Salud

I always like trying new places, but there are some spots that I return to again and again. One of those places is Salud in Barrio Logan. Now, Barrio Logan was one of those unsavory locations in San Diego that most people avoided. Just from its appearance, people avoided it. Unfortunate because the most delicious…

Food & Drink Guide: Seattle

A good friend of mine is heading to Seattle soon and I bombarded her with texts of what to do, eat, and see in Seattle. Thankfully, she’s super patient and appreciates my quirks, I think 😉 To avoid that next time someone asks me about Seattle, I’ll save them the text rampage and direct them…

Where to Eat in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

I’ve never visited Southeast Asia. I know. Shocker. It seems like everyone has gone to Thailand over the past three years. Me? I’ve just never had the opportunity to and traveling there wasn’t very high up on my list. Let’s just say I’m not a huge fan of hot, humid weather. But when my cousin suggested…

BLD: Los Angeles – Day 1

Los Angeles is chock full of food options. From cheap eats to fine dining, LA’s food scene is one-of-a-kind. Below is how I’d spend a full day in one of my favorite food places in the world. As always, use each post to build your own food itinerary for BLD. CITY: Los Angeles BREAKFAST Where…

Cocina 35

Ever walk into a restaurant and instantly know that your taste buds were in for a cultural awakening? That’s how I felt about and proceeded to feel at Cocina 35. My friend and coworker Armando suggested this chilaquiles spot in Cortez Hill that’s supposed to have the most authentic chilaquiles in San Diego. I trust…

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner: San Francisco – Day 1

BREAKFAST Where to go: Tartine Manufactory Location: 595 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110 Description: Amazing space for a bakery in an equally nice part of the city. Expect a wait if you’re going over the weekend. Once inside, grab some pastries and some coffee and just relaaaaax. I recommend a croissant. Or 5. LUNCH…

City Guide: Palm Springs

Deserts have a special place in my heart. Sure, my allergies go haywire and the elements are pretty harsh, but it’s quite peaceful and the local aesthetic is inspiring. Palm Springs, specifically, is a mid-century modern paradise. Knowing that the neighborhoods around PS are filled with these architectural wonders, we decided to rent some bikes…

Monkey Paw

I’ve been hearing for awhile that Monkey Paw had the best Philly cheesesteaks in San Diego. It took me awhile to get my way over to this random ass location in downtown san diego. I don’t even know what to call this area… Golden Hill? Grant Hill? Either way, it’s in an area I don’t…

Big City Bagel

Occasionally, boyfran and I head to Big City Bagel in Hillcrest for some bagels and coffee before beginning our work days. There’s nothing too spectacular about it, but it’s a local joint with deeeelicious bagels, tasty spreads, and hot (or cold) coffee! I haven’t tried much else there, but I usually order the everything bagel with jalapeño…

Kayaba

growing up, my mom would make us chilled soba noodles during the summer. it was the perfect cool meal during scorching db summers. they’re so easy to make at home, but i can never use up the soba noodle dipping sauce before the expiration date and boyfran isn’t really a fan. i’ve never really been…