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SF East Bay Hot Spots July 3, 2011

Filed under: Food — Kelocity @ 2:26 pm
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Yesterday morning, I woke up bright and early at 7am. I could see the sun and hear the birds chirping outside. I love being in the bay area. After some breakfast, we headed to our first stop of the day: Sports Basement.

I love this store. It seems that every time we are here, we stop and buy some new shoes. And this weekend was no exception. They just have the best selection and prices, you can’t beat it. I really loved my Brooks Ariels, but they changed the model this year and they didn’t feel right. They also jacked the price up to $115 and since I’m not really running munch anymore, I just couldn’t justify it.

But I did find the Asics GT-2130s on sale for $65! I used to run in these before switching to Brooks a few years back. They felt great too. Irving ended up with the same pair (in mens of course).

Happy with our new purchases, we jumped over to a local farmers market. It was small, but very impressive. A little bit of everything and all the produce looked really good. My goal for the day? Find a fresh tomato. There’s nothing like a fresh one, remember? When I found one, I ate it like an apple. Hit the spot.


We came back to Irving’s mom’s house and had a nice lunch and took a nap! Irving slept for two hours! I read New Moon for a while and then fell asleep myself.

Bad news: I started to get a headache and I was so frustrated. I hadn’t eaten sugar in almost a week, hardly any sodium…PLUS I’d been drinking more water than I ever have in my life….why did I have a headache? After a cup of tea and a nap, I realized it must have been caffeine withdrawal today.

Anyways, the tea cured it and when everyone woke up, we got out of the heat by heading to a mall. I scored a summer dress at Old Navy!

Then we drove over the hill to Berkeley for dinner. Our destination was Pyramid Brewery (one of our favorites!)

Irving and his mom ordered the Apricot Ale. I’ve had it before and it’s pretty incredible, but I didn’t want to drink for fear of the revenge of the headache. I stuck to water.

The menu is amazing. We think it’s some of the best American food menus out there. I ended up with a turkey club sandwich on a cibatta roll with avocado.

And I subbed my french fries for a baked mac & cheese!! It came with bacon inside of it and I sprinkled hot sauce on the top!

I ate a few bites before getting full, and I brought the rest home. I can’t wait to dig into it!!!

This morning, Irving and his mom went to watch the Wimbledon finals in theaters! They’re broadcasting it in 3D! It sounded really fun, but they had to wake up at 4:45am to make it in time!


One Response to “SF East Bay Hot Spots”

  1. Lizzy Says:

    I love getting new sneakers! Drooling over that mac & cheese.

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