I don't go to Vietnamese restaurants often and I don't have a phin (the special metal coffee filter used to brew Vietnamese coffee), so I've learned to get creative when the craving strikes
These photographs were taken in San Francisco’s Marina District on October 26, 2019
In my blog post, "If You're Going to San Francisco, Be Sure to Watch These Videos Filmed There," I described how a blue house in San Francisco inspired Maxime Le Forestier to write a French song entitled, "San Francisco." I recently got the chance to see the house on 18th Street made famous by the … Continue reading Two French Bakeries and the Blue House in San Francisco
Yes, yes! I found another macaron shop in the San Francisco Bay Area
Did you know there are two originals in town? One is the first store that opened in 1971 and the other is the Starbucks Reserve Roastery that opened in 2014. I like one more than the other
I heard Jewel’s 1996 hit song, “You Were Meant For Me” recently and its food lyrics made me think of my favorite meal of the day. Here are some pictures of breakfast foods I love
You don’t need to wait long for my review of brunch at La Note, the popular French restaurant in Berkeley. It’s ready to read now
When I spotted Laundré in the Mission District in San Francisco, I was intrigued by the accent aigu (é) in its name. A closer look at the large blue building located on the corner of 20th and Mission Streets revealed that Laundré is a portmanteau, or a made-up word using the combination of the words, … Continue reading Taking a Load Off at Laundré in San Francisco
I’m tickled that “chocolatine” is catching on outside of Toulouse, France, where I learned that's what they call a chocolate croissant (also known as pain au chocolat)!
The pain au chocolat was fresh baked, buttery, and flaky. The Americano was delicious, as well. I'd like to come back to try the other pastries from this Lafayette bakery.
While there was no shortage of Starbucks in Paris, I resisted the temptation to go because I promised myself that I'd get out of my comfort zone. I did good on that promise until my last day in Paris, when I went to one at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport.
Here are my answers to the popular placemat questionnaire
As the saying goes, music is the soundtrack of our lives. It's true, because from now on, these songs will remind me of my coffee break on Rue d’Orsel.