shrimp corndog

stopped into the newly opened radish in the mission for a glass of wine and, per usual, despite having just finished dinner ordered just one little thing from the menu… how could i resist the potential of shrimp corndogs!? the menu is heavy in influence from the chef’s southern upbringing, and creative in that very san francisco way. luckily for me they were sold out of buffalo frog legs or i would have really gone overboard. the corndog was more shrimp than batter, which definitely sold me.



paul simon

this isn’t food related but definitely fun related! went to see paul simon live at the fillmore and it was definitely a worthwhile experience. my two main observations: he’s so old! and he still sounds amazing! there were a few huge hits missing, and the sound could have been a bit louder, but overall it was a treat. highlights included kodachrome, sounds of silence and 50 ways to leave your lover.

improved cocktail

tried a new and really interesting cocktail at nopa. had been drinking a dirty martini and wanted to switch it up but stick to something vodka based and not sweet so the bartender introduced me to a little something called the improved vodka cocktail. its vodka, a splash maraschino liquor, splash of absinthe, dash of bitters and some gum syrup. basically it was delicious and the perfect transition between my dirty martini and espresso martini.

from what i understand you can use any type of alcohol as the base, “improved” just means there’s absinthe in it.

it was also made with fair quinoa vodka, which i thought was fun too.

food and art

hosted the closing party for my work’s annual festival at a mission gallery/art space called root division and the current show just happens to be all about food!

the hanging meat was fun, but not conducive to a dance party and several people lost that fight and went home bruised.

turning 28.

launched my twenty-ninth year with a day of unparalleled fun, i didn’t have to do any of the planning. and it just happened to be the nicest day of the year yet! it began with a 430am wake-up call for a sunrise hot air balloon ride over napa, followed by a champagne brunch at chandon winery. took a scenic drive over to solage spa for a cocktail and mud-treatment/geo-thermal soak/most restful sleep chair experience. lunch at redd. sunset views of san francisco from treasure island. and a surprise dinner at home with friends! the photos speak for themselves