Friday, March 6, 2015

San Francisco's Pier Side (Golden Gate Bridge and Cable Car) - Pt. 2

Sorry for the delay in posting Part Two of San Francisco's Pier Side. There has been many changes happening at work and school, so it's been quite busy for me.

Anyways, continuing where I've left off. We had originally planned to rent a bike to cross the Golden Gate Bridge. However, we didn't realize that there were no bike rental shops near the ends of the bridge. So for future reference, if you plan to bike across the bridge, make sure to rent a bike near the piers as that's where most of the rental shops are located. Since we were bike-less, and the weather was decent, we decided to walk across the bridge instead. It was a good afternoon stroll and definitely helped in digesting our morning consumption. The walk took approx. 45 mins each way, so 1hr 30 mins in total. You'll want to account for a bit more time if you wish to stay on the other side to take some pictures of the piers in the background. Fair warning: it does get windy and a bit chillier when you're on the bridge, so make sure you bring a windbreaker and an toque of some sort!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

San Francisco's Pier Side (Farmer's Market and Fisherman's Wharf) - Pt. 1

We visited the pier side on a Saturday and luckily for us, the weather was perfect, with close to no clouds found among the blue sky and a shining sun to keep us warm from the typical wind that is synonymous with San Francisco. It seems we chose the right day to do all of our outdoor activities. We begun our day by parking at the Golden Gateway Garage (268 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94111), which is mere 7 minutes walk from the Ferry Plaza building. For those who are planning to visit by means of driving, Golden Gateway Garage costs only $3 for the entire day if you receive validation from participating merchants (we received our validation at parking booths found at the Farmer's Market).

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Boiling Crab

The long awaited visit is finally blogged about!

I've been dying to trying Boiling Crab ever since I heard about it. Seafood, getting down and dirty with your hands, and a bib! What's not to love??! I can now say I crossed one off my bucket list. That may sound exaggerated for those who lives in the states, or bigger cities for that matter of fact, but you have to understand that I was born and raised in a city where seafood is an imported good. I live in a city where it is land all around, and bodies of water is nonexistent. So, please, will you allow me to relive my happiness thru this post with you?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Pepper Lunch

And thus, this post marks the beginning of the blogging that is to come of all the meals I enjoyed and want to share with you all in San Francisco and its neighbouring cities ^_^.

We arrived at San Jose Airport right at lunch time. Our first itinerary activity was to go outlet shopping at the Gilroy Premium Outlet, so I made sure to plan a quick lunch somewhere near the airport to save time, and also to prevent us from wasting a good meal opportunity (since it is a known fact that the food court at Premium Outlets are never good).

Pepper Lunch is a known Japanese fast food restaurant that is found vastly throughout Asia. I've heard about it many times but never had the chance to try it out, so I knew I had to check this place out with such a perfect opportunity!

Some of the things that I love to have knowledge on in regards to the restaurants that I plan to visit when I'm on vacation is the exterior appearance of the restaurant and its surrounding vicinity. This helps make finding it so much easier, especially when you're in a foreign place to begin with. For our first meal, Pepper Lunch is found in a large strip mall with mainly Asian restaurants, stores and services

Friday, December 12, 2014

Nash Restaurant & Off Cut Bar

For weeks prior to their opening, I have been overhearing conversations amongst my coworkers and even strangers in the elevators, all of whom were looking forward to Chef Michael Noble's new restaurant, in anticipation for another NOTaBLE success. I was lucky enough to score a reservation this past Tuesday night at 5:30pm.

One thing I absolutely love about visiting a new restaurant is to feel the ambiance that is set from the carefully chosen decor. From the outside, Nash can easily be missed as it turns off from 9th avenue and is found peeking from behind the corner-spot that is Starbucks. Luckily, their red rustic sign glows in the dark.