Tortilla chips, eggs, beans, queso fresco, salsa fresca. $13.95
Luna Park, San Francisco CA
There was certainly a lot of food on this plate! I just wish it tasted a little better. The sauce was on the bland side and the eggs were on the verge of being overcooked. It’s a great value, but probably one I wouldn’t order again.
Redwood tree trunks, Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.
Two crispy pizza shells filled with seasoned beef, hearty beans and then topped with pizza sauce, a three cheese blend melted to perfection, and topped with diced ripe tomatoes. 550 calories, 31g fat
Taco Bell, Palm Springs CA
It’s that time again when I end up at Taco Bell late at night to have a “fourth meal” (which in my case is usually a seventh meal, lol)! I know that you all have fast food cravings every now and then, so don’t judge. 😉
Large boulders, Joshua Tree National Park.
Grilled beef, corn shell, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, avocado and sour cream. $3.50
El Farolito, San Francisco CA
I needed a quick snack before ducking into the 24th Street Bart Station so I grabbed this tostada at El Farolito. I’m not a fan of this place because the service is erratic and the food tends to be super salty, but it’s affordable and “usually” quick. I actually liked this tostada though. The grilled beef wasn’t overly salty and they piled on enough toppings to tide me over until my next actual meal.
Hook-shaped dock in the Marina.
Salsa, tortillas, Rio Zape beans, queso fresco and fried Glaum eggs. $12
Solaire Restaurant + Bar, Santa Cruz CA
This dish was lame. The sauce covering the tortilla chips was cold and the tortillas were way too soggy. The Rio Zape beans were bland and boring, and the eggs were overcooked and dry.
Freshly brewed coffee. $3
Mixed redwood forest at The Mystery Spot.
Harissa sausage, yellow eye beans, broccoli rabe, preserved lemon jus. $22
The Alembic, San Francisco CA
Mmm, this was such a hearty dish and it tasted delicious! The harissa sausage was my favorite component, but the lamb was also very tender and juicy. I appreciated the cute Nasturtium leaves too, hehe!
Chile relleno and tamal served with refried beans and rice. $12.75
El Mirasol Cocina Mexicana, Palm Springs CA
Basic but tasty combination plate. Too bad the shady service kinda ruined the meal.
Descending the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
Chicken, refried beans, pepper jack/cheddar shred and scallions on tri-colored tortilla chips with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole. $9.95
Bongo Johnny’s, Palm Springs CA
This was a huge plate of nachos, but they weren’t anything special. I guess the multi-colored chips were supposed to elevate it but that didn’t really happen. It was pretty standard nachos, and dare I say a little on the bland side.
Mountainside, Palm Spring Aerial Tramway.