San Francisco: Urchin Bistrot

I usually start with posts about my flight and hotel when I start on a new series about a trip. This time I'm writing about Urchin Bistrot in San Francisco first because I just read that they were going to close on July 31. I had such a nice meal there and  I really wanted to go back. Maybe ... [Read More]

I’m Back!!!

In case you've been wondering why I haven't posted in a long time it's because I was in the USA for a brief two week vacation with my friends. If you haven't seen my photo updates in Facebook, Instagram or Twitter let me show you a preview of what I ate and where I went. My first stop was my ... [Read More]

Napa Farms Market @ SFO’s Terminal 2

I wanted to be at the San Francisco Airport's Terminal 2 early for my flight to Washington DC on Virgin America so I could leisurely walk around and look for something to eat. Unfortunately the line was long and I had to drop off my luggage. It was a good thing I saw Napa Farms Market right away ... [Read More]

Contraband Coffee Bar

With only four and a half days in San Francisco and so many coffee places to try I was lucky enough to sample some of the best in the city. I've been to Blue Bottle Coffee, Sightglass Coffee Roasters and Ritual Coffee Roasters. On my last night I was able to get the chance to try the newest coffee ... [Read More]

La Boulange Bakery

I love French pastries and I swore I wouldn't eat any since I was on a diet but La Boulange Bakery was right there in front of me. I was just going to Loehmann's in Sutter Street. How should I know that next door was a bakery filled with temptation. Just to prove to you I had no intention of ... [Read More]

Off The Grid: Food Trucks at Fort Mason Center

Food trucks are really popular in the USA specially in San Francisco. I didn't think I would be able to eat at one considering my short stay in the city. After dropping off my luggage at the Marriott hotel Kit surprised me by saying we were going to Fort Mason Center where all the food trucks ... [Read More]

Marriott Hotel, Union Square, San Francisco

After my quick overnight trip to Napa Valley, we returned to San Francisco and I checked in to another hotel. This time I stayed in the newly renovated Marriott Hotel in Union Square. I love staying in hotels so I don't really mind all the packing and unpacking. And since my friend Ariel works in ... [Read More]

Ritual Coffee Roasters at Oxbow Public Market

One of San Francisco's most popular coffee roasters, Ritual Coffee Roasters, had a branch in Oxbow Public Market in Napa Valley and I insisted that we go try it. They sold a lot of merchandise for coffee making. I saw an Aeropress, several Hario equipment (including the Buono kettle which ... [Read More]

Clover Brewing System at Starbucks SF

I can't remember how I first learned about the Clover Brewing System but I was really curious to see in action. This machine was developed by some Stanford students in 2006 and Starbucks bought them out in 2008. Not all Starbucks stores have the Clover machine but lucky for me the branch at Hotel ... [Read More]

Dinner at Cafe Des Amis

Whenever I travel I do extensive research on which restaurants I should try. Some are on my 'wish list' like French Laundry while several are more realistic and doable. San Francisco had tons of restaurants that I would like to try but I was only there for a few days so I had to pick really ... [Read More]