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Catalina

How do you get to Two Harbors? Our friends love to scuba!

2 days ago
Cynsa in Los Angeles Area

Catalina

Have you visited Avalon recently and not enjoyed it?
How do you know there isn't anything too wonderful?

I hesitate to offer you suggestions or recommendations based on this.
Our tastes must be quite different! Of course, you are young and vibrant and I am a lol of 67 and live a slower less exciting lifestyle with much lower expectations of wonderful!

So, here is my list of all that is not too wonderful. Be prepared to ignore it; you won't enjoy it - this is just for oldsters.

Von's Express for great hot sandwiches 'to go'.
Ristorante Villa Portofino for fresh fish.
Original Jack's Country Kitchen for breakfast.
CC Gallagher's for a great slice of coconut cake.
Coney Island West for burger and fries.
Descanso Beach Club - join membership and drink on the beach.

Go zipline!
Jump on the local $2 shuttle around Avalon to see sights; you don't really need the thrill of the golf carts to get around the island. Chat it up with the locals.
Go to the Museum under the Casino; take the 'backstage tour' for a bit of the history of Catalina Island.

If you go, please share your finds!
I double-dare you to relax and just have fun in a California beach town.
I'd love to know what's best to do next year!

2 days ago
Cynsa in Los Angeles Area

Tröeggi a Biondivino Pop-Up (Russian Hill, San Francisco)

I would follow Emanuele Fromento home to Genoa; Ai Troëggi seats 60 - room for all of us!
In the meantime, thank you for the escape from our Divisadero comfort zone; we were delighted with our walk on the wild side of Polk Gulch.
The slabs of Josey Baker bread from The Mill gave us the homey touch and hearty bites for the burrata and anchovies.
I forgot to ask for the tiramisu — must return!

This unfiltered Prosecco gives a great mouth feel with bold citrus notes that soften with sitting in the glass. Roll it around your tongue and enjoy it. I liked it.

Aug 28, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Okonomiyaki: SFBA Dish of the Month August 2014

Aha. I've tasted my memory of okonomiyaki at Izumiya - like Goldilocks, it's just right for me. Sah.
The right balance of crisp shredded cabbage, meat, sauce, katsuobushi, Kewpie mayo, pancake cooked as I remember... simple fare. It's a throwback to comfort.
Also offered: mixed, seafood, beef. This one is pork.

Izumiya
1581 Webster upstairs near Kinokuniya Bookstore in the J-town mall
Ste 290

Hatch Green Chiles 2014

Roasting Calendar at Mollie Stone's Markets in partnership with Melissa's Produce

blog.molliestones.com/post/93796594901/get-your-fix-hatch-chiles-are-coming-to-a-mollie

http://www.molliestones.com/

Hatch Chile Roasting Event Dates & Locations:

Saturday August 23, 12-4pm: Greenbrae
Sunday August 24, 12-4pm: Pacific Heights
Saturday September 6, 12-4pm: Sausalito
Sunday September 7, 12-4pm: Burlingame
Saturday September 13, 12-4pm: San Bruno
Sunday September 14, 12-4pm: Palo Alto

Aug 24, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

What is the date for "Chowhound Cake Day 2015"?
I can't miss it!

Aug 22, 2014
Cynsa in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

We had the pleasure of devouring Caitlin's masterpiece celebrating our buttertart's birthday... and we all went for 'seconds' leaving just enough for the birthday gal to have a slice with her morning coffee the next day.
This cake is perfection! Kudos to Caitlin!

Okonomiyaki

Wonderful!
I also dislike the gloopy sweetly mess of most restaurant okonomiyaki and prefer to make it at home - with lots of shredded cabbage and chicken, shrimp, or pork. must have: Kewpie and katsuobushi.
I haven't yet tasted the modern yaki with the noodles -
thanks for your post!

Aug 22, 2014
Cynsa in Home Cooking

Food Souvenirs from San Francisco

Blue Bottle: roasted coffee beans
Josey Baker bread at The Mill
Dandelion chocolate
wine
honey

http://www.citybees.com/
http://pcfma.com/blogs/wp-content/upl...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/792350

I love shopping at Phoenicia Foods in Houston!

Aug 22, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Santa Barbara Uni @ Tenroku Sushi in San Francisco Japantown

Couldn't resist the $10 tray of Santa Barbara uni.
Final tab $14.15 + tip includes $3 plate of kappamaki.
The quality of this uni is rather low, the texture is off and it has little of the richness that I love.
The $6 plate of the 2-piece nigiri with uni looks better.

Seating was more than half-filled this afternoon.

Aug 20, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Help a pressed for time NY Hound find the Asian food of her dreams?

Little Yangon in Daly City is closed on Tuesdays... also closed: Shanghai House...Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous... we had three Tuesday strikeouts.
The home run out of the ballpark was Angkor Borei with three cheers for their 30-year run.
http://www.cambodiankitchen.com/

Tuesday lunch at Angkor Borei: Chicken Salad, Crispy Cambodian Crepe, Duck Prik King, Prahok, Ahmohk, rice, and beers.

Ice creams at Humphry Slocombe at the Ferry Building...
Candied Ginger, Blue Bottle Vietnamese, McEvoy Olive Oil
http://www.humphryslocombe.com/www.hu...

Okonomiyaki: SFBA Dish of the Month August 2014

Osaka okonomiyaki with octopus and pickled red ginger at Kitchen Kura
(no katsuobushi topping)
http://www.kitchenkura.com/
http://www.kitchenkura.com/Okonomiyak...

My cheap-and-filling student meals in Kyoto were okonomiyaki, yaki soba, gyoza, and ramen (circa 1968). I also learned to like the shredded raw cabbage that came on every plate.

Service at Kitchen Kura is warm and friendly.
Note that the combination dinners will satisfy any hearty appetites. Nanban chicken is popular.

Help a pressed for time NY Hound find the Asian food of her dreams?

Let's meet at Shanghai House for lunching on salt and pepper pig knuckle.

Use for mashed avocado (besides guacamole)

for breakfast: smashed avocado on toast, with a sprinkle of sea salt

Aug 08, 2014
Cynsa in Home Cooking

Santa Barbara Uni @ Tenroku Sushi in San Francisco Japantown

What a price! $10 for a tray of Santa Barbara uni! That is almost a siren's call.
Unfortunately, I have vowed never to return after tasting over-vinegared too-hard rice.

Aug 05, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

SFBA Dish of the Month (Aug 2014) - Nominations/Voting

OKONOMIYAKI - this dish is disappearing from local menus. Both Genki Ramen and Mifune Don have removed it from their respective menus. Let's search for new sources.

Yoshi's San Francisco to close on Fillmore Street

Jul 24, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Yoshi's San Francisco to close on Fillmore Street

Jul 18, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Yoshi's San Francisco to close on Fillmore Street

Jul 17, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Weight Watcher's Foodies -- The H H H Edition! July 2014 [OLD]

I'm with you juliejulez at 155 and my first goal is under 150 with a target of 135. I've just started insulin for diabetes and weight control with exercise is crucial for me.
How are you doing today?

Jul 11, 2014
Cynsa in Home Cooking
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Do I just throw this grilled cabbage away?

smells like old stir fry? at least you didn't say 'old socks'

I love cabbage. I'd chop or shred it and saute it with lots of butter and 1/2 tsp. of sugar.
or, brown some ground beef and add the shredded cabbage.
another option: stir in sour cream and dill weed before serving.

cook egg noodles, add the shredded cabbage, a pinch of sugar, freshly ground black pepper, and stir in some cream cheese.

I've roasted cabbage in the oven and I like the browned bits.
Maybe you just don't like cabbage?

keep it simple.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/981179

Jul 07, 2014
Cynsa in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

July 4th leftovers with a tall glass of ice cold milk... pecan pie, apple pie and Candy's Chocolate Pound Cake.
Tomorrow we'll eat mustard greens, mushrooms and tomato pie.

Back to Hakka on a Sunday Afternoon [San Francisco]

Lunch time at Hakka Restaurant
4401 Cabrillo Street at 45th Avenue
San Francisco 94121

Mercado Brasil [Mission District, San Francisco]

16 frozen lovelies in a bag. We liked them later after they cooled - soft buns! Both ways are tasty; hot and crisp from the oven and later when they're soft and chewy.
note: I defrosted them for an hour before baking in a convection oven.

Jul 06, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Mercado Brasil [Mission District, San Francisco]

I liked the bits of green olive in the coxinha, thank you, with the crisp shell and shredded chicken. The frozen pao de queijo baked quite nicely, too.

Pastel de Frango - Brazilian House & Restaurant Goiano [Richmond]

Hot from the oven, the frozen Pão de Queijo bake with a crunchy shell and a hot, salty, cheesy, chewy center. I think I'm in trouble now - these are addictive. I'll need a second tasting of the Arepa for the semi finals if Brazil is victorious this afternoon.

Jul 04, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Phoo Pwint Store - Source for Burmese Pickled Tea Leaves in the Inner Richmond, SF

thanks! I am so there.

Jul 03, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Pastel de Frango - Brazilian House & Restaurant Goiano [Richmond]

sigh. what to eat while watching the Brazil v Colombia match tomorrow on the 4th...? cheese bread? Pão de Queijo

Jul 03, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

Biscuits and Gravy

Isn't the Dish of the Month for new sightings only?
I am digging into my photo history file for mmpojo on this thread.

Link mmpojo's comment to the new thread for Dish of the Month?

Jul 03, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area

World Cup 2014 Viewing and Eats

Jul 02, 2014
Cynsa in San Francisco Bay Area