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Cafe Di Casa – South San Francisco

Ever since A and I went to Brazil together a few years ago, we always try to eat Brazilian food when we’re together. Man, did we have a direction fail when we tried to get to Cafe Di Casa. It’s in South San Francisco, but there’s a big difference between Airport Blvd and South Airport Blvd. So be warned! But eventually, we made it. It’s a teeny little place with a small and slightly confusing menu. They only really have one hot dish a day. And then they have some other more appetizer type things on a daily basis. We were the only non-Brazilians in there. Everyone else looked like total regulars. We were clueless.We weren’t interested in the the hot entree of the day, so we both got some chicken pie. It actually kind of looks like lasagna, but it’s made with pastry instead of lasagna noodles and shredded chicken. It may be odd to describe, but we both thoroughly enjoyed it. We also got a couple of doughey pastry, fried croquette, meat pie types of things. Some had meat, some may have been veggie with potatoes and such, but we enjoyed them all. And we thoroughly loved our guarana soda. Oh, it brought back so many memories! And the guy behind the counter was super nice!

The Blue Fig

It may be hard to believe, but since the last time I was in SF, at least 5 new coffee shops have opened up, in the Mission alone. You would think there’s no need for more, but they just keep popping up. And I only went down Valencia, so who knows how many more there are in other places. We stopped in BlueFig because it was small and unassuming. There is a barista, but we kept seeing a few people in chef’s outfits. We were confused. But they do have quite a food menu as well. Apparently, it’s a big lunch spot.We did not try any of the food. But we did have a coffee, a latte, and a spice cookie of some kind. They were all just fine. This place is small, cute, and unpretentious. I’ll be honest. We wanted to go to The Summit, down the street, but the place was packed to the hipster gills. I’d never seen so many Macs outside of the Apple Store. But this place was a nice diversion.

The Blue Fig
990 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Pakwan – San Francisco

J wanted some indian food so we decided to try out http://www.pakwanrestaurant.com/ on 16th. This place is no frills. You order and take a number. They call your number and you pick up the food. You get your own utensils and drinks. None of this is a bad thing. There are several Pakwan locations in SF. This one is pretty sizable.
The chicken biryani. This is pretty good, nice and flavorful.
The chicken tikka masala. Blah. This was beyond bland and severely disappointing. The naan was ok, although it was really thick and doughey and rather plain. It just wasn’t exciting. None of this food was exciting. At least my mango lassi was good.

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