Louisiana blue crab and P.E.I. mussels bomba rice – Beast and the Hare

Louisiana blue crab and P.E.I. mussels bomba rice - Beast and the Hare
With chorizo and citrus relish. $17
Beast and the Hare, San Francisco CA

I was confused with the plateware. Omg, my entree bowl looked like it was appetizer sized! I noticed at other tables the the pasta was also served in these tiny bowls. They definitely looked inappropriately small. Besides that, I did enjoy this dish. It was nice and citrus-y, but I did think that the blue crab got lost among everything else. And the price seemed a bit steep for the four pieces of mussels and flaked crab. Overall, I enjoyed my dining experience but a few things, primarily that unacceptable wait between courses, just needed to be tweaked.

Wind sculpture, Helen Diller Playground
Wind sculpture at the Helen Diller Playground, Mission Dolores Park.

Cosmopolitan cocktail – The Tropicale

Cosmopolitan cocktail - The Tropicale

Such a pretty cooler and so yummy in my tummy! Happy hour $5
The Tropicale, Palm Springs CA

Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia, Asparagaceae), Joshua Tree National Park
Young and old Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia, Asparagaceae), Joshua Tree National Park. The landscape and plantlife here are super cool!

Roasted baby beet salad – Trio Restaurant

Roasted baby beet salad - Trio Restaurant
Baby beets, mixed greens, pecans, blue cheese, citrus sections, balsamic vinaigrette. $9
Trio Restaurant, Palm Springs CA

You can’t really tell, but there are tiny pieces of roasted beets in there – I swear! That was another disappointing thing about this restaurant – if I’m ordering a beet salad, I think the beets should be a prominent component! Ugh!

North Palm Canyon Drive nearing sunset
North Palm Canyon Drive nearing sunset.

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.