Sweet Maple, SF Zoo, Golden Gate Park

This morning started off like a Hobbit day: breakfast x2.  After sleeping-in the kids woke hungry, we staved off that hunger by plowing through 4 Cronuts.  What’s a Cronut you ask?  A recent fad to hit San Francisco that came out of New York, it’s a Croissant-Doughnut hybrid, and man is it delicious.  My sister got these over the weekend from Fillmore Bakeshop where they only produce these on the weekends.  They sell them for $2.75 a pop, limit of 4.

kronuts-300x291They are worth every penny!  Imagine flaky layers of croissant pastry that has been fried like a doughnut and dressed completely in cinnamon and sugar.

After devouring the Cronuts we got dressed, hit the street and walked around the corner to Sweet Maple for breakfast, inventor of Millionaire’s Bacon.

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I enjoyed their “Hemingway” plate which is eggs benedict with smoked salmon and a cucumber wasabe Hollandaise sauce.

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After second breakfast we headed out for the SF Zoo and saw a lot of cool animals, Catalina pestered a few peacocks by trying to run them down to give them pets.

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We also let the kids romp in the playground there.

IMG_0169 Lunch was at the Underdog: The Organic Hotdog Joint.  Only in San Fran!  Their menu includes organic hot dogs and sausages along with gluten-free buns and pretzel buns.  Sarai and I enjoyed their ‘Portuguese’ hot dog on pretzel buns.

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After lunch we headed to Golden Gate Park to play.  Upon buying tickets for the carousel ride I got suckered by the sign for ‘It’s-It”: a San Francisco tradition since 1928.  The thing is essentially an ice cream sandwich with oatmeal cookies dipped in chocolate.  Not bad.

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And the carousel ride:

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The kids romped in the park for an hour before heading back home for naps.

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