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Photo roll 9/21

I went to the Castro two days in a row and both times, it was the only sun I got that day: Boyfriend walked around Lake Merced instead:

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Izumiya

Japantown’s Izumiya is open for dining in! The glaze on the bento box I had was delightful, rich and smoky. If there’s an al dente equivalent for shellfish, the squid was cooked just to it – nothing rubbery here. My friend got an impressively loaded okonomiyaki that came with a wide array of accoutrements. The […]

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Recipe: Thai basil chicken

Food Fashion Party describes this recipe as better than takeout, and I agree! It’s more customizable, safer, and probably faster to make as well. I’m not very versed in Asian cooking. All of the flavors involved in this are very strong, and it was fascinating to watch them blend to a cohesive umami finish. Delightful! […]

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Little Green Cyclo

Little Green Cyclo – whom you likely know from Off The Grid, where they serve banh mi – also offers smooth and incredibly potent canned Vietnamese coffee. We bought the complete set and have been passing them out to our programmer friends like they’re candy on Halloween. Reports are in: delicious. They taste a bit […]

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Recipe: Molasses cookies

The molasses cookie recipe from Oaktown Spice Shop is both incredibly easy and delightfully spicy. Boyfriend said they tasted like gingerbread, and thus the holiday season, but I’m inclined to think of them as all-rounders. Have them with your caffeinated drink of choice. Divine. Spice up your day with Oaktown Spice Shop’s recipe!

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The Baconer

East Bay specialty shop The Baconer does not disappoint. Pray for my arteries. The XXL Bacon Steaks sold us, so we made them first, and the images really speak for themselves: Second place goes to the maple sugar strips, which smell like almost exactly like sweet potato casserole as they cook. It’d be a great […]

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Recipe: Nut-free snowball cookies

My Berkeley Kitchen’s cardamom snowball cookies remind me very much of my parents, who are perpetually searching for the perfect coffee snack. This might be it. These snowballs are lightly flavored, splendidly sandy, and awfully hard to resist. Show My Berkeley Kitchen – and your own – some love with this recipe!

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SFMOMA Museum Store

We moved into our new place the week before the first lockdown, and we still have more room than we know what to do with. So many of these rooms were designed purely as social spaces, and we obtained them just as their raison d’etre disappeared. Thus we’ve been really dragging our feet on making […]

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Photo roll 7/21

I really like the ceiling at Parkside Tavern: Views from the Daly City BART: Cityscape at Richland and Mission: Boyfriend pointed out that you can see exactly where the birds sit… Hayes Valley, one of my favorite parts of town: Display at The Epicurean Trader: ~26th and Quintara: The overpass near the Glen Park BART […]

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Red’s Yaad

I feel like I’m pretty transparent that this is a good-reviews-only site, so of course you’d expect me to talk up any product you see posted. Red’s House hot sauce, though… this is a step above. It’s not a singular, passing “isn’t this nice” taste; I’ve put it on every appropriate thing I’ve eaten since […]