We spent much of our time looking for great food and drink. And our friends Rod and Greg helped us find some corners favored by locals. One of the best was in the middle of the Ferry Building Marketplace, a major tourist stop.
We had lunch at Hog Island Oyster Company, which offered an amazing view of the bay and departing ferry boats.
The raw oysters were great, but even better was the oyster stew - a simple mix of basic ingredients. Definitely an example of the sum being more than its parts.
The marketplace featured all sorts of specialty shops, including this one that sold locally grown mushrooms.
In the Lower Haight, we headed to one of my favorite beer bars on the planet, Toronado. It's traditional for patrons to buy a link on a bun next door at Rosamunde Sausage Grill and eat it in the bar.
A former bartender last year opened a second location in San Diego, just around the block from where I live. But the atmosphere of the original place can't be reproduced.
Tim enjoyed a Moroccan lamb and sun dried tomato sausage and a pint of Black Prince Porter.