This past week I had an amazing opportunity to go to San Francisco. A good friend of mine, Lesa Lovejoy has been catering for Jew for Jesus for five years now. Every time she goes out she brings two other people to help. My friend Jordan and I got to go this time. The event we worked was for about 60 people and was three meals a day, Tuesday through Thursday. It was a really fun and new experience for me. Lesa is such an amazing cook and she is such a great delegator! I’ve definitely never done any kind of catering, so I learned a lot from the week! In fact people there would ask me “what got you into cooking?” or “how long have you been cooking?”, and my response was, “I’m an art major, I don’t really cook…”. But even more than the cooking, it was so amazing to see how God is working in the Jewish community all over the world. It was just a huge blessing.
We stayed and cooked at the Jews for Jesus house that is a little bit up the hill from the headquarters. It’s basically a four story house if you include the basement. It’s old and gorgeous with tons of character!
The trip had four categories: cooking, sightseeing, street art and eating (so much eating!).
Left to right: Sea lions at pier 39, Alcatraz, and if you look real close, the Golden Gate Bridge.
Wearing flowers in my hair in San Francisco has been on my bucket list for years, and I finally got to do it! Scott Mckenzie would be so proud!
One of the girls involved with Jews for Jesus had a album release show at the Chapel on Valencia St. It was such a good show! She is an Australian, based in Brooklyn and she goes by Heartcities. The Album is called Painting Deserts.
The Painted Ladies
This was an incredible find!! The tree outline and the bird in it is a Banksy! I’ve been trying to find a Banksy for a while and we just walked up on it. I thought the guy was also a banksy, but it turns out its by a french street artist named Blek le Rat. He claims banksy stole his stlye and seems a little bitter about the whole thing.
This wall use to have a Bnaksy on it. Sadly other street artist painted over it. But its defintily cool stuff.
This is a local San Fran street artist by the name of Zamar. He does this cool little squid guy and its pretty much everywhere!!! Lesa and I walked two blocks from the house to get lunch and we counted 15 of them!!!
A fun thing about Lesa coming to San Fran the amount she does is that she knows where all the good places to eat are! We ate at Stacks twice. Such a yummy and classy breakfast place!
Four Barrels Coffee is a super hip coffee shop! They even roast their own coffee.
It’s Tops has been open since 1935! There slogan was “Awesome Hot Cakes!” and they didn’t lie!
Boundin has been using the same starter for their sourdough since they came over in 1849! So naturally I got clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl.
Smitten is an ice cream place that was right down the hill from the house. I ended up going twice, and both times it was soooo amazing. They make it by adding liquid, milk, syrup, an whatever else into this machine that spins it around with liquid nitrogen! The first time I got salted caramel and the second time I got Earl Grey.