel Series.
Being that we were up in the hood, we decided to splurge and have dinner at Greens. Yeah, I know, it’s vegetarian and that has the potential for overall suckiness, but for starters, this isn’t vegan poo dirt they’re serving like they do at Millennium. They use cheese and other kinds of goodness. Secondly, these guys just know what they’re doing. Toss in the view of the Golden Gate Bridge if the fog hasn’t rolled in and you’ve got one hell of a romantic setting. Even if you’re a staunch meat lover (and lord knows I am) you’ll have a good meal there. Great wine list too.
But, Greens is old news. The newer news is Crown & Crumpet up at Ghirardelli Square. It’s the newest tea salon in San Francisco. At some point, I need to do a tea in SF roundup as I realize that I’ve been to all but two tea spots in the city. Crown is one of the better ones. They have a well-honed list of teas and the desserts are heavenly, especially the scones. The only two downsides are that a) it’s not cheap and b) it’s verges on being really girlie. I’m not sure if the prices will change, but if they just got rid of the pink and white floor, it would be great. Judging by how easily it gets scuffed, this might happen, but I won’t hold my breath. It’s a shame as tea is seen to be such a weakling thing here and this image doesn’t help. It also doesn’t do much to get the guys to want to go with their women up there as opposed to Tal y Tara out in the Richmond, which takes on a more English edge and no one should be ashamed of being seen at.
Days of Books and Food