Classic breakfast – Escena Lounge & Grill

Classic breakfast - Escena Lounge & Grill
Scrambled eggs, ham, fruit, wheat toast. $12
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs CA

This was ok. They give you plenty of ham, but the scrambled eggs were my favorite. They weren’t very light and fluffy. I still love their complimentary muffins though!

Blueberry muffins - Escena Lounge & Grill
Blueberry muffins with butter.


Granola and yoghurt – Cassava

Granola and yoghurt - Cassava
House made steel cut oats granola, house made yoghurt, summer fruits. $7
Cassava, San Francisco CA

This was pretty tasty, but honestly, there wasn’t enough food! We were SO hungry after having our tiny brunch here that we had to go to get dumplings down the street! I’m not a huge eater, so that says a lot about how small the portions are here. I can definitely eat, but I eat in small portions. Cassava’s portion were even too small for me!

Coffee - Cassava
Coffee with cream and brown sugar.

Sidewalk parklet
Sidewalk parklet, Valencia corridor.

Blueberry cream cheese pastry – Paris Baguette

Blueberry cream cheese pastry - Paris Baguette
Banh ngan lop pho mai viet quay. 25,000 VND
Paris Baguette, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM

I love the different shapes that all the pastries come in here! American blueberry pastries mostly come in a boring round shape. We don’t get a cool variety like the ones at Paris Baguette. It’s a shame. 😦

Iced cafe latte - Paris Baguette
Iced cafe latte. 55,000 VND

Hotel de Ville de Saigon
Hotel de Ville de Saigon (City Hall).

Cheesecake with blueberry swirl ice cream – Bi-Rite Creamery

Cheesecake with blueberry swirl ice cream - Bi-Rite Creamery
Oh Bi-Rite Creamery, how I still love you! You have never failed me on delicious flavors or served weird waxy ice cream. I will say that the blueberry swirl was verging on being too sweet, but the whole thing was still delicious! Kid size $2.50
Bi-Rite Creamery, San Francisco CA

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die

Country fried steak – Escena Lounge & Grill

Country fried steak - Escena Lounge & Grill
Hand-hammered cutlet, two eggs over medium, country gravy, toast and breakfast potatoes. $14
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs CA

OMG, this cutlet was ridiculously HUGE! I can usually eat A LOT, but I couldn’t even begin to finish this thing, lol. It was pretty good, maybe a bit on the dry side, but the gravy and breading were flavorful. I think my heart is screaming from the sight of this again, hehe.

Mini blueberry muffin - Escena Lounge & Grill
Mini blueberry muffin. Delicious!

Turkey burger – Escena Lounge & Grill

Turkey burger - Escena Lounge & Grill
Ground turkey, swiss cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickle, secret sauce on a Kaiser roll, side salad. $15
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs CA

I love Escena. The setting is gorgeous, the service is wonderful, and it’s a great value. This turkey sandwich was pretty large and they have a lot of add-on options to personalize it to your taste.

Mini blueberry muffins - Escena Lounge & Grill
Mini blueberry muffins.

Blueberry streusel muffin – Starbucks

Blueberry streusel muffin - Starbucks

I think the bakery items at Starbucks taste like crap (at least at the U.S. stores), but if it’s the only coffee shop open at a small airport when it’s really early in the morning, I’m not past buying one. I swear these muffins have no flavor and taste like cardboard so you really need the coffee to help wash it down.. $2.59
Starbucks, Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)

Bighorn sheep statue

Bighorn sheep statue with oasis theme, PSP Airport.

Blueberry muffin – HNL Food Kiosk

Blueberry muffin - HNL food kiosk
HNL Food Kiosk, Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

We were starving when we got to the HNL domestic terminals to fly to the Big Island, but there wasn’t much to choose from. The only thing open was a small food kiosk with generic snack options. We chose the blueberry muffin because it was large enough to share. It was ok…

Colorful carpet
Colorful carpet in the HNL domestic gates.

California benedict – Peg’s Glorified Ham N Eggs

California benedict - Peg's Glorified Ham N Eggs
Glorified eggs benedict with turkey, avocado, tomato, and hollandaise. Served with fruit. $11.99
Peg’s Glorified Ham N Eggs, Reno NV

This was also gross. The hollandaise had a weird texture and flavor and the avocado had a moldy black section. The deli turkey didn’t really add anything to the dish. I liked the fruit I guess.

Mount Rose Summit Trail
Beginning of the Mount Rose Summit Trail. The summit looks SO far away!

Blueberry snail – Arizmendi Bakery

Blueberry snail - Arizmendi Bakery

Organic flour, eggs, buttermilk, cream, sugar, yeast, butter, sea salt. $2.75
Arizmendi Bakery, San Francisco CA

I really like how this pastry isn’t too sweet. I’m slowly becoming more aware of super sweet and salty foods these days, and this was a pleasure to eat. Hehe!

Blue spiral bike rack

Blue spiral bike rack, 16th Street. This decorative rack stands in front of the Eureka Valley branch San Francisco Public Library. Almost snail-like! 🙂

Very berry coffee cake – Starbucks

Very berry coffee cake Starbucks

Reduced-fat crumble top coffee cake made with blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. $2.25
Starbucks, South San Francisco CA

It says “reduce-fat” and it certainly tastes like. I was super starving the morning that I bought this (along with the mini vanilla bean scone) and neither item really satisfied me. Pretty to look at but not much flavor.