As much as I miss Paris, it’s good to be back in my old stomping grounds, exploring all the changes and revisiting old faves, like Coffee Bar in the Mission, which has the. best. salads. And I’m normally not big on buying salads when I’m out and about (those being one of the few things I can make really well at home) but the salads at Coffee Bar cannot be missed, especially the Kalifornia — a sort of kale Chinese chicken salad. You really know you’re back in California when you can order kale on literally anything and everything you can imagine (Kale hot dogs! Kale sandwiches! Kale on tacos and in burritos.) But what really made me happier than even a fabulous kale salad was a rainy day, followed by the sight of fog pouring over Twin Peaks like a rolling wave. Now I know that I’m home.