13 Sep2010

A Brisk Evening…

by Marketman


Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco, September 2010.



  1. kvd says:

    Hello MM, glad to know you’re in my favorite city! Just noticed that you went to the ferry building. Hope you get the chance to stop by at the cowgirl creamery store for some good cheese! I’m craving for the Mt. Tam right now. :)

    Sep 13, 2010 | 5:45 am


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  3. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    And right beside it (Cowgirl Creamery) is the ACME bread bakery! Did you try the chocolates from Recchiuti Confections?

    Sep 13, 2010 | 6:45 am

  4. Ilovesta.rosa says:

    i really like your pictures…

    Sep 13, 2010 | 8:27 am

  5. KUMAGCOW says:

    What a vacay hehe

    Sep 13, 2010 | 8:42 am

  6. Gabriel Hummel says:

    Best you enjoy the upcoming Oktoberfest for a slice of SF culture, events, and general homeless people debauchery

    Sep 13, 2010 | 8:42 am

  7. jo says:

    Wow, market man you’re really a jetsetter=) just by reading & looking pix at your blogsite i could already tour the world also=)

    Sep 13, 2010 | 9:07 am

  8. deirdregurl says:

    good day to you, MM! nice of you to drop by :)

    Sep 13, 2010 | 9:14 am

  9. bagito says:

    wow, you’re in CA right now, MM? any chance of an impromptu California EB? ;-)

    Sep 13, 2010 | 9:40 am

  10. Nina says:

    Wow, my fav market….I am salivating just thinking of Roli Roti porchetta sandwich and the macarons from Miette Patisserie!

    Sep 13, 2010 | 9:44 am

  11. ctl98 says:

    Did you go to Boccalone? Love that charcuterie place. And I’m a big Chris Cosentino fan :-) SF is one of my favorite cities!

    Sep 13, 2010 | 9:58 am

  12. jtan says:

    welcome to my town. the ferry building is the mother lode of accessible fine food from fresh oysters, cheese to the best chocolates.

    Sep 13, 2010 | 10:14 am

  13. Isa Garchitorena says:

    Have a great time! These little snippets of posts are crazy! Variable reinforcement is one of the strongest training strategies!

    Sep 13, 2010 | 10:21 am

  14. bearhug0127 says:

    Have a great one MM. Am sure you’ll have a lot to blog about later on. o)

    Sep 13, 2010 | 10:31 am

  15. kikas_head says:

    Awww…now I am homesick.

    Sep 13, 2010 | 11:29 am

  16. Guits says:

    When I saw the picture this morning, I thought … better go to the Farmer’s Market, might bump into Mr. MM there! But then, what are the odds? :D.

    Sep 13, 2010 | 11:32 am

  17. natie says:

    Aha!! all the more reason you should stay and blog!!! have fun, MM!

    Sep 13, 2010 | 11:41 am

  18. Larees says:

    Great pic! I hope you a have a great time in SF!

    Sep 13, 2010 | 11:52 am

  19. Vettievette says:

    Ah yes San Francisco. I was just there a few weeks ago visiting home in the suburbs…it was a beautiful (and very rare) 90+ degree day in San Francisco when I sat in the back of the Ferry Building w/ my friends enjoying raw oysters. Perfect.

    Sep 13, 2010 | 11:55 am

  20. Tricia says:

    Hello MM! Any plans of going to Restaurant Gary Danko? Please share with us your food experiences in SF :)

    Sep 13, 2010 | 12:07 pm

  21. Paris4444 says:

    Hi MM, We were just there last week, it would have been awesome to see u.
    Have fun !

    Sep 13, 2010 | 12:45 pm

  22. cherryoyvr says:

    Would love to be back for some Blue Bottle Coffee and any sweet thing at Miete Patisserie… this is certainly a great way to enjoy the sabbatical!

    Sep 13, 2010 | 12:52 pm

  23. fried-neurons says:

    Dude! LOL

    How long are you in town for? Are you on an eating tour?

    Let’s see… French Laundry in Wine Country, The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton in the city, and closer to my neck of the woods, Manresa in Los Gatos.

    Mid-market there’s Madera at the Rosewood Hotel in Menlo Park’s famed Sand Hill Road (center of the venture capital universe), Sundance (Palo Alto) and Forbes Mill (Los Gatos) steak houses, and One Market in the city.

    For places that are much easier on the wallet but are still fantastic, try The Lobster Shack in Redwood City, Opa (Greek) in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood, House of Nanking (Chinese) in the city, Poor House Bistro (Cajun) in downtown San Jose, and Banana Leaf (Malaysian) in Milpitas.

    Bazillions of other great places around the Bay Area, of course, but these are the ones that popped into my head right away when I saw your Ferry Building pic.

    Speaking of the Ferry Building, the burgers and shakes over there are awesome. I just can’t remember the name of the actual restaurant.

    Farmer’s Markets? The one at the Ferry Building is pretty good, but we also have awesome ones down here in Silicon Valley. Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Campbell, and Los Gatos all have excellent ones. There’s even one in Santana Row, I believe.

    Drop me a line.

    Sep 13, 2010 | 1:17 pm

  24. jdawgg says:

    Yo Marketman,

    if you ever need a “foodaholic” kind of a guy? then hit me back. I got your back dawgg.

    Sep 13, 2010 | 2:48 pm

  25. j. says:

    I agree with bagito…impromptu EB…and fried neurons, you forgot one of my favorites…Manresa here in Los Gatos. The Santana Row Farmer’s market has shrunk, but there is a fabulous open air tequila bar and restaurant at the end. Consuela’s Mexican Tapas (at Santana Row) used to be good, now it’s just okay. Have fun in the Bay Area. Just remember NOT to drive during rush hour traffic!

    Sep 13, 2010 | 2:50 pm

  26. anna says:

    Bi-rite Ice Cream – salted caramel – if you are ever in the MIssion Dolores area. Definitely a must-try, no matter how long the line is ;)

    Too many good eating places to recommend, but do share your adventures with us. Some treasures worth trying that may have not yet been recommended – Little Star Pizza (Valencia St, off Mission between 15th and 16th) and Monk’s Kettle (along 16th, also off Mission).

    Have fun! Looking forward to reading about your SF finds.

    Sep 13, 2010 | 3:12 pm

  27. kvd says:

    Yes Artisan, the ACME bread is good with the cheese from Cowgirl Creamery. Love the chocolates too from Scharrfen. Fried Neurons, are you talking about the Gott’s Roadside burger?

    Sep 13, 2010 | 3:52 pm

  28. Eden says:

    Wow, you are in my side of the world! Don’t you just love the Ferry Building Farmers’ Market?

    Strange but I was at a wedding reception aboard The Cabernet Sauvignon Commodore last Saturday night and was thinking about the Farmers’ Market there in the neighnorhood and thought “Marketman should visit and blog about a visit here” … And there you are!!!

    Were you at the wedding too? :)

    Sep 13, 2010 | 4:22 pm

  29. Eden says:

    Wow, you are in my side of the world! Don’t you just love the Ferry Building Farmers’ Market?

    Strange but I was at a wedding reception aboard The Cabernet Sauvignon Commodore last Saturday night and was thinking about the Farmers’ Market there in the neighnorhood and thought “Marketman should visit and blog about a visit here” … And there you are!!!

    Were you at the wedding too? :)

    Sep 13, 2010 | 4:22 pm

  30. j. says:

    Fried neurons- There is also an Opa’s in Los Gatos, same family, second location, same price. Kvd… I have a certain obsession with buying the scharfen berger cacao nibs and eating them alone…I am a chocoholic. If it was a Saturday morning, the farmer’s market circles the building. I eat at the marketbar when I visit the farmer’s market…Maybe I might have caught a glimpse of marketman?

    Sep 13, 2010 | 5:41 pm

  31. marilen says:

    Enjoy the early fall weather!!

    Sep 13, 2010 | 7:35 pm

  32. millet says:

    ohhhh, my favorite city, in my favorite season! i can almost smell and feel the fall air!

    Sep 13, 2010 | 9:01 pm

  33. Marketman says:

    Hi Everyone, thanks so much for the tips. We were only in San Francisco for three days, and one of them spent in Palo Alto, so I didn’t post beforehand to get your suggestions for meals as I knew we wouldn’t have much time to really dig into the food… I know there are a lot of readers in the area… thanks!

    Sep 13, 2010 | 9:09 pm

  34. Maddie says:

    Ferry Building…heaven on earth.

    Sep 13, 2010 | 9:32 pm

  35. natie says:

    will you be in the East Coast soon??

    Sep 13, 2010 | 9:41 pm

  36. chinkya says:

    Some of my happiest time-alone moments were spent at the Ferry Building Marketplace on a weekend morning, just grazing through the luscious produce, gazing and taking photos, enjoying the company of families, dogs, strollers. Lunch at the San Francisco Sourdough Company just across the Building, yummy but healthy (or at least I pretended it was healthy after the brisk walk from my hotel).

    And don’t forget to pay a visit to La Sur La Table inside the building! Williams Sonoma is overrated and expensive. La Sur is more customer-friendly, more accessible, wished I could pack everything into my luggage!

    Thank you for your wonderful posts and pics!

    Sep 13, 2010 | 9:41 pm

  37. moni says:

    Remember the old computer game, “Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?” Perhaps we can do a “Where in the US is Marketman?” Sayang MM, I will be in SF on Sept 19 and the New England area on Sept 26-Oct 10. Basin jud magkahinagbo ta. Hahaha. We miss you MM. Ayo-ayo bisan asa ka.

    Sep 13, 2010 | 10:57 pm

  38. netoy says:

    Marketman – just in case you plan to hit san diego, do drop me a line….

    Sep 14, 2010 | 12:00 am

  39. Fards says:

    Ay ya yay, thought I’d just check in to see how MM is doing and am glad I did. Was afraid to see the “time to leave post” again. Glad you are still around.

    Will be in the Sonoma area for 2 days only,2nd and 3rd of Oct. Any tips from the other readers?

    Sep 14, 2010 | 12:49 am

  40. angelbride says:

    Wish there’s a “like” button here MM so if I’m out of words to say then I could just hit it! haha!

    Sep 14, 2010 | 1:24 am

  41. fried-neurons says:


    No, I didn’t forget Manresa; it’s right there in the first paragraph of my first comment. I love that place so much. Eaten there twice and can’t wait to go again. I can’t get over the magic they do with tomatoes. lol

    Sep 14, 2010 | 1:32 am

  42. Lava Bien says:

    MM, Welcome to my neighborhood! Yay Area, very nice weather, good looking people , good food (though we pay for it hehehehe and it ain’t cheap).
    Downtown Palo Alto has a vibrant downtown, lots of good restaurant and no iconic fastfoods in downtownonly good food heheheee though Pizza My Heart is close to it (Pesto Pizza is very very good)

    Sep 14, 2010 | 2:01 am

  43. Getter Dragon 1 says:

    MM – send me a shout next time your in town. So close. So Close.

    Sep 14, 2010 | 2:04 am

  44. naghihingalo says:

    Marketman is back…yehey!

    Sep 14, 2010 | 6:44 am

  45. eej says:

    So, how was the Ferry Building visit this time around? I imagine more pictures and details are yet to come.

    Sep 14, 2010 | 7:06 am

  46. Betchay says:

    For now, pictures will suffice…..better than nothing at all.Have a great vacation MM!

    Sep 14, 2010 | 7:49 am

  47. andrea says:

    hi MM! just been to Cebu, have tasted the famous ZUBUCHON! YUM!!!

    Sep 14, 2010 | 12:57 pm

  48. Angela says:

    I haven’t been to SF in years! Time for a visit. . .

    Sep 14, 2010 | 2:41 pm

  49. j. says:

    Totally missed it sorry fried neurons!!! I should wear glasses more often!

    Sep 14, 2010 | 3:00 pm

  50. chloe says:

    Hi MM you’re in one of my favourite cities. Love the weather at this time of year!

    Sep 14, 2010 | 4:21 pm

  51. titashi says:

    hi MM, i hope you can blog about SF and post some photos as well…that is if you are not busy and if you have some spare time…i really miss this city! have fun in the US! will there be a New York visit also?

    Sep 14, 2010 | 10:04 pm

  52. Karen of Pinoy Recipe says:

    wow, i wish we can travel without worries just like you, nakakainggit naman!

    Sep 15, 2010 | 5:31 am

  53. Marketman says:

    Karen et al, it wasn’t a leisure trip for the most part, in and out on family business. No one actually likes doing a roundtrip to the U.S. in a week’s time, I don’t think… :)

    Sep 15, 2010 | 8:14 am

  54. betty q. says:

    You are sooo right, MM about doing a roundtrip to US in a week. …Hubby went on business to Maui…left on Friday and back on early flight on MOnday to go to work!…hilong-hilo!

    Sep 15, 2010 | 8:36 am

  55. sisteract says:

    Oh no! I would have loved to be part of an impromptu EB with you, MM! Just like the suggestion of the other readers. I live in the Bay Area so that would have been perfect. Hope you come back next time!

    Sep 15, 2010 | 2:34 pm

  56. lalaine supan says:

    hi mm, it’s always a pleasant surprise whenever i read a new post from you. i pray for your family’s safety and good health always. God bless.

    Sep 16, 2010 | 11:44 pm

  57. chinachix says:

    Nice! We were here last July and had some good buys. Also saw Rufina Patis being prominently displayed at one of the fish stores :)….

    Sep 25, 2010 | 11:04 pm

  58. rita says:

    i miss SF. i used to live there before moving to the DC area – then here in germany. siiiiiiigh.

    Sep 27, 2010 | 6:13 pm

  59. mojito drinker says:

    luv san francisco mm! was there for ~2 years and worked close to the ferry building. there’s a farmers market there once a week. hmmm homemade tamales!

    Sep 30, 2010 | 4:40 pm

  60. monique ignacio says:

    One of my favorite places. I crave for the oysters at pacific hogs by the ferry building.

    Oct 2, 2010 | 11:36 pm

  61. Teresa says:

    MM!! Oh I so so love this market!!!

    Oct 5, 2010 | 7:24 am


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