This past Wednesday I met up with a friend at a carnival themed restaurant called Straw. I wanted to try something new while hanging in a neighborhood I don’t usually venture to. So I of course took to the internet and searched my options in lovely Hayes Valley. It was a beautiful day and I wanted to soak up the sun on Octavia Street. Straw is located on Octavia & Oak street, the decor is carnival inspired, as is their various menu items. It certainly is a fun take on your traditional American lunch. 

The menu was adorable, they used children books as the cover of each of their menus. My friend had a Spiderman Storybook. Isn’t this adorable?

&& as you are waiting for your food, they give a complimentary bowl of Gold Fish. Now that’s hospitality!

They had a great selection of salads and sandwiches. I went with the bearded lady which was a pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato tater tots and cole slaw. The sandwich was great. They served it with a generous portion of meat and I especially enjoyed it due to the soft sweet bread. I thought it was a great pairing, as sometimes pulled pork sandwiches are served on very hard bread and it makes the eating process quite difficult. As for the tater tots, I was not much of a fan. I like my tater tots extra crispy and these were a tad too mushy which kind of turned me off. Although, overall I still really enjoyed this meal especially the barbecue sauce on the side that I slathered on to my sandwich. 

Straw is a nice restaurant that I can totally see myself visiting again, the restaurant was fun to go to in general, I admired their festive decor. the staff was very friendly, and of course, they had some good food! 

Enjoying the sunny weather in San Francisco with some Ike’s sandwiches and a refreshing rootbeer.
On September 14, 2013 at 2:04pm

Enjoying the sunny weather in San Francisco with some Ike’s sandwiches and a refreshing rootbeer.

On September 13, 2013 at 12:40pm

San Francisco is a city to love for many reasons. But on the top of my list, it would have to be the vast assortment of breakfast places the city has to offer. One example, is Eats located on Clement street. Eats is a tiny little brunch place located on the bottom level of a traditional apartment building (as is basically everything in the Richmond). Eats offers a great mix of breakfast plates. This time I ordered the Waffle Bacon. It is a unique dish that truly enticed me from the very start. The Waffle Bacon is a waffle with bacon pressed in the middle topped with cheese, peppers and two sunny side-up eggs! It was an amazing concoction that has a lot of dynamic going on. The sweetness from the waffle is balanced by the saltiness of the crispy bacon & it all just melts with the bright yellow yolk from the eggs. It’s genius!

&& look at how big their hot chocolate is! It was literally in a bowl the size of my face. 

This month my dad came up to the bay to visit me and my aunts. We planned to meet up and have a nice dinner in the city and they gave me the reigns on where we would eat. i wanted to take the opportunity to try out something new. I have been hearing many great things about a Burmese restaurant called Burma SuperStar! (exclamation point included in the title) located in the Inner Richmond by my classmates, so I made it our destination for the night! 

Burmese food is a compilation of the regions that surround Burma which are India, China, Laos and Thailand. Their menu definitely reflects the spices, curries and sauces that each of these countries are known for and with the mixture of them all comes some delicious cuisine! 

If you look at any review of Burma SuperStar!, all you hear about is their Tea Leaf salad. It is a very special dish that includes tea leaves that are imported all the way from Burma. When you are served the salad, your server spends a good amount of time carefully mixing the salad in front of you in order to get all the flavors meshed for each bite! It was truly something different that I have never experienced before, the tea leaves added a refreshing dynamic to it which paired well with the crunchy fried garlic and peanuts. 

Another one of my favorites from that night was their Steak Kabat. This dish consisted of rare steak marinated with tomatoes, green chilies and mint leaves and paired with sauteed onions. This was absolutely delicious, the steak was nice and tender and still had a nice redness to it, while the mint balanced out the slight spiciness of the peppers. Yum! 

I definitely recommend a visit to Burma SuperStar!! This restaurant is a diverse compilation of various different types of asian cuisine. If you dine with a big party, I suggest ordering a dish from each protein section, meaning one chicken, one beef and one seafood plate and of course, don’t forget their famous Tea Leaf Salad! 

I’m currently in a happy place. Within my busy schedule balancing school, work and my internship, I have been able to still food blog and of course run! I was really worried that I would fall behind on running due to my schedule, but I have been able to find some time to log in some miles.
It’s especially important for me to really start training, as I have recently signed up for the Nike Women’s Half marathon that is in late October! It’s fantastic because my job gets special entries for the race (if you don’t know, this race is virtually impossible to get into) and my boss was allowed to give each employee an entry. I knew I had to take the advantage and take the entry…so here I am, worried about finishing 13.1 miles alive. EEEK, wish me luck.
This week I’ve been pretty good with my running streak. Tonight I ran through Nob Hill towards the Embarcadero and back. The run is beautiful at night, I pass the Bay Bridge, the TransAmerica Building and (photographed above) the Cable Car museum. I even raced the street car up the hill…I beat it! 
On September 11, 2013 at 12:13am

I’m currently in a happy place. Within my busy schedule balancing school, work and my internship, I have been able to still food blog and of course run! I was really worried that I would fall behind on running due to my schedule, but I have been able to find some time to log in some miles.

It’s especially important for me to really start training, as I have recently signed up for the Nike Women’s Half marathon that is in late October! It’s fantastic because my job gets special entries for the race (if you don’t know, this race is virtually impossible to get into) and my boss was allowed to give each employee an entry. I knew I had to take the advantage and take the entry…so here I am, worried about finishing 13.1 miles alive. EEEK, wish me luck.

This week I’ve been pretty good with my running streak. Tonight I ran through Nob Hill towards the Embarcadero and back. The run is beautiful at night, I pass the Bay Bridge, the TransAmerica Building and (photographed above) the Cable Car museum. I even raced the street car up the hill…I beat it!