I lived on Hugo and 3rd in San Francisco from 2003-2005. I loved the neighborhood for a ton of reasons two being Park Chow and it’s namesake, Golden Gate Park. Both of them were a stones throw from my front step and were frequented often. On Sunday mornings I used to grab some coffee and stroll through the botanical gardens. On my way home a late brunch at Park Chow was just the thing to satiate the hunger pangs.
It was these two places that I reconnected to during my recent work offsite. After an amazing tour of the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at the De Young Museum, lead by the beautiful and talented Mrs. Alice Glasser, we headed across the park to fill our bellies.
We were quite a crew, so we headed upstairs to the back room on the roof. Soon after we were settled, we ordered and then BANG the food arrived. The Arnold Palmer and roasted chicken were just as I remembered. Synapsis’ were firing across my memory cells flashing many morning brunches, late night dinners and warm, open-roof, sun filled lunches across the backs of my retinas.
Here is a slide show of all the gastronomic events and cultural happening during my few days back in the hood.