Paseo press sandwich – Paseo

Paseo press sandwich - Paseo
Succulent morsels of roasted pork nestled atop sweet banana peppers, draped with sheer slices of smoked ham, Swiss cheese, and caramelized onions, all melted together between a hot press. On a lightly tasted baguette slathered with aioli (seasoned mayo), fresh cilantro, and crowned with caramelized onions. $8.95
Paseo, Seattle WA

Omg, this sandwich was AMAZING! It had everything that I love, and it was overflowing with flavor. I could eat this every day. I’d probably die of a heart attack, but at least I’d die happy. Hehe. 🙂

Large tree with hanging tassel inflorescences
Large tree with hanging tassel inflorescences. Anybody know what kind of tree this is?


Sandwich mixte – La Cooperative

Sandwich mixte - La Cooperative
Ham, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. 5,90€
La Cooperative, Paris FR

After a long day of sightseeing, we really needed some food on our way back to the hotel. We came across La Cooperative on our walk from the Louvre. It looked like a cute cafe and the clientele appeared to be a mixture of business people, locals and tourists so we decided to give it a try. The food was fairly good, but the service was really erratic. We were served by two different waiters both of whom were really difficult to wave down when we needed anything.

While this sandwich was pretty standard, the bread was really good. I also prefer the mayonnaise they use in France. It has a better consistency and flavor.

Drinks - La Cooperative

Coca-Cola light. 50 cl 7,20€
Kir au Sauvignon. 25 cl 5,70€
OK, I’m still baffled why drinks are SO expensive here! We spent more money on soda and water than we did our food. Am I just being a ridiculous American that I think this is outrageous?! 😦

Fountain of Warsaw, Jardins du Trocadero
Fountain of Warsaw, Jardins du Trocadero. The Gardens of the Trocadero are beautiful and a great place to view the Eiffel Tower and take photos. Of course I did a customary “jump” photo with the tower in the background, lol.

Turkey burger – Escena Lounge & Grill

Turkey burger - Escena Lounge & Grill
Ground turkey, swiss cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickle, secret sauce on a Kaiser roll, side salad. $15
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs CA

I love Escena. The setting is gorgeous, the service is wonderful, and it’s a great value. This turkey sandwich was pretty large and they have a lot of add-on options to personalize it to your taste.

Mini blueberry muffins - Escena Lounge & Grill
Mini blueberry muffins.

Chelsea’s Treat sandwich – Giovanni Pastrami

Chelsea's Treat sandwich - Giovanni Pastrami
Double Decker! 1/2 pound of hot corned beef and pastrami with Swiss cheese, tomato and Russian dressing on rye bread. Served with macaroni salad. $16
Giovanni Pastrami, Honolulu HI

Geez, this sandwich was large! I love corned beef and pastrami so I was in heaven. I don’t think I really needed the macaroni salad, but I ate it for good measure, lol!

Sound box - Giovanni Pastrami

Sound box. We needed this to listen to an SF Giants baseball game! 🙂

Ala Wai Canal
Ala Wai Canal from Ala Moana Boulevard.

Coppa, mortadella and Swiss sandwich – Lucca Ravioli Company

Coppa, mortadella and Swiss sandwich - Lucca Ravioli Company
On hard sourdough, mayo and mustard packets on the side. $5.95
Lucca Ravioli Company, San Francisco CA

This delicious, no frills sandwich is sliced to order and pretty large for six bucks! The meats are yummy and they put a good amount of it in the sammy. Yay! Next time I’ll probably get the soft sourdough bread though. This was a little too hard for me, especially since I didn’t put any condiments on it.

Coppa, mortadella and Swiss sandwich - Lucca Ravioli Company
Still wrapped in the butcher paper.

Lucca Ravioli Company, Valencia Street
Lucca Ravioli sign on the side of the store.

Arugula and mushroom omelette – Jake’s

Arugula and mushroom omelette - Jake's
With Swiss cheese, served with potatoes, fruit, and nine grain toast. $11
Jake’s, Palm Springs CA

I really liked this omelette. It had simple ingredients, but it was executed perfectly. The egg was fluffy and I really enjoyed the peppery arugula folded inside.

Outdoor dining area - Jake's

Misters are going stong at Jake’s outdoor dining area.

Corned beef with Swiss cheese sandwich – Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

Corned beef with Swiss cheese sandwich - Sherman's Deli and Bakery
It’s piled up high on our deli rye bread and includes lettuce, sliced tomato. Our Swiss cheese has less holes! Served with potato salad. $12.95
Sherman’s Deli and Bakery, Palm Springs CA

Mmm! I can’t say enough about the awesome sandwiches at Sherman’s. The meats are perfect and the rye bread tastes SO good. Definitely bring your appetite!

Pickles and sauerkraut - Sherman's Deli and Bakery
Pickles and sauerkraut. Complimentary. I like that these aren’t overly pickled. They’re delicious!

Iced tea - Sherman's Deli and Bakery

Iced tea. $2.65

"Forever Marilyn" sculpture by Seward Johnson

“Forever Marilyn” sculpture by Seward Johnson. This 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe (a la The Seven Year Itch) currently stands in downtown Palm Springs on Palm Canyon Drive. It’s previous site was in Pioneer Court on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

The Citadel sandwich – East Bay Deli

Oven roasted turkey and imported ham with honey mustard dressing, crispy bacon, lettuce, toamto, melted swiss and cheddar cheeses on toasted wheat, with a side of potato chips and pickle. $7.99
East Bay Deli, North Charleston SC

This sandwich was very large and SUPER tasty, noms! They definitely pack on the meat and I love that they melt the cheeses so they’re nice and gooey. Mmm…

The pressed Cubano – Legends of San Francisco

The pressed Cubano - Legends of San Francisco
Panini with thinly sliced ham, swiss cheese and sliced pickle, then spread with mustard and grilled on herbed focaccia bread with Classic Lays potato chips. $11.99
Legends of San Francisco Bar & Grill, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

I was NOT impressed. The sandwich as super salty and the ham tasted like low-quality supermarket deli meat. The cheese wasn’t even melted all the way through! Ugh, Terminal 1 really needs to step it up on the food front!

"Wind Portal" art installation, Paul Woolford and Ned Kahn
“Wind Portal” art installation, Paul Woolford and Ned Kahn. Located midway down the Bart platform, this piece is composed of thousands of metallic sequins that move with the wind created by incoming Bart trains and aircrafts. It’s a spectacular installation and provides an beautiful San Francisco welcome to weary travelers.

Ham scrambler – Toast Eatery

Ham scrambler - Toast Eatery
Scrambled eggs with ham, tomato, green onions, and swiss cheese. Served with hashbrowns and fruit (pineapple, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, cantaloupe, honeydew melon). $11
Toast Eatery, San Francisco CA

Although the fruit is an extra $1.50 substitution, I like that they include plenty of berries! I hate it when restaurants only give you melons as a fruit bowl.

Golden Gate Bridge
Beautiful San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands.