November 3, 2009

SF Day 2

After passing the giant Ionizer on our way into the city we decided to hit the pier since the weather was so nice. I think it was somewhere around 70 degrees and sunny. I caught a quick glimpse of Alcatraz in the distance while being serenaded by some very loud sea lions nearby.
But the real highlight down on the pier was this antique coin arcade. They had some amazing old school gems. My two favorites were the execution viewing and the Mouth of truth, which gave me quite an amazing fortune.
It was roughly about noon time so we decided to hit Japantown for some lunch. Anyone who knows me knows how big I am on the Asian cuisine. We found this dope little spot near Geary & Webster. So we sat down and as we got our miso we heard a loud bang and then a fire alarm. Next thing we knew there was smoke pouring out from a busted door in the space next to us. A few minutes later the SF fire dept rolled up and shit got serious! Peep the pics!

So after waiting about 30 minutes it was obvious we wouldn't be dining there so we walked down a block to the Kinokuniya Building to eat. We settled upon a dope little spot called Kushi Tsuru, but if I had the time I would have tried them all.
Then it was down to Valencia to hit up Self Edge SF. I hit up their NYC location back in Sep. when I picked up a pair of Imperial denim, which are sick and have broken in really well. I'll post up on them in the near future. So I dipped in and Derrick helped to sort me out with a few Ironheart shirts I had my eyes on back in NYC. Definitely stop by if you are in town.
On our way back to the car I spotted this fancy little alleyway and thought it was worthy of posting up.
I was so struck by the irony that there was an Irish pub in SF called the Phoenix that I had to pop in and have a pint. It was definitely a dope little spot but nothing comes close to the Phoenix back home in Cambridge.

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