Girlfriends Lunch Date : TURTLE TOWER (SF) 02.05.14 A very enjoyable lunch with my good friend, Parker. She ordered the famed Pho Ga (chicken soup) which she totally adored for its light and clean taste. $6.50 I had the Grilled Pork over Rice. It came with a nice clear broth on the side. $7.50 We shared 2 pieces of the Imperial Rolls which were yummy but slightly greasy and skinny for $2.25 a piece. Not a great value. My pork over rice was just okay. The portion was small and the pork pieces were fatty although flavorful. I’ll say pho is the way to go when dining at Turtle Tower.                                             $23 including tip (Turtle Tower’s Pho Ga is a mainstay on SF Big Eat 7×7 100 Things to Try Before You Die.) It’s Okay: ♡ ♡ ♡ Neighborhood: The TL (Thank you a very enjoyable lunch and support over the years!)

Girlfriends Birthday Lunch Date @ Brenda’s French Soul Food (SF) Edel’s Birthday An hour of  being transformed to New Orleans during lunch in SF:  gumbo, sloppy josephine and CHOCOLATE BEIGNETS! Read about our delicious soul-satisfying lunch here:                                                 $30 including tip  Love!  ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ Neighborhood: Tenderloin

Date Night: 01.11.14 WISHING CRAB (Brentwood, CA) First date night of 2014 was courtesy of future parents-in-law (FPIL). They treated us to dinner to celebrate my guy’s birthday. Wishing Crab is a casual restaurant in the suburbs of Brentwood whose specialties are seafood steam pots. Per FPIL recommendation, we ordered 2 steam pots with a mix of Raging Cajun and Butter Garlic  sauces.  For under $30 per steam pot, each pot served two people and came with 2 sausages, 2 potatoes, 2 corns and a quarter of a crab, clams and shrimps. The sauces were flavorful, spicy and very nice. We also ordered the calamari which was pretty standard while the the cajun fries were nicely spiced, hot and crispy. They were good.   The garlic noodles were al dente but really bland. Future mother-in-law and I had 2 drinks each. I had two  Sexy Chocolate – a sweet drink with Godiva chocolate. YUM! Dinner with the FPIL was very enjoyable. The food at Wishing Crab was decent. The only complaint was the skimpy quarter …

Best dining memory 2013

2013 10 Best Girlfriends Dining Memories When with your best gals, every meal is delicious, every drink intoxicating and every moment special. Here are my special foodie memories with my girlfriends in 2013: Heather’s birthday lunch at Coqueta (SF). Lunch date with Edelmira and her baby @ San Jalisco (SF). Dine About Town lunch date with Heather @ Bask (SF). Spending the day and lunch date with my sister and nephew @ Aniki’s Sushi (Fremont, CA). Afternoon @ the Ferry Building with Heather and @ Bouli Bar (SF). Lers Ros (SF) Thai with Edelmira. Tea time with Heather @ Samovar Tea at Yerba Buena (SF). Breakfast delivery at work by BFF Heather from Craftman and Wolves (SF). Annual girls’ holiday dinner with A, J and H @ Farallon (SF). Lunch date with Jacqueline @ Annabelle’s (SF). I am so blessed to have such great girlfriends! Here’s to more girlfriends foodie dates in 2014!

Best date night memory 2013

Date Night Girl’s 10 Best Date Night Memories 2013 These are the places and meals that will stay in our memories. They might not be the most scrumptious food or most glamorous venues but these were the places where we had the most fun times together in 2013. Here’s to more fun date nights in 2014! xoxo The Date Night Girl 2 cups of hot chocolate on a cold winter night at Bittersweet Chocolate Shoppe (Oakland) 54 Mint (SF): We crossed the street and took a stroll at the Metreon and Yerba Buena after dinner. Lomo Saltado @ Fresca (SF) where we had an awesome view of the Fillmore Jazz Festival. Lobster Roll @ Woodhouse Fish (SF) before catching a movie at the Sundance Kabuki. Scallops at Old Fisherman’s Grotto (Monterey) on a beautiful afternoon at the Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf. Food truck adventure at SoMASTreet Food Trucks (SF). A cheap but super-fun movie night at the West Wind Drive In (Concord, CA). Burgers at Umami (Oakland) Themed Tiki/Hawaiian dinner with a view at Trader Vics …