Foodology

Browsing the "California" Category

Presidio Twilight: Dining Under the Stars in San Francisco

Presidio Twilight is a fun outdoor event put on by Presidio Trust and Off-the Grid. It happens on Thursdays at the Main Parade Ground from 5-9pm at the Presidio from mid-May to October. They have had this event the last 3 [...]

October 28, 2016 Event, San Francisco

Gong Cha: Bubble Tea in Palo Alto

Gong Cha is one of my fondest memories from Hong Kong. Having bubble tea with their signature cream on top was something very unique to Asian until Gong Cha started expanding to the United States and Canada. When I was [...]

October 27, 2016 Bubble Tea, Palo Alto, Taiwanese, Three Beakers

Exploring Lucas Film in San Fransisco

I am a huge Star Wars fan and one of the things on my list to do in San Francisco was to take a peek at Lucas Film and their Yoda Fountain at Letterman Digital Arts Center. I don’t know [...]

October 23, 2016 San Francisco, travel

Boba Guys: Bubble Tea in San Francisco

Boba Guys is a popular bubble tea shop for local and tourists. My hotel at Station Square and Boba Guys was literally a block away, how could I resist to try one of the most popular bubble tea shops in [...]

October 21, 2016 Bubble Tea, Kid Friendly, San Francisco, Three Beakers

Farallon: Upscale Seafood Restaurant in San Francisco

Farallon Restaurant is an upscale seafood restaurant a few steps away from Union Square. They specialize in seafood and they have a raw and seafood bar. While I was in San Francisco, they invited me to give their restaurant a try. As [...]

October 19, 2016 San Francisco, Seafood, Three Beakers, WestCoast

Burger King: Whopperrito

Whopperrito is Burger King’s new menu item turning a Whopper into a burrito. Whenever I go to the United States, I get super excited to try exclusive menu items like this. We don’t have this in Canada. The Whopperrito is made [...]

October 17, 2016 Fast Food, San Francisco

Zombie Runner: Running Store & Cafe in Palo Alto

Zombie Runner is a running store and an espresso cafe. They are known to have good lattes in Palo Alto. We were at the farmers market on California Ave. and decided to come here for an early morning caffeine run. [...]

October 15, 2016 Cafe, Palo Alto, Three Beakers

Yayoi: Japanese Teishoku Restaurant in Palo Alto

Yayoi opened their first US location in Palo Alto on University Avenue serving up teishoku-style Japanese restaurant, which are set meals which typically includes smaller side dishes like rice, miso soup, side dish and pickled vegetables with the main course. My [...]

October 13, 2016 Japanese, Kid Friendly, Palo Alto, Three Beakers

Sushirrito: Sushi Burrito in Palo Alto

Sushirrito is the original sushi burrito concept before it went big around the world. When I was in San Francisco and Palo Alto, I knew I had to check this place out. Sushirrito is made-to-order with a mix of Asian [...]

October 11, 2016 Fusion, Japanese, Kid Friendly, lunch, Mexican, Palo Alto, Three Beakers

Electric Tour Company: San Francisco Guided Segway Tours

Electric Tour Company has various tours throughout San Francisco. The most popular tours are the Fisherman’s Wharf & Waterfront Segway Tour, as well as the Golden Gate Park Segway Tour. We took the Golden Gate Park Segway tour through the westside [...]

October 9, 2016 San Francisco, travel

Madame Tussauds San Francisco: Review

Madame Tussauds has one of their wax museums located in Fisherman’s Wharf. The San Francisco location opened in 2014 and became the 17th Madame Tussauds museum to open worldwide. There are celebrities that are key to San Francisco. Tony Bennett is the first [...]

October 8, 2016 San Francisco, travel

Arguello: Lunch at the Presidio of San Francisco

Arguello is located in the historic Presidio Officers’ Club. They serve up Mexican cuisine capturing the cultural heritage of the Presidio and a contemporary bar with craft cocktails. Chef Traci Des Jardins put together their menu for Arguello. I was invited by [...]

October 6, 2016 lunch, Mexican, San Francisco, Two Beakers

Philz Coffee: Amazing coffee in Palo Alto

Philz Coffee in San Francisco is very popular and has several locations. I was visiting a friend in Palo Alto and she recommended we come here for a cup of coffee. They aren’t your typical coffee shop. The coffee shop [...]

October 4, 2016 Cafe, Four Beakers, Palo Alto

San Francisco CityPASS: Review

For our trip to San Francisco, we used the CityPASS to tour around town to see a few of the attractions in the Bay area. I’ve used CityPASS in the past before and they have some of the top attractions for tourists. [...]

September 30, 2016 San Francisco, travel

Scala’s Bistro: Dinner near Union Square

Scala’s Bistro is located in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel just steps away from Union Square. They have crafted cocktails and Italian inspired fare on the dinner menu. You’ll want to make reservations ahead of time as it can get quite [...]

September 28, 2016 Italian, San Francisco

Disneyland Bachelorette Party on a Budget

Before getting married, one of the items on my bucket list was to go to Disneyland. What better time to go than with your besties. We planned to be here for 2 days so we could go to both Disneyland and [...]

August 26, 2015 Anaheim, California, travel

Bubba Gump Shrimp: Happy Hour in Anaheim

We spent a whole day in Disneyland and needed a late night snack. Close to our hotel is a Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant inspired by the movie Forest Gump. If you are a fan of the movie, you gotta visit [...]

March 5, 2015 American, Anaheim, California, Happy Hour, Kid Friendly, Two Beakers

Cactus Taqueria: Mexican Food in Hollywood

When in Los Angeles, get your Uber driver to recommend places to eat. Thats what we did. We really wanted Mexican food, but it was so hard finding something close to the place we were staying at. It’s pretty hard [...]

March 3, 2015 California, Four Beakers, Hollywood, Mexican