Philadelphia/San Francisco Day 5 + 6

Day 5 T-Shirt of Choice: Robocopper by Olly Moss

Wednesday coast-to-coast travel. From the east coast to the west coast, we made our way from the City of Brotherly Love to the City by the Bay. But before spending 6 hours in the sky and about 3 in airports, we were sure to get a good and hearty breakfast. We decided on the Morning Glory Diner, suggested by fellow tee blogger and traveler extraordinaire, Andy Bowness of Hide Your Arms. Michelle went with the Glory Cakes: three pancakes served with real maple syrup and I had the Foccacia Breakfast Sandwich with a fried egg and cheese served with potatoes. I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast, but Michelle was a bit more reserved when it came to her pancakes – she thought Sabrina’s was a better breakfast spot!

After breakfast, we walked about two blocks down to Isgro’s Patries. Yes, we were there a few days earlier, but, we were both amazed by the baked goodies that we took home prior that we needed to go and grab some more delicious delectables for the long flight to San Francisco. We bought a bag full of assorted cookies – so soft and delicious and perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Once we found our way back to the Loews Hotel, we quickly grabbed our things and caught a taxi to Philadelphia International Airport. Security was quick and in no time we were waiting to board our plane to Las Vegas en route to San Francisco. We had about a 2 hour stop at Las Vegas’ McCarren Airport and then we boarded our flight to San Francisco – yes, finally!

We arrived at our hotel, the Parc 55, at about 6:30 pm but had to quickly get ready for 8 pm reservations at the very swank Masa’s on Bush Street in San Francisco’s Nob Hill. Masa’s offers a set menu of French cuisine. They offer 3 course, 5 course and 9 course options. I went with the 5 course and Michelle settled on the 3 course. My 5 course menu consisted of a potato confit to start, Japanese sea bass topped with caviar, Sautéed Breast of Paine Farms Squab (with peppercorn glazed d’anjou pears, melted brussels sprouts, “confit” leg, and squab sauce), Herb Roasted Double Chop of Australian Lamb (with melted japanese eggplant, chickpea cake, baby artichokes, and lamb jus), and a platter of in-house chocolates.

Overall, I enjoyed Masa’s. It is fine dining, so expect to spend around $250 for a party of two (if both get the 5 course menu) or up to $500+ of you decide on the 9 course menu. The ambiance was classy, the waiters were very nice, friendly and not high-browed at all. Masa’s is definitely an “event” type restaurant. Go there for an anniversary or birthday with that special someone and it will definitely be an experience to remember.

[Sorry for the lack of Day 5 photos.]

Day 6 T-Shirt of Choice: Phenom Polo by Electric Zombie (not a T-Shirt, I know, but it is made by a popular indie designer who we’ve featured on this site many times before).

This being our second visit to San Francisco (see 2008 recaps), we searched for breakfast spots that we had missed out on the first time around. This search led us to Mama’s on Washington Square. When we got to the popular breakfast spot at 10:30 am, the line had already wrapped around the building. We didn’t get inside until about 11:30 am. That’s a one hour wait in line! But let me tell you, it was well worth it. I ordered the Mama’s French Toast Sampler plate and I was not disappointed. It was a nice, refreshing change from my usual eggs, meat and potato choice. The sampler plate consisted of Swedish Cinnamon, Banana Nut, and Kugelhopf (House Baked Brioche Bread with Golden Raisins, Cinnamon, Dates, and Sliced Almonds). Mama’s french toast was a fruity mouthgasm – so good!

Mama's on Washington Square

After breakfast we caught the MUNI to Coit Tower, which was was built in Pioneer Park atop Telegraph Hill in 1933 at the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the City of San Francisco. It cost 5 bucks to get to the top, but once you do get to the top of the tower, you get a nice view of the city. You can even see the famed “crookedest street in the world” Lombard Street from afar.

Coit Tower

We then caught the MUNI yet again to The Haight, which includes the famous intersection, Haight and Ashbury. The area features a bohemian ambiance and has a thriving center of independent local businesses. Being a T-Shirt fan, I had to stop by Kid Robot and Ashbury T-Shirts. I did more window shopping then I did actual shopping, though, we did stop by a little crepe shop and picked up two nutella and banana crepes.

Haight and Ashbury

Haight and Ashbury

Nutella and Banana Crepe

Once we finished checking out the eclectic scene at The Haight, we walked down towards Alamo Square. If you grew up in the 80’s, then you’re familiar with Alamo Square and probably don’t even know it. Alamo Square is the park that is heavily featured in the opening sequence of the hit ABC show, Full House. It also faces the Full House “House,” which is actually part of a well known row of homes known as the Painted Ladies.

Alamo Square / Painted Ladies / Full House

After a long day of walking and jumping on and off the MUNI, we headed back to our hotel to freshen up before dinner. I should note that if you do visit San Francisco, it is totally worth it to purchase a MUNI Passport. We bought the 3-day pass for $20 and got our money’s worth within our first day of using the pass. Pick up your MUNI pass in the MUNI kiosk in Union Square.

Since we were entirely pooped after a long day of journeying the streets of San Francisco, we opted for an easy dinner. Easy meaning that we walked just a few blocks up Powell Street to Lori’s Diner for some burgers and fries (me) and steak (Michelle). The last time we visited San Francisco, we had a late night meal at a Lori’s Diner that is located on the opposite end of Powell near our old hotel, The Orchard. The burger wasn’t as good as I had remembered it being, though. I think my memory of the previous burger might have been clouded due to the hunger I had been experiencing at the time of consumption.

Lori's Diner

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101 LOST T-Shirts For The Ultimate LOST Fanatic

ABC’s LOST has, for me, probably been the most suspenseful, exciting, and entertaining television show of the last decade. Geeks will probably be talking about LOST for years after the show goes off the air, theorizing and speculating to their hearts content. I love the fact that a lot of answer are being told, but it’s bitter sweet considering that there are only 10 episodes left. By the way, I’m loving crazy Claire. Am I the only one?

101 LOST TShirts

Having said that, I present to you 101 LOST T-ShirtsFor The Ultimate LOST Fanatics. This list was requested by Freelance Artist and TeeFury Art Director, Jimiyo. I hope you enjoy it! And by the way, this was not the first LOST list, so be sure to check out the Troundup’s link at the bottom if you’re interested in seeing his list!

I’d love to hear which one of these are your favorites and whether or not you own any of these tees! And if you know of a LOST related shirt not on this list then please tell me about it. Leave a comment below in the comments section and let me know!

If you enjoyed this post then please, please, please, tell your friends about it! A simple Tweet or post on your Facebook page will help to get the word out, and a link back on your blog would be greatly appreciated!

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1. Dude by Jimiyo (Redbubble), $23.94.

Dude

2. Last by Meme Engine, $24.95. Via ATShirtBlog.

LAST

3. Hoffs/Drawlar by Wake Up Time To Die, £18.

Hoffs/Drawler Funeral Parlor

4. Missing by Glennz Tees, $19.95.

Missing

5. Found by Busted Tees, $20.

Found

6. Polar Beer by Ian Leino, $18.

Polar Beer

7. John Locke by olechka (RedBubble), $24.94.

John Locke

8. LaFleur by My Party Shirt, $17.95.

LaFleur

9. I Want To Get Lost With Ben by freakyfashions (Skreened), $23.99.

I Want To Get LOST With Ben

10. Hurley Gets Takeout by mrdavenport, Concept Tee Not Available For Sale.

Hurley Gets Takeout

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Lost Season 6 Premier T-Shirt Contest Giveaway WINNERS!

Congratulations to the 4 winners of the exclusive LOST Season 6 Premier T-Shirt Giveaway! Did you win? Well, you’ll have to watch the video to see if you did! We had over 50 entries, which is amazing so thank you to all of you that entered! I wish I had more of these T-Shirts to giveaway.

If you missed out on this giveaway then be sure to not let another one slip away – become a fan of Co-Tee TV on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all contest giveaways!

Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page

Lost Season 6 Premier T-Shirt Contest Giveaway

Tuesdays mean one thing … LOST! That’s right LOST fans I’ve got a contest just for you that involves two of the best things in the galaxy: LOST and T-Shirts. So, If you watched episode 54 of Co-Tee TV then you saw the fancy LOST Season 6 Premier T-Shirt that I had on. The only way you could have gotten one of these is if you attended the premier of LOST on the beach in Waikiki. Luckily for me, I was there and as a tee blogger, I was determined to leave with more than one to give away to some lucky LOST fans who happen to also read my bloggy blog!

Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page

Here’s the deal. You want one of these exclusive LOST: The Final Season T-Shirts? Just 1) tell me your T-Shirt size and 2) leave a LOST Comment either here on this blog post or on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page. Your LOST comment can be anything, including your favorite character from the show, favorite episode, favorite scene or LOST moment, it can be anything LOST related. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win one of four exclusive LOST tees that were only available at the premier on the beach in Waikiki! Awesome!

You can leave your comment entries in two places. If you leave a comment in both then you’ll receive TWO entries in the drawing. Leave a comment: 1. Here on this post, 2. on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page! You can only leave one comment entry on each place. So, if you want to increase your chance to win the prize, you have to leave your comment at both places! Contest ends on Tuesday, February 23 at 11:59 pm Hawaii time. Winners will be announced later that week.

There will be 4 winners, one for each of the 4 LOST T-Shirt prizes. I have 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large, and 1 extra large so be sure to mention your size along with your answer!

COMMENT AWAY LOST FANS!

LOST Contest

Lost Contest

LOST Contest

Heroes Inspired T-Shirts by Funkrush Clothing

I stopped watching Heroes a while back because it just became too complicated and overbearing for me. Having said that, I adore these new tees from Funkrush Clothing! This three shirt series features three characters from the show, including my favorite, Hiro Nakamura. I was never a big fan of Claire Bennet – she always annoyed me for some reason.

The tees have a very retro, print ad, look and feel. They are very detailed and I am sure the hardcore Heroes fans will appreciate that. I wonder what will happen if you call the Gabriel Gray number featured on the Sylar tee. The designs were done by artist and illustrator, Riccardo Bucchioni and are available now from Funkrush Clothing for £20.

Heroes X Funkrush Clothing

Heroes X Funkrush Clothing

Heroes X Funkrush Clothing

Goliath National Bank: Member FDIC

So I picked up How I Met Your Mother: Season Four over the weekend and was able to watch two episodes yesterday and am so stoked because I almost forgot how incredibly “legen … wait for it … dary” this comedy series is. If you have not seen an episode of How I Met Your Mother then do yourself a favor and pick up the DVD or Netflix it, its hilarious.

I got through two episodes yesterday while I was nursing a cold and in the episode “The Best Burger in New York”, Barney (played by Neil Patrick Harris) pimps out Goliath National Bank (a fictional bank that his company purchased) while a jobless Marshall (played by Jason Segel) searches for the mystical best burger in New York. I thought I’d look up some How I met Your Mother tees and lo and behold, I find this tee from 80’s Tees, a Goliath National Bank shirt. Barney Stinson would be proud.

Are any of  you How I Met Your Mother fans? Let me know!

Goliath National Bank

How I Met Your Mother

Do The Carlton!

This highlarious shirt comes to us courtesy of The Printed Mind and was designed by illustrator and artist, Gaunty. I grew up watching The Fresh Prince of Bell-Air and so when I spotted this tee over at Emptees images of Carlton doing his patented dances started to flow through my mind. Carlton was infectious and his moves, well, they were corny yet classic.

You can pick up Do The Carlton from The Printed Mind for $19.99. Relieve the 90’s with some Carlton swingin’ goodness!

Do The Carlton

Do The Carlton

I Tootered Doogie Howser

I am absolutely loving the resurgence of NPH aka Neil Patrick Harris. Doogie Howser is another one of those shows that I grew up watching and so I was instantly drawn to this tee when I saw it over at Rock Your Tees.

I’m thinking that it’s the perfect gift or present for any aspiring physician or medical student. The perfect shirt to wear under that clean white coat. You can find I Tootered Doogie Howser at Rock Your Tees for $15.99. And in case you’re wondering, yes, it’s screen printed on an American Apparel blank. 

I Tootered Doogie Howser

I Tootered Doogie Howser

Goodie Two Sleeves Princess Unicorn Tee A Hit

This is a pretty cool story – our buddies over at Goodies Two Sleeves recently were reached by NBC to produce some shirts based on a fictional character discussed on NBC sitcom The Office. The character in question is Princess Unicorn (Half Girl, Half Unicorn) and Goodie Two Sleeves was given exclusive access to source material prior to the show airing to help in the creation of Princess Unicorn tees. 

Last night’s episode of NBC’s The Office had Dwight pawning these crazy looking dolls and we were excited, because a while back NBC asked us to make a shirt for this episode and gave us access to all sorts of goodies ahead of everyone else. The result? Both of these awesome shirts will be available in an NBC store (or their site) soon. I’m thinking a couple weeks? Just thought I’d fill you in on the deets while the episode was still freshly hilarious in our heads.

Needless to say, the Princess Unicorn tee is now the number one sold item on the NBC online store, its’s an even bigger seller than President Elect Barack Obama’s Yes We Can DVD. Check out this clip from The Office:

 

Princess Unicorn

Princess Unicorn