Browsing the "California" Category

Chocolate Chair: Dragons Breath in San Francisco

Chocolate Chair at the Japan Centre draws huge line ups for their Dragon’s Breath, a cereal-like fruity pebbles soaked in liquid nitrogen. Once you comp down on the cereal, a bunch of smoke comes out of your nose and mouth. [...]

December 25, 2016 Cafe, San Francisco, Two Beakers

Starlight Room at Sir Francis Drake: Rooftop Bar in San Francisco

On the 21st floor of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel at Union Square in San Francisco is the Starlight Room, a rooftop Bar over looking the views of Union Square. When I was on here during vacation, we came up [...]

December 15, 2016 Late Night, San Francisco

Gotts’s Roadside: Burgers at the Ferry Building in San Francisco

It was a beautiful day in San Francisco and we ended up at the Ferry Building to grab some lunch. The ferry terminal has so much to eat, but we were on a mission to find Gott’s Roadside since we [...]

December 13, 2016 American, lunch, San Francisco, Three Beakers

Cow Girl Creamery’s Sidekick Cafe: Weekend Raclette in San Francisco

I came to the San Francisco Ferry Terminal on a weekend and Cowgirl Creamery’s Sidekick Cafe sells Raclettes on the weekends on Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 3pm. I’ve been dying to have a good raclette, so when I [...]

November 28, 2016 European, lunch, San Francisco, Three Beakers

Exploring Anaheim: Food, Drinks, Shows and Disney

Photo Credit: Visit Anaheim From revitalized neighbourhoods and cultural hubs to a burgeoning brewery and culinary scene, there is more to discover in Anaheim than what meets the eye. A lot of people visit Anaheim to experience the best place on earth [...]

November 24, 2016 Anaheim, travel

Air Canada: YVR to SFO Review (AC 562)

The flight I booked through United Airlines going from Vancouver to San Francisco was operated by Air Canada on flight AC 562. Perhaps they have code sharing or some sort of agreement. I was using Google Flights to get the lowest flight [...]

November 18, 2016 Airplane Meals, British Columbia, San Francisco, travel

Red Door: Hidden Cafe in San Francisco

Every day was an early morning for us when we were in San Francisco and I needed coffee and toast to start off my day. After doing a quick search, I found a nice cafe a few blocks away from [...]

November 17, 2016 Cafe, San Francisco, Three Beakers

Ghirardelli: Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop in San Francisco

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop is located near Fisherman’s Wharf. Ghirardelli is one of the oldest chocolate company in the US. They are also a division of Swiss confectioner Lindt & Sprüngli. Since I was in town, I wanted to stop to [...]

November 4, 2016 Cafe, Kid Friendly, San Francisco, Specialty Shop, Three Beakers

In-N-Out Burger in San Francisco: Hidden Menu

In-N-Out is a popular place to go to in San Francisco near Fisherman’s Wharf. We try to go to In-N-Out when we are in the states just to get their animal fries and a few burgers. Since this location was so [...]

November 3, 2016 Fast Food, San Francisco, Three Beakers

Jelly Belly Factory Tour: Fairfield Visitor Center

Fairfield California is home to the Jelly Belly Factory and they are open for free tours every day from 9am till 4pm. You can get up-close-and-personal look at their candy manufacturing factory. It is best to come on the weekday as [...]

November 1, 2016 San Francisco, travel

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