Mission: Complete all bolded items before I turn 30
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Chowder in a sourdough bread bowl and crab louie salad at Barbara’s Fish Trap in Half Moon Bay
I thought about going to Boudin and eating on the pier, but it’s a bit of a tourist trap and I have Half Moon Bay on my list of places I’d like to visit. This way I get to eat my sourdough bread bowl while sitting on the beach, though I’ll have to go before mid-summer if I want to eat my crab in-season.
I plan to buy an It’s It, Big Daddy, Super Sundae, and Chips It, and then invite some friends over to do a little tasting party with me so we can choose our favorite of the line.
Burrito in the mission district, The Little Chihuahua
I chose The Little Chihuahua because it has the Fried Plantain & Black Bean burrito. That combination of savory and sweet it calling out to me. I plan to bring the kids, get our food to go, and then walk over to the Golden Gate Park playground so T1 can ride down the concrete slides.
I’d like to dine in the restaurant on a Monday night, when the menu is more rustic and regional. Or maybe the cafe, which serves similar food but isn’t as pricey.
Saving up all my pennies for this experience (Alinea taught me that it’s not just a meal, it’s a performance).
Oyster farm tour at Hog Island Oyster Company
I fell in love with oysters on my honeymoon, where I was able to eat several from different bays and understand the way the environment affects the taste. For $10 I can visit Hog Island and see how they’re grown, then buy some to-go and shuck them myself.
Jelly Belly factory tour
The website pitching the tour says it takes a week to make a single bean. The tour only takes 40 minutes though. Read more →