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April 21-30, 2015


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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Snacks and a show sync up outside the Rafael Theater during the Thursday night market.

Pupusas ($3.00):

... from Hot Tamales:

... and dogs ($5.50) from The Naughty Dawg:

... were our concessions that we enjoyed standing as we left this cinematic center.

San Rafael Downtown Farmers Market
Forth Street between B and Cijos
San Rafael, CA



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Frog Hollowed-out quick breads were filled with their apricot preserves in their “scruffin” ($3.75).

This flax-seeded, muffin-shaped scone subscribes to the hybridized hysteria gripping the goods of baking in this blended baked bun.

I give them flax for falling into the fashionable flourishment of compounding carbo creations while not stocking their delectable crisps during our last 6 visits.

Frog Hollow
San Francisco Ferry Building



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fanny may have packed up from between the bakery and wine shop, but Bartavelle:

... pulled into the station and kept carbohydrate continuity with Acme bread to buttress avocado toast ($6.75):

We supplemented this simple, sating, peppered plank with a boiled egg ($2.50) and a swell salami sandwich ($10.00):

... with a garlic-scented, arugula and fennel-fringed stack at this blending of bordering businesses.

We will have to nip by this nice nook next time we’re in the nabe.

1603 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA



Monday, April 27, 2015

There was no wait at Koi Palace:

... where we filled in our checklist menu and had a sum-tous selection of shrimp:

... shrimp and XO sauce:

... veg:

... and soup dumplings:

... as well as calamari:

... and a pasta tube of pork.

The weekday wares made for a peppy and palate pleasing prandial that sum-erized their bright bundles with delicate wrappers and fresh fillings.

Our past visits tended to be on weekends, but weekdays are dim-onstratively superior.

Koi Palace
365 Gellert Blvd.
Daly City, CA



Sunday, April 26, 2015

Huevos a la mexicana ($9.50):

... began our breakfast at the Shoreline Coffee Shop.

We tucked tortillas with this pico de galloed scam filling our frijoles with this uno desay along with a bun of cochinita ($12.50):

... lined with guac, cotija and pickled onion. Strawbs and arugula wove into the quinoa salad that sided this sandwich.

While fine and friendly, this short order stop isn’t a detour desayuno.

Shoreline Coffee Shop
221 Shoreline Hwy
Mill Valley, CA



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Salmon “sashimi” ($14.00):

... were sensational spirals capped with perky peppers, creamy avocado puree and crunchy fish-charrones at Chubby Noodle.

This impressive app was followed by ‘tizingly juicy chicken wings ($9.00):

... lent loft with garlic, ginger and chili.

Korean pork tacos ($10.00):

... were required ordering with concentric cukes and tortilla sandwiching swine tanged with yogurt and kicked with chili sauce.

Spicy garlic noodles ($10.00):

... wound around thin slices of jalapeno, cilantro and scallions. These house made egg noodles were, indeed, chubby and delectably ‘dente.

They play the music seriously loud, which made screaming the most efficient form of communication in this plus-sized pasta portal.

We loved our chow, but were glad when we got out to the relative peacefulness of Lombard Street.

Chubby Noodle
2205 Lombard St.
San Francisco, CA



Friday, April 24, 2015

We shelled boiled beads of lint-free legumes:

... at Rusty’s Southern:

... where these softened snacks planted our palates with peanuts in this corral of Carolina cuisine.

We liked the mustard sauce but found that the vinegar variety was more our thing as we showered the chopped pork shoulder on the BBQ plate ($16.50):

... with this pucker powered potion served with a crunchy slaw and well bread hush puppies.

Fried chicken ($19.50):

... flew in on cornflake feathers. This crisp-crusted, moist meat was fine fowl fringed with okra perlou and braised collards.

We were glad to visit this Tenderloin turnout.

Rusty’s Southern
750 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA



Thursday, April 23, 2015

How many parties start off by handing you with a barf bag?

We hurled into the Hendrick’s hootenanny:

... where floral floating punch:

... pedal powered potions:

... and lever lowered libations:

... were set in motion to celebrate the ginned up Hendrick’s airship navigating over San Francisco.

Fairmont’s kitchen circulated dirigible nibbles in their rooftop garden:

... for those anticipating a glimpse of the flying cucumber craft spiriting its way through the country.

Hendrick’s Party
Fairmont Hotel
San Francisco, CA



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It is unreasonable to court good food in the middle of a mall where eating is a dreaded activity by model citizens, but hunger hit in the Beverly Center and the only upstairs option was Obika Mozzarella Bar.

I selected the mache salad ($14.00):

... with beets, tired green beans and a big ball of burrata. The cheese was fine, but it lacked the lamb’s lettuce and had spinach mache-carading in this counterfeit. I sheepishly mentioned this to the server who was very nice about it and didn’t point out the obvious - that people come here to order food, not eat it.

The Beverly Center
8500 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It was time for a quick trip to LA with a stop at Glendale’s new Tumanyan Khinkali Factory.

TFK’s monicker is a mouthful as are their Georgian dumplings.

We followed the server’s recommendations and went with fried fromage and the others boiled.

The cheese ($2.75 each):

... turned into a lactose lava in its darkened dough-mage while the XLwannaB soup sack:

... with beefy bits and the mushroom middled mounds ($2.50 each):

... were pleasing purses with pepper. According to khinkali custom, you leave the compressed carb cap from the dumpling on your plate to calculate your consumption.

Salty garbanzos:

... and croutons:

... started us off but we weren’t drinking alcohol this evening (which seemed like the backboard for these bites.)

Dolmas ($9.00):

... were fine foliage folios and pepper parcels of spiced rice while blinchik ($8.00):

... were tasty tubes of beef and mushroom concealed in crepes.

TFK hasn’t had their grand opening yet, but we wish them luck with their Armenian twist on Georgia pouches.

Tumanyan Khinkali Factory
113 N Maryland Ave.
Glendale, CA








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