Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Family, Food & Fun!

 San Francisco is a culinarian's delight. We went into the city on Friday and walked down to the Embarcadero and into The Slanted Door restaurant, a popular Vietnamese place right on the wharf.  We first had fresh oysters on the half shell as our appetizers.  Russ had steamed mussels in a Thai red curry broth and I had beef pho, which were all delicious.
 On Saturday, we visited cousin Nicoll at her new place in Half Moon Bay. It happened to be her girlfriend's 40th birthday party so we got to meet a lot of their friends.
 Nicoll is Russ' dad's brother's only daughter. She, too, is a triathlete!
 Laura, the birthday girl, and Nicoll.
 
 Later that evening, we went to Bobo's steakhouse, the restaurant that Ed featured on the TV show, "Check, please" last year. Ed said that it aired again recently.

 Mia and Kiely got dressed up for the fancy dinner.  Kiely ate her own petite fillet mignon while Mia and I shared a 10 oz. New York bone-in fillet.
 
 Our complimentary appetizers were garlic mussels!
 
 We had a nice booth in the corner and all enjoyed our scrumptious steak dinner. Everything tasted superb!
 The waitress also provided a free chocolate mousse dessert.
 But, we were still hungry for gelato so we went to Marco Polo's Italian Ice Cream, which is actually owned and made by Chinese. They had lots of tropical flavors including sour sop, mango, durian, lychee. San Fran is a true foodie's heaven.

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