June 28, 2014

Bonefish Grill - Irvine, California

We eat out a lot. Way more than we should. So after a while it just becomes whatever. But after eating at Bonefish Grill I can say we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this meal. It wasn’t fancy just a really well prepared solid and delicious meal. Everything was just how we hoped it would taste and the service was top notch.

We started with the crab and corn chowder which was one of the best I have ever had. Some warm bread with pesto was a nice addition and for our entree we had steak, homemade mac and cheese and a crab cake.

June 27, 2014

City View Restaurant - Chinatown, San Francisco, California

Of course no trip to San Francisco is complete without having some dim sum. This is the place we chose. There was a wide variety of items and we enjoyed everything. The only thing that surprised us was how much we actually ate because there was only two of us.

June 26, 2014

Little Italy - San Francisco, CA

With all the wonderful places to eat in Little Italy we stumbled on one that was overpriced with just ehhh food. We had to have an early dinner so all the places we wanted to try were not open yet. I wish I could remember the name of the restaurant but we were in such a rush. All I remember is that it was on some corner off of Columbus and was shaped like a triangle with both indoor and outdoor seating.

We had the tagliatelle bolognese and the chicken parmesan. Good enough but nothing special.

June 25, 2014

House of Nanking - Chinatown, San Francisco, California

This place was recommended by a friend and he totally did not steer us wrong. The food was so flavorful and delicious. It had been a while since I had a unique chinese food experience.

We had the salt and pepper shrimp with mushrooms, fried onion pancake that had an amazing peanut sauce on top, and mongolian beef which surprisingly came on top of fried noodles.

I know there are so many great places to eat in San Francisco but if you get a chance this is a must try.

June 24, 2014
Liguria Bakery - North Beach, San Francisco, CaliforniaHands down the best Focaccia I have ever had.We bought the pizza, raisin, rosemary garlic, and jalapeño cheese. I am still regretting not getting the mushroom on the first day because they had sold out when we went back at the exact same time the next day. Go early and Go often. We snacked on this all the way home.

Liguria Bakery - North Beach, San Francisco, California

Hands down the best Focaccia I have ever had.

We bought the pizza, raisin, rosemary garlic, and jalapeño cheese. I am still regretting not getting the mushroom on the first day because they had sold out when we went back at the exact same time the next day. 

Go early and Go often. We snacked on this all the way home.

June 23, 2014
Fishermans Wharf - San Francisco, CaliforniaI was really surprised to find whole fried clams in such a tourist trap. I honestly can’t remember the name of the restaurant but it was one of those restaurants that are all in a row in front of the Musee Mechanique right in front of the giant Fishermans Wharf Wheel sign. You have to go into the restaurant to get the whole clams I think not from the outside counter.These clams were so good. I wanted to go back everyday. Best part the portion was really quite big.

Fishermans Wharf - San Francisco, California

I was really surprised to find whole fried clams in such a tourist trap. I honestly can’t remember the name of the restaurant but it was one of those restaurants that are all in a row in front of the Musee Mechanique right in front of the giant Fishermans Wharf Wheel sign. You have to go into the restaurant to get the whole clams I think not from the outside counter.

These clams were so good. I wanted to go back everyday. Best part the portion was really quite big.

June 22, 2014
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June 22, 2014

The Dillinger - Boulder City, Nevada

Who knew that we could find one of the best burger joints ever in a small town near the Hoover Dam.

We started with some Nachos that are prepared philly cheese steak style. It was a unique take on nachos that I had never had before and thoroughly enjoyed. Then we moved on to our burgers.

The Sticky Burger. It was not on the menu but they will prepare it for you if you ask. It is a burger with bacon and peanut butter. It sounds off but it is right on.

We of course had to try the Dillinger Burger it consisted of cheddar cheese, applewood bacon, and beef brisket. 

The Capone Burger which had cheddar and jack cheese with grilled onions, applewood bacon, and a fried egg.

All the burgers were cooked to perfection and so delicious. If we are ever in the area again this will be a must go.

June 21, 2014

Grand Canyon -  Grand Canyon, Arizona

This was one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. After watching the sunrise over the Grand Canyon we had our little RV parked right against the lookout point and made a simple breakfast of pancakes and Asian Pears. Eating pancakes as the sunlight filled the Grand Canyon was one of the most amazing experiences ever. EVER.

June 20, 2014

Roadkill Cafe - Seligman, Arizona

While on Route 66 we saw this cafe and just had to stop. After the meal we kind of wish we hadn’t. 

June 19, 2014

Blaze Pizza - Carlsbad, California

This is one of those build your own pizza joints. It was the first time I had been to one and I really liked the experience and if the opportunity presents itself again I definitely will pop into another one.

I loved being able to choose the sauce, cheese, and toppings and I was able to put all of my favorite things for a mere $8. On my half I put red sauce, regular and fresh mozzarella, ricotta cheese, ham and 2 types of mushrooms. The other half had pepperoni, pineapple and peppers with mozzarella. For dessert we had a smore which they keep warm next to the oven until you are ready for it.

June 18, 2014

Fiano’s - San Juan Capistrano, California

This was a girls night out meal. If you ever have a chance to stroll around Old Town San Juan Capistrano you will find an eclectic choices of places to eat. This go around we decided to try Fiano’s Italian restaurant. While the food was good for some reason it just wasn’t good enough were I would want to have a second visit. 

We started with Bruschetta and Fried Calamari. Our entrees consisted of Lobster Ravioli, Grilled Chicken Salad and the Beef Stroganoff. Everything was prepared and presented nicely. We had a wonderful evening catching up with just the right amount of attentive service and a nice booth to enjoy a nice comfortable meal.

June 17, 2014

Ching Chinese Express - Tustin, California

This place is easy to miss and a little hard to find. It is located in a food court of a closed for business grocery store. I had been looking for a place that had good Jjajangmun and found this place on yelp. However when I got there I was more in the mood for Jjampong and it really fit the bill. It wasn’t as good as what I had in Korea but it came in close enough.

I ordered the Combo which came with Jjampong and Orange Chicken. The Jjampong had a nice variety and amount of seafood. The noodles had just the right amount of chewiness. The spice had a enough kick to make you sweat but not so hot that it lacked flavor. The orange chicken was really nothing special but it was a nice respite from the spiciness of the soup.

June 16, 2014

Taco Shop - Pacific Beach, California

We came across this little mexican restaurant while on our bike ride. It smelled great from the street so we thought why not. Thankfully the food was just as we hoped good basic mexican food. 

We filled refueled with Carne Asada Nachos and a combo plate of chicken enchilada and shredded beef taco.

June 15, 2014

Cafe Athena - Pacific Beach, California

One of my favorite foods is melted cheese, so when you light it on fire and let it get crispy on the outside and oh so gooey on the inside that is like heaven on earth.

We enjoyed a great meal of flaming cheese and a mixed kebab plate with a type of ratatouille that was absolutely delicious and flavorful. If we are ever in the area we would visit this cafe again. 

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