We ate dinner at Hula's and it was just a really fun restaurant with red lighting and hawaiian decor, but not too cheesy! We ordered way too much and spent way too much, but it is a semi-reasonably priced restaurant (around $12 for each entree) and we could have escaped with a smaller bill if we hadn't wanted so many things on the menu. We ordered two appetizers - the island style poke ($9) and the hawaiian ceviche ($9) with a side of plantains ($2). We also ordered drinks and a dessert (the macadamia nut ice cream pie). The mixed drinks here are really, really strong so be careful! The plantains are so tasty... they are semi-caramelized bananas and for a side order it was pretty generous.
We somehow got upgraded to a cabin and it was really cute and clean. Everyone gets their own cabin and there is even a little parking space for each house. Our cabin had one room, one queen bed, and a bathroom. It was clean and the heater worked well... it rained that night so we really needed it. Free wireless internet but no free breakfast :/.
Located in a big Victorian house, Bike Works not only has a great selection of bikes and cycling gear w/ a fantastic staff, but also rents out bicycles by the hour for rides along Half Moon Bay's Coastal Trail. Rates are $20 an hour and you really need only 2 hours to ride the Coastal Trail. We were given cruisers and I had always wanted to ride one! It had big cushy seats and a retro look :) The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and helpful! The trail is two blocks away from Bike Works so the shop is in a really convenient location. The ride is so beautiful and the trail is paved. You'll ride parallel to the beach and parallel to a horse trail as well. This was definitely the highlight of my day! Here's a picture of one stretch of the ride:
I loooove tart frozen yogurt and my roommate in Davis showed me her favorite place which is cultive. The consistency of their ice cream is so creamy and just the right balance of tartness and sweetness.
I always order the taro frozen yogurt topped with mochi, granola, and blueberries. It is my favorite combination :)
For $4 or $5 you get a medium yogurt and 3 toppings. Yum!!
We went to pamplemousse for lunch and I really enjoyed the experience. The cafe is really cute and has plenty of tables both inside and out. You order at the counter and then someone will bring you your dishes when they are ready.
The first thing that you notice when you walk in is their beautiful display of little cakes and macaroons. I didn't get to try a macaroon but they have such a wide assortment of flavors - rose, anise, honey, lemon, vanilla, chocolate, etc. etc. Their little cakes portioned individually and they also have delicious sounding flavors like grapefruit mousse, almond and apricot, chocolate mint, and chocolate hazelnut. My parents and I split a pistachio layer cake. It was sooo moist and such a work of art!
As for lunch, I ordered the special which was a vegetarian ratatouille pie. It almost looked like quiche and it was served warm with the most flaky and buttery crust. mmmm I savored every bite :)!
My mom ordered the roast vegetable panini with goat cheese served on walnut bread. Her sandwich was also delicious, but I usually like my roast veggie sandwiches warm and even though the bread was warm, the veggies were cold!
My dad ordered the seranno ham and goat cheese panini. It was served on a baguette and that baguette was so crunchy and delicious! His sandwich was a bit small though :p
All the lunch items cost around $9. I definitely would recommend this place for that ratatouille pie and their delicious desserts!!
My 3 friends and I went to Circa for brunch this morning. I made reservations for 4 people for 11:30 AM because I knew that there was going to be limited seating. We got to the restaurant at 11:35 and we had to wait for 15 minutes more until they finally sat us down. The party whose table we were supposed to sit at took a while, but I can see why... the staff here seemed overwhelmed, making the service very slow.
The crowd here is young and beautiful, and my friends made the comment that it seems like the main priority of people who come here is to hang out with friends, which adds to the laid back atmosphere (which is also contributed to by the slow service).
I ordered the vegetable club and it was a good sized portion of 8 triangle sized sandwiches filled with roasted pepper, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, and portobello mushroom. The sandwich is served on whole wheat bread and came with a delicious herb cream cheese spread. It also comes with your choice of fries or a salad; the side salad was a nice hefty portion. This was $10.
Two of my friends ordered the corn beef hash. It looked delicious! The corn beef and potatoes were also mixed with bell peppers. Two poached eggs came on top. I think this was $12. These portions were large.
My fourth friend ordered the breakfast sliders. They were two little egg and sausage sandwiches on what looked like potato buns. It came with two hash brown triangles and a spicy ketchup dip. It was $9 and I would have still been hungry if I were her :)!
Cafe Zitouna is the place to go for a delicious hot meal at an affordable price. I love middle eastern food and I really believe that some of the dishes were much better than I have had them elsewhere. My family and I went here for dinner. It's a very small restaurant with only a handful of tables, but we didn't have to wait at all.
This place is both an order-at-the-counter as well as a sit down with waiter service restaurant. This restaurant also offers catering service.
My family ate family-style and this is what we ordered... Everything was fantastic, especially the lamb tagine and the b'stilla. Prices ranged from $8.95-12.95.
Traditional Vegetarian Couscous - a hearty helping of couscous and a bowl of carrot, zucchini, potato, and onion stew to serve on top.
Mosaic of Kababs - the lamb sausage kabob was sooo good, comes with a side salad.
B'stilla ("the pie from heaven") - sweet meat pie with a flaky filo dough wrapper... so delicious!
Tajine Jilbana - my favorite thing that we ordered. Melt in your mouth lamb in a sauce filled with a vegetable of your choice (we got the lamb in a pea stew and I highly recommend that choice!)
This place doesn't have a parking lot (like all restaurants in SF) so you will need to park on the street.