Great Grilled Cheese in San Francisco

Ah, the classic grilled cheese...I grew up with Velveeta, so my cheese sandwiches were melted Parkay butter, a slice of Velveeta melted to perfection with a squirt of ketchup.  And even though even I don't make them that often any more, I've graduated to a good cheddar, real butter, and SOSU sriracha ketchup. Sometimes I will throw in an egg in too, but then I am not sure that is technically still … [Read more...]

My Gourmet Mini-Meals

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lesley Stowe Fine Foods. In the Misadventures household my hubby does all the cooking. I know, so, so, so LUCKY! Except when he is on a business trip, like this past week and I am left to fend for myself! Don't get me wrong, I can cook, and before I met my husband I did a lot of it, but after 12 years of not doing any, I just don't bother.  … [Read more...]

Obika Mozzarella Bar Florence

During our amazing Florence for Foodies tour we passed by Obika Mozzarella Bar, which just happened to be next to Procacci, the truffle store.  Our guide Adrienne said it was the best restaurant in Florence for Mozzarella di Bufala. Since that happens to be our all time favorite summertime meal in the Misadventures household we swore right then and there to eat a meal there before we … [Read more...]

My Weekend Routine

We do a fair amount of traveling in the Misadventures household. I usually attend at least one local food or travel event during the week and I go to restaurants (or take out from them) for lunch everyday and the hubby and I eat out for dinner a couple of times a week. But when it comes to the weekend, unless I am off exploring, my routine is pretty consistent. Refined over many years, Mr. … [Read more...]

San Francisco’s Best Cheeseburgers

I've had the opportunity to write about a sampling of some of San Francisco's best burgers for Groupon. I have interviewed the founder of the latest geo-located burger app called Burgerator, an app that will help you find really great burgers in San Francisco. I have written about one of my favorites, Gott's (formerly Taylor's Refresher in Napa and in San Francisco at the Ferry Building) as … [Read more...]

Amuse-Bouche (Food News) for June 28

Welcome back to my weekly food news series where I share a little bit of the news that has come across my plate in the last seven days. I love Cowgirl Creamery, and lucky for me it is 2 blocks down the street at the Ferry Building. But in terms of where the company is based, they are located in the richly dairy Point Reyes area on the Marin coast. After decades in the restaurant business, … [Read more...]

J’adore #53

I am not a big shopper which is why I tend to do virtual shopping, and if I can buy something online I will. J'adore is my way of collecting the things I think are cool, things I spot in my online travels. From time to time I do actually buy a few things and share what I like. My tendency is to buy from small locally-owned businesses, women-owned if I can, so by sharing a little about them … [Read more...]

The Big Cheese of Sandwiches: A Conversation with Jeff Mauro

Last Tuesday was National Cheese Day. To celebrate the occasion Food Network star, sandwich afficiando and all around good guy, Jeff Mauro teamed up with Cracker Barrel to celebrate.  I was thrilled when they reached out to me to offer an interview.  I am a huge fan of Jeff's having watched him earn his spot amongst other Food Network chefs in Season 7 of Food Network Star, I've cheered him as he … [Read more...]

Friday Food Foto – A Rambling Swiss Fondue

I know some people may entertain the idea that Switzerland is all about the snow... They probably think about alpine skiing, ice-skating, cross-country skiing and sometimes snowboarding. Perhaps their mind wander over to the less obvious but locally quite popular Swiss sports like curling- basically brushing the ice energetically enough so that a stone may make across the ice. There is no doubt in … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #159: Bar Agricole Cheese Plate

Last week I had the pleasure of having dinner at a wonderful restaurant here in San Francisco which is really close to my office.  I wasn't aware just how close Bar Agricole was and will certainly return to try more of their menu!  They have a beautiful terrace and a well-designed restaurant, it is definitely a hidden gem. I love cheese plates.  More and more these days it is my preferred … [Read more...]