Tagged as 'San Francisco Bay Area'

A little bit of everything

I have an actual post lined up but the past month has been crazzzzzzzyyyyy so I haven’t been able to work on anything I’d really like

A live look at me the last 30 days

So this is just a frankenstein post to get rid of some miscellaneous photos before the next post (which is a huge, proper tasting menu one): a little bit of street art, a little bit of random food and a whole bunch of other crap

SOMA street art

Gorgeous pieces of work from the streets of San Francisco in the SOMA neighbourhood, circa Sep. 2017

Food and Other Crap

Safeway’s hot counter fried chicken is pretty decent when you’re in the mood for grease

I haven’t eaten burger king in a very long time so I sort of went out all out, this will tide me over for another 2 years

Poke salad to balance it out

Not bad for the price, not as carbonated as Crystal Geyser and the flavors are a bit artificial, but it’s cheap

Akai Bohshi Pink Box, pretty good but not that memorable, worth trying once

Duolingo trying to put people in the hospital with these kind of lessons

Unexpected plug, I would DIE if SKII did a limited edition bottle with Junji Ito, collab of my dreams

I didn’t buy this

… but I did buy this

Kids are flourishing 💅🏼

The only way to fly, every duty free in the world carry these small bottles of Bombay Sapphire (on another note, Tim Horton opened up it’s first store in China, I really didn’t think I would be able to order a double double in Shanghai during my lifetime)

Filters, turning Subways into Ike’s

Twitter trying to sub me

Dining in, ribs and dumplings

Coletta Gelato

Coletta Gelato is housed in an adorable little nook off of 3rd street, and may be my favorite gelateria thus far (disclaimer: I have yet to visit Italy). The founders went to Gelato University and it shows, their nut flavors (pistachio, almond, gianduja) are by far the best I’ve had: just strong, full flavors and their other offerings (especially fruit sorbetto) are no slouch either.

The space itself is small but beautiful, lots of natural sunlight from the street facing window. The wood flooring, white tiles and pastel peach accents lends an organic, breezy feel to the place; there’s rows of glass jars lining the shelves, filled with gelato ingredients.
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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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Trou Normand

Originally we were suppose to be at Zuni for their famous roasted chicken but unfortunately the in person wait is 2 hour (super disappointed since it’s one of my favorite things to eat ), the upside is that we we ended up at Trou Normand and had a fantastic meal anyways.

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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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Bottlerock 2015

Yes, I’m well aware what year it is, just spring cleaning out the backlog. It’s been so long that as I was going through the Bottlerock emails to gather some info and … found out that my ass really payed a whole hundred.and.twenty. American dollar for this.

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Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

In honor of MLK day, we and what seems like half the population of San Jose waited for an hour inside Mitsuwa to eat Hokkaido Ramen Santouka because why not the fuck not. It took roughly 30 mins to order, then 30 min for the food (they’ll call out the ticket number via microphone) which gives you ample time to hovering around tables like vultures, death staring down people to hurry their ass up, eat and GTFU.

(As a last resort you could always eat standing up but that’s just sad)
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