Wednesday, November 3, 2010


My weekend in San Francisco was fun! As it turns out, it was really more a visit just to the bay area in general, because I also spent some time in Oakland and Berkeley. There are two particular places I visited that I wanted to share.

1. Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe, Oakland
This is a funky little diner that a couple friends of mine like to go to all the time. They took my other friend and I there and we ordered different things... all of which were amazing. The guys ordered burgers, and us two girls ordered breakfast-- for dinner. My friend had the challah french toast-- always excellent.

This is what I had.

It's a chicken pesto omelette with provolone. Hidden behind that delectable egg covering lies pure magic, I assure you. I never would have thought of such a combination, but it's one of their weekend specials. It was the perfect mix of breakfast and dinnery. Add the english muffin and generous hash browns, and it's a perfect meal!


2. Almare, Berkeley

Because who can resist gelato, right? It's the perfect dessert between ice cream and frozen yogurt-- brilliant flavor packed in every delectable bite, and so smooth and creamy.

I got the tiramisu flavor. Tiramisu gelato-- how amazing is that? It tasted just like tiramisu in non-cake form. Other awesome flavors they had: lemon, oreo, melon, strawberry, vanilla, rum, and multiple varieties of chocolate. No wonder my friends frequent this place as a special treat :)

Needless to say, this one night was my favorite part of the whole vacation. At the end of the night, we went home and I made tasty spiced cider for everyone, too. Happy times, indeed.


  1. Hi Jen

    Sounds like the popular musician Tony Bennett may have had two more good reasons for leaving his heart in San Francisco(your review of the above establishments are indicative of two great places to grab a good meal, and some delicious treats, especially that challah french toast). Have a good week.

  2. Hi Jen,

    Just making my rounds to all the A-list blogs I follow. Have a good week.

  3. Hi Jen!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Safe travels

  4. Hi Jen!

    Just making my rounds again to the more interesting websites on the world wide web. I trust that you enjoyed a meaningful Thanksgiving surrounded by the people you love and care about. That apple cake recipe of yours sounds delicious--hope your family members enjoying birthday celebrations enjoyed it. Have a good week.