Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Travel Diary: San Francisco ,CA Pt. II

(House of Prime Rib | 1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109)

This place is often compared to Lawry's, and let me tell you if you love Lawrys you will love this place. The difference isn't exactly in the prime rib but in the sides option. Unlike Lawry's thats infamous for their creamed corn, House of Prime rib takes creamed spinach to the next level. I got the "House of Prime Rib Cut" which is the thicker option. For the smaller eaters out there they do ofter the "City Cut", which is significantly thinner sliced. Must try in SF if you're looking for a heartier/fancier meal. Quick tip, if you decide to show up without a reservation try snagging a spot at the bar which still allows for dine-in. 

(Coqueta | Pier 5, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105)

Coqueta was recommended by a close friend of mine, and probably one of my favorite meals on the trip. This spanish tapa style restaurant overlooks the water. Aside from it's extremely trendy interior and ambiance, the service was also great. Everyone's favorites include the Crusted Chicken Croquetas (cause you can't go to Coqueta and not get Croquetas) and the Pork Shoulder which was both tender and flavorful. Recommended for foodies, cause what is better than tapas style the provides options to taste?! We also had the Sangria, but from what I've heard the gin and tonic will knock your socks off.

(R&G Lounge | 631 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108)

If you like Chinese style salt & pepper crab then R&G takes it to the next level. They fry the crab till its outer shell is coated with a crispy layer all around. Although pricing is seasonal, a whole crab serves about 3 people generously. We ended up getting two more dishes, but this stole the show.

(El Techo de Lolinda | 2518 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94110)

Since it was a nice and warm day in SF, we decided on dining at El Techo, a rooftop restaurant that overlooks the city skyline. Even at 5pm, there was a line that formed outside which shows how lively this place was. My favorite were the Empanada de Carne w/ Chimichurri dip but their infamous Chicharrones was also amazingly tender. Although the corn did hit the spot, I would say that nothing beats the authentic corn carts on the street. 

Let me know if any of you guys have given these spots a try and your thoughts on your experience! Till next time! 


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