Surprisingly enough, my favorite Valentine’s days have been spent with friends. There is so much hype around the day of romance, that it is much more fun to throw tradition aside and spend the day with all the people you love, not only your significant other. This year, I’m going to miss out on our annual Valentine’s brunch, but instead, I had a “virtual brunch” with an old friend. I brought the coffee cake.
It all started 3 years ago when I planned a Valentine’s work event that fell through. Instead of cancelling the 15 person reservation I had, I invited all my friends to join me in a bottomless mimosa brunch at Luna Park. Little did we know that we were going to find the bottom to the mimosas and have to move to another bar in the Mission. From there, we went to Encore to sing karaoke at 4pm on a Sunday and closed the place down (or so we thought…it was actually 8pm but starting at 10am made for a long day). It was such an unexpected great day that we have been trying to relive it ever since. Last year we went wine tasting and back to Encore, but it just wasn’t the same. This year, Daniela got us a reservation at Lime (4 months ago btw) and we frolicked around the Castro for the day.