Gary Danko

We finally made it to Gary Danko – a one-star Michelin restaurant located in North Beach area of the city. Ever since we moved here, we’ve heard rave reviews. It definitely has one… Continue reading

SF Russian Hill Coffee

Ah, coffee. I really fell in love with it when I moved out here and started tasting coffee good enough to drink black. People LOVE their coffee shops out here, especially local, non-chain… Continue reading

Not sure I’m back, but…

I’ve been feeling the urge to blog about food again! After a two-year hiatus from this blog, I think I’m finally ready to dive into the world of food again. Some big things… Continue reading

Restaurant Anzu at the Hotel Nikko in Union Square

  To mark the one-year countdown to the big day, the fiance and I decided to go out to a nice dinner. Okay, I decided for us. After some searching, I settled on… Continue reading

The Green Smoothie Phenomenon

So I guess the California healthy lifestyle is really starting to influence me. Friends of mine and the fiance’s recently raved about the Green Smoothie Challenge. I am going to confess, when I… Continue reading

Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon + Cuisinart Multicooker

Recently bought a beaut’ of a new crockpot: I had a Williams-Sonoma gift certificate that was just burning a hole in my pocket, and they happened to be running a huge discount special… Continue reading

SOMA StrEAT Food Park and the SF Street Food Festival

I thought DC people took their food trucks seriously. Turns out, my native hometown has nothing on San Francisco’s love (obsession?) with food trucks. First, there’s Off the Grid, which is a weekly… Continue reading

The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in SoMa

When in the mood for comfort food, there are few things more satisfying than a good old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich; and theĀ American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in SoMa has mastered the art of making… Continue reading

Brunch at Chow in the Castro

I finally made it to the Castro, an area of San Francisco I’d been neglecting for far too long considering the wonderful cuisine options that are there! Since I live in SoMa and… Continue reading

Piperade Restaurant on Battery St

Nestled to the east of Telegraph Hill/Coit Tower, technically “downtown” but not quite, lies the ambiguous locale of Piperade. Perhaps its homogeneous location in San Francisco is intentional- Piperade pays homage to the… Continue reading

Betelnut Restaurant on Union Street

Apologies for my long absence! I just came back from an amazing vacation back on the east coast in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I also was proposed to by “the bf”… Continue reading

Napa Valley – First Trip: Trefethen, Sterling, Domaine Carneros Vineyards + Gotts Roadside and The Model Bakery

Reason #1248982571023958035964504968746 I love living here: It’s a short one-hour trip to wine country! Napa Valley is one of the most gorgeous areas I’ve visited in California. We stayed in this amazing house… Continue reading

Food & Wine Recipe: Chicken Salad with Cucumber, Red Pepper, and Honey-Mustard Dressing

I found this great recipe on Food & Wine.com for a quick and easy made-from-scratch salad. I love having light dinners early in the week (especially after indulging all weekend) and this recipe… Continue reading

Out the Door at the Ferry Building

Ah, the Ferry Building. Touristy? Yes. Fantastical world of cuisine and farmers markets and crafty little tidbits? Also, yes. I don’t care if this makes me “not a local” yet. I’m obsessed with… Continue reading

Paragon in SoMa

The Paragon is one of those popular pre-game spots before Giants Games in the South of Market area. It’s one or two blocks from the stadium, and coincidentally one or two blocks from… Continue reading