Indian Summer

Did anyone watch the Real World growing up? I haven’t tuned in for many years but I am going to watch the next season because it is based in San Francisco this time!

I know this because I saw them and their entourage of cameras. Their house is down the street from my job and rumor has it that they spend a lot of time on Polk St. Maybe this will be my time to shine and a movie director will see me walk by in the background, call me up and put me in his next Blockbuster hit. πŸ˜‰

It has been SO HOT this weekend that I can not even bare it. Being a San Francisco native means that 60Β° degree weather calls for shorts and a tank top. Sunday was a whopping 88Β°. I didn’t even know what to do with myself besides lie in the grass at Dolores and melt the day away.

Good thing I had such beautiful people to surround me. πŸ™‚


I was battling myself and wondering if I should show you what I ate. Conclusion is that this is kind of a food blog and it would be weird without even one picture of food.

So…heres my salami and arugula sandwich, anyone who knows me knows I love the sandwich shop kirkwood mo. It is a little sad because we are not the best picnic packers.


A little plain but it hit the spot.

Dolores Park was dead because SF had a Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park and O(a)ktoberfest in Oakland.


PS: The guy in my picture is one of my new roommates. He is also half Chinese and half white! What are the chances? I don’t meet a Hapa very often but I get excited when I do. As of today, I personally know six. Let me know if you know any so I can meet them, please. πŸ™‚

Saturday was probably my last Dolores run of the year. It was a good end of a run, since I already went more than a few times this summer. Although this weekend was so hot that chickens laid hard-boiled eggs, I know it is going to cool off soon and rain weather will shortly be upon us. I’ll be back next year for the Hunky Jesus contest.

We all packed up and left when the sun was barely visible. I was craving chicken, so we headed to the Mission. While walking to the restaurant, I let out the most dramatic and cheerful scream when I saw THIS.


The Creme BrΓ»lΓ©e Cart opened a brick and mortar store!! Bloggers, you can have your Froyo because I am Team Creme BrΓ»lΓ©e, all the way baby. You are probably sick and tired of hearing about it but nothing makes me happier then cracking the sugar glaze open.

The sign does not lie, it was one of my top 5 Best Days Ever. I am a little scared because now there will be nothing stopping me from eating one everyday.


Look at that technique. It is making me want to get dressed and head over there right now.

I was actually a little nervous about telling people they had a store because I do not want to have to wait in a long line like every other delicious desert place in the city.


And since I ate it before taking a picture, here is an old picture of the Berry Compote Traditional Vanilla Bean Creme BrΓ»lΓ©e. I think it’s my new favorite flavor, after just traditional vanilla bean.

I wish I had more to show you but on Sunday, I was cooped up inside the house studying for upcoming tests. Since I like sharing my wealth of knowledge, did you know that the average person eats 46 slices of pizza a year?


I think I reached my allowance a few months ago.

Here’s to pizza!

Know any cool food facts? How was the weather in your hood this weekend?

26 thoughts on “Indian Summer

  1. Haha “weekend was so hot that chickens laid hard-boiled eggs” love this…it was kinda hot here too in Lawrenceville, Georgia!
    Think I ate my share of pizza too this weekend – I am hooked on Amanda’s (from Running with Spoons) version – using pumpkin and hummus as a base instead of tom sauce on pita, topped with loads of veggies and beans and a sprinkle of chees – this was my dinner friday and saturday and brunch on Sunday!
    Well…in researching for a post, I found out that cabbage and vinegar was (and sometimes still is) used as a hangover remedy!
    Happy Monday!

    • Oh yum, I will have to check that out! Thanks for the tip regarding hangovers, I have a feeling it will come in handy one day. πŸ™‚

  2. It’s HOT in Miami as well! I can’t believe we’re still wearing shorts in October!

    And if I lived near a dessert place like that, I would hit it up every chance I got! πŸ™‚

  3. It was sooo ho! I went to Half Moon Bay to visit my friend who lives in Santa Cruz. We met in the middle. I was not expecting it to be so hot and sunny and stupidly wore jeans. I also stupidly left off sunscreen and managed to get completely burnt on my face! Ugh, it’s the worst!

    Your weekend looks very fun though! I’m happy that your creme brulee place opened! Their shop looks really cool.

  4. I totally forgot about the Real World! But if it was in my city, I would totally watch, too πŸ™‚ Your posts always make me want to visit SF!!

  5. You cute little girls soaking up the it.
    I was in the city Saturday night, and we didn’t need a jacket, how awesome is that.
    I got to visit the creme brulee place next time I’m in the city. FACT- don’t dance the night away with 4 inch heels, especially when four-O is very close;)

  6. I used to love the Real World. I remember the SF season too…but I stopped watching it years ago when I started feeling old. LOL

    It’s been hot in NYC too. Strange October weather everywhere!

  7. I swear that comment sent before I could finish. I obviously peed myself over the fact that you saw the real world cast. I’ve already confessed my obsession to you so I really hope you thought of me when you saw them. And yes you better bet I was over the moon when I saw that they were filming in SF since it is my dream city. Besides you living there of course πŸ˜‰

    • You know, I was going to delete that comment but I like it. So I’m going to keep it.

      And I did think of you! If I had your number I would of texted you but I waited to post it for you to see. πŸ™‚

      Come visit meeee.

  8. You’re soaking up the rays on Dolores and I’m soaked by our first snow! That was Friday. The very next day we hit a high of 80 and it’s been nothing but, since. Typical bi-polar Denver.

    I don’t have a food fact so much as a food prediction. So, with my Nostradamus hat on and a shake of my magic 8, I foretell the future of Spaghetti Squash.

    You know how every restaurant from here to Texas got on board the Gluten-Free train and started adopting dishes sans Celiac?

    And then came Super-Food-a-palooza
    Like meat and potatoes or rice n’ beans? Why not sub quinoa?

    Let’s be honest. Salad greens are soo 5 minutes ago. If you don’t have kale or some other weed from the sea, you may as well be off the hipster culinary map.

    But listen here, foodies. Mark my words.
    Spaghetti Squash WILL BE the new pasta. Sorry sister, I know how you’ll recoil in disgust at this bold statement (slash, insight). You WILL see a little asterisk next to any and all pasta dish * indicating an option to (GASP!) sub spaghetti squash.
    Within the year. No joke.

    • I can totally see that happening, sister. In fact, spaghetti squash is being served in a few restaurants already here in San Francisco. It’s going to slowly creep in and I will have to start going to the black market to get my refined carb fix without being judged.

      Also, who eats lettuce anymore? /rolls eyes/ Kale and arugula all the way.

      (I’m just kidding if anyone thought I was being serious.) πŸ™‚

  9. omgggggg.. that creme bruele looks RIDIC! I love creme brule, i wouldn’t even share that with anyone. I did watch the real world on and off, I didn’t get addicted to it though. πŸ™‚ Wow, 88 in SFO is crazy!

  10. I wish vegan creme brulee was a thing (maybe it is.. haha) because I miss it so much! One of my fav desserts for sure. We had ok weather this weekend. It’s been raining non stop today though. I love fall but the rain just drives me nuts.

    • Maybe you can create a vegan version with flaxseed instead of eggs or something. I wish I can whip something up for you but baking is so not my thing, ha!

  11. What an adorable picnic! You and your friends are so stinking precious with all your weekend outings! I want to live your live just for the weekends and all the fun events! πŸ™‚
    Yes I loved Real World! That’s so cool they’ll be in SF! I haven’t watched that show, in oh my, like 7 years! Wow. I feel like an oldie.
    OMG a creme brulee STORE? You are so lucky. My roomie’s man is going out to SF in November for work and I will be informing him of this new store. So sorry if he takes your place in line in advance! πŸ™‚

  12. best. day. ever >> love that! And I want one. Maybe that’s what we do for a meetup? πŸ™‚

    The Real World was filmed here?!? If I had known that, I would have been a lot more insistent on Hulk taking me to date nights on Polk street! As you say, Hollywood’s gotta discover me somehow!

  13. You can talk about Creme Brule all you want, Tara! I’ve never even heard you mention it before, but since such a place doesn’t exist over here I’ll have to live vigorously through you πŸ™‚

  14. Haha ahhhh I did used to watch the Real World! If I worked that close to their house I would totally try to creep in the background as much as possible.

    And for some reason that pizza fact seems off….I would think it would be more than that considering every time I eat pizza I eat like 3 slices….loves it!

  15. Haha you crack me up… you really are creme brulee obsessed, and you have completely convinced me to have some the next time I come across it!

    Ah yes, the Real World was a regular favorite of mine way back when. It is neat when a show films near you. It makes you want to watch even if it’s a shitty show — I’m referring to me watching the entire first season of Jersey Shore just because I’m from there! πŸ˜‰

  16. Oooh, that Creme Brulee Cart store looks nice! I have to check it out. I’ve seen their stands around but nice to find a place where you can sit down. I’m shocked you haven’t seen more Hapa people, as there are more mingling, there are a lot more Hapa people! πŸ™‚

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