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The Sporting Flavors of San Francisco
Spring Training is in full swing and Destination Cuisine is kicking off the start of the season of America’s favorite pastime with a short series highlighting America’s favorite teams, destinations and recipes that will get you excited to enjoy the Spring air and all that travel and food offers. This is the first in a series of six spotlighting baseball cities and some delicious recipes from the geographic areas. Beginning with the 2012 World Series San Francisco Giants, the city is not only known for baseball, but also for its diverse culture, amazing scenery, fun travel activities and great food. Clam chowder is a mainstay dish in the bustling waterfront city of San Francisco and you frequently see it served in sourdough bread bowls.
History of the San Francisco Giants
Originally known as the New York Giants since 1885, the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. Throughout their entire span as a team they have been a part of the National League. The Giants have won seven World Series titles with their first occurring in 1905 and their most recent win in 2012. The San Francisco Giants are known for famous players such as Orlando Ceperda, Willie McCovey, and Gaylord Perry. Leading the team currently are roster members Heath Hembree, Buster Posey, and Mason Tobin.
San Francisco Top Sightseeing
San Francisco is also well known for major sightseeing attractions as well as their vastly diverse culture. A few iconic sightseeing landmarks are the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Park, Pier 39, Nob Hill and of course, the famous cable cars. The city is also rich in culture with such places as the San Francisco War Memorial, the Performing Arts Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
San Francisco’s Foodie Scene
San Francisco tops the list of foodie destinations. The food scene is as diverse as the area and it is hard to find a bad meal here. You will see Clam Chowder in Sourdough bread bowls on virtually every menu and sold street side in abundance. Sourdough became popular in San Francisco when the French baker Isidore Boudin immigrated here in 1849. He created his own blend of sourdough and it has been popular ever since. Born in Boston, but San Franciscoans claim they took clam chowder to the next level by combining fresh seafood right off the boats and fresh sourdough bread. The combination was a hit and remains a staple of San Francisco. The Giants must be fans because it is served in Center Field Concession at the Pier 44 Chowder House. For the rest of the foodie offerings at At&T Stadium, check them out here.
Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bread Bowl
San Francisco is well known for is their clam chowder, typically served in a sourdough bread bowl. We’ve included a creamy version using fresh seafood and ingredients. This clam chowder recipe is such a home run, you will want to make it many times.
Planning Your San Francisco Trip
San Francisco is home to the reigning World Series champs, famous attractions and world class cuisine. This destination is great for families, couples and single travelers alike. If you haven’t visited this great city on America’s West Coast , click San Francisco Now to check out the discounted sightseeing activities available. For returning visitors, you know there is much to see and do.
These San Francisco links should get you headed in the right direction to plan your Destination Perfection in San Francisco.
Eat Well…Live Full
Editor, Laura Raymond
February 08, 2014
By Laura Raymond, Editor
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