Ghirardelli Chocolate San Francisco is located by the Fisherman’s Wharf on North Point Street by the water. It is one of the biggest San Francisco tourist attraction and a place for people to get souvenirs. We got some chocolates here for our friends back home.…
Tag: San Francisco
San Francisco Vacation Traveller’s Guide: Accommodations Let’s face it, San Francisco accommodations are not cheap. If you are looking for Financial District, Fisherman’s Wharf and other upscale locations, a night’s stay can run you anywhere USD$180+. During our San Francisco Vacation we were very particular about our stay.…
Our trip to San Francisco was somewhat limited because we didn’t rent a car for the full duration of the trip. So our exploration proximity tend to be within where we stayed – Marina / Cow Hollow* area. The first afternoon after settling in we wanted to take it easy for lunch before we became Hangry** Somewhere walkable. Luckily, throughout the Chestnut / Union Street area was plentiful in restaurants and shops. We found a well rated Italian Pizzeria and Pasta restaurant called Delarosa San Francisco. Open concept kitchen, high tops, and bar area.
I liked the chill relaxed atmosphere at Delarosa San Francisco. There were plenty of patio seats outside and a modern setting inside. Burnt orange, chrome and wood everything was simple but energizing.
Hot salami, coppa, tomato, diavolicchio pizza 16: thin crust with a soft center and loaded with spicy deli meat. It was extremely oily and greasy but full of flavors.[
Garganelli, porcini, pancetta 11: A tiny bowl arrived. Two thoughts raced through my mind; either it was 1. Absolutely amazing to justify the price 2. It was a rip off. Unfortunately, it was the latter. The pasta was under-cooked and far from al dente. The pancetta was like slivers of shredded Black Forest ham and not the crispy chunks I had imagine from Meat and Bread. The verdict Delarosa San Francisco was nothing extraordinary.
*Hangry – Hungry to the point of being angry.
**A beautiful area near Crissy Field along the seawall great for running and taking photos of the Golden Gates Bridge.
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pacific Northwest
Mon 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Tue 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Wed 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Thu 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Sun 11:30 am – 1:00 am
2175 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
Burma Superstar is one of the restaurants on our Must Eat San Francisco list. This ethnic Burmese restaurant is famous amongst San Franciscans and has over 4306 votes of 4 stars and above on Yelp. Burma Superstar may not be a San Francisco tourist attraction…
Mama’s on Washington Square and Brenda’s French Soul Food was on our “must-eat” list for San Francisco. Mama’s had ridiculously long line up like that to Jethro’s in Vancouver. Brenda’s French Soul Food on the other hand was accommodating and relaxed. Although it was in a rough part of town, the Tenderloin area is equivalent and sister DTES (Downtown Eastside) to Vancouver. It was still relatively safe in the mornings!
I love the homey decor and the variety of large hanging mirrors brighten’s up the loft space. For those curious, Chef Brenda grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to San Francisco. She was first Executive Chef position at Oritalia and has been invited to cook at the James Beard House twice in New York City.
Cornmeal-fried Catfish Po’boy 9.75: with chipotle rémoulade on toasted french roll. This nicely breaded and fried catfish had all the flavors and profiles of spices. It was not oily nor greasy and made a great Filet O Fish Burger of the South.
Andouille Sausage & Cheddar Omelette 10: served with potato nuggets as hash and a blanket of tomato sauce, spices, roux, then some scallions, onions and garlic. Inside the omelette were some mushrooms and andouille sausage.
Southern cuisine is so full of flavors, complexities and culture that can not be summarized with your average grits and oily deep-fried. If you are ever in the Bay area, be sure to pay Brenda’s French Soul Food a visit. Remember, to be seated your complete party needs to be present. And specials are on the wall!
Brenda’s French Soul Food
Cuisine: French, Soul Food, Southern
Mon 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Juice Shop San Francisco is the best! I love fresh juices and clean eating as much as I love stuffing my face with a juicy burger with an fried egg on top. At home juicing is easy with my trusty Breville JE98XL Two-Speed Juice Fountain Plus. On the…
Blue Bottle Coffee is located in The Mint Plaza. Walking down mission towards The Mint Plaza was not very enjoyable. There are far prettier places to talk a walk in the city.
Life without a car in a strange city can be exciting and terrifying and cosmically colliding. I wanted to go to the original Blue Bottle Coffee in Union Square / SOMA District, but the further down Mission I walked towards 6th, then 7th, streets became darker – the back flow of sewage water stunk; and it wasn’t the safest part of town. And yes you guessed it right… I missed the turn onto Mint Street – across from San Francisco Chronicles / before Mary Street. It is actually located on the corner of Mint St and Jessie St.
Inside Blue Bottle coffee was simple and brightly lit. High wooden long tables and friendly staff greeted us.
New Orleans Iced Coffee: cold brew for 18 hours and infused with roasted chicory, organic cane sugar and served with cold milk. A cup that reminded me of the touch of cold silk on a hot summers night. It was refreshing and luxurious.
Latte: Rich and bold brew over au lait. Something warm and a little more filling to last a good conversation… especially when it involves a Double Chocolate Cookie: Chewy and melts in your mouth.
You can buy Blue Bottle Coffee Online and also The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes
Blue Bottle Coffee Company
Cuisine: Coffee, Coffee Shop
Mon 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
66 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States