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Hog Island Oyster Co. aka Seafood Mecca

It's been rather quiet lately here on the blog, reason being we took a 10 day vacation to San Francisco.  We went mainly to see the sights, indulge in the food and meet up with some family who currently reside in California.  The weather was rather chilly, cooler than Calgary at the time, but we managed to have an amazing time even with baby in tow.  Most of the time Baby S resided in her stroller without too much fuss while we pushed her up and down the infamous hilly streets.  We did a lot of walking but it felt great and we didn't have to feel guilty about the extra calories that were ingested in the holiday spirit.  If you are ever thinking about staying at the Ritz Carlton in Union Square, we would definitely recommend it.  Our suite was newly renovated, the staff extremely attentive and they give you a ride back to the airport in one of their spacious Suburbans for which they charge a flat rate, equivalent to riding a taxi. Baby S had the free children's breakfast, (which could pass for an adult breakfast) and was given a cute lunch bag with a bib, bath essentials and a teddy bear.  All the extras and service made up for the cost of staying at the Ritz; it was definitely a highlight of our trip.

In-room dining at the Ritz- salmon and polenta
Some other highlights include our side trip to Half Moon Bay, Alcatraz, shopping Union Square and of course the amazing fresh food.  Despite having to limit our options to family friendly restaurants, we could not find fault in any of the food we had in San Francisco- even the Asian Box we had in the basement of Macy's was more than decent.  We will be posting several reviews on our food experiences so stay tuned for those.
Farm Table- Daily Toast
Asian Box (Macy's)
Buena Vista Cafe- Crab Legs
Hog Island Oyster Co. - Seafood Soup
PPQ Dungeness Isalnd- Vietnamese Crab
Pressed Juicery- Green juice
Sotto Mare- Sand dabs
Yin Du Wonton Noodle- Wonton noodles
Half Moon Bay- chilly but beautiful

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