We were recently in San Francisco and we ate great food! As a couple, we are really lucky because we both love trying new restaurants and neither of us are picky. Thanks to YELP we found some fun and delicious places to eat.
The first day we headed down to the wharf and ate at the Fairy Codmother. It’s a tiny restaurant down a side street owned by some people from England and they fry the fish and chips while you wait. We got the chips with fresh garlic and Baja sauce! Yum!
For lunch one day we stopped in at Cafe de la Presse that is located just outside of China Town. It felt like we just stepped into Paris. Our waiter was even French. We had a delicious shrimp salad and tarte flambee.
Another fun place on Fisherman’s Wharf is Boudin Cafe. This restaurant is all over in San Francisco but the one on the wharf has a cute store and cafe on the main floor and a restaurant upstairs. They make delicious sour dough bread. They also have huge windows looking into the kitchen so you can see how they make the bread.
We met our fabulous friends the Wilcocks at a fantastic Thai restaurant called Thai Basil. Always great conversation and great food!
On our last night we went out searching for Italian food and were lucky enough to stumble upon this delightful alley of restaurants! We ate at Cafe Tiramisu. They had the best gnocchi I have ever had. It was the perfect size, shape and texture- melts in your mouth! I get hungry just writing about it.
One last place I have to mention is Lori’s Diner. They have the most wonderful malts! I visited San Francisco the first time with my mom and sister Rachael for my graduation trip. We stayed at a hotel next to Union Square and just across the street from Lori’s Diner. It seems like we ate there everyday which included a malt, even if it was breakfast. At that time they had little old-fashioned jukeboxes at each table that you could choose songs from to listen to. We loved the song “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”.
Anyways, the first day Greg and I were there we went in search of a dessert. I thought of Lori’s but couldn’t remember the name. We headed up that direction to see if it was still there and sure enough it was still there, the malts were still delicious but no more jukeboxes. It’s a great little diner that’s open 24 hours a day. San Francisco definitely doesn’t disappoint when it comes to great food.
What’s Granny’s you ask? A delicious burger joint up in Heber, Utah. They have great burgers, yummy fries and greasy onion rings with a fabulous shake to top off the meal. They used to only be open in the summer but as you can see they are now going to feed us all winter too! Bad news: Granny’s has changed their minds and will be closing this Winter. So you will be salivating till next Spring. We also love it because it is very family friendly and we can make ourselves right at home.:)
We spent Spring Break in Phoenix and ate out at a few delicious restaurants. It got me thinking about some of the great food we have had recently and some restaurants we want to try. I thought I would throw out a little review of some of our favorite places to eat in hopes that you will return the favor and let us know of some of your favorite eateries.
I can’t get enough of this place lately. They offer a great lunch menu for $6.99, come on where can you eat great food these days for $6.99! I always get the gang massaman, why you ask, because it’s DELICIOUS. They are also located in Sandy which is super close to work.
We have only eaten here once but I can’t stop talking about how good it was. It has a great atmosphere and made us feel like we were in New York City. Whenever Andrea and I go out we like to share a meal so that we can also try an appetizer and usually some dessert. We started off with mussels with a creamy black pepper sauce that is by far the most delicious sauce I have ever tasted in my life. I could have put it in a cup and drank it! Next we went for the wagyu (not sure what that even means) beef stroganoff. I’m usually not a big fan of beef stroganoff but this dish definitely changed my mind.
This place never disappoints. They are owned by the same people who own Red Butte Cafe and their menus are quite similar. We usually hit Stella’s just because it is closer to our house. I always get the carne asada tacos. They also have some great desserts to finish off your meal.
This restaurant is located in a bit of random spot but it’s so good. Andrea and I always share a flat bread, Ken’s salad with baby mixed greens, roasted tomato vinaigrette, apples, the best house dried tomatoes, and fontina cheese & candied pecans. Next we move to the main course which is usually grilled beef tenderloin with port reduction, blue cheese butter and shallot herb mashed potatoes. Sometimes we get the ahi tuna which is also fantastic.
Well, those are some of our favorites. Here is a list of ones we want to try. Plum Alley Vuz Les Madeleines (I’ve eaten here and love it but I need to take Andrea)
Alright, help us out with this list and let us know some of your favorite places to eat.