October 5, 2011 1:19:03 PM PDT
I am happy to report that I made it to Northern California safe and sound, and I have had just a few days to settle in before taking off to North Carolina (tomorrow, yikes!). I arrived on Saturday, and spent Sunday relaxing after the trip, and eating. The family and I walked to Murphy Avenue in downtown Sunnyvale for a couple rounds of appetizers and drinks. After a disappointing experience at the Firehouse Brewery, we meandered over to Rokbistro, which is a fondue house and grill where the entrees are served on hot stones. We decided to go the fondue route (something I had never done before), which really was quite enjoyable. The atmosphere was classy casual, and we sat outside to enjoy the quaint street and crisp air. During our meal, there were a few instances of rowdiness (to put it lightly) at the bar next door so if that sort of thing bothers rather than entertains you, I would suggest sitting inside the restaurant.
We chose the Classic Swiss for our cheese fondue, which was served with chunks of white herbed and dark bread, and vegetables. The consensus at the table was that although it was pretty good, there was something a little off with the flavor. The chocolate fondue was an entirely different story. We ordered the Black Forest (dark chocolate melted with crushed cherries), which was served with fruit chunks and pastry pieces. We all agreed that it was incredible, and I personally was pleased with the cinnamon cheesecake balls that were included with the dippers. All in all it was a great Sunday night outing.
Most of my time so far has been spent in Sunnyvale and the South Bay area, but on Monday my boyfriend and I drove into San Francisco for the day. After exploring a few different neighborhoods by car, it was grey and gloomy when we parked in the Haight district and set off in search of a snack. We found Magnolia Pub and Brewery, a hip-ly rustic Gastropub we had actually been to once before. We had the Artichoke dip which was plentiful and delicious (just be sure to ask for extra bread), and I tried the High Time Harvest with Citra beer, which was absolutely lovely. Be sure to check this place out if you are shopping or sightseeing on Haight Street, and if you like beer (or meat, for that matter).
Well, I’m off to prepare for the next adventure! What did you eat this past weekend? Any memorable meals or plans for the coming weekend?
(Photo Source: http://siliconvalleyandbeyond.com/silicon-valley-resources/sunnyvale/)
This post was edited by Elektra Tropoloc at October 5, 2011 1:21:54 PM PDT