Huevos rancheros – Squat & Gobble

Huevos rancheros - Squat & Gobble
Two eggs over easy, cheddar cheese and corn tortillas topped with spicy ranchero sauce and served with black beans and jalapeno sour cream. $9.75
Squat & Gobble, San Francisco CA

There’s something about a large plate of huevos rancheros that just makes my morning! The version at Squat & Gobble isn’t very authentic but it tastes great. The service is always very friendly here and the people watching makes me smile.

Coffee - Squat & Gobble

California crepe – Crepevine

California crepe - Crepevine
Savory crepe with avocado, bell peppers, tomatoes, sauteed onions and cheddar topped with salsa fresca and sour cream and spicy chipotle on the side. Served with house potatoes and mixed greens with vinaigrette. $9.50
Crepevine, San Francisco CA

To me, these crepe places tend to be cookie-cutter and predictable which is both a good and bad thing. You always know what to expect, but nothing is ever new and interesting. That’s why quality is the deciding factor when comparing these establishment. Crepevine is pretty good. The food is yummy and the ingredients are of nice quality.

Pollo asado super nachos – Zapata Mexican Grill

Pollo asado super nachos - Zapata Mexican Grill
Grilled chicken, black beans, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. $8.75
Zapata Mexican Grill, San Francisco CA

Gut bomb alert! But super nachos are one of my many guilty pleasures. Granted I don’t order this often, but they are especially delicious after a night of partying, lol!

Pollo asado super nachos - Zapata Mexican Grill
February 27, 2015.

Royce’s spicy nachos – Giovanni Pastrami

Royce's spicy nachos - Giovanni Pastrami
A giant plate of homemade tortilla chips covered in a pepper jack cheese sauce, spicy taco-seasoned natural black angus ground beef, tomatoes, onions, guacamole, sour cream, and green onions. $15
Giovanni Pastrami, Honolulu HI

This was definitely a largo plate of nachos, but it wasn’t very good. The seasoned ground beef wasn’t spicy at all at the pepper jack cheese sauce was super bland. Lame!

Coors Light beer - Giovanni Pastrami

Coors Light beer. Pitcher $12

White bougainvillea flowers
White bougainvillea flowers (Nyctaginaceae), Ainahau Triangle Park.

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!

Chorizo sausage scramble – Portage Bay Cafe

Chorizo sausage scramble - Portage Bay Cafe
House-made chorizo sauasage, organic bell peppers and tomatoes scrambled with three eggs and topped with queso fresco, sour cream, homemade slasa and fresh green onion. Served with a warmed flour tortilla instead of toast. $14
Portage Bay Cafe, Seattle WA

This place was packed with a line out the door! Thank goodness we had reservations. I don’t completely agree why this place is super popular though. I get that they use fresh, mostly healthy ingredients but their preparations aren’t anything special. I expected a little bit more considering their shear popularity. The food was good, but I thought it was overpriced for what it was. And the service was random and slow at times.

Coffee - Portage Bay Cafe

Pike Place Public Market sign
Pike Place Public Market sign at the corner of Pine and Pike.

Super prawn taco – La Corneta Taqueria

Super prawn taco - La Corneta Taqueria
Black beans, rice, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, spicy pico de gallo salsa. $5.50
La Corneta Taqueria, San Francisco CA

They sure know how to pile on the toppings at La Corneta! The prawns were perfectly cooked, tender and very flavorful. Perhaps, it was a tad on the salty side, but I enjoyed this very much!

Tortilla chips and salsa - La Corneta Taqueria
Tortilla chips and salsa. Complimentary

Scary ivy-covered house
Scary ivy-covered house, 17th Street. I would NOT want to live in that thing!

Super burrito al pastor – Taqueria Cancun

Super burrito al pastor - Taqueria Cancun
Marinated pork with rice, beans, cilantro, salsa, onions, cheese, avocado, and sour cream. Served with corn totilla chips. $6.50
Taqueria Cancun, San Francisco CA

Wow, this place is a mad house at 2 AM! I was in desparate need of food so I stumbled into this joint for a large, delicious burrito. I’m pretty sure it was good, I think… Lol! The intercom announcing the order numbers is REALLY loud, but I supposed that’s necessary at that hour. 🙂

Super burrito al pastor - Taqueria Cancun
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010

The Monkeybutts, Sunday Streets Mission
The Monkeybutts! I thought this was quite the band during Sunday Streets in the Mission. They were playing in front of the SF Library Mission Branch to the delight of many kids and parents.

Yankee pot roast – Trio Restaurant

Yankee pot roast - Trio Restaurant
Slow roasted with carrots and pearl onions over sour cream mashed potatoes. $19
Trio Restaurant, Palm Springs CA

This was pretty good and the beef was tender. I enjoyed that the roast had a good amount of fat for extra flavor. It was definitely a comforting dish.

Evening falls on Palm Springs
Evening happens pretty quickly in PS because of the mountains on the western side of the city.

Shrimp tacos – Henry’s House

Shrimp tacos - Henry's House
Flour tortillas filled with grilled shrimp topped with a chipotle lime slaw, pico de gallo, pepperjack cheese, and sweet chili infused sour cream. $10
Henry’s House, Charleston SC

The shrimp usually comes fried, but I requested them grilled. They were OK, but what really annoyed me was that they were supposed to be half-off for happy hour but we were still charged full price. Super lame! I guess it was also pointless to order the shrimp grilled since the tacos are covered in sour cream anyway.

Fleet Landing Restaurant, Concord Street
Fleet Landing Restaurant, Concord Street. I haven’t been here yet, but would like to since it’s one of the few waterfront restaurants in downtown. People seem to enjoy their shrimp and grits as well as the fried green tomatoes.

Enchiladas pobalanas – Santi’s Restaurante Mexicano

Enchiladas pobalanas - Santi's Restaurante Mexicano
Two chicken enchiladas with brown chocolate mole sauce, melted cheese, and sour cream. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, and salad. $7.50
Santi’s Restaurante Mexicano, North Charleston SC

Mmm, this was so tasty and the service was fast and friendly. The mole was very flavorful and I really liked the refried beans too. There was so much food on this plate and all for less than eight bucks, heck yeah! I couldn’t even finish everything.

Chips and salsa - Santi's Restaurante Mexicano
Chips and salsa. Complimentary. Noms, more please!

Charleston Waterfront Park Fountain
Charleston Waterfront Park Fountain. One of my favorite locations in Charleston!

Los numeros #3 – Zapata Mexican Grill

Los numeros #3 - Zapata Mexican Grill
Carne asada (grilled skirt steak), grilled fish and prawns with rice, black beans, salad, guacamole and sour cream. $12.75
Zapata Mexican Grill, San Francisco

Wow, there was A LOT of food on that plate! The proteins were definitely on the salty side, but still flavorful. The fish was a bit overcooked, but the prawns were perfect.

Chips and salsa - Zapata Mexican Grill
Chips and salsa. Complimentary.

Mural of Market Street, Church Street
Mural of Market Street, Church Street. This artwork is pretty cool – I like how they switch up the scene from panel to panel.