1 Cup Awesome in San Francisco: Part 1

Dave and Sarah Eickelberg —  June 7, 2012 — 3 Comments

Last week, I (Dave) flew out to San Francisco for a work conference. The conference ended Friday night, so Sarah flew out Saturday morning to join me and we packed a week’s worth of eating and sightseeing into three days! Over the next two days, we’ll give you a run down of our trip. To start off, here are a few highlights of Dave’s work trip before Sarah joined.

As soon as we got into town we headed to lunch at Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers. I ordered a burger with bacon, blue cheese and grilled onions. It was one of the best burgers I have ever had.

The conference I was attending brought in food tricks for our lunches. Walking out each day to this glorious line up was pretty sweet.

They also threw a great party at a place called Waterbar, complete with this amazing view.

During the party, I walked down to a pier and was able to get some pretty great shots of a sunset. I also captured this moment with a couple and it is my favorite picture from the trip.

The conference was awesome, but I was ready for my bride to join me! I met her at the airport and our first stop was at a taco truck in the Mission District. After some research, we decided that El Gallo Giro was the place to go. $1.50 for these tacos?!?! Are you kidding me?!?! Taco John’s charges twice that for the crap they serve.

After our tacos, we headed over a few blocks to La Copa Loca for gelato. Clearly, Sarah is excited to try the gelato.

After gelato we headed to our hotel. If you are going to San Francisco anytime soon, we highly recommend staying at The Mystic Hotel (formally known as The Crescent Hotel). It is right in the heart of downtown, one block from Union Square, and was $150 per night. It is hard to find a hotel in downtown San Francisco that is both nice and affordable. This hotel is both!


After going to our hotel, we walked around and shopped at some stores close to Union Square (Niketown, Levi, Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, Gap, Apple Store). We then grabbed a later dinner at Thirsty Bear Restaurant and Brewery. The food and beer here were great! Unfortunately, something didn’t settle right with Sarah’s stomach and she got sick in the middle of the night. Don’t worry…I didn’t capture any pictures of that.

That’s all for the first part of our trip. Check out tomorrow’s post to see pictures of one of the absolute coolest experiences of our lives!


3 responses to 1 Cup Awesome in San Francisco: Part 1

  1. Thanks for sharing. food looks delicious & pictures are pretty nice too.
    I have a cousin who lives in San Fran should take him up on going for a visit. cant wait for your post tomorrow.

  2. Yum! I’m ready for a trip to SF now too.

  3. Oh my gosh, thanks for including the ‘photo bomb’ story that TOTALLY cracked me up!!

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