Dining Blog

Do Iconic: Sea Lions & Chowder

A definite “bucket list” of things to do in San Francisco, and just out our back door. During your adventures in the City, take a 5 minute walk over to Pier 39 and on the backside (nearest the Golden Gate Bridge) you’ll see the camped out Sea Lions. To make your visit even more iconic,…

Meet me at the BV

Just down the street from Hotel Zephyr is the Buena Vista Café – this is THE place to get an Irish Coffee. Don’t miss this experience on your trip!  

Summer of Love at Boudin

Our friends over at Boudin have embraced the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, with a commemorative Sourdough Peace Bread. Experience a true San Francisco treat, and show your “flour power”. Available starting in June through September.  

Replicated Recipes

At the stunning new SFMOMA, In Situ’s menu is comprised of recipes replicated from award winning chefs from around the globe. This unique dining experience collaborates their menus from over 80 popular restaurants and has been  dubbed “America’s most original new restaurant” by “The New York Times.” Reservations here: http://insitu.sfmoma.org/reservation

Best of the Bay: Bucket List

Thanks to our friends at Thrillist – who compiled this great list of Bay Area Bucket List ideas, we’ll feature one per month that tickles our fancy. For March, it’s enjoying a Mai Tai at the Tonga Room, the only place you can do so while enjoying a rainstorm (thunder and lightning included). Make a…

China Live

We had the great fortune to attend the opening of China Live about a week ago. This new gem on the scene is a must visit on your next San Francisco adventure. Restaurants, shopping and epicurean delights are abundant in this gorgeous space in the heart of Chinatown. More information here: http://www.chinalivesf.com/  

National Tortilla Chip Day

Tortillas were first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the late 1940’s. It is said that the triangle-shaped chips were made popular by Rebecca Webb Carranza as a way to use misshapen tortillas rejected from their automated manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Los Angeles deli and tortilla factory. Some of our…

Zinfandel Experience

One of the world’s largest tastings for a single varietal, the annual Zinfandel Experience is taking place at nearby Pier 27 February 23 -25.  

Coffee, from Robots?

Recently opened at the AMC Metreon entertainment complex, Café X is the first wholly-robot-operated coffee stop in the United States (actually, only the second one in the World!). If you’re headed toward the Metreon during your stay, this is a must do experience!  

Celebrate SF Restaurant Week

With one of the highest restaurants per capita in all of the States (at an average of 39 restaurants per 10,000 households per one of the last census’), it’s no wonder we’ve considered holding this event twice a year. Enjoy prix-fixe lunches and dinners at some of the City’s most famous eateries. From January 18…