Sorry for the delay in posting here, everyone (as if you have been waiting with baited breath)! My trip ended on Friday, but between being jam-packed with meetings, and then travel, then recovering from the red-eye, I have been so busy that I didn’t get a chance to sit down and make some final pithy remarks and ponderings. So here goes:
- I love SF. Outside of NY, where I was born and raised, there is no other place I would rather be. If I didn’t have such a good job, I would seriously consider making a move.
- Your restaurants rock! I only got to visit a few of them, but Postrio was in my hotel, and that was incredible. Then, on night #2, I got to visit Le Colonial. While pricey (thank you, corporate expense account!), it was truly one of the better meals I have had in a long time. TOTALLY worth it.
- It was nice to visit a city that is not so egocentric. I come from a city that is, besides LA, the most egocentric place in the country. So many people have the attitude of “If it’s not about NY, it sucks.” I am the opposite. While there is much to love about Manhattan and the surrounding areas, there is plenty to piss you off as well… Most notably, the people. The populous is becoming more and more pretentious and flashy by the day. San Francisco seems to be the opposite. Laid back people, who are always willing to help and always seem to have a smile on their faces, with good attitudes toward their neighbors and visitors, and a friendly demeanor that makes an outsider feel welcome and wanted. This is one aspect of your city that NY could never compete with.
More after the jump!