Last days of summer happs

Newest Trader Joe’s find! Two of my favorite things POPCORN AND PICKLES. Dreams do come true.

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Finally went to one of my favorite breakfast spots at dinner time and I was not disappointed. The Elmwood cafe is on point at any time of day. I got the BLT and tomato/garbanzo bean soup.

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Working from Farley East and admiring a recently run contest on 99designs.

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Walks after work while the sun is still out late enough. Beautiful.
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Tempeh Tacos with a friend.

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San Francisco at dusk. Fog rollin’ in.IMG_3183

Go to Garaje. Have an amazing Sangria Slushie and get your grub on. It is cash only SO be prepared.IMG_3184 IMG_3185

No weekend morning is complete without a trip to Beauty’s Bagels. Get there early or prepare to stand in line.IMG_3187

Do you remember Thrifty’s ice cream??!! I remember getting triple scoops when I was a kid for less than a dollar. It is a little more expensive now but still oh so delicious.IMG_3188 I went for cookie dough and cookies and cream!IMG_3194Temescal Farmers Market on Sundays is a bounty of beautiful fruits and vegetables.
IMG_3202 IMG_3203 Hanging out with Mickey. My favorite dog friend. IMG_3210 Tuesday night at the country bar. Frozen Margarita, Moonshine shots, tacos and Karaoke. IMG_3223

I love these last days of summer in the Bay.

SF Beer Week 2015

All of us in the Bay Area are currently coming off of our Beer Week high.  I went out of town for the weekend ( I know my bad) so I missed quite a few events but the places I did get to check out were nothing short of amazing.

First stop, Pi Bar. Now, Pi Bar is a great place to go at any time for food, brews and friendly fast service. This particular night of Beer Week they were showcasing Russian River Brewery.

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I tried the Supplication Sour with Cherries, the Consecration Sour with Currants and the Erudition Saison.

All were amazing but the Saison was out of the world! Flavor, smell – just thinking about it makes me dreamy.
IMG_9819Next stop, Zeitgeist.  This is probably my favorite outdoor beer drinking spot in the city, has been since day one. They did not disappoint with their Beer Week showcase. They had over 15 beers from Almanac. I was able to try most of them since I went with a bunch of folks. If you have the chance to try Almanac – DO IT! They use locally sourced fruit and their (slogan?) is ‘Farm to Barrel’ LOVE it. Every beer I tried I enjoyed.

My favorites were the Bourbon Sour Porter, Sourdough Wild Ale and Dogpatch Strawberry. 
IMG_9827Next night, we went to Cellarmaker. They have an awesome tasting room.

I had the Red Wine Jezebel, Bourbon Barrel Vastness of Space and I see a DANKNESS.

All so beautifully good.
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For dinner, we had THE holy grail of dinners. You have to GO next year ( I will be) and dreaming about it every night until then.

The food was out of this world and the pairings were so on par that my friends and I couldn’t believe how wonderful the meal was.

Even though, you missed out on the pairing this year you should still go to MaMa Ji’s. I love this place.  
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I hope you enjoyed Beer Week and will try to check out some of these awesome places and brews.

Cheers.

Your new Mexican food fix…

Definition: Tacubaya

1. A western section of Mexico City; site of the National astronomical observatory.

2. An amazingly delicious taqueria in Berkeley, Ca.

The fourth street area of Berkeley is a cute little shopping district with lots of shops and restaurants.

I have been to Tacubaya a few times and every time it is SO GOOD. Not only has everything I have tried been tasty but I always want to try numerous items because they all sound so unique and fresh and flavorful.

While this specific locale is bit of a trek from my house its always worth it to head over and be treated to some plate licking good meals.

Come here expecting quality and freshness, its not your so-cal Mexican food ( at least not in my opinion) but its delish in its own way. I really wish it was in my neighborhood.

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Taqueria front.

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Quesadilla with Goat cheese, queso fresco, beets, roasted jalapeno sauce with papitas.

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Horchata. I can never say no to Horchata.

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Cute table numbers.

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Menu. Colorful, Seasonal, Wonderful.

Enjoy.