I know you’ve had pho, but have you ever had your pho DRY?! Discovering this place has been mind blowing to say the least. Who knew that throwing some savory black mystery sauce over a bed of vermicelli and seafood could be so gratifying? If you go, don’t be a n00b. Ask for the 25 dry and make sure you get a large.
Pro-tip: you can request a fried egg to top off your noodles if that something that gets you “egg-cited”.
Stuffed. Business hours sign game strong.
Glen Canyon Park…
There’s nothing that screams summer in San Francisco than chasing fog on a late Friday afternoon. We chased Karl (the fog), explored giant rocks and tunnels of leaves and branches.
We got that duck confit and duck breast in that ramen and man, it was a great idea. Only thing that I couldn’t understand - soup and noodles with this spoon? *angry face.
That one time M and I wandered into Mt Davidson…
…there were epic fog and dreamy paths.
San Francisco Camera Style
This is a shot of Hide, that I took at a Flickr meetup last year. Hide’s nondescript camera is the Fujifilm Natura Classica, one of the few film cameras that have recently been produced and sold. Check out his photos here, which are mind blowing!!!
That one time I ate at Mr. Pollo…
Dude, a fresh four-course tasting menu for $25? That’s my jam. But what was even more my jam was that delicious Arepa doe. That’s how to go baller on a budget.
Dish: Cold Sesame Noodles, Taiwanese-American Beef Noodle Soup, and XLB.
Special flavors: Pickled Mushrooms in the Cold Sesame Noodle
Keepin’ it real with the little things. Did you see those chopsticks? They’re on point. And those lights on the ceiling? Legit. That cold sesame noodle though, it was delish - with perfect noodle texture and a great acidic notes yo.
Coffee Chronicles: Four Barrel Coffee
Why you should go - they have a separate pour-over bar to satiate anyone’s “one cup at a time” fix with several roast options to choose from. And to top it all off, the coffee is made with as minimal pretentiousness.