The Ferry Building has been written about ad nauseum but I feel obliged throw a few more words into the vat of accolades. After too many 30-second conversations over Fourme d'Ambert or Redhawk at Cowgirl Creamery, Stephanie and I finally were able to sit down for a real conversation uninterrupted by ringing registers and clammoring customers. The location of choice was Hog Island Oyster Company dining "al fresco" with a view of the bay. Their three cheese (Cowgirl of course) grilled cheese sandwich and clam chowder with *real* clams was psychotically better than I could have possibly imagined. The clam chowder was creamy, crunchy with veggies and actually tasted like clams. The unctulous, oozy grilled cheese sent my eyes rolling to the back of my head. Amen and pass the rosé.