A Pretty Sweet Weekend

..in more ways than one!

For Nathan and me, birthday celebrations [and most other celebrations..] are centered a lot around food and drink. It was a very nice celebratory weekend, for sure.

It all started on my actual birthday on Thursday.. a quick lunch, post-lunch ice cream, and dinner/drinks out.

The Kombucha Shop Brewing Kit

Here, take my picture in the middle of a tiny sushi restaurant real quick!

Ici Ice Cream

Nothing goes with sushi like a little birthday ice cream.

ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop

A little post-dinner brew-ski.

Friday we kept it quiet and stayed in in preparation for Saturday.

Perdition Smokehouse Berkeley

An amazingly flavorful bbq & brew lunch [with dessert, obviously.]

Jilly Bean

Skyping with this sweet little nugget! Can’t wait to get my hands on her soon!

Avery Hog Heaven Barleywine

Pre-dinner drinks at Toronado.

NOPA Kitchen

Scoping out the kitchen at NOPA with my new chef friend who likes to pose for pictures.

NOPA Kitchen View

Best seat in the house [in my opinion!] I couldn’t stop watching them cook.

NOPA Salmon Corn Green Beans Trumpet Mushrooms Cherry Tomatoes

A fabulous salmon dish.

Barrel Head Brewhouse Birthday Cake Shots

And capping off the night with a birthday cake shot. At least now I can say I’ve had one…..?

Yesterday was a lazy day full of packing because we’re headed back to Baltimore today!! I can’t wait to get back home and see everyone again. It’s hard to believe that we’ll be there for a week and a half and are having trouble fitting everything in. Need. More. Time! We’re not only going home for more family time, but for our friends’ wedding! We’re both in the wedding and I’m so excited for all of the festivities that are starting on Friday. This is going to be a really fun trip 🙂

And when we get back, I’ll have a gallon of home-brewed kombucha waiting for me! I might need the whole gallon after so many more celebrations at home 😉 I’d say this is a pretty marvelous Monday, yes?

No meal plan this week.. who knows what we’ll be eating?!

Food for Thought

What did you do over the weekend?
Have you ever brewed your own kombucha?

What I Ate Wednesday #64: The First Weekend

I’m here, I promise! I haven’t forgotten about you! It has been a crazy couple of weeks, though, with the move. But we’re in California now and we’ve had a great time eating. I mean.. exploring! 😉 That said, I have to share the first weekend of tasty treats we’ve found!

Enter another photo dump post..

San Francisco California CA

Ohhhhh the hills!

Friday

Burma Superstar
Aka our first dinner in California!

Tea Leaf Salad Burma Superstar

Tea Leaf Salad – their most well-known dish and for good reason! Tons of flavor and lots of crunch.

Pumpkin Tofu Stew Burma Superstar

Pumpkin Tofu Stew

Mint Chicken Burma Superstar

Mint Chicken – Nice and spicy and paired perfectly with the noodles.

Garlic Noodles Burma Superstar

Garlic Noodles.. nuff said.

Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream

I definitely have a thing for homemade ice cream [thanks, Mom!] and there was no doubt this was the real deal.

Alameda Honey Pumpkin Ice Cream Waffle Cone Tuckers

Pumpkin and Alameda Honey ice cream in a homemade waffle cone. Good thing we decided to share “2” scoops!

Saturday

Almond Milk Latte

Almond milk latte.. the first of many.

Dinosaurs

Portabello Bahn Mi Dinosaur

Portabello Bahn Mi from the smallest restaurant ever.

Toronado

Toronado

Beer at Toronado. This may be our new place.

Umami Burger

Smother Em Fries Umami Burger

Smother ‘Em Fries – Shredded short rib and house gravy. Nathan didn’t even give me a choice!

Earth Burger Umami Truffle Ricotta

Earth Burger – Mushroom & edamame burger, butter lettuce, cipollini onions, and truffle ricotta. I could have eaten a pound of the ricotta!

Sunday

Oakland Farmers’ Market

Oakland Farmers Market Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle coffee and a cheesy bread stick. Breakfast of champions!

Razan’s Organic Kitchen

Grilled Salmon Kebab Wrap

Grilled Salmon Kebab packed with roasted veggies, tahini, hummus, and lentil rice.

Ayinger Celebrator Prost

Prost!

And that’s not even all of it! I’ve had some pretty fabulous lunches as I’ve been out in San Francisco looking for a place to live. If you’re dying to see some salads [which you really should be..] you can check them out on Instagram. You’ll also see my workouts so I can keep up with eating this way 😉

Food for Thought

Have you been to San Francisco before? Tell me the places to hit up!