Super cheesy nachos with marinated chicken – Blackbook

Super cheesy nachos with marinated chicken - Blackbook
Cheddar, monterey jack, guacamole, sour cream, Blackbook dark salsa. $14
Blackbook, Palm Springs CA

These nachos were pretty tasty, and I really liked the dark salsa. I thought that it could have been priced slightly less though.

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Empanadas – Fresca

Empanadas - Fresca
Peruvian aji de gallina, salsa criolla, hardboiled egg, olive, greens. $8
Fresca, San Francisco CA

These empanadas were really tasty and nicely priced at four bucks a piece. The crust was flaky and buttery and the Peruvian filling was delicious. Mmm…

Cocktails - Fresca
Killing Tyme: Four roses bourbon infused hibiscus, thyme, canton madeira, orange bitters. $10
House Manhattan. $10

Street tacos – Publico Urban Taqueria

Street tacos - Publico Urban Taqueria
Pollo asado and carne asada with salsa casera, red onion and cilantro. Each $2.29
Publico Urban Taqueria, San Francisco CA

Publico is a random food window in a shopping complex, but the food is pretty good and I love the salsa that they use. The tacos are a decent size and the price is great for a little shopping snack.

Women's Building, Mission
Women’s Building, Mission.

Taco de chivo – El Norteno Taco Truck

Taco de chivo - El Norteno Taco Truck
Corn tortilla with goat, salsa, onion and cilantro. Served with pickled vegetables. Each $1.75
El Norteno Taco Truck, San Francisco CA

Not many taco trucks serve goat tacos. El Norteno doesn’t serve it every day and they often run out when they do. These tacos were really tasty and the salsa was nice and spicy. Goat has a pretty bold flavor so the salsa and pickled vegetables were great in neutralizing it a bit. For less than two bucks each, these delicious tacos are a must-eat (especially if you have jury duty at the court house across the street)!

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2013

Whimsical graffiti mural
Whimsical graffiti mural, Mission.

Wave nachos – Wave Bar & Lounge

Wave nachos - Wave Bar & Lounge
Served with chili con carne, marinara salsa and cheese dip. 340 PHP
Wave Bar & Lounge, Boracay PHILIPPINES

Huh, deconstructed nachos – interesting, lol! This is totally not what I expected and I don’t think I’ve ever had nachos served this way at a restaurant. It was actually really difficult assemble so that you got a bit of everything. It was WAY to much work to really enjoy. The marinara salsa was different, but I really didn’t like it. The cheese dip was REALLY runny, also not the way I like it for nachos. Overall, this wasn’t a very good version of an American standard.

Long Island iced tea - Wave Bar & Lounge
Long Island iced tea. It was pretty much all Coke, lame! Happy hour 2-for-1, 150 PHP

Main wing swimming pool
Main wing swimming pool, Boracay Regency.

Baja style fish taco made Nick’s way – The Taco Shop at Underdogs

Baja style fish taco made Nick's way - The Taco Shop at Underdogs
Beer batter fish in soft corn tortillas with cilantro, cabbage, red onions, roasted tomato and lime salsa. Nick’s way made with a grilled crispy corn tortilla wrapped in a soft tortilla with Monterey jack cheese, pinto beans, pico de gallo and guacamole. $5.50
The Taco Shop at Underdogs, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this really is a great taco! The fish is delicious and perfectly fried, not greasy at all, and really flavorful. And if you order the taco “Nick’s way”, you get at lot more flavors and textures to an already killer taco. Noms!

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

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - The Taco Shop at Underdogs

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. $5

Germander sage
Germander sage (Salvia chamaedryoides, Lamiaceae), Castro.