Knead: A Bakery in the Mission District of San Francisco

While watching the Cooking Channel, I saw Knead bakery, found in the Mission District, being featured as the place to go when you are in San Francisco. While Karla and I were there, I made sure that we went there for a fabulous brunch. It was just a short bus ride away from Fisherman’s Wharf. The Mission District is full of culture and plenty of interesting sights to see. Check out this mural. Just one of many found on building walls.IMG_1234
Knead was tucked away on a side street surrounded by a world of culture.
This eatery is a place your order at the counter and they will bring it to your table sort of place, which creates a perfectly relaxed atmosphere for diners. Karla and I both had the spinach and eggs on brioche, which was out of this world.
Then of course, I had to have the Pomme d’amore which was the main feature on the Cooking Channel episode that I watched. I was not a disappointment at all! The crispy pastry crust created a pillow in which the egg custard filling could nest. The top of the custard was protected by a thin layer of crispy sugar which was texturally delightful with each bite. This place is a must when you are in San Francisco!IMG_1237

Boudin: Maker of the Original San Francisco Sourdough

Over Easter break, Karla and I had the pleasure of visiting the other side of the country. We went to the West Coast for the first time and landed ourselves in the fabulous city of San Francisco. It was an eye-opening experience for me. As Karla found out, it was the first time I took a public bus. Who knew you had to pull a chord to let them know you wanted to get off at the next stop? Certainly not this small town girl. After a week, I was glad to find myself back in small town America.

We found some great places in this city. Over the next few blog entries you will be hearing about them. Most have to do with food…OBVI! The first place I loved was Boudin Bakery and Restaurant. They are known for their sourdough bread and supply their wonderfully crusty on the outside chewy on the inside bread to most of the restaurants in the area. But not only do they have a magnificent bakery, but they have a stellar menu in their restaurant upstairs as well.
IMG_0976 This is the dungeoness crab louie salad that I enjoyed.
IMG_0975 This is a basil gimlet. I do love my gin drinks!  I also had a moscow mule, served in a traditional copper cup, which was equally as delicious.
Don’t miss out on Boudin the next time you are in San Francisco. I even saw a man eating a Boudin baguette by the mouthful on our plane ride home. Guess that souvenir didn’t make it home!