Guide To Fitness, Food, Fun, While Social Distancing – CBS San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – KCBS reporter Liam Mayclem will provide KPIX 5 users with a weekly tiplist on how best to survive the current coronavirus outbreak. In honor of Royals Week on KPIX 5, check out his Best of British list in the Bay Area here.
PIG & WHISTLE, San Francisco
Nice selection of British ales and cider and my favorite boddingtons. The pastries and cakes are well worth a visit. The dartboard reminds me of pubs back home, but it’s the warm hospitality of British bartenders that makes Pig & Whistle a real royal treat.
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The Shepherd’s Pie is worth a hike in the East Bay, but many other offerings such as pot pies and sausage rolls also satisfy the longing for home.
BEST FISH & CHIPS:
CODMOTHER, San Francisco
They are simply the best fish and chips on this side of Westminster. The triple-fried jumbo chips served with fresh cod in a naughty, crunchy, crunchy beer batter were spot on every time. The sounds of seagulls around the quay echo the natural oceanfront soundtrack from home (UK).
LOVEJOY’S, San Francisco
The LOVEJOYS tea room in San Francsico and the sister shop in the Pacific are as authentic as a tea house. From delicious sandwiches to scones with jam and clotted cream, as well as a fine selection of British beers and cakes, LOVEJOYS IS the real deal. Get enough of a proper British high tea – you will be royally regretting it. Book in advance as tea times are often sold out.
BEST BRIT SHOP:
ROXIE MARKET, San Francisco
Every time I visit I am brought back to the old country and an excited 10 year old again.
There are many shops on the bay selling British dishes and goodies, but the choices here are second to none. From Mars bars to Toblerone chocolate, Marmit and jam specialties, this place offers everything. If you love your Brit tea, you won’t be disappointed with the brewing options here.
BEST BRITISH PODCAST
HIGHCLERE CASTLE’S LADY CARNARVON
The Lady of the House in Highclere (Downtown Abbey) has a brilliant weekly podcast. She interviews the characters behind the castle and also does virtual gin tastings and cocktail hours. Have fun and download it from the Highclere website.
BEST BRIT TV SHOW
GRAHAM NORTON, BBC AMERICA
UK host of the number 1 chat show Graham Norton is actually Irish but he rules television in the UK and here’s what he’s got here in the US.
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BEST BRITISH TV HOST
JAMES CORDON, CBS
British-born Cordon has been bringing comedy & conversation & lots of music to CBS late-night TV for six years. His segment Carpool Karaoke invited Beyoncé’s biggest star to a sing along to Paul McCartney. The segments, which have been downloaded more than a billion times, have catapulted Cordon into an internet mega-star. He’s also number 1 in the “Late Late” night time slot.
BEST OVERALL PUB
CAMERONS, Half Moon Bay
This BRIT pub on Highway 1 wins my vote as the best British pub in the bay. In addition to a nice selection of British beers, there are many offerings such as Cottage Pie & Pasties & Fish & Chips. But the little Brit shop with yummy goodies from home makes this a fog stop for me when I’m on the coast. The owner Cameron is Mr. Half Moon Bay and the resident Honorary Briton.
BEST BRIT SPORTS BAR
KEZAR PUB, San Francisco
The official SF bar for Liverpool fans. The vibe is good, the pints perfect and the TV screens to watch are plentiful.
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SUNDAY 8 p.m. CBS
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That’s a royal conclusion to this all-UK edition of Liam’s List.
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