Baby field green and fine herb salad – Alamo Square Seafood Grill

Baby field green and fine herb salad - Alamo Square Seafood Grill
With sliced radishes and croutons. Daily 3-course prix fixe $14.50
Alamo Square Seafood Grill, San Francisco CA

This salad doesn’t look very interesting, but it was actually pretty good. It was lightly(!) tossed in a basic vinaigrette which I kinda liked. Overly dressed salads are the worst! And for a very affordable pre fixe, this salad was better than expected.

Pesto and olive oil with bread - Alamo Square Seafood Grill
Pesto and olive oil with bread. Complimentary

Hunters Point
Open Studios at Hunters Point. I love this event because you get to see artwork from a lot of local artists, and you can usually find some good deals. I can’t afford super expensive art so this is a great alternative.

Butter lettuce and Fuji apple salad – Town Hall

Butter lettuce and Fuji apple salad - Town Hall
Candied walnut, radish, Pt. Reyes blue cheese dressing. $12.50
Town Hall, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this salad was pretty tasty with all the classic flavor combinations. I’m a huge fan of Point Reyes blue because this local cheese company produces great products. And the dressing that Town Hall created with the blue cheese was delicious!

Golden Gate Park Music Concourse
Spreckels Temple of Music “Bandshell”, Golden Gate Park Music Concourse.

Pozole verde – Puerto Alegre

Pozole verde - Puerto Alegre
House specialty, a special blend of chicken, pork, hominy, ham, and bacon in a green stew made with chiles and tomatillos. With lime, lettuce, and radish. $10.85
Puerto Alegre, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was very tasty but I think I’ll order a regular (non-green) pozole next time. I guess that I’m just not a huge fan of tomatillo based soups and salsas. I’d much prefer tomatoes. πŸ™‚

Wafu salad – Izakaya Takonoki

Wafu salad - Izakaya Takonoki
Baby spinach, radish, tofu, tomato with sesame shoyu dressing. $8.50
Izakaya Takonoki, Honolulu HI

This was ok, nothing special. I actually would have preferred it if the salad came tossed and with smaller pieces of fresh tofu.

House chardonnay - Izakaya Takonoki

House chardonnay. $5.50

Sunset at Waikiki Beach
Sunset at Waikiki Beach, Oahu.

General Homeboy & Blackened mahi tacos – Taco Mamacita

General Homeboy & Blackened Mahi tacos - Taco Mamacita
Any two tacos and a side $8.99
General Homeboy (on right): panko breaded shrimp with a sweet Thai chili sauce, shredded cabbage, sliced radish, green onion and cilantro, served spicy. Side of Mexican street corn.
Taco Mamacita, Sullivan’s Island SC

General Homeboy & Blackened Mahi tacos - Taco Mamacita
Blackened Mahi (on left): grilled blackened mahi mahi with jalapeno corn slaw, grilled pineapple, cilantro, diced tomatoes and baja sauce.

After eating many tacos from The Mission (SF), I will say that these weren’t authentic at all (which is fine). They were, however, on the small side and lacked bold flavors considering the ingredients used. I’m used to tacos that are overflowing with meats and toppings, and while these tacos tasted OK, I’ll have to say that the flavors at The Taco Spot were better. On a more positive note, the Mexican street corn was delicious!

Tasting spoons – Saru Sushi Bar

Tasting spoons - Saru Sushi Bar
Four spoons $12
(left to right) Halibut – halibut tartare with grated lime, yuzu juice and Japanese sea salt. Kanpachi – young yellowtail with truffle oil, ponzu, garlic chips and scallions. Scallop – with cucumber sauce, yuzu and fresh wasabi. Ankimo – seared monkfish liver, spicy radish, scallions with garlic ponzu.
Saru Sushi Bar, San Francisco CA

These little spoonfuls were so fun and delicious, but I think $3 per spoon is a bit much. I do love that they all tasted so differently and had their unique flavors and textures. It’s hard to decide which was my favorite, but I think I’ll have to say it was the kanpachi because it had the most variety of taste and texture. The seared monkfish liver was a nice surprise. They were all very good though!

White yarrow flowers (Achillea millefolium, Asteraceae)
White yarrow flowers (Achillea millefolium, Asteraceae) mural, Church Street. This large, colorful mural is one of my favorites in the city because it has a botanical theme of course. I also think the little bee is cute, hehe!