I <3 SFPosted: April 7, 2011 Filed under: Uncategorized 4 Comments
Howdy from the Bay City. We arrived safe & sound and in fine shape after our First Class upgrade & Vueve Cliquot in the lounge. The flight was blessedly uneventful, even with a bloody Mary. Grabbed a cab to the hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf, expecting to dump our bags but were able to check in. After a quick pit stop we hit the streets for a brick 1.5-mile walk in the 50-degree, breezy weather to the best lunch ever. Or at least in a really long time.
Major shout-out to Jill & Keith for recommending Tadich Grill, home of the best cioppino (tomato-laden fish stew). I make a version of cioppino that’s pretty darn delish, but NOTHING compared to the bowl of underwater delights served up at Tadich. Huge shrimp, tiny shrimp, crab meat, crab claws, clams, mussels, and chunks of whitefish in the most amazing broth ever. A hunk of amazing sourdough and some outstanding brewed iced tea (the tea was worthy of you, Amy Hoover, and your discerning palate) added to the culinary heaven. I have photos but am having trouble getting the cranky iPad to upload them, and I’ve got wine to drink so can’t waste any more time fooling with it. I’ll get back to it, though.
I need the fish stew recipe. Try to get that out of ’em. I’ve got 120 lbs of Alaskan Halibut to cook through! We had Halibut Corn & Curry soup for lunch and tonight is Halibut creole. Glad the tea was worthy. Einstein’s Bagels could do better with theirs, IMHO. But, why are you drinking tea??? Let the wine fest begin!
Apparently I’m not the only one who has Googled “cioppino tadich grill”
Color me jealous.
[…] walked to Tadich Grill, which I mentioned in a post last week, to find out if they truly do have the best cioppino in the city. The answer: […]