San Francisco's Swan Oyster Depot has raked in love from inside culinary baseball publications, irascible travel show hosts, and nearly two thousand Yelp reviewers. This weekend, it got a new proponent: 90s-era supermodel Christy Turlington.
If you very old or a student of fashion, you might recall Turlington as the third member of the so-called Trinity that included Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell, all of whom came together in George Michael's moment-defining video for "Freedom 90."
Since the height of her modeling days, the seemingly-ageless Turlington has married and had two kids with actor/director Ed Burns; become an Apple Watch pitchwoman; and founded non-profit Every Mother Counts, which according to their website is "dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother."
It's that last initiative that appears to have brought Turlington back to SF (where she married Burns at Saints Peter and Paul’s Church in North Beach back in 2003) and to Swan Oyster Depot, where she dined Saturday night.
Swan Oyster Depot was described by "food journal" Lucky Peach as their "Best Place To Eat In America" back in 2012, and is a regular stop for chef turned TV presenter Anthony Bourdain when he's in town. And now it appears they also have Turlington as a fan, as she posed for a picture with the staff and announced that she was "Loving these Mother Shuckers."
By Sunday morning, Turlington and her team tackled the Golden Gate Half Matathon, then headed to the Golden Gate Bridge for a selfie, likely before many of us managed to get out of the house yesterday.