Monday, November 5, 2012

Spotlight On: San Francisco

The San Francisco Giants are making headlines these days after winning the World Series, but the west coast metropolis they call home caters to more than the baseball fanatic.  Rivaling New York City culturally and in culinary options, San Francisco is home to neighborhoods full of great restaurants, shops, museums, and other sightseeing attractions.   So we asked the S&B office what their favorite spots in San Francisco are and here’s what we found…

Favorite Restaurants:  A16 (Italian) - An intimate spot with frequently changing menus and an extensive wine list.  Make sure you order the burrata, a delightful appetizer that S&B’s own Jaci and Chris have been talking about for the past year since they visited the eatery.  For the more eclectic eater, head over to Burma Super Star for a taste of Burmese fare.  It’s definitely worth the wait to experience the uniquely flavored foods at this casual spot. 

Favorite Sightseeing Tour: Alcatraz Island – Step onto “The Rock” and you’re launched into the world that was once home to some of the country’s most notorious criminals.  Reachable only by ferry, the claim still stands that no one has ever successful escaped the prison.  If visiting an old prison isn’t your thing, then enjoy the ferry ride from San Francisco to Sausalito and you can take in the sights of Alcatraz from afar.  

Don’t Miss: The Ferry Building – Eat your way through the Ferry Building at one of the many vendors and shops selling everything from fine cheeses to gluten-free baked goods to fresh oysters.  Three days a week there is also a Farmers’ Market.  For those who would rather take a seat, grab a drink and appetizers at the Vietnamese restaurant Slanted Door.  If you’re too full to walk back to your hotel, consider hoping onto a cable car and fulfill one of the quintessential San Francisco “things to do.”   

Where can you find Smathers & Branson product’s in San Francisco?  We’re bringing classic preppy accessories to San Francisco via several boutiques including The Hound, Toss, and Welcome Stranger.

Custom San Francisco “Golden Gate Bridge”
and “Cable Car” Key Fobs

S&B Employee Charlotte (Right) with her friend Jane at a San Francisco based trunk show in 2011

Peter and Michelle Carter celebrate their 2011 wedding at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco
(Austin is there too on the left!)

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