Ramen Wars: San Francisco — Part 5


It’s time to continue Ramen Wars! In Part 4, the winner was still Iza Ramen, but I braved three more ramen joints (and actually queued up for one!) in order to see if there was something better out there. This time, I tried Mensho Tokyo in the Tenderlion and Ken Ken Ramen and Ushio Ramen in the Mission. How did…

Salt House


There are always places I walk by in my neighborhood and think to myself that I want to try. However, I also feel like I rarely get the opportunity because I’m always thinking about how I can make wonderfully delicious things at home. It doesn’t help that most places around me aren’t open on weekends or are only open on…

Food Trucks: JapaCurry


When I was living in London, I got very obsessed with checking out the local food trucks. In fact, my favorite burger place there started out as a food truck…and my favorite pizza place. (Actually a lot of the burger places did.) There were always a fleet of them at Camden Market, and it gave me the opportunity to try…

The Great Burger Hunt — Part 7


As I try so many burgers around San Francisco, I do try to find those that stand out some how. So far, the biggest stand out has been with Black Sands Brewery as their burger was delicious, their fries were fantastic and the price really good for what you’re getting. This time, I’m checking out Split, Burger Joint and Prospect…

Kin Khao


Growing up in Alaska, my family and I didn’t have much experience with a variety of foods. We didn’t eat a lot of “foreign” food besides Chinese and Mexican. (Perhaps that’s where my obsession with Mexican food comes from though.) I wasn’t aware that there was a massive variety of other non-American food types until I finished college and moved…

The Charter Oak, St. Helena


I had a very tight knit group of friends in London (there were four of us to be exact), and thanks to the wonders of the internet and phones, we’ve still managed to stay close, even though now we are split with two of us in sunny San Francisco and two of us in cold and dreary London. Since we…

Brown Chicken Brown Cow, Campbell


I’m always on the hunt for an amazing burger (which you probably already know if you’ve been keeping up with The Great Burger Hunt through San Francisco). While the list is based more in San Francisco, I do enjoy trying places that are a bit further out, especially if they have a great reputation. One day on a trek back…

Green Chile Kitchen


I’m fairly certain one of the things most of my friends had to hear after I moved to California was that the Mexican food here was no where near as flavorful as the New Mexican food I had experienced while attending college and working in New Mexico. There was just something amazing about their chile sauces, and I still remember…

The Great Burger Hunt — Part 6


It’s been a couple of months, and I’ve had time to try some more of the burger offerings throughout San Francisco to see if any of them can beat the previous top burger from Black Sands Brewery. This time, the burgers from Umami Burger, Finn Town Tavern and Bartlett Hall are in the running! 1. Umami Burger I’m aware that…