Although the environs are not as glorious, Liberty Station reminded us of San Francisco's Presidio, another former military base that has been "re-purposed." Arriving at Liberty Station, we were given a map and list of the 22 restaurants providing "tastes" of their menu items. These included Dirty Birds, which offered chicken wings "done 2 ways," THE LOT (an assortment of flatbreads), Fireside by the Patio (crispy pork belly), and Officine Buona Forchetta (cannoli). The best, though, was Liberty Public Market, the former NTC commissary that now houses several high-end eateries. We were again reminded of San Francisco: a similar but much smaller version of the recently renovated Embarcadero and its fabulous food shoppes and restaurants. Our favorite Liberty market samples: Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop (pork loin and lemon kokuho rice) and Le Parfait Paris (fruit-filled cream puffs). I don't eat meatballs, so the chef at Pasta Design whipped up a plate of focaccia bread and marinara sauce just for me. Very tasty!