the second day started off early mainly due to jet lag. this was our only free days out in sf…and by day, i mean about 7 hours. the cousin drove us into town and dropped us off at mama’s where we would be eating brunch with a couple friends from philly who moved out here several years back- danny and clara.
the line to mama’s was long. brunch is not my favorite meal. i find brunch to equate itself with subpar food, long lines and with a population generally geared towards white people and asian females with at least undergrad degrees. why? i have no idea. but it’s unsettling. since brunch foods have been ruined for me ever since our argentina trip which led us to discover the glory that is oui oui the argentinian french restaurant that complete DESTROYS american made brunch. overall though, aside from an hour wait or so mama’s wasn’t too shabby. probably one of the better brunches i’ve been to.
we then met up with drs hannah and peter and their two kids sophia and noah and hung out at the park across the street from mama’s. after watching the hummingbirds, we went to another part of town to eat lunch part 2. we had the very well-known dry chicken wings at san tung, a korean-chinese joint. the wings were delicious and the other foods were pretty decent as well. there was a wait here too. i guess we did a lot of waiting.
afterwards clara and danny dropped us off at my cousin’s joint and we hung out for a bit there until they left to run some errands. also, they dropped off jeannie’s phone at the restaurant we went to later for dinner since she left it in their car. thanks for going out of the way guys!
crossing the bidge again.
long wait. almost there
danny and clara
you think you’re ready to get seated, but then you just transported to another line inside where you order and pay.
the place is tiny…totally explaining the line.
i think these were the eggs benedict
the french toast
at the suggestion of the cashier, i changed my order from an omlet to the monte cristo which is sort of a fried turkey and ham and cheese sandwich. while it was good, it wasn’t spectacular. would it be bad to say that i like benigan’s monte cristo better?
the omlet was pretty good too
hannah and peter with their children. a bit shy
the weather in SF was amazing.
hanging out at the park
do not enter this swing.
san tung for the dry wings.
the dumplings were good too
the wings that everyone gets. they really were quite good.