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California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco, Ca

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California Academy of Sciences

(1) 415.379.8000
55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118
USA

www.calacademy.org

OPEN HOURS:
9:30 –   17:00   Monday – Saturday
11:30 –   17:00   Sunday

Directly across from the De Young Museum by the Golden Park is the LEED certified  California Academy of Scenes.  This is one fantastic science museum – an edifice of light !  Iconically supporting a 2.5 acre green roof, with solar panels bordering its numerous Skylights.  Designed by Italian Architect Renzo Piano (he of the impressively new 2015  Whitney Museum in NYC).

This magnificent structure houses the Kimball Natural History Museum, Steinhart aquarium, the Morrison planetarium AND a tropical forest habitat!

The reptile collection is worth coming alone – even if just for Claude the albino alligator!

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Il Cane Rosso – San Francisco, CA

Il Cane Rosso  -  San Francisco, CA

Il Cane Rosso

(1) 415 – 391 7599
1 Ferry Building, Market Shop #41
San Francisco, California 94111

www.canerossosf.com
www.twitter.com/canerossosf

OPEN HOURS:
8:00 am – 8:30 pm   Monday  – Saturday
10:00 am – 9:00 pm   Sunday

Headed into town with friends we were invited to join them at The Ferry Building.  As we approached, we stifled an inward groan.  From outward appearances, we were expecting another corporate infused feeding trough, where the most exotic thing to be found would be a Pizzera Uno or Boston Market- similar to South Street Seaport in NYC or Fanual Hall in Boston.

Well, we were WRONG! The Ferry Building is a magnificent piece of localvore culture, brimming with excellent shops and eatieries.  We over ate, but it was all worth it and one of the excellent excellent stops was Il Cane Rosso.

Il Cane Rosso is a casual, rotisserie and sandwich shop fronted by beautiful antipasti and headed by a rustic menu.  Kudos to Chefs Lauren Kiino and Daniel Patterson- who have created the perfect “mall” restaurant.  Quick and homey, and very reasonably priced- would all food court restaurants achieve such an admirable combination.

Funny thing – here in NYC there are hundreds of great restaurants, but none that cater to the masses (expect maybe Le Pain Quotidian chain).  This excellent eatery, Il Cane Rosso, and the  entire ferry building is a testament to the food culture that  pervades the city of San Francisco.

If I was a commuter, taking a ferry in and across the bay daily, Il Cane Rosso would be one of the places I walked by each trip to check the days menu!  Their website and twitter account also broadcast the days menu and specials.

Once again – this Ferry Building is where the city of San Francisco really catches my interest.  Perhaps it is the access to the best ingredients in the world, or the general expectations of the populace or maybe it is some excellent city planning?  This really is a foodies’ town.

Some of the dishes we experienced:

Il Cane Rosso  -  San Francisco, CAMARIQUITA FARM ROASTED PEPPER AND HARICOT VERT SALAD
These peppers really stood out; excellent smokey flavor, with sliced garlic and tomato vinaigrette

Il Cane Rosso  -  San Francisco, CAGRISTMILL POLENTA WITH PARMIGIANO AND SAGE BROWN BUTTER
This dish made us come back for seconds 🙂

Il Cane Rosso  -  San Francisco, CAROTISSERIE HERB-RUBBED SOUL FOOD FARM CHICKEN
HERB AND GARLIC ROASTED MARIQUITA FARM POTATOES
Delicate and aromatic with excellent presentation.

Il Cane Rosso  -  San Francisco, CAMARIQUITA FARM EARLY GIRL TOMATO PANZANELLA
These were some of the best tomatoes we’ve ever had; served with cucumbers,
red onion, arugula and red wine vinaigrette to create a really really tasty salad.

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WARM SOUL FOOD FARM EGG SALAD
A lovely open faced sandwich with bagna cauda butter and aged provolone

Il Cane Rosso  -  San Francisco, CA

HEIRLOOM ORGANICS CARROT SOUP
Deep carrot flavor in a lighter then expected soup, served with dill goat cheese.