Savory crepe with avocado, bell peppers, tomatoes, sauteed onions and cheddar topped with salsa fresca and sour cream and spicy chipotle on the side. Served with house potatoes and mixed greens with vinaigrette. $9.50 Crepevine, San Francisco CA
To me, these crepe places tend to be cookie-cutter and predictable which is both a good and bad thing. You always know what to expect, but nothing is ever new and interesting. That’s why quality is the deciding factor when comparing these establishment. Crepevine is pretty good. The food is yummy and the ingredients are of nice quality.
I think they sprinkled smoked paprika on top and there were red bell peppers mixed it too. Anyway, this dish was SO delicious! The slices of smoked octopus had SO much flavor and gave the dish a nice meaty quality. Noms!
Market Memories mural, Billy King, 2011, Pike Place Market.
House-made chorizo sauasage, organic bell peppers and tomatoes scrambled with three eggs and topped with queso fresco, sour cream, homemade slasa and fresh green onion. Served with a warmed flour tortilla instead of toast. $14 Portage Bay Cafe, Seattle WA
This place was packed with a line out the door! Thank goodness we had reservations. I don’t completely agree why this place is super popular though. I get that they use fresh, mostly healthy ingredients but their preparations aren’t anything special. I expected a little bit more considering their shear popularity. The food was good, but I thought it was overpriced for what it was. And the service was random and slow at times.
Pike Place Public Market sign at the corner of Pine and Pike.
Sauteed chicken, eggplant, onion, jalapeno, bell pepper and basil. Lunch special served with jasmine steamed rice, egg roll, soup, and salad with peanut sauce. $6.95 Thai Lotus, Reno NV
I didn’t know it at the time, but this was going to be one of the best meals we had in Reno. Now I don’t wanna talk smack about Thai Lotus because their food was decent, but that’s just really sad for Reno!
Beef, bell pepper, onion, tomato, and mushroom. Served with rice and refried beans. $8.75
Chava’s Restaurant, San Francisco CA
Ugh, this was the first time I’ve been here and I wasn’t impressed. The beef was super chewy and the whole thing just had a weird flavor. You should never name a dish after your restaurant if it isn’t very good. 😦
Tortilla chips and salsa. These chips tasted old and were stale, ew.
Served over lettuce with cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, red onion, cucumber, lime, and fried shallots. $16
Jiao, Palm Springs CA
This was a great light version of shaking beef! I was pleasantly surprised that it came out as more of a large salad than a pile of meat. Surprising for me, I know, but I was in the mood for a lighter meal that day.
Place setting with spoon and chopsticks.
Entering Joshua Tree National Park and seeing our first few Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia, Asparagaceae).