Thursday, April 07, 2016

The Pub at Ghirardelli Square

Pork belly sliders ($11) with lettuce, tomato, and garlic aioli
I had a business lunch at the Pub at Ghirardelli Square, so there was no escaping the traffic of the Giants' Opening Day. As expected, it took longer to traverse three miles on City streets than it did the 21 miles from Foster City to the San Francisco off ramp.

Ghirardelli Square, three miles from AT&T Park, was uncrowded. The game wouldn't be over till 4, and the friendly waitstaff didn't mind us taking up space.

I celebrated yesterday's clean but far-from-optimal bill of health by ordering three pork belly sliders. They were tender, delicious, and had the highest calories-from-fat percentage of anything consumed this year. Tonight I'll just have to double the dose of statins that doc had prescribed.

The Giants had come back from a 4-0 deficit and would go on to beat the Dodgers, 12-6. Though it was tempting to watch the game's finish on the Pub's big screens, I got out of town well before rush hour. Parking, with validation, cost $5.

Ghirardelli Square celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and had undergone a facelift. It is a worthy member of the San Francisco Quickie Tour.

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