Thursday, April 30, 2009
As if you didn't know, I have a thing for boba and chinese fried chicken. So yummy. I know I had mentioned Sweetheart Cafe before but I hadn't posted much more than that. So here you go. Doesn't it make you hungry? I recommend it for a nice snack... or even a quick, small lunch.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Land's End Trail is one of those things that you just have to check out if you're an outdoors type person. I am admittedly a city dweller... as if you didn't guess, however, this spot is absolutely beautiful. If you want a great walk and a stunning view of the Golden Gate, I recommend it highly.
The STOP AIDS Project and Wells Fargo invite you to the 8th Annual Dining Out for Life presented by San Francisco's own SKYY Vodka, SF Weekly, and CBS 5/The CW Bay Area!
Simply dine at one of our participating restaurants on Thursday, April 30, 2009 and 25 percent of your food bill will benefit the HIV prevention programs of the STOP AIDS Project.
Check out the website for more info and a list of participating restaurants: http://diningoutforlife.com/sanfrancisco/participating
I should state that I am not a beer person so the greatness (or lack thereof) of this event is a bit lost on me. However, I thought is sounded like an interesting happening to inform you about. I try to keep my eye out for all kinds. So. If this sounds interesting, be sure to check out the beer festival Saturday April 25, 2009.
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco
Sample over 300 incredible beers from some of the best craft brewers in the world. Taste a delicious variety of offerings from some of San Francisco's best restaurants.
Admission includes unlimited beer tastings
(Located in the Ferry Building next to Tsar Nicoulai... more temptation!)
Here is the thing, I love dim sum. They serve dim sum all day and it is served hot. Prices are not the cheapest around but I find them reasonable. Another plus is that it is easy to get to for me but it is out of the way of the typical super crowded dim sum places in Chinatown. I recommend it. The staff is always very nice. My favorites: shanghai dumplings, shrimp dumplings, baked pork buns... Oh and excuse the bad photo. I was on the bus when it was taken!
Friday, April 17, 2009
One of the best things about the festival is the food. If you can't tell, I like food. Of course, experiencing Japanese culture is pretty cool too. Great thing to check out on a nice day in SF.
Basically, if you've been to San Francisco, you've probably seen this place. If you just want no frills, cheap drinks, don't hesitate to check it out. You can even come for celebrity spottings (aka ME!) around Christmas when I'm trying to get my shopping done. ; )
This is a dive bar that is very heavy on the local crowd. I typically tend to post more upscale wine bars so I thought it was time to give a rec for a dive bar. Good drinks, friendly crowd... a little heavy on the drunks, but it is what it is.
I am not a huge "bar" person, but I love my wine. Nothing is more cliched in reviews than "cozy" but this is the perfect word to describe The Hidden Vine. If you're wine people but don't wish to venture to a pretentious setting, this is your place. It is really a "hidden" gem. Prices are reasonable, servers are very informed and the wine list is extensive.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I was wandering around the Ferry Building and I decided that I couldn't resist the power of Tsar Nicoulai. If you didn't know, I love this place. I thought I would show you my bellini... and my caviar omelet. I recommend both. Pictures are always good.
At first, I thought I was going to have to leave empty handed, but then, there is was. Hidden off in a corner was Crabcakes & Sweets. I was so excited. I quickly ordered my cake. It came out piping hot and perfectly cooked. I even took a picture.
So. This is what I have to recommend at Pier 39. Bet you weren't expecting that one, huh? Seriously though. Try the funnel cake. I haven't a clue about anything else on the menu but I can totally vouch for those!