Grace Lu

July 3, 2016


Karl, Golden and me

   Boy am I stuffed! I just got some amazing beignets and fried chicken and waffles from this restaurant called Front Porch near my apartment. If any of you are in the northern Bernal Heights area, I’d recommend this place for brunch for sure. It was a bit strange though because while I was seated outside where it was nice and sunny, it was entirely pitch black on the inside which I don’t think is very reflective of a lazy Sunday brunch vibe but that’s my own opinion.

     Yesterday, I went to the Golden Gate Bridge! It was quite foggy, so I wasn’t able to see the bridge in its entirety but I managed to get a pretty decent picture with it nonetheless. Apparently, the locals here call the fog Karl so I managed to get a nice picture with Karl and Golden Gate. If you’re here, make sure to bring a jacket as it is extremely windy and felt 10 degrees colder than being in the city. My friends and I walked onto the bridge as well, and we were able to get a beautiful view of the city from afar. Alcatraz was visible too.


Expensive Sunday

     After wandering around the very busy area near Golden Gate Bridge, my friends and I decided to go to Ghirardelli Square and try some of those famous sundaes. The bus we went on was packed; slowly but surely though, we were able to make our way there. The square was smaller than I expected; I guess I expected a huge plaza with many Ghirardelli shops, but there was really only one. I ordered one of their world famous sundaes for a whopping $13. It’s good, but definitely not $13 worth of goodness. I’d much rather get a malt from Crown Candy Kitchen that has like 5 times more ice cream than this decent but not amazing sundae.


Boats at Fisherman’s Wharf

     Near the square is a very popular area called Fisherman’s Wharf. That’s where all of the touristy San Francisco shops are as well as where many seafood restaurants and stands are. There’s an In N’ Out there but I unfortunately didn’t get the opportunity to try this West Coast fast food chain. It was a lot of fun to explore this touristy attraction, although I’m not a big fan of shopping at tourist shops. I’ll probably come back here for their famous chowders, oysters, and seafood when it isn’t July 4th weekend.

     I’m very happy that I finally got a chance to do a lot of the touristy things in San Francisco! It was a bit bad timing wise since this is the weekend was when all the other tourists would also be visiting these areas, but I’ll definitely go back another time when it’s less crowded. My goal by the end of the summer is to definitely try In N’ out and see what all the hype is about. Looking forward to my free day tomorrow and hope you all have some amazing 4th plans!