Saturday, November 6, 2010

Pixar and Good Ol' Soul Food....

Today the happyfamily had the most wonderful day.  So often we tend to spend Saturdays in our pjs doing nothing and then wondering what happened to our weekend.  I wanted to take the ferry into the city and eat oysters at Hog Island Oyster Company, but remembered the SF Farmers' Market happens at the ferry building each Saturday morning.  Today was a beautiful fall day with a hint of fog, and I figured it would be crazy busy and not great for avoiding stress.

Instead, we headed over to Oakland to see the Pixar exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California.  I can not say enough about how wonderful the experience was.  Lilly was entranced.  James was in awe of all the Buzz Lightyear pictures everywhere.  If you live anywhere near Oakland, this is a great half day excursion.

 I see Buzz.....


Since I was craving oysters, I went to the interwebs to find a great seafood place in Oakland.  This led me to crave some good ol' Soul Food.  Not sure how oysters led to collards, but it did and boy howdy, I was not disappointed.  After an extensive Yelp search, we ended up at a down home, new as of April restaurant where I had Shrimp and Grits, collards, fried cabbage and peach cobbler.  BayLeaf was wonderful and I will go there again and again.  Every one had something different and everyone raved about the food and the atmosphere!

Fried Chicken, Collard Greens & Cornbread...

And we got to see our favorite little baby Sadie!

Today was another day I am pleased to say, life is good.  We are blessed.


Update:  I have been in no way compensated for either visiting the Pixar exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California or eating at BayLeaf in Oakland.  My family enjoyed these on our own dime.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderfully happy day - how can it be otherwise when it includes grits, collard greens and cornbread. Whoa - great day!
Love the pictures!