All posts tagged: dinner

Galentine’s Day Is…

A thing. Things sure have changed and I like it. A few years ago, Valentines Day was a day to be celebrated by couples (lovers for the most part), but this year I was introduced to Galentine’s Day, a holiday that Amy Poehler’s Parks and Rec character Leslie Knope created that occurs every year on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine’s Day. As Leslie herself explains on the show: “Oh, it’s only the best day of the year.Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” I loved that. And I think this sudden new wave of feminism; the women’s march and women’s issues in politics, brought a timeliness to Galentine’s Day and to celebrating gal pals and girl power. I swear it was a bigger deal than actual Valentine’s day to the dismay of my poor husband. Say good bye to traditional notions of V-Day, and welcome the …

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 …

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: Izakaya Hashibiro Kou

A restaurant review of Izakaya Hashibiro Kou-Filmore District San Francisco 1560 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115 A guest post by the husband Disclaimer: Another entry by my husband. I guess he eats out  more than I do lately. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely his. Photos are also credited to him. I guess this entry would go under the eat category of eatsleepplayblog.com. A few friends of mine decided to go out to eat last Thursday. We decided to go to Izakaya Hashibiro Kou, a Japanese Tapas restaurant in the Fillmore district of San Francisco. This was indeed a convenient place to have dinner since it is only 4 blocks (10 minute walk) from where I work. The plan was to meet them after work. After a lunch work meeting with my colleagues, I had a few minutes before starting my afternoon block and decided to read some reviews about the restaurant (see links to reviews at the bottom of post). The reviews raved about the restaurant saying that it …

Restaurant: Eddie V’s

Guest Post: Eddie V’s Restaurant Review By The Husband Disclaimer: The Husband wanted to help me write a review of the restaurant we ate at for our anniversary. Mainly because I didn’t have time to write it, and he wanted to help me out. Sweet. Then I thought, “Oh god, he’s never written a restaurant review before” and this was a guy who 9 years ago brought food from home to a fast food restaurant because he didn’t want to pay for a $5 burger. But thats another story. Jokes aside, he has developed a taste for fine foods on occasion, thanks to drug rep dinners. So my pause was only momentarily. Here it is. I only edited it for length. The opinions expressed in this post are solely his. Hi internet world. I’ve never written a food review, so I thought I’d try to write one for my wife’s blog “eatsleepplay” blog. This will be a review for Eddie V’s, a nice formal dinner establishment right next to the manchester grand hyatt. Nicole and I were going to San …