Archive | February, 2011

John’s Snack & Deli – FiDi

3 Feb

John’s Snack & Deli is a divey gem in the FiDi, with a good lunch for under $10. The place itself is nothing more than a convenience store with four nice ladies cooking up some delicious food on hotplates behind the counter. John has some traditional Korean dishes as well as some Korean-Mexican (or as I like to call it, Kore-Mex) food. It sounds like an interesting mix but the Kimchi Burrito (tortilla with bulgogi beef, sauteed kimchi, lettuce, salsa, onions, cilantro and rice) was awesome. John’s also has a Bim bi bop Burrito. I thought this would be an interesting try and right I was. The fresh veggies in this burrito are awesome. John orders all the ingredients the prior day, so everything is ultra fresh. This will definitely be one of my go-to lunch spots!

www.snackanddeli.com
40 Battery St. (between Bush and Pine)

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Suppenküche

1 Feb


There is nothing better than a boot of delicious boot of beer after a long days work…and some good ol’ German food. Many friends have told me that this is the place to go for German food–and right they were. The beer list is amazing and the potato pancakes are tasty. I had the spaetzle, delicious and unhealthy. What more could you want. This place gets marks for good ambiance and yummy food. Be sure to get there early as they only take limited reservations and the wait can me +2 hours, so plan in advance!

Check out their website – http://suppenkuche.com
525 Laguna Street, San Francisco – (415) 252-9289

Afterward check out Marlena’s – 10:30PM drag show – enough said.

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Artisan – Galway, Ireland

1 Feb

Beginning 2011 I made a number of resolutions. Typically not my thing, but I decided that I was going to try new things. One of which was being more adventurous in terms of not turning down opportunities and dining out more. I live in San Francisco and I mean, there is so much amazing food to be had here – it’s about time I got after it!

My first memorable meal of 2011 actually occurred on vacation in Ireland. My dear friend Gail and I were traveling around the green country for a week and spent New Years Eve in Galway. We took the advice of Trip Advisor and booked a reservation at Artisan. Best decision we had made on our trip (besides springing the 45 euro on a GPS). We had a beautiful little table overlooking the street. We started out with a nice bottle of wine (pictured above). We had a first course of mussels in a wonderful butter sauce – delicious. For my main course I had a wonderful duck dish (pictured below) with fresh vegetables. The restaurant is all about local produce and everything tasted so fresh and wonderful. We then moved on to Baileys and coffee (pictured below) for an after dinner drink as well as dessert and copious amounts of champagne. Matt the owner of the restaurant is very attentive and we had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year with everyone at Artisan. If you happen to be making your way through Galway, this is a must dining experience!

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