Bar Crudo is one of those places that’s been staring at me for like two years now! I live just down the street from it and it’s supposed to be this famous amazing place, which is possibly true since there’s always a line outside for dinner. The line outside is a hard tell though because this is San Francisco and there are lines outside even not-so-great places; there’s just so many people who live in this tiny city.

In any case, Bar Crudo opens at 5 pm and they have Happy Hour at that time. They used to have $1 oysters, which are no longer $1, but still a very good deal at $1.50 each. They have other delicious options, too, and you can order from their regular menu during Happy Hour as well. All in all, it was such a delicious meal I am so glad I went and had this seafood dinner at 5 pm in order to not have to wait outside for a very long time!

Delicious choices

Painting on wall

Happy Hour Seafood Chowder

Happy Hour $1.50 oysters

Happy Hour Tacos

San Sebastian (not Happy Hour menu)


I’ve been to Alamo Square’s Saffron Grill before. In fact, the first time was exactly two years ago today. My sister was in town for a wedding last week and we decided to gobble up some Indian food while she was here. Saffron Grill is always a good option because it’s close to where I live and it’s rated highly by its patrons, including me. I particularly like the starter they give everyone. We started with a combo appetizer plate and then shared one of the specials of the day: Okra Curry. Yum! I just love Okra, though I do wish they had stewed theirs just a bit longer this time.


Appetizer plate

Garlic Naan

Special: Okra Curry

{sf} nopa bday celebrations

September 2, 2017

For my birthday, my friend invited me to a delicious meal at a place that I live quite close to, but haven’t had a chance to visit in the over two years that I’ve now lived in San Francisco: Nopa. This place always has tons of people waiting outside and in order for us to get a table at the time we wanted, we went in as they opened and put our name down. I was so excited to try the delicious cocktails and their interesting food combinations. Of course, this place was not to disappoint. For starters, we tried the wood baked gigante bean salad, the warm goat cheese, and the little friend fish. Then we shared one main: the black cod. For dessert, since it was my birthday, they brought out a complimentary scoop of the most delicious frozen dessert with a single candle. What a treat! And while this place truly is a San Francisco eating experience, I don’t actually think that the prices are that ridiculous compared to what you get use to living in the City. Well, I’ll be darned then!

A birthday-worthy photo adventure: