Travel by taste.

My husband has only been to my hometown once. We went so he could meet my family and simultaneously announce that we were getting married, nevermind the fact that we had only known each other a few short months. Suffice it to say, the trip was neither inclusive of the "sights" nor relaxing.

Now we're headed back out to the Bay Area for a week over the holidays, and the best way that I can think of to show him my favorite places is by choosing restaurants where I want to eat and then going to see something near them. I think that a really good meal is generally much more memorable and endearing than a tourist destination, right?

(Also I refuse to go anywhere near Fisherman's Wharf.)


  1. Oh lucky you---I miss the bay. Minus Fisherman's Wharf, that is. Have you ever been to Frascati in Russian Hill? One of my favorite little restaurants in all the world. Enjoy your trip. I was out there in August introducing my fiance to the family...it went well. Hope your second visit is more of a vacation!
    XX Kate

  2. Thanks Kate. I haven't tried Frascati, but I did make reservations at Ubuntu in Napa and Chez Panisse in Berkeley, maybe we'll have the time to try that one too.