Jack cheese, pinto beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa fresco, jalapenos. $12.25
Tlaloc Sabor Mexicano, San Francisco CA
These nachos were ok for the price. Maybe I just didn’t like the chicken chorizo all that much. I thought that there could be more flavor. I’m glad that they have a decent salsa bar.
Squash, kale. $15
Barzotto, San Francisco CA
I usually love all the pasta here, but this wasn’t my favorite. It tasted really good, but maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for the kale and squash. I should have stuck with a cheesy, meaty pasta. This was still very flavorful though.
With shrimp and linguisa. MP
La Cosecha Bar and Restaurant, Paso Robles CA
This paella was very yummy. I loved that it was saucy (not very traditional and more like a risotto). The linguisa made it nice and smoky and the shrimp were cooked nicely. Yum!
Bar seating $180
Pineapple & Pearls, Washington DC
This dish was SO good and fun to eat. The octopus tentacle was filled with what I think I remember as a chorizo stuffing. The tentacle was a bit on the chewy side, but the flavors were great and I loved creativity and presentation.
Half order 600 PHP
Cozina, Boracay PHILIPPINES
I wasn’t too impressed with this paella. I think they precook it and then reheat ordered portions in the paella pan because there wasn’t a delicious, crusty layer of rice on the bottom that you get from cooking the paella in the pan the entire time. The flavors were ok, but I thought the quality was mediocre.
Our waiter portioning out the paella from the pan.
Station 2 beach.
Tiger prawns cooked in olive oil, garlic, chorizo and white wine. 480 PHP
Epic, Boracay PHILIPPINES
Wow, this was our first meal in Boracay and it was an awesome choice! These gambas were delicious and super tender. I loved the chorizo sauce and dumped most of my garlic rice in there to soak it all up. I also like the flatware and presentation. Welcome to Boracay!
Boracay from the airplane!
Butter beans, chorizo, farm egg, Italian parsley, grilled bread. $25
Town Hall, San Francisco CA
Oops, I guess you really can’t see the duck, but I swear it’s in there under the farm egg. This dish had good flavors, but it was salty. I think the presence of duck confit and chorizo really upped the saltiness from the start, but I swear they must have added even MORE salt because there was too much! At twenty five bucks for this bowl, I think the execution could have been better.
View of downtown from the Castro.