Since my hours were canceled for today, my friend Jim and I decided to do a road trip. We left about 10am and drove to Valencia St in The Mission (SF) for coffee at Four Barrel coffee. It was their 1st anniversary so it was FREE COFFEE (Anything we wanted). They were playing music on vinyl and Jim got into a conversation with the Manager/DJ about the benefits of vinyl. Jim had purchased some espresso beans and also discussed beans with the Manager/DJ who wound up giving Jim another bag of beans to try. SCORE!
From SF we went across The Bridge and on to Mill Valley to see Tyler Florence’s shop. Very nice. Very selective merchandise (hint, hint SLT buyers). Very extensive cookbook library. When we were on the way to Mill Valey i mentioned to Jim that the Mill Valley Market was across the street, but he didn’t seem interested. Once we got in he was impressed and happy to find Clover Extra Rich milk.
On to Sonoma we went. Arrived and it was HOT. We walked over to Vella Cheese to get their Jack cheese. On the way saw a lovely yard with grapes growing in the yard. Then we walked back to the square to go to the kitchen shop on the square. Unfortunatelyhe power went out on that half of the square just as we got the. We continued around the square and found a cute cafe for a sandwich. On the way out of town we stopped at Viansas Winery for the views. Left town and headed back to the South Bay arriving home about 6. Another good Road Trip.