Wayfare Tavern San Francisco

Teresa made a lunch reservation for us at Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco because it was close to our hotel and she loved their popovers (I can’t argue with that logic). The restaurant was very festive for the holidays and the bar area looked pretty cozy for dining by yourself: The popovers come right after [...]

Hong Kong Lounge II

On Christmas eve, we headed to dim sum as a family before Flo, Paul and their kids headed back to Chicago to celebrate Christmas at home. We went to Hong Kong Lounge II in the Laurel Heights area because it was on the way to SFO (and open on Christmas Eve). They don’t push carts [...]

Hollywood Cafe

While in San Francisco, Paul and Flo took us to places they used to frequent when they lived on the west coast. For brunch, Paul took me and his kids to Hollywood Cafe, a cute (and small) brunch spot in Fisherman’s Wharf. The interior is so small that you have to go outside and to [...]

Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Mitchell’s Ice Cream in San Francisco has been around since 1953 and they are known for their weird flavors that they come up with (flavors like halo halo, the popular Filipino dessert, mango guava, yuzu, etc). There’s also always a line out the door, no matter what time of day it is: We grabbed a [...]

Thanh Long

Since Ken’s sister, Flo, and her husband, Paul, used to live out in San Francisco, they knew a bunch of good places to eat in the bay area. We ventured to Thanh Long while we were in San Francisco because it used to be a favorite of theirs. Thanh Long has a few sister restaurants [...]


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