<3 SF

by jenna on November 6, 2009

Wow guys…..seemed like you REALLY want some Pure Bars!!!!!!!!! I honestly think 1,055 comments (and still going!) might be a new record. Good job. Keep it going—the winners will be chosen at random tonight!!

This morning before I left Healdsburg I had the return of the Green Monster!

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  • 1 scoop chocolate Amazing Meal
  • 1 huge bunch spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 scoop almond butter

My first Green Monster in California…it was good.

So yeah, I LOVE San Francisco!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Even though it’s cold, windy and rainy I still love this city like woahhhh.

This morning I met up with my new Amazing Grass family and got some busy-ness straightened out. Brandon (the president of the company and my new…boss) and I went to coffee at this cute little French bakery and I got a nonfat chai tea.

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And then, I met up with Annie for pho!!! Annie was one of the Murphy-Goode Top 10 with me back in July and she lives in Seattle but is here for the weekend. She rocks and I was so excited to hang out!

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Mmmmmm we hit up this total hole in the wall Vietnamese place and it was absolutely peeerfect.

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Shrimp rolls:

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PHO!!!!

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(a BIG thank you to Adam who let me borrow the super cool fancy lens for the weekend so my food pictures will rock)

After lunch, there might have been Nordstrom’s half yearly sale involved………

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All my shopping has been suppressed since I moved from a city that had everything to a city that just has…..a grocery store. This is actually a very good thing because I don’t have the opportunity to leisurely walk into Anthro daily, but still…a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. And this girl needed boots and a winter coat. ;)

I just ate an apple (I have a bag of apples in my purse for emergencies..normal), walked into Hotel Vitale (loove this place) and checked into my room with Kath! We had another chair brought up so we could blog side by side at the desk in the room since we are that cool. I’m actually about to go work out right now and then shower and get pretty for the cocktail party and dinner tonight.

More to follow + Pure Bar winners!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) November 6, 2009 at 3:39 pm

hahah I love the stuff you stash in your purse. SO random and so fun.

Have fun in SF…wish I could be there!!!!!!

Oh and PS- you are so taking home an award(s)! Can’t wait. Are they going to announce it live??

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 6, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Ahhh I’m so jealous! I want to go. I also have a TON of stuff in my purse…lol.

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Lizzie November 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Fresh shrimp rolls . .. ahhhhhhh! Love those! Add the hole in the wall and now my mouth is really watering. SFO has some of the best restaurants!!

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Taysa November 6, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I love that restaurant! It’s my favorite place to eat when I go shopping. I can’t get enough of their vietnamese style coffee! Pretty soon I will be getting off work and heading to Hotel Vitale–can’t wait for the cocktail party tonight!

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Evan Thomas November 6, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Pho’s looks like some great asian cuisine. I’m still looking for a good place around campus like that

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Megan November 6, 2009 at 3:49 pm

That sounds amazing! LOVE San Francisco! Have fun!

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Samantha November 6, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Glad you are having fun. San Fran is a really nice city. Will you post some pics of your new purchases? I would love to see

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BethT November 6, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Cute hat! And is that Julia Child on the Vietnamese place menu…??

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Diana November 6, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Those shrimp rolls look good!

I totally understand the need to buy some clothes. I always feel like I need more clothes. :P

Have a good workout and have lots of fun!

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Katie November 6, 2009 at 3:59 pm

LOL How can you not love San Fran? IF I had a job I’d totally be checking out that sale. Enjoy your weekend with the bloggers!

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Mama Pea November 6, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Mmm…now I want salad rolls. And a Nordstrom sale. And someone else’s credit card.

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Teresa November 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I’m so so happy that you love my old city. It’s the best, even in the crappy weather. Except yeah, you’ve got to expect parking tickets. That’s why I NEVER owned a car while living there. Good call on the hole in the wall place. As much as I love the “big name” restaurants that SF offers, some of my favorites are total hole in the walls. I don’t know what you’re doing tomorrow morning, but if you have any free time between 8am and 1pm I cannot urge you strongly enough that you MUST go to the Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building (at the end of Market and the Embarcadero). It’s hands down the best farmer’s market I’ve ever been to before. I used to go every week when I lived there and boy do I miss it. Seriously it’s awesome and you MUST go (unless you don’t have time- but make time!)!!!

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Tracey @ TropicalHappiness November 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm

1118 comments already… YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
Have fun in San Fran!

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candice November 6, 2009 at 4:35 pm

PHO!!! I love pho! It’s one of my greatest comfort foods. <3 I also love cute little French bakeries :)

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Melinda November 6, 2009 at 4:36 pm

San Fran seems like such an awesome place to visit- definitely on my lists of places to see! Have fun :D

Can’t wait to see the boots and winter coat- I love Nordstroms- wish I had one here!

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Melinda November 6, 2009 at 4:37 pm

San Fran seems like such an awesome place to visit- definitely on my lists of places to see! Have fun :D

Can’t wait to see the boots and winter coat- I love Nordstroms- wish I had one here!

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Madelin @ What is for breakfast? November 6, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Did you like the Pho? I have Pho with my Dad quite a bit. Funny how it looks exactly the same on the other side of the world ;). Hope you have a great time in SF!

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Carly November 6, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Jenna check this out my families winery Hill Family Estate and your favorite Murphy Goode Winery will be at this event!!!,
Save the Date! November 7th 2009
PRIMAL

WHAT
Primal is a celebration of the culinary arts’ appreciation for wood fired cooking methods, butchers and whole animal utilization. Renowned chefs and butchers have agreed to participate in the inaugural group-butcher demonstration of breaking down a pig, goat, cow, and lamb in front of an audience. Guests will be able to sample the chef creations, boutique wines and craft beers. The Primal VIP experience begins with doors open one hour early for 100 VIP guests. There will be reserve wines, Fire Roasted Oysters, Allan Benton’s Bacon Bar, artisan cheese, Magnolia Brews and creative libations mixed by Alembic Bar’s Daniel Hyatt. Together, we are honoring the art of the butcher while promoting heritage breeds and whole animal utilization within the foodie community. This is PRIMAL.

BUTCHERS & CHEFS
Chefs: Chris Cosentino – Incanto, Boccalone, Staffan Terje – Perbacco, Taylor Boetticher – Fatted Calf, Scott Boggs – Hudson Ranch, Avedano’s Butchers SF, Ryan Farr – 4505 Meats, Star Meats Berkeley and Jeremy Fox – Ubuntu. Primal will proudly be featuring Hudson Ranch produce and proteins.

BOUTIQUE WINES
Chase Cellars,Terra Valentine, Hill Family Estate, Hirsch Vineyards, Frias Vineyards, Gamble Family Vineyards, Miner Wines, Erna Schein-Behrens Family Winery, Pey-Marin Vineyards, Macauley Vineyard, Steltzner Vineyards, Murphy Goode Winery, Zacherle Wines, Larkin Wines, Pax Winery and more tba

LIBATIONS
Magnolia Brewing and Alembic Bar SF (Daniel Hyatt) serving their best
Charbay Distillers will be in high spirits

HOW
Tickets: $65 General (inclusive of wines, brew, meat tasting) $100 VIP Experience (reserve wines, mixed drinks, oysters, Benton’s Bacon Bar, grilled camembert and Magnolia brew)

SPONSORS
WhereFoodiesGo.com, Rancho Gordo, Magnolia Brewing, Alembic, American Lamb Board, Hudson Ranch, Taste Network,

WHY
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the City of Napa Fire Explorers program, a vocational firefighter-training program for Napa County youth.

Please pass this around to friends, thanks.

WEBSITE: PRIMAL NAPA

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Cynthia (It All Changes) November 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm

A day of shopping and fun food sounds amazing. I hear you on shopping. There’s not much here so the 30 minute trip to Target is a treat. I about pass out when we go to Albany for real shopping :-)

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Kelly from Bridges and Bites November 6, 2009 at 5:51 pm

A bag of apples? Really?! Like… a WHOLE bag of apples just in your purse?! Where do you put your wallet??? You make me smile. :-)

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ashleigh November 6, 2009 at 5:55 pm

i hope your meeting went well! have fun in SF!

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rebecca lustig November 6, 2009 at 6:23 pm

I love San Francisco– it’s such a unique city that has SO much to offer, I hope I can visit again soon.

Enjoy your time there, lovely lady! :)
Rebecca

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Angi November 6, 2009 at 6:41 pm

hey AG girl! Can you convince them they want to sell the nifty shakers in Canada? I love my AG and would love to advertise it when I take them on the go.

Your hat is adorable!

So happy for you and all the good things that have been coming your way!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite November 6, 2009 at 6:43 pm

San Francisco is one of my favorite cities!

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Kara November 6, 2009 at 6:59 pm

You are so photogenic!! Glad you’re enjoying SF; I haven’t been in years and can’t wait to go back!
Have a great time at FoodBuzz!

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Shannon, Tropical Eats November 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Your hat is too cute!!! Have the best time in SF :)

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Bethany November 6, 2009 at 7:26 pm

I have never tried a Green Monster, but I see them everywhere…and people love them.
And, I am UBER jealous you are in SF!

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Betty November 6, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Hotel Vitale is my all-time favorite in SF. Enjoy – I am jealous! (very, VERY jealous)

Also, if you can squeeze in for dinner at The Slanted Door at the Ferry Building it is VERY worth it. Delicious Vietnamese food. (Or you could always brave the lines at Taylor’s….yum, Ahi Burger.)

Have fun!

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Lele November 6, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Pho is the greatest food in the woooooooooorld. It’s especially great when the weather’s bad! Or when you’re sick! I actually sometimes hope I get a cold just so I can magically soothe it with pho, isn’t that insane of me?

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 6, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I would love to go to San Fransisco! Glad to hear you are having a good time!

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Madeline @ Greens and Jeans November 6, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I LOVE San Fran! So jealous of all of you girls this weekend!

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Jil November 7, 2009 at 9:20 am

I’ve never been to SF, but I’ve always wanted to!! Jealous!!

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BroccoliHut November 7, 2009 at 10:45 am

I love everything in this post–even the cup that your chai came in!

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Jenna November 7, 2009 at 11:28 am

glad you love san fran!
jenna

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beerab November 9, 2009 at 9:17 am

Pho is my most FAVORITE thing in the world to eat! Shrimp rolls are to DIE FOR!!

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