a birthday win

Yesterday, Jeff took me to a SF Giants vs. LA Dodgers game for my actual birthday. We didn’t want to go out to a nice dinner since we’d done that on Saturday, but we still wanted to do something fun and special.

So we got all decked out in our Giants gear…

And went to the game at AT&T Park.

It was perfect! It was a good game to go to because the Giants and Dodgers are huge rivals, the awesome Timmy Lincecum was pitching, we got 2nd row seats, aaand the Giants won!

I used to hate baseball and thought it was super boring. I went to the games only for the garlic fries – once the fries were gone, I wondered how much longer the game was going to go on for. But now, I actually pay attention to what’s going on and ENJOY it!

The garlic fries are still a major reason to go to the games though.

Gahhh so good. Garlic makes everything better.

I also got a Louisina Hot Link Dog.

I am obsessed with hot links. Yummy. Complete with ketchup, deli mustard, onions, and saurkraut!

The only con was that it was freeeeeeeeeeezing. I wished I had brought my gloves, scarf, and boots. Jeff went to go buy a Giants blanket right before the game started but it was sold out EVERYWHERE!

Before the game, we just meandered around the city.

While we were walking around, I got a HUGE HANKERING for a vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting. I just HAD to have a vanilla cupcake. Maybe it’s because it was my birthday and I thought I should eat cake, or because I had the most awesome and amazing vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting just a few days earlier and I couldn’t get it out of my mind.

That cupcake I had a few days ago was so good I scraped the cupcake liner clean. The cupcake was even a day old!

This vanilla cupcake was a cupcake that my friend picked up from a cupcake truck called Cupkates. I don’t know how their other flavors are, but this vanilla cupcake was so good. I’ve never really had a strong opinion about cupcakes – whether its from Sprinkles, Kara’s, Crumbs, etc – and this is the first time I’ve been enamored with a cupcake.

Anyway, so to fulfill this vanilla cupcake craving, Jeff and I went to the Ferry Building’s Miette bakery.

Unfortunately, the only cupcakes they had were chocolate, carrot cake, and gingerbread. I needed vanilla.

So with a quick yelp search we found ourselves a half mile away at Cupcake Cove.

Their sprinkles were cute…

But unfortunately their cupcakes were no match to Cupkates.

Jeff got the coffee flavor and we both agreed that the cupcakes were a little too dry and the frosting was a little too sweet.

Oh well, that just means I gotta hunt down the Cupkate truck! :)

Where is your favorite place to get cupcakes?

PS: Look at these vulturing seagulls after the baseball game ended! I had to wonder if the clean-up crew somewhat appreciates the birds because they eat up all the food, leaving less to clean up. Ugh, gross though!

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14 Comments to “a birthday win”

  1. awesome Giants birthday win!! :) garlic fries for the win, too… those sound amazing. I love watching baseball LIVE… in the hot summer sun… with an Ice Cold Beer (and I don’t even drink beer!) :D

  2. O, happy (belated) birthday! Looks you had a great food-filled day.
    Miette’s gingerbread is my fav. ‘to buy’ cupcake. Their other things just don’t compare.

  3. I only go to baseball games to socialize and eat LOL.

  4. The hot dog and garlic fries look wonderful!!! :) Sounds like a fun day…except that you were so cold the whole time. :)

    My favorite place to get cupcakes? My kitchen! :) I can’t remember ever buying a cupcake at a bakery. Isn’t that weird?! I guess out of all the choices at a bakery, I just can’t get past the bread! :)

    But a vanilla cupcake sure does sound good right now! :)

  5. the garlic fries look lovely, i need those.

  6. Those garlic fries look delicious – I would go to a game just for those :-)

  7. Mmmm I love cupcakes (obviously). There are a few stores in my town that sell some delicious cupcakes. None of them get me too excited but I still enjoy them
    I’m not sure if I’ve ever had such delicious food as you had at a sports game

  8. Garlic does make everything better, you’re right. I’m glad you got to go to a birthday dinner and also go to a game! Happy birthday!!

  9. Oooh I’m so jealous of your Giants Game experience! I really want to make it to a game this year, but I’ve heard that tickets are hard to get. I hope I can though, because I also love the garlic fries. Oh and the game is fun to watch too ;)

    • you should try to make it out to a game! the tickets weren’t too hard to get…when we bought the tickets for this game we saw tickets ranging from $35 – $100+. our tickets cost about $50, which wasn’t too bad!

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