Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Craw Station

Craw Station is known for their Vietnamese / NOLA style seafood boils, consisting of crawfish, dungenous crab, shrimp, clams, corn, potatoes, and their infamous house noodles. You get to choose what type of seafood you want, with what sauce (cajun, no spice, garlic butter, or lemon pepper), and what spiciness (none, mild, medium, dangerous).

house noodles - garlic, butter, topped with tobiko

1 lb each of crawfish, shrim, and clams - technically you're suppose to pour it all out on the table, but we decided to leave it in the bags

crawfish - cajun sauce, mild

shrimp - lemon pepper sauce, mild

clams - garlic butter sauce, mild

Monday, October 17, 2011

25 Lusk

25 Lusk is one of the newest hip restaurants/bars in the city. They are known for their sophisticated architecture and ambiance. You feel like you are a princess dining there. Over the past few months, they've been awarded Top Ten Local Hot Spots, Best New Restaurant, and one of the Top Hot Spot Restaurants in the United States. They have esquisite, top-notch food & wine, and I feel honored to have been able to dine at a place like this.

ahi sashimi appetizer

lobster with caviar

pork belly on sweet mashed potato

cheese & onion ravioli


wagyu ribeye - todiefor!



cauliflower & truffles creme brulee - one of my favorite dishes

japanese pepper grits

complimentary chocolate strawberries

cheese plate

dessert sampler

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

San Diego eats!

I'm pretty impressed that San Diego has so many unique eateries that I haven't tried before. In over 3 days, I ate some of the greatest things of my life.

Trail's Eatery - Heard about this place through the tv show called Restaurant Impossible. I was impressed - the food was great & so was the service! The pulled pork sando was delish. Homemade poppy seed dressing & croutons on salad were phenom!

Phil's BBQ - One of the most popular restaurants in SD! If you go during prime time, the wait is atleast an hour to order. They have the best fall off the bone baby back ribs in the city! Your meal comes with 2 sides - we picked fries & beans.

And the onion rings are so huge & to-die-for! They are served with buttermilk sauce.

Basic - It's a bar that serves pizza...REALLY good thin crust pizza! This was one of my favs & the best pizza I ever had in my life! The right side has mashed potatoes & bacon on it with a garlic, parmesan white sauce. I want to go back to SD just for this!

San Diego, home of carne asada fries. Topped with everything you can think of from beans to sour cream to salsa to meat & cheese. This one is from Fresh MXN Foods.

And last but not least, this BLT thin bagel sando is from Einstein Bros Bagels, a popular bagel chain. I wish they had a place like this in SF.