Sunday, May 31, 2015

Everyday Wine in the City - 2012 Pinot Noir Deep End Blend by Navarro Vineyards

Navarro Vineyard Pinot Noir - Deep End Blend by roland luistro, on FlickrLast week Mijo and I opened a bottle of Deep End Blend 2012 Pinot Noir by Navarro Vineyards.

We've preview tasted this wine a year and half ago so we knew we will like this wine. We paired them with tasty appetizers and light Thai dishes. The wine was delicious!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Neigborhood in the City - A stroll through North Beach

North Beach - Washington Square by roland luistro, on FlickrAs part of our staycation, Mijo and I decided to have a light lunch in North Beach. We've been wanting to try the food at The Italian Homemade Company.

Since we were staycationing, we also played tourists by strolling through the neighborhood before we had lunch. That day was both a feast on the eyes and the taste buds!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Festival in the City - SF Carnaval

SF Carnaval 2015 - Parade by roland luistro, on FlickrWe stayed in town over the Memorial Day weekend. What to do during Memorial Day weekend in San Francisco? One word. Carnaval. 

Mijo and I saw Carnaval again and it was upbeat, lots of music, fiesta atmosphere, and lots of food. It was like a big dance party! This is one of the reasons I love living in San Francisco.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bakery in the City - Pan Lido

Pan Lido - Box of breads by roland luistro, on FlickrI love bakeries and their freshly baked breads. I also enjoy going to bakeries and get a whiff of oven fresh aroma.

San Francisco has lots of supply of bakeries and one of my favorites is Pan Lido. We go there to get our Salvadorean bread fix.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wine tasting in Sonoma - Landmark Vineyards

Landmark Vineyards - Sign by roland luistro, on FlickrI am a fan of Landmark Vineyards wines. I absolutely enjoy especially their Pinot Noirs. I first tasted their wines at the SF Chefs events in San Francisco.

Mijo and I finally decided to pay Landmark Vineyards a visit since we were already in the Kenwood area of Sonoma that day. Finally, wine tasting Landmark Vineyards wines at the source!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Wine Tasting in Sonoma - Chateau St. Jean Vineyards and Winery

Chateau St. Jean - Signage by roland luistro, on FlickrSpring is glorious in Northern California. The weather was extra beautiful last week so Mijo and I decided to drive to Sonoma for a day trip.

We decided to pay Chateau St. Jean a visit since we like their wines but we have never been to the winery. The winery is very pretty and the wines we tried were very tasty!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Art in the City - Fancy Animal Carnival

Fancy Animal Carnival - Eagle Dove of Peace and Buffalo bw by roland luistro, on FlickrI was dragging my feet to go to Civic Center the other day because I was summoned for a Jury Duty. Something caught my attention as I was walking from the Civic Center BART to the Cityhall.

A new outdoor sculpture exhibition was on display that week. I had time to snap photos because I got to Civic Center early. The sculptures were amazing!

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Filipino breakfast in the City - Longsilog, Tocilog and Hotsilog

Pinoy Breakfast in the City - Kape Maria by roland luistro, on FlickrI prepared a semi homemade Filipino breakfast one beautiful Sunday morning for my friends Karen and Dinah. I made their all time favorite garlic rice with tocino, longaniza and hotdog.

It was a lot of work to host even a small brunch but it was all worth it! I got my Filipino fix to last me for a while.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Farmers Market in the City - Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market - Produce shopping by roland luistro, on FlickrAnother beautiful Saturday morning in the city, another visit to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Even though we've been to this farmers market many times, the experience is something new in each visit. The feeling is always refreshing. This is why I love San Francisco!