Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Day In The City (Part 2)

After a half day of fun in the ballpark, we still have a lot of time to kill before dinner. So we drove around and headed for one of our favorite neighborhood in the city - Mission District. Like last year when we heard about a convenient store that sold great Cuban sandwiches, this year we found another spot. Word is they serve really great sandwiches. So we went.

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Murals and graffitis abound in the Mission (drive by shots).

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Rhea's Deli is in Valencia corner 19th Street. We ordered the kimchi tri-tip sandwich. At about $9.00 it was big enough for two. It was great. They have many varieties, wonder if I can try the others some day.

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Parked across Rhea's, it caught my eye.

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Love everything about this scene.

We continued to drive around inspired by the great weather and the joy from the fanfest. Yes we hit the waterfront and then out of nowhere he suggested we go photograph the Palace of Fine Arts.

Here are the skinny on the Palace of Fine Arts:
  • Constructed for the Panama-Pacific Exposition
  • Architect Bernard Maybeck
  • Area is 17 acres
  • In Beaux-Arts architectural style.

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To cap our day, we went for an early dinner at Yuubi Sushi in Balboa (back to Mission we go).

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Monk fish liver (foie gras of the sea)

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Yakitori - pork belly and beef cheek.

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A very pretty sushi - yummy too.

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We ended with this plate. We said no to desserts, we were stuffed.

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On the same street, we passed by this Russian bakery cum deli. No amount of self control kept us away, so we went in with the excuse of getting some coffee. We saw that they have all the typical Russian goodies you want. We got 2 slices of yummy cakes to go with the coffee, but made sure we keep this in our list of must-go when in the city.



HansHB said...

Nice serie of photos, interesting to study!

Carver said...

Wonderful murals and architecture. The food looks delicious. Sounds like a fun filled day.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF!Thank you for it and have a nice weekend!

Laura said...

gorgeous architecture, wow!

Sylvia K said...

What a great day and such terrific captures!! Great looking food and I, too, love the murals and architecture! Definitely looks like FUN!! Hope you have a fun weekend as well!!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely scenes and cityscapes. The food looks delicious. What a fun day! Thanks for sharing!

islandwonder said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the architecture.

Ebie said...

What a nice way to culminate the day with these fun photos. Yum, making me hungry!

Luke Wiley said...

That palace of the arts looks awesome!

Arija said...

Great light in your photos I like those pseudo-Greek carvings on the rotunda.

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sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! What a great tour! The Palace of Fine Arts looks stunning. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Thank you for your answer about the longest beach according to guinness. Really, 254 km is just long indeed. :)

don said...

A delightful post. I'd like to try a sandwich to two myself. The Fine Arts place is so picturesque. Fine photographic series.

Liz said...

Beautiful pics. I am craving for some sushi now. :)

Happy sky watching.

My sky.

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous photos, great fun to see a city through another blogger's eyes, so many interesting things to see and admire

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

hope it doesn't rain with the laundry hanging outside.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Beautiful captures! I like the photos of the Palace of fine arts.
Do you like Japanese food? Yakitori(焼き鳥)Suchi(寿司) Ultimate(最終).
These are very interesting for me.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Aravamudhan Srivatsan said...

Oh what a visual treat ! been missing visiting your blog :) now would visit more often :) . Thouse graffiti works looks very cool. What a lovely architecture to spend the sunset by, I would have felt all romantic :)

LOLfromPasa said...

That is the first time I can recall seeing photos of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Amazing building...captured beautifully. I did a little googling because I wasn't sure where it was.

JM said...

The Palace of Fine Arts is absolutely stunning! And I'm sure your shots make it justice. Wonderful!

AVCr8teur said...

I have yet to make it out to the Mission for that Cuban sandwich, but thanks for the reminder. Looks like a lovely day at the Palace of Fine Arts. Haven't been there in ages.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh, could there be a more perfect day? Beautiful weather, baseball, art, sushi... I am swooning!!

Hilda said...

Looks like I'm going to love everything about that Mission District, if I ever get there. I think you've posted photos of the Palace of Fine Arts before, but don't stop—it's just absolutely gorgeous! I'm salivating just looking at your sushi photos. Everything looks delicious! And I hope you post photos of those Russian goodies one of these days. I've never seen—much less tried—Russian food.

madretz said...

I don't spend nearly enough time in the Mission. I have no excuse either. Great shots of the Palace of Fine Arts!!

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are lovely murals. The Palace of Fine Arts is beautiful.

Food looks delicious. Perfect way to cap a well spent day.

Marleen said...

Great photo's. I love the murals!

RedPat said...

Wow - what a tour you gave us!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The baseball murals are very cool. They add to the festivity of being at the Park and having a good time. Looks like you made the most of this trip to S.F. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.