Carne asada nachos – The Little Chihuahua

Carne asada nachos - The Little Chihuahua
Hot corn tortilla chips topped with black beans, smoky chile salsa, jack cheese, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. $10.95
The Little Chihuahua, San Francisco CA

This was delicious and super cheesy! The carne asada was very flavorful and I liked the smoky chile salsa than the others they have at their salsa bar. I’m also surprised how well the sour cream and guacamole withstood the car ride in the to-go container.

Bay Bridge
Bay Bridge from the Embarcadero.

Grand slam of sliders – Escena Lounge & Grill

Grand slam of sliders - Escena Lounge & Grill
Crab cake, old bay tartar sauce. Pulled pork, jack and coke bbq sauce, slaw. Natural beef, cheddar, secret sauce, Achiote chicken, pulled spicy chicken, guacamole. Served with fries and a pickle. $12
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs CA

Mmm, all these sliders were pretty good but I think the pulled pork was my favorite. I also enjoyed that they tried to differentiate the sliders by having different toppings and sauces.

Pulled pork sliders - Escena Lounge & Grill
Trio of pulled pork sliders. $9
Had to order these another day since I liked them so much and they’re a great value.

Mt. San Jacinto summit
View of Coachella Valley from Mt. San Jacinto summit.

The Mission scramble – Crepevine

The Mission scramble - Crepevine
Chicken chorizo, eggs, scallions, peppers and jack cheese on a bed of black bean chili topped with salsa fresca, avocado and sour cream. Served with house potatoes and whole wheat toast. $9.95
Crepevine, San Francisco CA

This definitely filled me up. The scramble actually comes as a breakfast burrito, but I requested it not wrapped in a flour tortilla. I don’t need the extra carbs, hehe!

Starters and sides – Wayfare Tavern

Wayfare caesar - Wayfare Tavern
Wayfare Caesar: soft egg, boquerones, garlic confit, herbed breadcrumbs. $13
Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco CA

This was a very yummy deconstructed version of a caesar salad. I loved all the different components.

Steamed Prince Edward Island mussels - Wayfare Tavern
Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels: shaved Buddha’s hand, bay leaf, creme fraiche, uni butter. $15

The description of this dish sounded way better than what it was. The dish fell a little flat in my eyes and didn’t deliver all the flavor that the ingredients promised.

Baked macaroni and cheese - Wayfare Tavern
Baked Macaroni and Cheese: Vella dry jack, smoked olive oil. $9

Another ok dish. This wasn’t special or exciting.

Crispy brussels sprouts - Wayfare Tavern
Crispy Brussels Sprouts: garlic, pine nuts, parmesan. $8

These were delicious! I loved the texture of the brussels sprouts and they tasted amazing.

Cancun nachos with pollo asado – Cancun Sabor Mexicano

Cancun nachos with pollo asado - Cancun Sabor Mexicano
Corn chips melted with jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, whole beans, grilled skinless chicken and jalapenos de la casa. $8.95
Cancun Sabor Mexicano, Berkeley CA

It may not be readily evident from this pic, but this nacho plate is pretty darn big! And delicous! They use organic meats and other amazing ingredients. I’m also very much in love with their salsa bar. They have plenty to choose from and you can keep going back for more!

Pulled pork folded omelette – Ella’s

Pulled pork folded omelette Ella's

With pasilla peppers, pulled pork, corn relish, jack cheese, and chipotle crema. Served with potatoes and wheat toast.  $12.75
Ella’s – San Francisco

I thought this omelette was OK.  The filling was really runny so that turned me off from the start.  The egg also had a weird, plastic-y texture.  There is no arguing that you get your money’s worth though – it was gigantic!  It tasted fine, but I wish that the flavors had more punch.  The whole thing tasted somewhat bland.  The potatoes were just OK, too.  I definitely had to used some ketchup to add more flavor.  I have to say that my favorite part of my order was the thick wheat bread that came with it.  Is that sad?

Coffee Ella's

Cup of regular coffee.  $2.50