As the CCC, I preach the responsible enjoyment of all alcoholic libations. However… Sometimes my best laid plans for moderation go awry especially when I have two fabulous friends in town ready for a night out. Recently, my friends, Kiki and Sue, traveled to SF for business. How lucky was I that they cleared their schedules for an evening of conversation and cocktails with me!
Our festitivies started at the bar at the Four Seasons, or “4S” as we like to call it and ended with dinner at Scala’s. The 4S is a lovely place and a perfect meet-up for ladies as fancy as Kiki and Sue but it’s not a go-to place for me generally. While the service and selection are excellent, it doesn’t have the San Francisco flavor that I love so much – too many men in sport coats with Blackberries and absolutely no hipsters! Still, we managed to enjoy ourselves thanks to delicious Sidecars, delightful bubbly, and excellent conversation.
The highlight of the evening was our late supper at Scala’s Bistro. Scala’s is quintessentially SF. The food is tasty and Italian (are those two words synonyms?) and Natalie, the maitre’d, is the most glamorous, charming person in town. She always greets you with a hug, a smile, and a “how are you, Dah-ling?”. You’ll leave Scala’s feeling full AND like a celebrity. Whether you are local or from afar, I recommend a trip to Scala’s – a true San Francisco Treat!
Needless to say, when the Scala’s staff turned the overhead lights on full blast, we knew it was time to depart. The pain we would experience the next morning was far, far, far from our minds.
I managed to get through the morning with motrin, caffiene, water, and the excitement of getting to spend the afternoon with Kiki! While no marathons would be run, we knew some time outside followed by a late lunch would put us right. The Presidio with its beautiful views and easy walking paths was the place for us.