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Monday, February 16, 2009

Delish....

Along with my bucket list of things to do and see I sadly have another category.
Places to eat! Most people might have on their list of goals to "be thin and tan" but no not me.I have a list of places to go and what to eat while there? So along with all the fun this weekend we also had some terrific food! A few years back Oprah had a show about the top 20 burgers in America. Her best friend Gail went to each of the 20 places and 'weighed' in on what she thought. I loved this episode and printed the list.Well I can happily say I have crossed off 2 of the 20! A couple years ago I went to the "The Counter" in Santa Monica with my Mom and Thia Mary and had my first 'Top 20' burger.It was wonderful and I could see why it made the list.I remembered there was another of the Top 20 places in San Francisco so Friday afternoon Steve and I took off walking near Candlestick Park and found "The Burger Joint" At first I wasn't too sure it should have made the top 20 but after a couple bites I began to see why it did.I loved the way it was served on a big disk and the simplicity of just a burger and fries. I didn't finish it, because of course deep down I too want to be tan and thin. So I left the pickle and a couple fries. We also had our first Oyster! Chad and I have never had one and they sold them at the market. I loaded mine up with fresh lemon and horseradish and I have to say it wasn't bad. A sweet girl we met took a pic of us after encouraging us to try one....
Lastly my sweet daughter in law found out about a cupcake place called Kara's Cupcakes. So we had decided that we would make that a place to find too. We were walking through Ghiradelli square and ran right into Kara's. We even waited for the next shipment so we could have the one we wanted. Vanilla of course with sprinkles. It was delish!! I shared a bite with Steve and he loved it too. (It was much too big a bite,but I didn't cry) I am so grateful Ash and I share a love for so many things.Mostly we really love Travis,Travel and Cupcakes!!


A while back Oprah had Gail do the same thing with "cakes" (I swear Gail is my lost twin) She went to the top 20 bakeries and tasted all the fabulous cakes. It was almost too much to bear....I knew then and there I could not possibly print that list. If I did I would dream of flying off to far away places and when Steve would question why I would ever want to visit De Moine Iowa?And I wouldn't have the heart to say for "Cake" But if I ever end up in De Moine ....

8 comments:

Melanie said...

Ohh, Karen you are making my hungry! I am glad you and the family had such a great trip. We ended up being in San Fran on Sunday afternoon. (the day trip to Tahoe was cancelled because of the snow.) We went to Coit Tower and Pier 39 for lunch at Bubba Gump's. I ate enough shrimp to last me a lifetime.

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

We are all sisters under the skin~! When we go to Vegas, I swear we plan our days around where we are going to eat and what we are going to eat. You should hear us go on and on about the Grand Lux in the Venetian. Yummy hamburgers.

Those cupcakes look so good........

Karen Carter said...

We eat every single meal at the Grand Lux Our favorite!! We are sisters....

G & H said...

LOl I love this post because I just told my husband. " I like to eat" and hes like " yeah me too" I'm like no you dont understand I LOVE FOOD! I love trying new things, eating at new places and I almost feel sad if I don't eat something extra tasty! I have a unatural unhealthy obsession with delicious food and I dont care! I LOVE ITT!

Glad your guys trip was so wonderful!

Lindsay said...

Loved the pictures! What a blast! SOO happy you all went and had a fantastic time!! San Fran is so fun! I learned about more fun places to visit! The Burger Joint sounds awesome! I always tell you Tietta that you need to write a book of your travels! Now I know you MUST start that book NOW! I'll buy it!!!

Love Linds

Cougarnana said...

OK, I don't watch Oprah but I'm wondering about these lists. Where can I get a copy of the 20 hamburger joints and most especially the cake list!! This is so funny but just within the last 3 days I saw a commercial for a place called The Counter (I think it's in SLC) and I told Jim I wanted to go there and now you mentioned it in your post. I'm wondering if it's the same place. I'm going to check it out. I totally relate to planning trips around food, we do it every year!!

Cougarnana said...

I found it!! The Counter is in SLC at The Gateway (my favorite outdoor mall there). We are going tomorrow and we will eat lunch there for sure. I'm so glad you mentioned it.

G & H said...

Did you see Bonnie Hunt on The View this morning? I know you are a big fan! It was kinda awkward but she did great!!!!