The Progress

The Progress - New Kid On The Guac

Big news: I moved from San Francisco back to Chicago! I absolutely love San Francisco, and I left part of my heart in that glorious city, but ultimately, I decided that the Bay Area is just too stupid expensive for me right now. Maybe at another time in my life I will end up back […]

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B Street and Vine

B Street and Vine - New Kid On The Guac

Let me preface this post by stating that I drove to B Street in Vine in San Mateo from downtown San Francisco on a Friday at 5 pm. Any restaurant that is worth sitting in Bay Area traffic at rush hour on a Friday deserves serious recognition. Many times throughout that drive we were at […]

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Outerlands - New Kid On The Guac

Imagine: it’s Sunday morning, you lazily awaken at 9 am with faint memories of last night’s midnight pizza order. As you slowly sip your coffee and delete your snapchat story that 36 people have already viewed, your mind wanders to omelets and biscuits and mimosas. Ah, the glorious Holy Day of Brunch in the city. […]

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Umami Burger

Umami Burger - New Kid On The Guac

What is umami, you ask?! It is the fifth tastebud that recognizes savory flavors in foods. Sweet, sour, bitterness, and saltiness are great, but umami is the tastebud that gives you that “oh my god” moment when you eat a steak, or lobster, or in this case, a burger.

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Saru Sushi Bar

Saru Sushi Bar - New Kid On The Guac

When you work in foodservice, you never get a lunch break. I typically eat breakfast at my desk right when I get to work, eat lunch at my desk after we are done with the lunch rush, and sometimes eat dinner at my desk if I’m working late. I don’t, by any means, condone this […]

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The Corner Store

The Corner Store - New Kid On The Guac

Last night I watched a devastating ending to the Packer’s football season and drowned myself in sorrows in too much pilsner and bar food. It was a true tragedy, and I thought I may never recover. However, after an hour of struggling this morning, I convinced myself there was reason to go on in life and […]

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Waterbar - New Kid On The Guac

I’d like you to look at the picture above and tell me if anything in the world could be more perfect. ……. The answer is no. This is the most beautiful plate of food I have ever seen, and it tastes just as fantastic as well!

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Nick’s Crispy Tacos

Nick's Crispy Tacos - New Kid On The Guac

Hold the phone ladies and gents, NorCal can officially do Mexican food right. Still, no rival to San Diego’s fish taco scene, but it is a very close second. If you find yourself wandering the streets of San Francisco, daydreaming about pico de gallo and guacamole, (as I so often do), then look no further […]

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Fat Fish Cantina Grill

Fat Fish Cantina Grill - New Kid On The Guac

Holy guacamole guys, this very well may be my FAVORITE restaurant of all time. (And that is not a title I give lightly, because trust me when I say, I have eaten at a LOT of restaurants.) But before we dive into this highly favorable review, let’s set some basic guidelines for life in general: if […]

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El Techo de Lolinda

El Techo de Lolinda - New Kid On The Guac

I had lived in San Francisco for roughly three weeks before my birthday rolled around. Being a foodie in San Francisco, birthday plans are really a golden window of opportunity as your time to shine. Your friends are guilted into going to any venue of your choosing, and you can take your night any way […]

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