Miss Cheesemonger and Mr. Cheesemonger are beginning our San Francisco adventure with great aplomb. We poked in most of the neighborhood cheese shops we could find, and they are fantastic!! It’s been a pretty arduous process of finding apartments to rent, contacting rental agents/landlords/managers to set up an appointment, driving out to the neighborhood, parking, visiting, and then doing the process all over again. We’ve found one we’re in love with, even though it doesn’t have a laundry machine in the building–or not for a half mile. THAT IS ALL RIGHT. I can walk somewhere do my laundry, and then do the more delicate stuff by hand. I can’t believe how accustomed to certain things I am; I don’t think I’ve given laundry so much thought before!
I should really stop thinking about laundry, and start thinking more about the fabulous food that the city is known for! We’ve tried a couple of cute places that happened along the way, Savor, where I had their Granada salad with pear slices, an excellent gorgonzola dolce, and candied walnuts, while Mr. Cheesemonger enjoyed their exceptional garden burger. Since I do love Japanese food, we went to Japantown for some ramen as well. Another place recommended by friends was Henry’s. I have mixed feelings about it. Their angry mac n’ cheese was delicious and wonderfully filling, but the service was so slow, I was about to keel over and by the time the food did arrive.
Onward, ever onward. I am going to write more about Europe now. Things have been getting so hectic since that trip that I haven’t been thinking clearly since . . . well, probably June.