Lunch at The Slanted Door in San Francisco

I feel like I need to walk around with a sign that reads: “Will travel for food”, like seriously. Traveling and food are my two loves. Well besides my love bug Mimi of course. I think I’m so in love with travel and food because I’m obsessed with trying new things. I love adventure and the feeling that I don’t know what’s going to happen next. I get this feeling stresses some people out, but I thrive under that stress. I love meeting new people. I love it when someone tells me something I’ve never heard before. I rarely make the same thing twice because I’m always ready to try something new.

This weekend I went to San Francisco, which I happen to think is a very magical place. I mean what else could you ask for? Crazy city, lots of different people from all over the world, throw in an ocean and some of the best restaurants in the world… well, let me just make myself at home.

After several visits this year, I finally got around to trying The Slanted Door . Nestled right in the Ferry Building, it’s a gorgeous location on what was a sunshine-y Friday.

It was bustling, but we were able to snag a table right away at around 1pm.

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We started off our ladies lunch with cocktails. Left to right: Gin Fix, French 75 and PiƱa Colada. I had the Gin Fix. Refreshing and perfect with Vietnamese food.

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Next up were the Slanted Door Spring Rolls. Perfect peanut sauce, not too sticky and not too sweet.

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Fairly generous serving size if you ask me. Definitely enough for three.

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My favorite was the Spicy Monterey Squid. Ahhhhhmazing. Perfectly spiced, light and refreshing. I’ve come to love stir-fry squid. We even got our non-adventurous foodie friend to try the squid and she loved it! Victory all around!

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Everything is served up family style. The side of asparagus was delicious. Slight crunch and well-seasoned, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I recommend this side.

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For the meat lovers, the Pork Meatballs and Pork Belly noodles were fabulous. Rich tasting without being terribly heavy like a lot of pork belly dishes. I would order this again.

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Until next time fair City by the Bay, until next time.

San Francisco, CA

I’m keeping this Friday’s post short and sweet. Just a few snapshots from last weekends getaway to San Francisco. Don’t you just love weekend getaways? Me too.

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Rooftop view of the bay at sunset.

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The Golden Gate Bridge!

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Napa in the fall, sigh. Gorgeous.

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Vino at Alpha and Omega.

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Foggy Fisherman’s Wharf

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We had lunch in the Mission at Dosa. This is the Dahi Vada or lentil dumplings.

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Lamb curry.

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White Truffle Masala Dosa.

I cant wait to go back!

San Francisco

Hey friends! Today I have my first guest blogger, Kayleigh Rust! She went on a fabulous trip to San Francisco and snapped some pics of the food there that were ripe for sharing!

The timing could not be more perfect because I’m about to get kicked out of my house for a week during SXSW. So, I welcome new content contributors! Bare with me as I get creative without my usual kitchen over the next week… Could get interesting!!

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Spaghetti from Bottle Cap

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Pierogies also from Bottle Cap

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Now for some San Fran Breakfast options… Egg Sandwich from Harry’s

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Breakfast plate from Harry’s .

Sidenote: I also have it from a good source that if you say “San Fran” it’s a dead give away youre a tourist…

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This just looks delicious… Breakfast Burrito from Harry’s

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This looks divine and makes me want to sit on a sunny patio on Friday afternoon… Or any afternoon for that matter. Pear Bellini from Marengo .

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Gotta love a good bar snack and what better than Tater Tots from Bar None !

Big thanks Kayleigh for all your awesome pics!

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Proud to say that I actually took this pic! The lovely Miss Rust can be found at any happening music event around ATX. She also makes super fun headbands, which I have been lucky enough to receive a custom made one!

If you have any exciting food experiences you want to share, shout me a holler and I may just post your stuff!