On my recent visit to the City by the Bay, I encountered some definite "Musts" on your next trip there.
Pier 29 is the one of the Best Shows I have ever seen or reviewed and there have been a lot. Called Teatro Zinzanni(pictured above); this ongoing show was supposed to run for a short time in San Francisco but now has been continuing for over 4 years strong. It started and still shows in Seattle as well. The performers are not only actors and entertainers, but they also help you through your 5 course dinner in between outlining one of their remarkable talents. From twin sister acrobatics; one of the best jugglers I have ever witnessed; The best male hula hoop performer around; Fabulous Opera and Female vocalists; A star quality live band; A hilarious Maitre d’; an awesome original cast tap dancer; other incredible acrobats and balancing act entertainers; and last but not least "Original Cast Member- Cookie, who plays the head chef and introduces every course in the most humorous improved way, you will be laughing hysterically. That is, unless you are the unlucky one picked to be a volunteer. The show lasts over 3 hours and reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, please call (415)438-2668 or visit online at www.zinzanni.org
Tommy Toy’s Exquisite French/Chinese Fine Dining Experience is worth a visit as this was one of the best Restaurants in San Francisco that I experienced. Located at 655 Montgomery St. (Corner of Washington and the Montgomery Tower Bldg.), this mainstay is beautifully decorated and quite romantic and comfortable. Executive Chef Tommy Toy blends some delicious combinations of the French and Chinese Specialties. The way to go is the Signature Dinner which for $65 per person, is a bargain, for all the great food you get. It starts with the unique Minced Squab with sweet pine nuts flavored with garlic and mint. Next is the famous Seafood Bisque arriving in a French Puff Pasty that is so tasty. The whole Fresh Main Lobster will have you squirming in your seat which is served on Angel Hair Crystal Noodles with fresh Mushrooms and Chives is the unbelievable Peppercorn Sauce. This dish was my favorite. Not to be out down was the Peking Duck with Lotus Buns, served tableside with Cilantro, Hoison Sauce and Scallions. Not done yet, the Wokked Medallions of Tender Beef with Garlic and Rosemary accompanied by fresh asparagus and four flavored fried rice is a great way to end your main courses. The perfect finish is the Peach Mousse in a Strawberry Compote to settle your full stomach. More information and complete menus at www.tommytoys.com
Oh, I forgot to mention to make a visit to SBC Park (formally Pac Bell Park) where the Giants play. Catch a game at this beautiful new stadium to see the excitement of Baseball and Barry Bonds chase to be the all time Home Run King. Besides baseball, there are plenty of kid’s activities behind the outfield stands. The Park is located about 5-10 minutes from the Embarcadero and Fisherman’s Wharf. More info at www.sfgiants.com