21.01.2010 - 21.01.2010
21st of January
Fortunately not suffering from any jet lag, l was able to explore bits and pieces of San Francisco the day after my arrival. But this meant that l was going to get soaked. So Allie and l layered up for the days adventures and made our way down Suttock towards Chinatown. For some reason l totally forgot that San Fran was pretty much built on a hill, so what would normally be a straight forward walk turned into Allie and l navigating the steep slippery slopes until we finally made it to the overcrowded Chinatown District of San Fran. Due to the constant downpour, we decided to briskly walk towards North Beach (little Italy) to grab a feed and get out of the rain.
Not being particularly picky we decided to go and eat at the cozy Pantarae. Walking through the rain really brought out our appetites, so it wasn't long at all before we ate through our pasta and lasagna. Conveniently, the rain stopped around the same time that we finished, so with our bellies full we made our way back to Union square. On our way back Allie decided that we should take a shortcut through the a tunnel to dodge some of the more annoying slopes of the city. As we walked through the tunnel l began to notice that none of my clothing including shoes were really up to standard with the constant down pour that was randomly occurring San Fran (longest period of rain that SF has had in years). So Allie being somewhat of a shoe lover dragged me from my current course and into a shoe store.
Shoes bought we were again hungry, so we raced back to our room, got changed and flagged down a taxi. We had decided upon a little pizzeria on Divisadero. Little Star, a deep pan pizzeria, was tucked away between larger buildings of the city and was renowned for its tasty pizzas. Little did they know they had a pizza snob in their midst...me. But there was little to worry about due to the chefs cooked a delicious pizza and the little pizzeria is definitely a place worthwhile of revisiting.