Moon Gate Lounge. San Francisco. California. 10.30.2018.

It's been so busy that I almost forgot to post about Moon Gate Lounge. Moon Gate Lounge is the second level of Mister Jiu's that will be opening soon for cocktails, small bites and banquets. They had an Halloween party for friends and family and there were some amazing costumes. Naturally when the Shining twins walked in I had to grab Jack Torrance for that picture. I also freaked out that Patrick Bateman had his business card.

Moon Gate Lounge
Mister Jiu's
28 Waverly Place
San Francisco, CA 94108


Saint Joseph's Art Society. San Francisco. California. 11.9.2018.

Today I got invited over to Saint Joseph's Art Society for a tour to see what all they are up to. Designer Ken Fulk took over Saint Joseph's Church and turned it into a non profit/member only art salon. As you suspect from Ken Fulk, it is beautifully designed and filled with items that you will covet. What I liked most about it was how cozy it feels and their desire to focus on the arts. We shall see what collaborations I will be doing with them down the line!

Saint Joseph's Art Society
1401 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Mister Jiu's. San Francisco. California. 11.1.2018.

My sister stopped by San Francisco on her way home for a wedding so we got to have dinner. We were debating dinner in Chinatown so I got us into Mister Jiu's to eat at the bar since she is never here. People always want to go there with me and I often decline. Not because I do not want to; I cannot have that meal too many times. As it's quite heavy and I have it too often and not exactly cheap. I try to save it for special guests and occasions mostly. We opted for the classics at $69 per person for 7 dishes. We had a bit of leftovers.

To be quite frank, in order to stay in great shape and still be the food critic/blogger that I am in my 40s, I am finding it extremely difficult. Therefore I have enlisted a personal trainer that I will be training with 3 times a week starting in December. As appreciative I am about getting all the extra gifts of dishes from chefs when I dine out, I do wince a bit due to the extra calories that would mean. Furthermore, due to my foot injury and surgery from mid last year, it added another layer of difficulty in getting back into shape. So instead of waiting until January, I decided to kick start this as soon as possible. I look forward to being back in great shape again and continue to review great dishes for you all!

Mister Jiu's
28 Waverly Place
San Francisco, CA 94108

dutch crunch bbq bun
crispy scarlet turnip cake
sea urchin cheong fun
steak fried rice
tendrils, greens and stems
sizzled alaskan halibut
pork "lion's head" meatballs
frozen whipped honey


Henry Rollins. Herbst Theatre. San Francisco. California. 10.25.2018.

I go see Henry Rollins every time he is in town, as I have been listening to him since 1993. It's always amazing and keeps me motivated. It's been really interesting to see his tone shift throughout the years. It is especially inspiring the way he travels to learn about different cultures and its people with great curiosity. I am most envious of how he is able to travel everywhere without abandon, as there are many countries in the world that I would like to visit I cannot do so safely simply due to being a female. Here is a picture of Henry Rollins auditioning for Black Flag taken by Sly. Do yourself a favor and get a ticket when he is in town and see this for yourself. You won't be disappointed.