Dinner/ Lunch


Hey guys!

Having a blast with Christie and Alissa! The three of us have been best friends for 10 years! When we get together we do very silly and awesome things like blast 90’s music and sing at the top of our lungs and stage random dance parties. You know, the usual.





Yay!!!!!! I’m so happy right now 🙂

Today I grabbed a quick lunch at Plant Cafe before picking up the girls from the airport. A cup of carrot soup with salad plus half a chicken and avocado sandwich on sprouted wheat bread:



Immediately I grabbed the girls and we headed over to the ferry building for BlueBottle coffee!


I had a cappuccino and it was faaaabulous.

We played in the Mission district for awhile and then had to make a pit-stop at Humphry Slocombe for some ice cream!!!




I was told this was one place I HAD to go and I was sooooo excited!!!!! What did I have??!



SO good!!! Wow…I really have never even had anything like it. Yum yum yum

After getting incredibly lost about 50 times in downtown San Francisco, I finally found my way back to the interstate and back home to Sonoma County.

Straight to Diavola for dinner!!!!


I’ve had the Cha Cha Cha pizza (pork belly and goat cheese) on my mind now for days and just had to give in to the craving. Totally necessary and Christie claimed it was “the best pizza she’s ever had”. Gahhhhhhh!


The three of us also split two salads—one with arugula, blue cheese, prosciutto and pears and the other with greens, parmesan and persimmons. yummy!



Some nice guy gave us the rest of his family’s bottle of wine that they didn’t finish at dinner and we also got a bottle of prosecco that we ended up taking home with us. 😉


Seriously, we are sitting on my hardwood floor right now painting each other’s nails and talking about boys. Perfect. Tomorrow’s plan includes the coast and the redwood forest….plus a tentative dance party tomorrow night. Obviously!

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  • Alyssa
    December 3, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    That sounds like so much fun! Girl time is definitely in order!

    And those ice cream flavors sound really good too 🙂

  • Ameena
    December 3, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    What an amazing day! The cappuccino looks SO good!!

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    December 3, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Sounds like a great time! This post made me smile =)

  • Kat (Kat's Daily Plate)
    December 3, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Oh my goodness… all the food from your day looks amazing! Especially the bourbon and cornflakes ice cream!

  • Jil
    December 3, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Ahh! The food you are surrounded by never ceases to amaze me! Love the concept of the “secret breakfast” ice cream!

  • Lindsay
    December 3, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    That pizza looks ridiculous. Omg. Wonder if they’d ship one to PA? Haha.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 3, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Awe…. I love girl time! Enjoy!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 3, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Sounds like a BLAST!!

  • Jenna
    December 3, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    i am glad you are having a great time with your best friends!
    your lunch looks great and so does that ice cream and cha cha cha pizza 😉

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    December 3, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I’m so happy that you’re so happy!! You know where all the best food is located!!

    When I visisted Charleston this summer, I went to Five Loaves Cafe and it was SOOOO good. I’m writing all these places down in case I find myself in Cali.

  • Sana
    December 3, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Wowzers @ your food! I am sooo glad you are having a blasty with your friends!!!

  • Stephanie
    December 3, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    glad you are having such a great time! that ice cream sounds so interesting…. never even thought of that flavor outside of the ice cream world none the less mixed into an ice cream… I think someone had a great drunk eating adventure and came up with that haha (we all know how those combinations go 😉 ) and it was a total success!!!

  • BethT
    December 3, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I love Humphry Slocomb but Bi Rite Creamery is even better…salted caramel ice cream is there. MMMM

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 3, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I love the ‘old’ GFs with shared history that know your history and can finish your sentences before you can. They are like comfort food. Speaking of which: Killing me with the food pix. Delicious!! I LOVE living in Carmel….but San Francisco and Wine Country food is UNIQUE.

    BTW, Jenna. Am starting a new Friday series of ‘Super Female Blogger’ Interviews and wouldn’t even ask you til you’ve finished with your MSS—but did profile you as an example of what’s possible and coming in my announcement:

    Dance party—Fun.

  • Brie (The Fit Bride)
    December 3, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Aww, fun! Girltalk is good for the soul.

    And so is bourbon and cornflake ice cream. That sounds AWESOME.

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    December 3, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Sounds and looks like you are having an incredible time! And the food is just another component of your fabulous girl time 🙂

  • maria
    December 3, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    My BF and I have random dance parties too. It’s the best and such a stress relief.

    Great looking ice cream, btw!

  • candice
    December 3, 2009 at 8:42 pm


    Those salads. I’m getting hungry just looking at them!!! Just… inexplicable how happy I would be if I saw those two salads on a menu… and those ICE CREAM flavors! White miso pear?! PINK apple?!

    You really do live in a foodie’s heaven!

  • Katie
    December 3, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    oh wow!! This is makin me very jealous. Im dead serious. I wonder were the whole expression ‘dead serious came from..’ I should google it. sorry. kinda accidentally wrote my thought here. but thats kay. I’m plannin to visit san fran soon, and I really really want to go to BlueBottle coffee after reading yours and Tina (Carrots n’ Cake) post bout it. This comment is too long. sorry

  • Brittney
    December 3, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Sounds like you guys are having loads of fun 🙂

  • Carolyn
    December 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Glad you’re enjoying your girl time!!

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    December 3, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Sounds like a perfecto girl’s night 🙂

  • Julie @savvyeats
    December 3, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Aww, fun! Looks like it will be a fun visit!

  • amber
    December 3, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Sounds like FUN! Jealous you went to The PLant for lunch!!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    December 3, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Sounds like you had a fabulous day! I added that ice cream shop to my ‘go-to list’ – thanks!

  • Lola
    December 4, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Ahhhh I miss my girlfriends soooo much!!! It’s been over 6 months since I’ve seen…anyone! (Moved from Austin to Madrid)….it’s been an amazing 6 months but it does get hard when sometimes all you want is a hug from your mom or just a night in with your girls…. ahhh c’est la vie.

  • Meggilizz
    December 4, 2009 at 3:14 am

    Oooh Jenna what a FUN day!!!! We’ve got an ice cream place like that in Grandview, I’ll have to go there when I’m home at Christmas! 🙂

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    December 4, 2009 at 3:48 am

    My goodness, too much fun! Love the pictures. That was awesome that the guy gave you the rest of the wine. It sounds like a very “wine country” kind of thing. 🙂 I feel like that wouldn’t happen in Florida! Enjoy girl time!! 🙂

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 4, 2009 at 3:50 am

    What delicious fun you had! That prosciutto dish looks fabulous. I’ll have to recommend that ice cream place to my ice cream fiend friend who live in San Francisco. Enjoy your friend reunion!

  • laci
    December 4, 2009 at 4:18 am

    sounds like such a splendid day! glad u r having so much fun w/ ur friends! 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    December 4, 2009 at 4:22 am

    Perfect fun with girlfriends 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    December 4, 2009 at 4:26 am

    Looks like y’all had awesome eats and an amazing day! That ice cream flavor sounds…interesting 🙂

    Have fun with the girls!

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    December 4, 2009 at 4:48 am

    this post makes me miss my girlfriends. BTW whenever i go back to san francisco i’ll know the places the hit up. 🙂

  • eatmovelove
    December 4, 2009 at 4:53 am

    Ice Cream.
    Yep. You’ve hit all my food groups 🙂
    Yay to good friends and good times!

  • Pam
    December 4, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Great food and friends….equals wonderfilled times!


  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    December 4, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Awe, so glad you get to see your besties:) Sounds like they’re having an amazing time (obviously!)

  • lindsay
    December 4, 2009 at 5:19 am

    That sounds absolutely fabulous. Enjoy every second of it Jenna!!!!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    December 4, 2009 at 5:24 am

    I love girl time, it is the best! Especially random dance parties…glad to know I’m not the only one who has ’em. Enjoy!

  • Karla
    December 4, 2009 at 5:29 am

    How exciting! Food and Friends! What could be better??
    I hope to be doing the same in 2 weeks!

  • Lizzy
    December 4, 2009 at 5:35 am

    I love best friends!!! you girls have fun and enjoy eachothers time! 🙂 xoxox

  • Laura Georgina
    December 4, 2009 at 5:42 am

    So glad to see you’re having a ball with your girls! It reminds me of the sorts of things my sisters and I will get to do in a few weeks when I go home for Christmas!

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the Southern Girls Adventure Chronicles in San Fran….

  • Gabby
    December 4, 2009 at 5:48 am

    I’ve been following the blog for AGES but lately you’ve been going in a totally different direction from the eat live run idea. I mean, it’s sort of like you’re on vacation the whole time. I’m trying to figure out what your book will even be about. Will it be the healthy living side or the indulgence side? No one actually lives like this all the time, what is your book going to address? It would be nice for us all to live in California and eat all day long!

  • Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar
    December 4, 2009 at 5:49 am

    I wish I had more free time to do stuff like that. I work abour 50 hours a week and never really get time to do that. I’ll live vicariously! Hahha.

  • Sabrina (RhodeyGirl Tests)
    December 4, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Have so much fun! I love that you have embraced California to the fullest and are experiencing all of these fun foods!

  • Light Delight with Tou Tou
    December 4, 2009 at 5:51 am

    that mug for fork and knife looks so ironic, LOL…love that! 😀

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    December 4, 2009 at 6:22 am

    Oh my gosh – that is like the perfect day of eating. Soup/Salad/Sandwich, delicious BlueBottle coffee and Pizza/ice cream!?! Those are seriously like all my favorite food items combined in one day! Haha

    PS – can I just say how cute your hats are?!

  • Tina
    December 4, 2009 at 6:22 am

    Oh my goodness all those ice cream flavors sound amazing!! I’m curious about the salt and pepper one though…

    Girl time is the best! Glad to see you are having fun with your friends 🙂

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    December 4, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Sounds like so much fun!! Can’t beat some good QT with your best girlfriends :O)

  • Mo @ Mommy RD
    December 4, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Those are the best kind of days! (and the best kind of friends!) Enjoy your weekend.

  • Matt
    December 4, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Sounds like some delicious eats 🙂

  • skinnyrunner
    December 4, 2009 at 7:18 am

    sounds like a fabulous way to end a day! we had prosecco at thanksgiving, i love it!

  • Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    December 4, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Aww that sounds soo fun!! It’s great to get to play with old friends!!!

    You’re really on a pork belly kick lately huh?!! I sense a new blog world trend…hehehe

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    December 4, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Sounds like the most fun day ever! And that ice cream place looks unbelievable!

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    December 4, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Looks like an awesome day! Random dance parties are the best!!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    December 4, 2009 at 8:09 am

    looks like such a fun night! Time spent with girlfriends is the best! 😉

  • Katie
    December 4, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Wow, that salad with arugula looks wonderful!

    I’d love for you to check out my blog – giveaway coming and workout songs!



  • Tania @ Moment Anew
    December 4, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Wow! That looks like an amazing food day! I especially love the photo of the cappuccino, the foam looks so rich and decadent!

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun)
    December 4, 2009 at 8:39 am

    that ice cream place sounds amazing. have fun with your best friends!

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie)
    December 4, 2009 at 8:53 am

    BEAUTIFUL cappucino I love when they come out with beautiful foam like that, makes it so much more enjoyable to drink!

    crazy flavors of ice cream-salt n peppa?!?! wowwwza

    have fun with your friends!

  • Julie
    December 4, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I love your new lens! Your pics are really pretty.

  • ~carolyn~
    December 4, 2009 at 8:59 am

    What a great day with best girlfriends!!!

    Jenna I wanted to tell you that we are celebrating my husbands birthday Saturday at one of our favorite SF places, Pesce. We are bringing a bottle of Michel-Schlumberger 2000 Cab Reserve…:) Hmmm and I live here and had not heard of that ice cream place. I must check it out.

  • Karen
    December 4, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Plant Cafe…I’m so jealous! I was in San Fran in October and went there for lunch one day. I love their veggie burgers!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    December 4, 2009 at 9:53 am

    YAY for girlfriends!!! So glad you are having a good time. Those salads look divine!!1

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    December 4, 2009 at 9:59 am

    So fun! Those ice cream options look incredible – pink apple especially.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    December 4, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Getting lost with people you love is awesome. Girlfriends make the best lost friends 🙂

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    December 4, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Your pictures have been looking stellar lately.

    My husband would die for that pizza. Pork belly is his main food group!

  • amanda@thegrainsofparadise
    December 4, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Going to have to try Plant Cafe next time I’m home!! their food looks insane! Thanks for sharing:-)

  • lz
    December 4, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Jenna, you sound like you are having an extraodinary time with Alissa and Christie! Your lunch looks scrumptious. Sounds like quite the weekend you’ve got coming up… hope you relish the experience! 🙂

  • hungryforbalance.wordpress.com
    December 4, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Your pictures never fail to make my hungry! Good food and good friends- looks like all is well!!!

  • Eliza
    December 4, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    That sounds like so much fun! I am so jealous!

  • Eliza
    December 4, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    That sounds like so much fun! I am so jealous!

  • Rachel @ Shedding It
    December 4, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Ahh straight food porn!! Sounds like a fun day…I miss dance parties with my girl friends.

  • Abbey
    December 4, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Yay looks like you’re having so much fun! By the way this might sound random but I just wanted to say that I personally think you look even prettier with a couple extra pounds–your face really glows! I hope you have fun with your friends 😀

  • Jennifer
    December 4, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Don’t want to sound creepy or anything, but you really do look better with the added weight. I’ve been reading your blog for such a long time and thought you got too thin at one point. You’re a very pretty girl, but the thinness was incredibly aging on you. Probably due to stress and such, but anyway, you do look SO much prettier. You look like you did in your Paris pics. Keep it up! 🙂

  • Susan
    December 4, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    You’ve been eating some majorly drool-worthy food! gah i’m jelly!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    December 4, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Aaaah my husband had the best sandwich ever at Diavola! Love it so much.

  • andrenna
    December 5, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Humphrey Slocombe is delicious, but next time give Bi-Rite Creamery a try. You won’t be disappointed – it is somehow even better than Humphrey Slocombe, if you can believe it!