Chilled New Caledonia blue prawns – Luce

Chilled New Caledonia blue prawns - Luce
Summer melon, fennel, dill, lemon verbena. Tasting menu $95
Luce, San Francisco CA

The prawns were really good in this dish, but it was the accompaniments that really made it interesting. The variegated leaves were beautiful and the combination of different herbs and melon were new and delicious.

Green olive bread - Luce
Green olive bread. Complimentary

South African daisy
South African daisy (Gazania sp., Asteraceae), Kentfield.


Taco plates – Crazy Coyote Tacos

Taco plates - Crazy Coyote Tacos
1 fish taco, 1 steak taco, rice, refried beans, and canned beverage. $8
Crazy Coyote Tacos, Banning CA

Mmm, I love the tacos at Crazy Coyote! The fish taco is still my favorite, but it’s really about that thick corn tortilla. Noms!

Taco plates - Crazy Coyote Tacos
1 steak taco, 1 chicken taco, rice, refried beans, and canned beverage. $8

Teddy Bear chollas
Teddy Bear chollas (Cylindropuntia bigelovii, Cactaceae), Joshua Tree National Park.

Artic char – Maven

Artic char - Maven
Fried brussels sprouts, white beans, red verjus, golden raisins, dill. Bloomspot 4-course chef’s tasting menu with cocktail pairings for two.
Maven, San Francisco CA

I love how crispy they fried the skin on the char. The brussels sprouts were delicious and the shallot(?) compote on top was also yummy. A successful dish.

Bitter Brother in Law cocktail - Maven

Bitter Brother in Law Cocktail: pisco, vermouth, elderflower, gentian, Peruvian bitters.
Why the bitter in-law gotta be latino?! 😉

Fried chicken on a stick – Mission Bowling Club

Fried chicken on a stick - Mission Bowling Club
Battered and fried chicken pieces with ranch dipping sauce. $8
Mission Bowling Club, San Francisco CA

This was a disappointment. The chicken was SO greasy it was dripping onto the board. I had wiped off the pool of grease when I took the pic, but in hindsight, perhaps I should have let it collect so that it would’ve been more representative of the dish. I was there shortly after opening so maybe their deep fryer hadn’t reached temperature yet at the time they cooked the chicken. I will say that the batter was really delicious and the ranch had a great dill flavor, noms!

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2014

Cool wooden blocks sculpture and planters

Cool wooden blocks sculpture and planters. On one end of the patio stands this wooden installation on which they’ve placed candles. It’s an interesting piece and I’m sure it looks great at night!

Egg salad sandwich – Starbucks

Project 365: Day 93

Yay, I’m SO glad it’s Friday! Now I get to take a break from work and relax a little bit, maybe see some of downtown Charleston this weekend. I’m feeling kind of restless so I’ll probably check out the downtown nightlife this evening. Can’t get crazy with the alcohol though since I’ll be driving.

Egg salad sandwich Starbucks

“Classic egg salad with dill, mustard, celery and lettuce on whole-wheat bread. This traditional lunchtime favorite is dressed with all the trimmings of a truly outstanding sandwich. Crunchy bits of celery, crispy lettuce, delicate hints of dill and a touch of mustard for extra zip. At once creamy, tangy and bright, this superb egg salad, served on hearty whole-wheat bread, makes a deliciously substantial meal.” $5.25
Starbucks, Kettleman City CA

Fish taco – Crazy Coyote Tacos

Project 365: Day 89

I really wish I was staying in a hotel closer to downtown and not near the airport in North Charleston. The food options in this area are limited, just fast food or chain restaurants. After work today, a co-worker and I ended up at Ruby Tuesday. Ugh, I’m gonna have to use the rental car and drive into the city soon for dinner.

Fish taco Crazy Coyote Tacos

With cucumber dill sauce, salsa, onions, and cilantro. $3.25 each
Crazy Coyote Tacos, Banning CA

This is my favorite taco at Crazy Coyote. The fish is a nice portion and perfectly cooked. I also love the addition of the cucumber dill sauce!

Fish taco - Crazy Coyote Tacos
September 4, 2015. $3.25

Batter fried green beans – COCO500

Batter fried green beans COCO500

These were tasty but a little too oily. I was the first person at the restaurant for happy hour so maybe the fryer hadn’t come to temperature yet when they made this batch. I was NOT impressed. I did, however, love the dill dipping sauce. $7
COCO500, San Francisco

This was the only mediocre thing I had at the restaurant, though. Everything else was delicious! I sat at the bar and the bartender gave amazing service.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014