wear this there: souvla san francisco.
we're headed to san francisco's dogpatch neighborhood today to get all filled up on some fabulous greek food.
we’re headed back to the city by the bay today — my old stomping grounds and specifically, we’re headed to one of my most missed-eating establishments, souvla. when i lived in san francisco there was but just one souvla in town, in hayes valley, but now they’ve happily got multiple greek restaurants throughout the city, and their latest is in dogpatch, one of my favorite neighborhoods — formerly a shipbuilding hub dating back to the 1800s, it’s now full of cafes and bars, art galleries and artist lofts. i feel slightly weak craving their food as i write this — greek spreads, fresh pitas, gyros, and their mouth-watering rotisserie chicken served sliced with charred lemon and tzatziki. and don’t forget their frozen greek yogurt, which you can also get to go from a charming take-out window. oh, and if you’re reading this, souvla, please open next in laguna beach. i beg of you.
souvla is a casual fast-fine greek restaurant, so think comfy and casual. it’s pretty chilly in san francisco right now, so we’re bundling up in a chic peacoat, funnel-neck cashmere sweater and my favorite comfy chinos (i have six pair, in various colors). just for fun, i’m adding a greek fisherman’s cap, but with a modern plaid twist, some hightop converse sneaks, and striped scarf. i also included my signature scent — santal 33 eau de parfum. i live in the stuff. to get in the mood for souvla's greek specialties, let’s read the durrells of corfu by michael haag. you may have seen the pbs tv adaption, but this book tells us what happens to the real life durrells before, after, and during their life on the enchanted greek island of corfu in the 1930s.