Whole wheat apple turnover – Northside Social

Whole wheat apple turnover - Northside Social
Sharp white cheddar, maple butter, frisee, on Italian feather loaf. $6.75
Northside Social, Arlington VA

This turnover was very good, and despite all that raw sugar on top, it didn’t taste overly sweet. I loved the plentiful amount of apple stuffed inside!

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Smoked trout spread – Radio Africa & Kitchen

Smoked trout spread - Radio Africa & Kitchen
With red cabbage and apple salad. Pre fixe menu
Radio Africa & Kitchen, San Francisco CA

Mmm, I love warm, cheesy, herby spreads. And this one also had smoked trout it in, score! This was really good and comforting food, and the red cabbage and apple salad was a great accompaniment to cut through the richness of the spread.

California Palace of the Legion of Honor
San Francisco Bay view from the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Is that a UFO?! lol

Breakfast #4 – Best Western Hotel La Corona

Breakfast #4 - Best Western Hotel La Corona
Apple glazed pork, sautéed vegetables, garlic rice, scrambled eggs. Complimentary
Best Western Hotel La Corona, Manila PHILIPPINES

I think I got tired of breakfast pretty quickly especially when it seemed like the items were leftovers from the previous night’s dinner service. I mean, apple glazed pork? Hmm… Not impressed.

Lapu-Lapu Monument
Lapu-Lapu Monument (Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom), Rizal Park.

Caramelized apple cake – Starbucks

Caramelized apple cake - Starbucks
Traditional pound cake with caramelized apples and brown sugar. $2.45
Starbucks, San Francisco CA

Caramelized apple cake - Starbucks
As far was “American” Starbucks pastries go, this was actually ok. It’s not the best cake ever, but it was at least moist and didn’t taste like cardboard (like most of the crap the pass off as pastries).

California poppy
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica, Papaveraceae), Bon Tempe Lake.

Arepas de pernil – Pica Pica

Arepas de pernil - Pica Pica
Grilled sweet yellow corn pocket stuffed with slow cooked pulled pork, avocado, tomato, pica’pun, ajo aioli. Served with Pica slaw and taro chips. $10.75
Pica Pica, San Francisco CA

This was really tasty and very filling. The texture of the grilled corn arepa was fantastic and I liked that there were whole kernels mixed in too. The pulled pork was flavorful, and the crisp fresh Pica slaw was a great accompaniment.

Sangria - Pica Pica

Sangria. Red wine, passion fruit, apple, and Adriana’s special spices. Glass $7

Noe Valley
This is how people decorate their trees in Noe Vally, lol! Ok, maybe just this house.

Butter lettuce and Fuji apple salad – Town Hall

Butter lettuce and Fuji apple salad - Town Hall
Candied walnut, radish, Pt. Reyes blue cheese dressing. $12.50
Town Hall, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this salad was pretty tasty with all the classic flavor combinations. I’m a huge fan of Point Reyes blue because this local cheese company produces great products. And the dressing that Town Hall created with the blue cheese was delicious!

Golden Gate Park Music Concourse
Spreckels Temple of Music “Bandshell”, Golden Gate Park Music Concourse.

Smoked trout rillette – Yield Wine Bar

Smoked trout rillette - Yield Wine Bar
With sliced apples, fried capers, and fresh bread. Happy hour $7
Yield Wine Bar, San Francisco CA

This smoked trout rillette was really refreshing. It was bright and punchy and fun to eat. I would spread some of the rillette on the bread, embed some of the fried capers into it, and top it with an apple slice. Fun and tasty finger food!

House red wine - Yield Wine Bar

Half-bottle carafe of house red wine. Happy hour $12

Corridor Pin, Blue
Corridor Pin, Blue, 1999, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, de Young Museum.