Saturday, September 04, 2010

2nd Post for Saturday, September 4, 2010 - Brenda's Photo Challenge - Lunch at Lulu's

2nd Post for Saturday, September 4, 2010

Brenda's Photo Challenge 

 Lunch at Lulu's

I already did my Saturday blog post on Camera Critters but I didn't want to miss out on
the photo essay at The Brenda Photo Challenge so I'm doing a second post.  These
pictures were take a couple of weekends ago when my son and I and his girlfriend,
Katie, were taken out to lunch at Lulu's, a well known San Francisco restaurant
( the three of us had never been there before ) but Katie's mom, Joan, who lives in
San Diego has .  We had a great time.  It's one of those places that is packed for
lunch during the week but we had it almost to ourselves late on Sunday afternoon.

We ended up ordering a number of dishes and sharing them all.  They were all really
good - we had two salads, We had two salads - one argula with heirloom tomatoes,
cucumbers & tomatoes and the other was a watermelon, roasted beet & chevre. The
spicy prawn pizza with sun dried tomatoes and basil pesto was my favorite. We also
had roasted mussels with drawn butter and roasted garlic and goat cheese ravioli with
sun dried potatoes and pine nuts. We were far too full for dessert but our first course,
doughnuts with meyer lemon curd more than made up for that!


  1. Carmen, is that big gigantic glass a REAL glass you can drink out of!!???

    "Lulu" is a pretty name for a restaurant. :)


  2. What a cute couple Carmen!! I've never been to San Francisco but I hear it's Full of wonderful sights!
    Great shots!

  3. Like the sharing of foods, I always have a hard time picking just one item when you haven't been in a place.

  4. You and I were celebrating the same thing in or most recent posts - good food, good company!

  5. What a great essay. Perfect shots to portray a perfect day. Love it

  6. Everyone looks to be enjoying themselves, the atmosphere and food looks wonderful.

    BTW, the beauty of your header too my breath away.

  7. I've only been to Lulu's once. I loved it. Adorable shots of adorable folks.

  8. You sure look like you are having a great time!

  9. dining out with friends and/or family is always a nice treat. it's a special occasion that i always look forward to. wonderful photo essay. nice mosaic.

  10. LOVE those photos of your son, girl, and her mother, Carmen...and YOU!!!

    And now I have just gone to refrigerator for another helping of "tomorrow's leftover" Macaroni, Chicken and Cheese...and a slice of apple pie.

    But's only 11 PM!

  11. C -
    That was my real bloody mary at Lulu's but, of
    course, the actual glass wasn't that just looks that way in the picture. It was a great drink, though!

    Donna -
    You absolutely must visit San Francisco one of these days. It's a great city. Jeremy and Katie are cute together...tall - he's 6'4" and she's 6'2" - she was a heptahlete at Cal Poly and he was a decathlete. They've got so much in common.

    Out on the prairie -
    I always like sharing unless they have a meal that includes mutliple different dishes as some of the Asian restaurants do.

    secret agent woman -
    There isn't much better than good food, good wine and good friends!!

    Ann -
    Glad you liked my photo essay of lunch at Lulu's. It was a lovely afternoon.

    Lynn -
    It was a fun day. I am so glad you like my
    header. I chanced on that beautiful spot and
    was just enchanted. I have ben back so many times since.

    Unknown Mami -
    There are so many great places to eat in San
    Francisco. Unfortunately, since my job of 21 years, as a forensic nurse for the city ended in the massive budget cuts 18 months ago and I retired, I'm afraid I won't be trying all the other places on my list.

    Sharkbytes (TM)-
    I must admit, I LOVE eating out. If my budget
    allowed, I'd do it at least once a day!

    ruthi -
    When I was working, we'd try a new restaurant every week. There are so many in San Francisco, one never runs out.

    steveroni -
    My son is a pain about taking pictures..."no more blogging, mom" but, then, he relents and smiles nicely. Glad you liked the photos.

  12. Sounds like you had a great time, and wonderful eats!

  13. what a feast.....and your son and his girlfriend are just so dang cute !