Month: October 2015

Restaurant: Spice Queen

Review of Spice Queen – San Francisco 3809 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118 Price: $ Reviewed by The Husband. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are solely his. He also takes all photo credit.   Today I am going to write about the $7.95 lunch special at Spice Queen. The advertising at the restaurant is a little deceiving because it appeared that we’d be getting the hot pot for $7.95, but it’s actually a lunch special. Nonetheless, my coworker and I were in the mood for some spicy food so we ventured here. The hot pot appeared to be similar to what they serve at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot with a choice of broths and you order per item that you want. However, we wanted to save some money and got the lunch special instead.  In a darkly lit room, there was some nice Chinese decor. We sat in the main dining area and were served tea in these very nice, authentic, heavy clay tea kettles. The lunch special included a soup, which …

Restaurant: Viognier

Review of Viognier – San Mateo 222 East 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 Price: $$$ Reviewed by The Husband. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are solely his. Since I was there for the dining experience, we both take credit for the photos. To finish this week’s restaurant reviews, I will write about Viognier, this amazing restaurant that’s in the middle of San Mateo. However, before I write about this amazing restaurant, let me tell you a story of how we ended up at this place. O attends this amazing pre-school that encourages the parents to have date nights to foster a better family environment. How amazing is that?! One particular Friday, they arranged to watch the kids from 6-10PM at the preschool for $30. This price included not just the staff to watch the kids, but also pizza as well! The kids got to play outside, were fed pizza, got changed into their pajamas and had a sleepover/pizza party with sleeping bags! It was the cutest thing ever and all …

#365daysofselfcare Day 3: Take A Walk

Whether you’re at work, or at home getting stuff done, you can take a breather or pause by taking a quick walk. Say 5-10 minutes. Get your head and body out of what you were doing for a moment. Check out more on my Instagram account @eatsleepplayblog  or join the challenge with the hashtag #365daysofselfcare.

Restaurant: Presidio Social Club

Review of Presidio Social Club – San Francisco 563 Ruger St, San Francisco, CA 94129  Price: $$$ Reviewed by The Husband. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are solely his. He also takes all photo credit.  Today’s review is on Presidio Social Club, a restaurant and bar in Building 563 on Ruger St in the Presidio. Like most buildings in the Presidio, the restaurant takes up the belly of a nice white wooden building that looks like all the other buildings in the presidio. According to their website, “serving up a classic Northern California vibe, attentive hospitality, and a comforting seasonal menu, San Francisco’s iconic Presidio Social Club is open every day for all your social gatherings. Nestled within the beautiful Presidio National Park, PSC is at once an inviting  urban oasis and a lively destination fit for an intimate dinner for two or a celebratory venue for large groups. Erected in 1903 as a military barracks, the historical building has been converted into a modern eatery sure to put anyone “at-ease” …

Restaurant: Muguboka

Review of Muguboka – San Francisco 401 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118 Price: $-$$ Reviewed by The Husband. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are solely his. He also takes all photo credit. When walking inside, it appeared to be a small quaint, family owned store where most of the employees did not speak English. Our server was this very nice middle age’d Korean lady and took our order. They served some free tea and I decided to get the Bul Go Gee and Soft Tofy lunch special. At $15.95 for both dishes, I was able to enjoy “tender beef marinated in special sauce and soft tofu soup.” One day for lunch my co-worker and I decided to grab some Korean food. We decided to go visit Muguboka on Balboa Ave. http://muguboka.com/ Located on Balboa Ave between 5th and 6th Ave in the Inner Richmond, it was definitely within walking distance from where I worked. The dishes came with a variety of small dishes, 13 of them to be exact, ranging from kimchi …

365 Days of Self-Care

Each day I’ll be adding new self-care tips/hacks any one can do, to cover 365 days of the year. And I’m calling on the powers of crowd sourcing! Try taking on the #365daysofselfcare challenge: at least 1 form of self-care a day. And see how life changes for you. It’s ok if you miss a day, I know I will. But why not make it a goal to do something good for yourself each day, even if it’s something small? It’s the least you can do for yourself. Lets do this together! Add your favorite way to give yourself some TLC using the hashtag #365daysofselfcare with me @eatsleepplayblog on Instagram and tag a friend to encourage them to take on the challenge or share this resource with some one who you know could benefit from it.     

Restaurant: China First

Review of China First – San Francisco 336 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118 Price: $ Reviewed by The Husband. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are solely his. He also takes all photo credit.    Sometimes I forget to bring my lunch to work, and on this one particular day, I had nothing to eat. My boss (the one who was with me when we went to Burma Superstar) also did not bring a lunch. So we decided to go out for lunch together. There is this one Chinese Restaurant that is a staple for us. Located conveniently in the heart of Clement Gai, this Chinese Restaurant has stood the test of time. Many restaurants have come and gone, but China First is still there. For lunch, there is always complimentary pork bone soup. There are a few chinese vegetables and herbs boiled with some beef bones to provide a nice appetizer, which was graciously given to us on the house.  My boss and I decided to eat family style. For …