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Bad Photos Club

The last entry was such an effort post between translating fish names into three languages and editing photos until my eyes bleed that this one will just be cleaning out some places & photos not good enough to warrant their own posts

Sichuan Garden

It’s a bit of a shame that I’ve been eating here long before I started recording tasting notes and photos of food, because while it’s not the most delicious or authentic Sichuan in the area, it’s super consistant for the last 10+ years I’ve been here. Just a really reliable place when when you want to fall back on something familiar, with it’s artifical garden in the entrance way and checkerboard carpeting, somehow pulling in just enough customers to stay afloat.

Tofu Fish (豆花鱼), Left: Okay, not as tender as their water cooked fish, flavor a tad too simple and lacking depth
Pork Blood & Intestine Stew (五更腸旺), Right: this had barely any intestines, but the flavors are nice and deep and the other offal pieces were tender and plentiful


Fuqi feipian (夫妻肺片): probably the best dish of the night; slices of perfectly cooked offal and meat infused with the flavors of peppercorn and chili oil, topped with peanuts and sesame seed. Spicy, aromatic and a smorgasbord of texture

Sichuan Garden – Yelp
359 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5T 2G3

Dark Horse Espresso Bar

Nice coffee place to hang out on Queen St., forgettable coffee though, not much to talk about other than the comfy ambience

Dark Horse Espresso Bar – Yelp
Dark Horse Espresso Bar
215 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5T 2C7

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Coffee Culture & Super Duper Burger Breakfast

Family Portrait👪

But first, a beautiful day in downtown SF to get some caffeine at Coffee Culture:

Had a barista that was super sweet that day, even though there was a line, they kept it movin’

Beans: Big Trouble from Counter Culture

I’ve had multiple visits to Coffee Culture and tbh, there were better ones.

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Equator Coffee/Sightglass Coffee

One of two outposts in the SoMa area, the other one is inside the LinkedIn public space on third

Beautiful interior and mural in SoMa, a lotta concrete + wood on the inside, a little cramped feeling, low counter to the left and right counters to the right of the store


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Logjam Cafe

Logjam was a limited time pop up at the Yerba Buena Center to accompany the Tom Sachs’ Space Program: Europa from Sep 2016-Jan 2017 (so don’t bother going now don’t go there don’t go there don’t go there). The cafe itself was effortlessly cool and a mini art exhibition itself, and on top of that they make one of the better lattes I’ve had in the bay (beans from ‘Brooklyn-based boutique roaster Lofted Coffee‘)

A NASA truck parked outside, IIRC there was some chairs and coffee machines inside.
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