The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scenes From San Francisco

China Town

The best Mojito in town, from the bar at the Zuni Cafe!

On the train to Sacramento

Gnosticism is big on the West Coast.

Catholic School in the Castro District.

Though the photographs tell a different story, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that I ate my way across San Francisco: Pizza and salads with nasturtiums sporting an ant that hung out on the table for awhile, fresh veggies and fruits that looked as if they had been picked that day, Jasmine tea in a teahouse the size of a closet (Blestea), burritos, cream puffs, chicken roasted in a wood fired oven and served with deep fried lemon slices, green tea honey soy latte from the funkiest, friendliest coffee shop around the corner, deep dish Chicago style pizza with jalapenos, and a trip to Honig Winery in Napa Valley for an amazing afternoon of tastings, chocolate, lavender honey ice cream from Bi-Rite, roasted vegetable ziti, peach-blueberry crisp....And what did I miss?
Vegetarian dumplings from Cha-Ya, Breakfast Special ice cream from Humphrey Slocum, tacos from Cancun Taquaria, and on and on. But I'm counting on a wedding in June for the chance to travel to San Francisco again and I can't wait to see what's on the menu, in every sense of the word!

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