Wednesday, November 23, 2011


As I stated in my previous post I have been super busy with a new job and apartment, but while I've been gone from the blog world I have been seriously and I mean seriously experiencing the city!

I've been mainly experiencing the food... Ahhh the food!
And for those of you who know me...this probably isn't a surprise to you. 
i love eating out and eating in general.

Here are 5 restaurants I went to this past month in San Fran that I enjoyed.

1. Tacolicious: Now this was amazing! First of all, this place is right in the heart of the Marina on Chestnut Street. I went with my girlfriends on Halloween night and we got a table right away. We got a seat outside and got to watch all the fun costumes walk down the street.

The Tuna Tostada that I ordered was on the SF 7x7 Big Eat so of course I had to try it. I love avocados and put them together and its heaven. I am also really into spicy/hot foods so the spicy sauce on the tostadas was the perfect amount. The only drawback of this dish is that you only get two small tacos for 10 bucks. However, they do have bottomless chips and homemade salsa, which filled me right up. I definitely recommend this place on a weekend for dinner and margs!

2. Txoko: Now this place was rather interesting--nestled in between a few run down buildings and covered in scaffolding in the North Beach area--lets just say it was hard to find. I abosolutely love the NB area so it was fine by me. My friend Emily and I met up and went in to find a practically empty restaurant. We thought it was kind of odd--but then again it was a weekday. Emily and I decided to share a few dishes so we could try more items.
After perusing the menu for a long time we finally decided on a few of the small plates the Txiki cheese plate, Wood Oven Roasted Piquillo Peppers, Local Squid A La Plancha, and the Mushroom Empanada. My favorite was the Mushroom Empanada--very good! These were very small plates so the waitress recommended that we get two main dishes.

We tried the Radicchio A La Plancha which was a persimmon and pomegranate salad. (to die for). I want to imitate the salad for myself.
We finally ended with the Cauliflower Arroz which was similar to a risotto dish and equally amazing. Overall this place was good, but I would recommend going on a weekend when the vibe isn't so dull/quiet.

3. Pancho Villa Taqueria: So this was the first real authentic Mexican Taqueria I have been to in SF. I fell IN LOVE. Wow. Talk about the best salsa I have ever had. EVER.  My girlfriends and I all ordered the Baby Burrito's. I was skeptical that it would be super small, but NO it was huge for only $5.50. I had heard about their tofu burritos and decided to order one. Now this was pretty out of character for me because I love meat, but I tried it and devoured it I loved it so much. I think the best part was the taco bar with a bajillion awesome salsas for me to load up my burrito with. I highly, highly recommend this place next time you are in the Mission!

4. Pluto's: This is another restaurant close to Chestnut in the Marina. They have a few restaurants, but I had never been to one before. I thought it had such a cool concept! You walk in and get to pick 7 different toppings to put in a salad. All the fixings are fresh and the person behind the counter tosses your salad in whatever dressing you choose.
 I got to put all of my favorite things into a salad together. I chose the side salad which was huge and really filling. I added avocados (of course), strawberries, cucumbers, bleu cheese, herb roasted sonoma turkey, cucumbers and a balsamic dressing. It turned out amazing and I definitely recommend this place when you feel like a healthy salad option.

5. Pesce Seafood Bar: My friend Logan came to town a few weeks back just in time for dinner and happy hour on a Tuesday night. I really wanted to take her to Nick's Crispy Taco's on Polk St. because they have Taco Tuesday and its right by my house. But we got there and it was packed with people drinking. We were too hungry to wait in a huge line so we walked back down Polk St. a few blocks and stumbled upon Pesce Seafood Bar. 
It was pretty fancy inside but we sat at the bar and started off with a cocktail. We decided to get a few dishes to share and chose the salmon affumicato which was a light appetizer of smoked salmon on bruschetta. We then tried the Risotto Al Funghi and the Calamari. The Calamari wasn't the best I've had, but the Risotto was great! Pesce is definitely a great place for a date or catching up with a friend.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I spend most of the time I could be blogging on Pinterest--my absolute favorite site. And I stumbled upon this quote today which kind of sums up my life right now...basically because I have had more changes in the last 6 months than I can even imagine.

However, with every new change has come a wonderful new experience and I am so happy to have taken chances, gone out of my comfort zone and followed my dreams.

And in celebration of my FAVORITE holiday {Thanksgiving} I also have to say how thankful I am for the people in my life. My family who has supported me through every obstacle, change and {crazy} emotion these past 6 months. My old friends who have made me grateful to have had the experiences that make me who I am and be proud of where I come from. And my new friends who have welcomed me into SF with open arms and who are constantly making my transition to my new life an absolute blast.

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!! :)