Crema Catalana ice cream – Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous

Crema Catalana ice cream - Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous
Lime custard with citrus caramel. Single $3.50
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, San Francisco CA

Wow, this was SO amazing! The lime custard flavored ice cream was light and delicate but still very flavorful, and the citrus caramel was such a great surprise. It was gooey and runny and SO frickin’ yummy! Well done, Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous!

Bay Bridge, San Francisco
Driving towards San Francisco on the Bay Bridge. While not as popular or well known as the Golden Gate, I still enjoy driving back on the Bay Bridge and being welomed by the downtown skyline.

Edamame with citrus salt – Ken Ken Ramen

Edamame with citrus salt - Ken Ken Ramen
Savory boiled soy beans in shell with homemade citrus salt. $3
Ken Ken Ramen, San Francisco CA

This was new to me – citrus salt with edamame. It was refreshing and tasted great. A little something different to jumpstart the meal.

House merlot red wine 2010 - Ken Ken Ramen
House red wine – Merlot 2010. Pretty decent house red and very drinkable. $5

Sneakers sidewalk stencil, Guerrero Street

Sneakers sidewalk stencil, Guerrero Street. This corner at Liberty Street has several different stencils. Pretty cool.

Taquitos de camarones al ajillo – Toro Salao

Project 365: Day 113

Omg, the bathroom in our room is SO small. I’m not a big guy, but even I feel claustrophobic in it! I wonder how Kryan and David do it!? The complimentary breakfast at the Abbott Lodge Guesthouse is pretty decent. You get coffee, juice, toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, and cereal. The service is kinda slow but there were only 2 older ladies serving all the guests so I don’t want to complain too much.

Today we took a bus to the Guinness Storehouse which is an awesome museum with a great bar (Gravity Bar) at the top of the building. It’s self-guided so you can go at your own pace. I liked the displays and everything was super clean and interesting. We also took the Guinness “Perfect Pour” class and it was actually really cool. I learned a lot about the beer and our instructor was nice and friendly. He was from Michigan though – I would have preferred an local Irishman with a cool accent, hehe. Later in Gravity Bar, we saw none other than Susan Boyle! Omg, that was SO random. I was just about to go politely ask for a photo with her when a group of 15 school kids mobbed her. I was able to snap a blurry photo of her anyway.

Later, we had a late lunch/early dinner at the Bachelor Inn with a decent looking server with straight teeth (lol), then headed back to the guesthouse to relax. I think tonight we’ll hit up Front Lounge for drinks, then The George for a drag show!

Taquitos de camarones al ajillo Toro Salao
Crispy garlic shrimp taco rolls with a citrus aioli. $10
Toro Salao, Old San Juan, PUERTO RICO

Taquitos de camarones al ajillo Toro Salao
These were SO good! They were nice and warm, and perfect with the citrus aioli. Noms!

The Plaza of the Heritage of the Americas
The Plaza of the Heritage of the Americas with sculptures by Jose Buscaglia. Statues from left to right: Heritage of Faith, bronze, 9’ high, 1975; Heritage of Blood, bronze, 9’ high, 1976; Intellectual Heritage, bronze, 9’ high, 1975; Hispanic Heritage, bronze, 9’ high, 1995.

Pork and amarillo dumplings – Dragonfly

Pork and amarillo dumplings Dragonfly
Steamed dumplings with citrus mojo. $14
Dragonfly, Old San Juan, PUERTO RICO

Ew, these were gross! The dumpling wrappers were thick, dry and chewy. It was difficult to taste the filling because the wrapper was SO starchy. Thank god for dipping sauces. I’m guessing amarillo refers to some type of yellow chili pepper.

Frozen pina colada

This was a frozen pina colada we had puchased from a stand in the Plaza de Armas right before Rick Santorum and his family paraded through for a campaign rally. It was surreal to see him randomly in Old San Juan!

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum on the campaign trail!

The Sizzler – BB’s Crabback

Conch BB's Crabback
(Lambi) Conch meat with BB’s own seasoning, served sizzling with a freshly-made bake (roll) and sliced cucumber, tomato, and citrus. $36 (East Caribbean dollar)
BB’s Crabback, St. Georges, GRENADA

Conch BB's Crabback
I definitely wanted to try conch during this trip to the Caribbean. I really liked this dish, but I’m not sure that I could really appreciate the conch. The seasonings were tasty, but I couldn’t taste the true conch flavor. Since I’ve never had it and don’t know much about how it’s supposed to be cooked, perhaps conch is one of those proteins that’s best suited for aggressive preparations. If that’s the case, BB’s Crabback certainly succeeded. It was noms, regardless.

St. Georges, Grenada
View of St. Georges, Grenada and towards the north. The morning started out cloudy and overcast, but as the day progressed the sun came out and warmth permeated throughout.

Signature dish – BB’s Crabback

BB's Crabback signature dish
This dish is called the BB’s Crabback. The restaurant takes it’s name from this dish, fresh crabmeat baked with exotic herbs, wine and cheese sauce and served in a crab shell with warm bake (roll). Served with a side salad and slices of cucumber, tomato, and citrus. $36 (East Caribbean dollar)
BB’s Crabback, St. Georges, GRENADA

BB's Crabback signature dish
I really like how this was plated considering the super casual feel of this restaurant. And of course, we wouldn’t be in the Spice Islands without a garnish of ground spices. The crabback was very rich, but very flavorful and the side salad and sliced vegetables helped to cut the richness. Although the portion wasn’t overly large, it was definitely filling.

Sendall Tunnel
Sendall Tunnel. After eating at the restaurant, we had to walk through this tunnel to get back to the cruise ship terminal. As you can see, it’s a tight fit. The locals seem to have no fear walking through, but I definitely clung to the walls. Lol!

Cocktails – BB’s Crabback

Rum punch BB's Crabback

Rum punch. A classic mix of rum, fruit juice, sugar syrup and bitters, garnished with watermelon, citrus, and freshly ground nutmeg. $17 (East Caribbean dollar)

Pina colada BB's Crabback

Pina colada. Malibu, coconut ice cream and pineapple juice, garnished with dried coconut shavings. $17 (East Caribbean dollar)
BB’s Crabback, St. Georges, GRENADA

These drinks were absolutely delicious and exemplified a true vacation. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy yummy girly drinks on a warm tropical island?!

The Crenage St. Georges
The Crenage, St. Georges. Looking out toward St. George’s Inner Harbour from The Crenage, which is the road that runs along the harbour. BB’s Crabback is located at the southwestern end of The Crenage, past the last ship in the picture. There’s not much to do along this road besides dodge spice traders, but it makes for a beautiful stroll.

Meyer lemon cremeaux – RN74

Meyer lemon cremeaux RN74

With pistachio streusel, kaffir lime meringue, citrus wedges, coconut-shiso sorbet, micro Thai basil. New Year four-course tasting menu $80
RN74, San Francisco

I enjoyed this dessert very much. It was very different and fresh tasting. I think my favorite components were the kaffir lime meringues and the cremeaux. It was mostly citrus flavors but the pistachio streusel helped to neutralize the acidity. I’m still on the fence about the coconut-shiso sorbet. Maybe that was a little too out there for me. Perhaps the flavor wasn’t intense enough so it faded into the background.

Coffee RN74

Coffee. $3.50 per cup. Very cute service.

Whole roasted gulf prawns – RN74

Whole roasted gulf prawns RN74

With winter citrus, Hawaiian hearts of palm, ginger, aromatic herbs. New Year four-course tasting menu $80
RN74, San Francisco

2nd course. This was my favorite dish of the night! The prawns were perfectly cooked and oh so flavorful. You HAVE to suck the heads becuase they’re the best part! I don’t know why some people are afraid to suck shrimp heads – they’re definitely missing out on a little piece of eating heaven. I loved the composition of the plate and everything worked together perfectly. Noms!

Nopal chupitos – Tacolicious

Nopal chupitos Tacolicious

Cocktail with tequila, prickly pear cactus, citrus. Four for $12
Tacolicious, San Francisco

The prickly pear ingredient intrigued us so we chose to order this flavor of chupito. It was pretty tasty and refreshing, but not very strong. You know me – I’m a drinker! I like the idea though of having multiple shots throughout the meal.

Nopal chupitos Tacolicious