Taylor Refreshers serves up to-die-for garlic fries, ahi tuna burgers and Silver Oak.
The waterfront is a perfect power-walk arena filled with majestic views of both Bay and Golden Gates bridges. While the farther piers host the typical tourist crab houses and Alcatraz t-shirt stands, I recommend choosing a walk around the indoor farmer’s market that houses the likes of a true Salumeria, Cowgirl Cheese Artisanal stand, which happens to be next to Acme Bread company (I see a picnic coming on) and Taylor Refreshers, the Napa Valley burger joint that specializes in Ahi tuna burgers and $250 bottles of wine country’s best cabernets. But most importantly, do not miss The Slanted Door Restaurant’s green papaya salad, which is a fantasy of flavors, along with fresh pan-seared halibut with fresh strawberry salad. Can’t get a reservation? The farmer’s market stall offers fresh spring rolls and their to-die-for papaya salad counter-style or to go.
The Cowgirl Creamery stall was amazing–albeit a little stinky from the cheese.
Dim sum, anyone?
And now, the best for last- Restaurant Gary Danko. It’s known as the best restaurant in San Francisco, and I concur. I plan to give it its due and create a whole blog of the phenomenal experience. For now, I am rummaging through my suitcase looking for elastic waist pants for the flight home and prepared to pay the extra baggage fee the calories have caused.