R.T.B. pop up. Dabba. San Francisco. California. 1.15.2017.

Marcia Gagliardi (Tablehopper) and I had dinner at the R.T.B. pop up last night at Dabba. This is by far one of the more interesting and great meals I have had at a pop up. Frankly you are not going to beat the quality of the food at this price point at this caliber for $89 a ticket. Chef Rodney Wages is from French Laundry, RN74, Benu, Morimoto, Saison, United Artisan Caviar, and Atelier Crenn. He is currently doing the R.T.B. pop up dinners at Dabba Friday-Monday nights. You can buy your tickets here:

Lobster Noodle
Tortellini en Brodo
Cheese Tart


Jonathan Rachman Design. San Francisco. California. 1.14.2017.

On my way to Muni I stumbled upon this shop filled with treasures.

Jonathan Rachman Design
1632C Market Street 
San Francisco, CA 94102

San Francisco Botanical Garden. Golden Gate Park. San Francisco. California. 1.14.2017.

Since today was a gorgeous frosty sunny day after the storm we have been getting, my friend and I skipped the movie and went into Golden Gate Park instead. This is my first time venturing into the San Francisco Botanical Garden. The magnolias will be in full bloom in the upcoming weeks.

San Francisco Botanical Garden
1199 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122

My coat matched the flora!

Rintaro lunch. San Francisco. California. 1.14.2017.

Rintaro is now also open for lunch Thursday - Saturday 11:30AM-2PM! If you want a nice simple delicious Japanese lunch I would highly recommend it.

Izakaya Rintaro
82 14th Street 
San Francisco, CA 94103 

Satsumaage udon
Rintaro hand rolled udon with two fishes broth, house-made fish cake satsumaage and hot spring egg
Tokyo turnip and turnip greens in mustard miso
Wild white shrimp and cucumber sunomono
Napa cabbage and wasabi leaf pickles

Millefeuille miso katsu
Seven layer Becker Lane pork katsu with black hatcho miso sauce and snowy cabbage
a bowl of rice
Yamaki miso soup with shimeji and purple daikon
Tokyo turnip and turnip greens in mustard miso
Wild white shrimp and cucumber sunomono
Napa cabbage and wasabi leaf pickles

Rintaro black sesame ice cream


Wong Kar Wai.

In the Mood for Love has to be one of the most beautiful films ever made.

I am also very enamored with The Grandmaster. Although he used a different cinematographer with this one, it is damn beautiful. I remember seeing this in the theatre thinking that most of this is like a Vermeer painting. In fact it's so beautiful I had to buy it. Be sure to see both if you have not already. I am currently making my way through all of Wong Kar Wai's movies.