[room 209m] library trip #2

September 21, 2017

Starting last year, I partnered with one of the kindergarten teachers and we plan a field trip to the public library. Since our school is right within walking distance to the Bernal Heights branch, that’s the one we visit. The children’s librarians down there are very nice and have it all set up so that they read some books to the students then give them a mini tour before they get a chance to find some books they want to read then check out. While one of our classes is inside the library, the other class is outside eating lunch and playing on the giant sand playground next to the library. What fun!

Listening to the library read a book

Reading books they are interested in checking out

Playing after eating lunch


Of course my sister and my food/drink adventures did not end at Virgil’s Sea Room. We then decided to go get some pizza and/or Indian food. Confused? It’s confusing. Also located on the edge of the Mission and Bernal Heights, there’s this interesting walk-in restaurant called Zante Pizza that serves Indian food, regular pizza, and Indian Pizza. Yes, I’m serious. They boast that their Indian Pizza has a naan-like crust as well as Indian toppings. We ordered “The Best Indian Pizza” with meat (lamb, chicken, and prawns). Clearly the lamb, chicken, and prawns were a bit lacking, but overall the flavor of this inspired pizza was quite food. If only the crust were even more naan-like though!


Pizza and/or Indian?!?

The Best Indian Pizza

My sister was in town recently and we met up for some margaritas at Virgil’s Sea Room. Located on the edge of the Mission an Bernal Heights, this local bar is popular though very low-key compared to its neighbors, which often have people streaming in and out. The very best thing about Virgil’s is that one Tuesdays, they offer $2 margaritas! We didn’t happen to be there on a Tuesday so we weren’t so lucky, but during regular happy hour all margaritas and mules are only $5 anyway.



Even though I used to live in Bernal Heights and still work in Bernal Heights and there’s pretty much only one main strip in this very residential San Franciscan neighborhood, there’s still much to be discovered here. For example, I had no idea that there was a Jamaican place here!Peaches Patties specializes in Jamaican food. They’re located in kind of a food coop location with a few other food options and they seemingly work together to attract/keep customers.

My friend and I were in the Bernal area and decided to give Peaches Patties a try. We ordered the vegetarian curry that came with a soy replacement (not tofu) instead of meat and then the spinach patty (which was bigger than my hand). The curry along with the fried plantains and rainbow kale that it came with were quite delicious, but I think the spinach patty was the star. It’s flakiness was just perfect and the taste came out that much more when you added a bit of some Jamaican mango salsa! Yum!


Vegetarian Curry with kale and fried plantains

Spinach Patty