San Francisco: One last look

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I promise, here’s my last San Francisco blog for this trip!

I love visiting my classmate Deb Aoki (@DebAoki) — she’s fun, a foodie, and knows all the cute places to eat and shop in the Bay Area. I BART’ed out to the East Bay to hang out with her for half a day and have lunch. As usual, we went to some cool and unusual places. I can’t wait til Deb comes home so I can take her to all of our new spots in Honolulu!

A day in the East Bay

Deb always greets me with chocolate, sends me chocolate, and has me shop for chocolate with her. So when I jumped in her car, she handed me a box of bacon-caramel milk chocolates. Yum!

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I was lucky to find a neighborhood spot called V-105, which at the time had only been open a month. You don’t have to order sandwiches to go, as I did — in fact, you’ll probably enjoy them better if you sit in the restaurant. But we were constantly on the go, so the only times I had a chance to try their wares was when I got things to go.

San Francisco: V-105

I just want to tell you about one more charming little spot in San Francisco that I found simply by virtue of our apartment being around the corner. I love these neighborhood joints! It's only been open about two months, but already has a loyal following. That's Sylvia, left, and owner Susy Martes on the day I got my first coffee and a quiche.

V-105
105 Valencia St. (at Mccoppin St)
San Francisco, CA
415-525-3799
www.v-105.com

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And that’s it for San Francisco! On to Los Angeles!

11 comments
KMOhOh
KMOhOh

The sandwiches look great.  Was the bread good?  That is what makes the sandwich special!

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

what a find. my favorite kind of hands-on food, too. if you get down here to SD, i want to take you to a little place in Chula Vista- 'Tortas y Mas'. next time i go, i'll FB the grub. i'll for sure check out V-105 next time i'm in SF 

sakeshop
sakeshop

Okay, where can I get me some Bacon-Caramel Milk Chocolates! Sound awesome!

MyongChoi
MyongChoi

I love the East Bay! Lived there for 4+ years during college and always make a stop there whenever visiting the Bay Area. Glad you were able to check out my old haunting grounds in Berekeley. I never knew of that tea and dim sum place though. Must be new.

annedreshfield
annedreshfield

Love the pictures of the food -- it was fun to try and figure out what each little piece is, particularly when you weren't sure, either! And I'll have to try that bar in Emeryville. Hope you get to come back soon. :) 

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @KOno yes! the bread was good. It was a foccacia bread, I think? 

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @turkfontaine man, I haven't been to SD in years! I need to do one of those "drive from LA to SD" vacations so I can stop & visit my Uncle Ron along the way, too. 

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @sakeshop haha there are some at Neiman Marcus, but not the same!

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @MyongChoi I think it's relatively new. Ah, I didn't realize you had gone to school there! Do you know I almost got a job at Wells Fargo and my boss-to-be suggested I move to Berkeley? Wonder what my life would have been if all of that came together.

MyongChoi
MyongChoi

 @Melissa808

 Your hair would be in braids, you'd be wearing floral prints and be dancing in the streets.