We got a tip that there’s a pretty cool exhibit over at the Asian Art Museum. And the tip seems to be legit.
Zhan Wang, a highly respected artist from Beijing, has really given San Francisco the right to call itself a foodie city, maybe even the foodie city by creating a very detailed model of SF from stainless steel kitchen supplies. Soup spoons, cheese graters, serving trays–as you can see from the photo, no popular cookware item has been spared.
Undoubtedly this installation is more than just entrainment and playful interpretation, but for now we’re headed over strictly for it’s aesthetic value (we’ll get educated when we get there). We’re also hoping that the weather shapes up so we can enjoy the patio dinning at Cafe Asia. It may be cafeteria style, but we’ve had many a good lunch break sipping mimosas and martinis on the patio and of course, the food is good too.
But if we’re feeling adventurous we may try Morty’s over on Golden Gate Ave for the Pastrami Reuben. Frankly, this is one of the only delis in the city that gets it when it comes to a Rueben. Two words: Russian Dressing. Forget that Thousand Island nonsense, a real Rueben should have Russian Dressing and sauerkraut and that’s all there is to it.
Photo: By the Asian Art Museum