Yummy Eats Happy Me

How many pizzas I made at home since Friday: 2

How many restaurants I ate at in the past four days: 7

How much unnecessary window-shopping, which turned into regret and sadness in less than 20 minutes: $178

So much food to go over, so little time before Breaking Bad comes on. I am literally shaking in my jammies waiting for the next episode by the way. (No spoilers) I know I have been talking about it since it started back up in August, but I have never been so emotionally attached to a show like the last episode. Don’t mean to sound like a wuss, but it was hard for me to fall asleep after thinking about Walt went through last Sunday. Can someone e-mail me today so we can discuss this weeks episode along with what else you have on your mind?

Moving back in time, my roommate Taylor texted me on Friday and asked me if I wanted to make pizzas with her. Yes, please! She picked up the ingredients on the way home and we worked our magic.

Before:

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After:

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It tasted just as good as it looks! Really easy to make by the way. Just lay the sauce and mozzarella cheese, bake for 10 minutes on 450° and lay the uncooked arugula and prosciutto on top. Took us literally 15 minutes and only had to wash two dishes, a knife and spoon.

Also, look what was waiting for me from Amazon when I got home. 🙂

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Lisbon House just got a little more raunchy.

Saturday involved my usual morning shift at the ol’Perth Chiro Centre and a new addition I have been embracing these past few weeks: Mexican for linner (or dunch, depending on what kind of person you are).

La Taqueria, /the/ official taqueria of San Francisco, holds a special place in my heart. My dad, sister and I use to come here all the time when I was younger and I always remember the carnitas and agua de fresa whenever I drive by.

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I don’t come here very often because there’s always a long line and it is a pretty expensive taqueria but so worth it at the right place and right time.

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This picture was taken to make my sister extremely jealous. I sent her a selfie of me eating my taco and she texted me back, “Were you there? I hate you for that”. Clearly this gem of a restaurant is worth a little sibling angst. I will be sure to take her when she comes to SF for Thanksgiving. (Also Maykadeh, but that’s a story not due for another few months).

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I ordered one chorizo and one carne asada taco. They filled me up to the point of wanting to throw up at any speed bump or pot hole on the way home. Worth it.

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Played a whole game Cards Against Humanity on Saturday night with a few house members and friends. I do not think it’s appropriate to post what some of the real winning cards of the night were. Can I brag and say I won 2nd place? Yeah, baby.

Sunday started with a bit of morning yoga in the living room via Comcast On Demand. It did not go so well because the yoga teacher was really intense and had us doing things I didn’t know the human body could do. We wrapped it up quickly, showered up and headed to Noe Valley for brunch.

I never ate at Griddle Fresh, but I have heard good things about it and had to pick something up for school so we gave it a try. Brunch on a Sunday in San Francisco is no joke, meaning the good places (all 200+ of them) have about 1-2 hour wait in line. Sometimes it is fun but sometimes you just want to eat and not stare at the lucky people who are sitting down and pretend that you are the one enjoying the pancakes or benedict.

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Being told there was a 30 minute wait=success, so we perused the menu and had our game plan set before we were seated.

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Abby told me that the corn beef hash was the best thing ever, so I obliged. This was the 6-hour cooked corn beef hash with a wasabi aioli and home fries. I was full about half way in but forced myself to finish because I just wanted the flavor in my mouth.

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Taylor ordered the bacon, spinach and tomato benedict with fried hash browns.

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I had a bite and they were amazing. The picture below looks picture perfect, no? I’m a sucker for a runny yolk, I can eat it on almost everything.

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We shared the Banana Mascarpone Soufflé Pancake. It was so fluffy and melted in my mouth. Perfect balance of salty and sweet if you ask me.

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While waiting for my favorite Froyo place to open, we passed by a fair trade store and got suckered in by the kitchen supplies in the front. I fell in love with these wooden spoons and table clothes. Seriously spent a lot more than I should of. 🙁 I suppose if they are fair trade than they are worth the extra money. Can’t be too mad for paying someone in Kenya what they deserve.

Yes, we ate Froyo after a whole stack of pancakes and plate of corn beef and potatoes. Don’t judge because you have not tried Easy Breezy yet.

Also can’t wait to do Tequila Loteria night. Abby, come over okay?

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Does your city have a restaurant it is known for? Also, sorry for asking again but thoughts on Breaking Bad (NO SPOILERS!)?

The Visiting Alaskans

Saturday was a nice relaxing change from my usual weekends, which conveniently includes work and studying. After my Microbiology test on Thursday, I took the weekend off from the books and had no worries on my mind. I needed to fill out the Florida food stamp application since I have been without a job for a bit. Chi had an old friend and his girlfriend visit from Alaska, so we got to take them out and around SF for the day. We started the day in the Marina, where they had their first Toma taco (which received the Alaskan stamp of approval) and then we walked over to a nearby brunch spot.

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The Republic considers themselves a “modern bar and grill”, and they are usually jam packed during game days. To our advantage, this off season weekend allowed us a table without a wait.

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Bottomless mimosas, which is a standard San Franciscan Saturday affair, were served right away. I volunteered to be designated driver, so our guests and Chi’s uncle had no excuse to stop drinking anytime soon.

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I was sad to see that my favorite item here, the mushroom benedict was no longer being served. It seems like they reduced their menu by half, so I opt for the corn beef hash.

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Chi ordered his usual nachos, which is a lot to handle before noon. I, being a good girlfriend, helped him out. 🙂

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While they were finishing another round, I snuck out to buy cupcakes. I noticed the Kara’s Cupcakes sign when we were walking in.

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I decided on a few mini cupcakes for us to taste. They were so small and adorable, I couldn’t say no.

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Since the weather was so nice, we wanted to do something in the sun. Dolores Park sounded like a good idea, so we stopped by the house to pick up blankets to lay on the grass. Luck was on our side when we found a parking spot right on the same block of the park!

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Junior took us to the Bi-Rite Market to pick up a few beers for our park outing.

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The boys went to scout a good spot for us to sit, while Sarah and I went to get a coffee pick me up. My soy mocha really hit the spot, I was on the verge of falling asleep.

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We finally found them by the tennis courts and spent a few hours people watching and shooting the shit.

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When the sun went down, we packed up and went home for a cat nap. It was really hard for all of us to wake up, but we managed to make it back out to a cigar bar in the Financial District that also plays live salsa music.

Where are your favorite places to bring out of town visitors? Did you also have a relaxing weekend?