Saturday, March 3, 2012

Pier 23 - Lunch!

Have I ever told you how much of a Food Network admirer I am?   Cannot tell you how many Saturday mornings are spent watching Paula whip up something that I know that I should never eat, or watching Ann Burrell coax her ingredients into something fabulous, or catching Guy Fieri roaming the streets in his fire engine red Camaro (I WANT one!).....

Last week Tom and I happened to catch Guy hanging out at a local restaurant, on the show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - one that we had never tried.  Pier 23, in San Francisco, just off the Embarcadero before reaching Fisherman's Wharf.

Sounded like a fun place to take Alex after his plane landed from Seattle this past Friday.  It was an absolutely stellar day on the Embarcadero.  Around 60 degrees - not a cloud in the sky, no wind.  Felt like 70!
Here's us, waiting for a table - someone walking by was nice enough to offer to take our picture!

Here's our view, how exciting we got to sit right next to the rail.  The sunshine was absolutely magical! Especially for Alex, as he has been suffering through a very long, rainy, cold, yucky Pacific Northwest winter.  (Can you tell that I do not miss one single day of it?)

Alex opted for a seared ahi tuna sandwich.  He claims that it was the best one that he's ever eaten.  
(check out his t-shirt!)

Crab and Shrimp Louie Salad for me!  Piles of seafood...

And of course we had to have calamari.

Thanks Guy for the recommendation - we had a wonderful afternoon lunch in the sun at Pier 23.  

Alex and I are off for more adventures today - a twisty drive up to Pt. Reyes for Cowgirl Cheese, and maybe a stop out at the lighthouse.   Hmmm... too bad Tom went skiing.


Completely Coastal said...

Cute little seafood place! I just ate the best mussel shells ever last night!! Your adventures sound so awesome.

Janelle said...

What a fantastic day you had!! Definitely going to try out this cute spot the next time I visit SF!

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

You just made me hungry...

Gberger said...

What a beautiful blue sky! And that Louie looks so good - often they are stingy with the seafood, but that one looks wonderful. Enjoy your boy's visit!

Lesli @ said...

Hi Caron, I too love Food Network, but being in an RV fulltime, I rarely get to see it anymore.

It was fun to live vicariously through you and I'll definitely put that on my list of places to try when I'm back in the bay area.

Lesli @

Arabella said...

I totally LOVE Ann Burrell and Guy Fieri...lucky you getting to visit this place. The seating next to the water is the best and the food looks delish. Hope you're having a great time with Alex.


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