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…

Introducing jenk food

Hello, friends and strangers! My name is Jen Kim and I travel and eat, a lot. My friends and family have always asked me how I manage to handle traveling while working a full-time job. Some even assume I don’t work. Mmm… how else would I be funding these trips?! Gotta hustle. In hopes to inspire…

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…

Ironside Fish & Oyster

If you know me at all, you know that I love oysters. I almost can’t handle that every slurp tastes like the ocean — it’s amazing. My preferred way of enjoying oysters? A bit of lemon juice and a splash of Cholula. That combination is just perfection. When I heard that the folks behind Craft &…

Tacos El Gordo

Originally hailing from la la land, I have random cravings of street tacos. You know, those kinds that are only slightly smaller than your hand, cuts of every part of a cow imaginable (lengua, anyone?), and sprinkled with a cilantro/onion mix. THAT kind. I won’t be the first to admit that San Diego’s street taco…

Prepkitchen

san diego is finally getting some relief from this drought with a bit of a sprinkle. and all it makes me want to do is cuddle up on my couch, have my macbook warm my lap (because my personal lap-warmer cat likes his papa better), and write about food. duh. as boyfran watches his beloved…