We kicked off Olio Explores with a bang in the Big Apple. Up next, we're sharing our secrets to the hilly city known for its year-round fog, cable cars, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, and, lucky for us, some of the best culinary adventures out there. Yes, we're talking about San Francisco. Here's where...
To Nosh: Ferry Building Marketplace
Nestled right on the water, the Ferry Building is one of the most dynamic spots in San Francisco to have a quick, yet high quality, bite to eat. The bustling market is filled with world class artisan foods and shops, and while you nosh, you can expect extraordinary views of the Bay Bridge.
To Drink: Rickhouse
Located in the heart of the Financial District, Rickhouse is your go-to bar for a cocktail made with extensive knowledge and elevated craft, all while enjoying an inviting-meets-adventurous atmosphere. While they serve whiskies from around the world, you know we're partial to those bourbons made here in our home state of Kentucky.
To Recharge: Blue Bottle Coffee
A coffee shop that's quality hospitality experience is unlike any other, Blue Bottle Coffee only serves the freshest of beans. No, really — they only use beans that are less than 48 hours out of the roaster, so you experience your cup of joe at peak flavor. It's no secret why Blue Bottle has some of the most loyal guests out there.
To Fine Dine: An Japanese Restaurant
With about 12 seats at the bar and only a handful of tables in the room, you know you're about to experience something special as soon as you walk into An Japanese, a must-visit in Japantown. Prepare for 8 to 12 courses made by the owner and chef and served by his wife. Lauren has coined this as one of the best sushi and dining experiences of all time.