27 January 2013

San Francisco recommendations

Colby's got a work trip in San Francisco coming up and Ramona and I decided to tag along.  I'm going to take advantage of the free admission to the conference and the fact that his company is situated next to the job fair.  Because in about a year and a half, I'll be looking for my first grown up job... at the age of 28.  Ugh.

I solicited some people about places to visit/eat/see/eat again in San Francisco and this is my synthesis of their responses.  Props to my friends for being awesome.  Now to decide how to proceed.  So basically, this post is for me.  :)


Bistro Boudin
160 Jefferson Street

The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Manufactory
900 North Point Street (corner of Larkin Street)

Ferry Building Market Place
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, California 94111
(415) 983-8030

181 Third Street, San Francisco CA 94103

Greens (vegetarian)
300 Page St, San Francisco, CA

Aziza (Morrocan)
5800 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA

Chez Panisse Cafe
1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
(510) 548-5525 ‎

Osha Thai
149 2nd St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 278-9991 ‎
696 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 673-2368 ‎

South Seafood Village (dim sum) ???

Brandy Ho's (chinese)
4068 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 252-8000

Papalote (mole sauce)
1777 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 776-0106 ‎

Little Chihuahua (garlic shrimp or plantain burrito)
292 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 255-8225 ‎ 

Savor (brunch)
3913 24th St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 282-0344 ‎ 

Kate's Kitchen (brunch, cash only, biscuits)
471 Haight St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 626-3984 ‎ 

Honey Honey (brunch)
564 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 255-6858 ‎ 

Little Star Pizza (deep dish)
846 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 441-1118 ‎ 

American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
1 S Park St #103A, San Francisco, CA
(415) 243-0107 ‎ 

Pearl's Deluxe Burgers (Spicy Sly)
708 Post St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 409-6120 ‎ 
1001 Market St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 861-1605

Bossa Nova (mojitos)
139 8th St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 558-8004 ‎ 

Stella Pastry & Cafe
446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA
(415) 986-2914 ‎

XOX Truffles, INC
754 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA
(415) 421-4814 ‎

Places to go:

Golden Gate Park

Fulton & Stanyan Street

San Francisco Zoo  
1 Zoo Rd, San Francisco, CA
(415) 213-4781 ‎ 

Japanese Tea Garden
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA
(415) 752-1171 ‎ 

Muir Woods National Monument
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-2595

Ocean Beach
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94122

Yerba Buena Gardens (carousel, bowling alley, ice rink, shops, tea lounge)
750 Harward St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 820-3550 ‎ 

The Presidio of San Francisco (Chrissy Field; Land's End Trail)
Pacific & Lyon


Fisherman's Wharf - tourist trap
North Beach - little Italy?
The Marina - coffee shops and stores
The Pier 
The Richmond District - Eastern European/new Chinatown
Noe Valley

20 January 2013

Thai Cuisine

We went to a place called Thai Cuisine in way north Austin with some friends the night that we took Ramona to see Santa.  It was great, especially for the price.  I'm pretty sure I could eat their coconut ice cream every day.  Gotta love good strip mall Asian food.  We went back last week and got mostly different things, which were all similarly good.  We'll definitely hit up this place again.

By the way, I'm going to try to start adding in contact information for all the restaurants I review, where I'll have the website, address, and phone number (when all available, of course) for each restaurant.

Thai Cuisine
4104 W. Parmer, Suite F
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 835-7888

tom ka soup (large) - $8.95

green curry with chicken - $10.95

coconut pineapple ice cream - $3.50

fried banana - $3.95

15 January 2013

I'm still alive

I'm still here, though I've been hit with a case of the busies. There's a post in the making, but I need to find my camera cord and decide what I'm going to do about running over my Picasaweb limits.

In the mean time, I'm making this colcannon tonight.

Stay tuned.