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Taqueria El Buen Sabor – San Francisco, CA

July 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Sunday, strolling around Mission on a sunny day in San Francisco. Lunchtime – and we come across this taqueria at 18th and Valencia – in we go, and within 5 minutes, we’re sitting down on one of the long benches, enjoying a super pork burrito. The faded, yellow poster on the wall for something like […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Mexican · San Francisco

Osha Thai – San Francisco, CA

July 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments

After a day of wandering around and hill-climbing in San Francisco, D needed some delicious, savoury Asian food. She had tracked down Osha Thai as being one of the better Thai food options in the city, and as we were staying downtown, we decided to head to the 2nd Street location. Decorated in the new-Asian […]

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Tags: Asian · San Francisco · Thai

La Mar – San Francisco, CA

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments

We decided to head to San Fran for the weekend – a combination of a great deal and the constant urge to roam overtook us, and after a click frenzy on expedia, we were in the air again. Our friend S, a definite fan of food, recommended this place, and we were definitely not disappointed. […]

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Tags: San Francisco · Seafood

In-N-Out Burger

May 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Of course we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to visit this place when we fortuitously walked by on fisherman’s wharf. Excellent burger without filler on a steamed white bun loaded with fresh tomatoes, lettuce and onion (if you want). If you get it animal style realize that it is quite a lot of onions. I […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Fast Food · Favorites · San Francisco

Ghirardelli Chocolate

May 18th, 2008 · No Comments

I wasn’t expecting much here. Ghirardelli is known for great chocolate, but in the world of Lindt, or even in the more rarefied air of Pierre Herme, Patrick Roger, and Michel Cluziel, Ghirardelli is in the same category as Hershey’s. But – consider me very surprised. This was the best, most all-American ice-cream sundae that […]

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Tags: San Francisco

Philz Coffee

May 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Brewing a huge list of coffees by the cup – like a manual Clover system. I tried their most popular brew – Jason’s Blend but they seem to have a blend for all tastes. T tried the handmade espresso in a cappuccino – interestingly prepared with vigorously hand-shaken milk and I think they poured the […]

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Tags: Cafe · Coffee · San Francisco

Cowgirl Creamery

May 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Located in the foodie heaven of the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero, this place shouldn’t be missed. Lots of local, national, and international cheeses, but don’t hesitate to give their creations a try. Super friendly staff – the place gets busy. Try their soft cheeses with some bread from Boudin. We tried the Red […]

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Tags: San Francisco

Boudin Bakery

May 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Boudin Bakery – of the famous “San Francisco Sourdough”. Right in Fisherman’s Wharf, great shop, great bread. Not much more to say – their sourdough bread is great. We didn’t get a chance to try their soup or any of their other bread, but yup – go here, buy their bread. Sourdough might not be […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Cafe · San Francisco

The Slanted Door

May 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Super busy Vietnamese restaurant in the trendy Ferry building on Embarcadero. If you want to eat at the restaurant, definitely make reservations. Alternatively, you can look for a seat at the busy bar where they serve the restaurant menu or take a seat in the lounge where an appetizer menu is served. Walked in at […]

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Tags: Asian · San Francisco · Vietnamese

Nopa

May 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Finally we get away for a weekend in sunny CA. A bit of research at the SF Chronicle’s awesome ‘top 100’ list yields this place, it’s easy to get a late reservation so we decide to give it a go. The short version: I’d go back here any time, with people from work, with friends […]

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Tags: San Francisco