This Sunday reminded me why this town totally rocks. Brunch at Nob Hill Bar & Grill, the Zen Garden and tulips at the Biopark and fishies at the Aquarium. Who says there's nothing to do in this town?

If you are wondering, Nob Hill Bar & Grill brunch was excellent. Prime rib AND eggs benedict! and Truffles! and Mimosas! I was in heaven, and the company of Alex, Bryce and Kate made it even better.

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Comment by Camian on April 14, 2008 at 9:36am
thought of you guys this weekend!

movie and yummy dinner friday night; saturday we work in the yard, then went out to dinner again; sunday slept in, made breakfast, played tennis at a great park, then worked in the yard until dark.

What a great weekend, the weather was fabulous!! Yesterday was definitely one of those days where I loved the Cracky (the albu-cracky), ok, after I took my allergy meds....
Comment by LC on April 14, 2008 at 10:17am
Sounds like an excellent Sunday. I walked around Nob Hill on saturday and purchased an awesome hoodie from Masks y Mas. The woman there told me to check out the mixed berry pancakes at Sophia's Place for breakfast sometime. Well, that's what I did sunday morning and they were very tasty. My friend had brunch at the Nob Hill Bar and Grill yesterday too and said it was very good. Maybe I'll do that next Sunday. Thanks for the great pictures!
Comment by Alexis on April 14, 2008 at 11:20am
Hmm - brunch was $25 including mimosas. I snuck at the menu and thought most of the prices seemed pretty reasonable based on the excellent quality of brunch. I was also a big fan of Ambrozia, so I know that anything developed by Sam Etheridge is worth every cent. But, it's a personal food and financial preference. I have no problem paying a premium for great food - but it better be great.
Comment by Tricross on April 14, 2008 at 11:32am
Nice morning. A little pricey for me though. A big Sunday for me is a bike ride to the Frontier and a breakfast burrito with that swill they call coffee.

Anybody see "Human Footprint" on NATGEO last night? Kinda makes you question our country's obsession with consumption.
Comment by Jessie on April 14, 2008 at 12:21pm
Yeah, except don't try to do lunch on Sunday... We stopped in yesterday afternoon and were told AFTER we'd ordered & sipped our drinks that they weren't serving food for another 30 minutes or so. The explanation was incredible vague, but I'm guessing they ran out of brunch & weren't ready to start serving off the menu. No apology. No damage-control handshaking from the manager (nothing from the manager at all, actually). So we sat & enjoyed the weather and our beverages and tried to ignore our growling bellies. When we finally got the green light to order, we were handed not the full menu we'd been expecting, but a tiny, one-page bar bites menu.
That's two sorely underwhelming experiences in a row. Can't say this place'll be high on my list for going back.
Comment by Neonnoodle on April 14, 2008 at 6:45pm
Seems that NHB&G is getting good reviews for the most part. That breakfast sounds yummy!
Comment by Spring Griffin on April 14, 2008 at 6:49pm
Nice photos, Alexis! Sounds like an awesome day all the way around, thanks for sharing it with us.
Comment by Tricross on April 15, 2008 at 7:45am
I guess I never really have understood the snobbery against chain restaurants. The son of a good friend of mine manages a Carrabdas in Phoenix. They treat their employees very well, train them and give them a decent benefit package They hire very good chefs and go out of their way to help in the community. I suspect most chains do similar or they would go out of business. Drive by the cluster of chain restaurants on Jefferson and the parking lots are packed. They must be doing something right.

I personally don't eat out much because it's just not my gig. But to dis an eating establishment just because it is a chain seems more like sour grapes to me.
Comment by Alfredo on April 15, 2008 at 10:51am
Personally, I enjoy the damn good low priced food at places like Frontier and Lee's Bakery, but I also don't mind treating myself or my friends to a helluva good, albeit more pricey meal at places like Nob Hill Bar & Grill or La Provence. I'm just happy our city has such good options no matter what your preference is. If you don't care for the prices or national management at one establishment, there are plenty of others that you can choose from!

As for the NHBG, I'm definitely biased as I have several friends who are part of the management team there and while I don't know him well, Sam Etheridge, is a helluva nice guy and I'm rooting for all of them to do well.

I know the staff is aware that they're experiencing some growing pains in the first week of operation, but it's not all that surprising especially at a bigger place that is doing so much more business than Ambrozia usually did. They're working hard though to polish it up and get the place running as smooth and efficiently as possible.

If you had a not-so-great experience the first time, I'd hope that you try again after a little time off and see if it improves as the staff hits their stride. I'm not a hard core foodie, but the comida there is tremendous, the beer, wine and liquor selection is vast and I really like the space, especially the big windows.

Okay, that endorsement better get me a free beer or two! :)

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