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the2fs by Kimmie

"Sometimes, the trailer is better than the actual movie OR the picture online of the dress looks cooler than when it arrives at my house — man, I really hate that. And sometimes, the picture of the food looks tastier than it actually is *cough cough*!  I do think that the price is doable for the variety of seafood but it just happens that the seafood is missing any hint of flavor — not to mention that their bread was stale and burnt, which is a pretty important component of this dish if you ask me!"
Luke’s Lobster | Location: 624 E St, Washington DC | Food: Taste of Maine, Price: $22.00, Rating: 3/5 | For The Record: half lobster roll, half shrimp roll, half crab roll, 2 Jonah crab claws, root soda, chips

"Sometimes, the trailer is better than the actual movie OR the picture online of the dress looks cooler than when it arrives at my house — man, I really hate that. And sometimes, the picture of the food looks tastier than it actually is *cough cough*!  I do think that the price is doable for the variety of seafood but it just happens that the seafood is missing any hint of flavor — not to mention that their bread was stale and burnt, which is a pretty important component of this dish if you ask me!"

Luke’s Lobster | Location: 624 E St, Washington DC | Food: Taste of Maine, Price: $22.00, Rating: 3/5 | For The Record: half lobster roll, half shrimp roll, half crab roll, 2 Jonah crab claws, root soda, chips

"I can’t claim this entire giant plank of salty, fatty, juicy awesomeness to myself — I shared it for a dinner date with my good gf, Jeein Ahn! She drank red wine like a pro, I drank water like a wimp and we chatted over the perfect amount of cured meat, tangy mustard condiment and freakishly sour pickles that made my face scrunch up! We both thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, the service and the restaurant."
Proof | Location: 775 G St NW, Washington DC | Food: Full Charcuterie Board, Price: $29.00 | Rating: 4/5  | For The Record: prosciutto, jamon derrano, speck, coppa, cacciatore, house made pate

"I can’t claim this entire giant plank of salty, fatty, juicy awesomeness to myself — I shared it for a dinner date with my good gf, Jeein Ahn! She drank red wine like a pro, I drank water like a wimp and we chatted over the perfect amount of cured meat, tangy mustard condiment and freakishly sour pickles that made my face scrunch up! We both thoroughly enjoyed yourselves, the service and the restaurant."

Proof | Location: 775 G St NW, Washington DC | Food: Full Charcuterie Board, Price: $29.00 | Rating: 4/5  | For The Record: prosciutto, jamon derrano, speck, coppa, cacciatore, house made pate

I still remember watching Guy Fieri giving a rave review on Dx3 for spam when he covered Hawaii. Back in the day, before the Hula Girl Food Truck, you couldn’t get this bizarre concoction anywhere in the DMV! So thank you SF for having a Hawaiian barbecue chain that serves different types of musubi. Their meats was perfectly cooked and salty while their rice was properly sticky! Not to mention that I got a few to-go as they made for wonderful snacks for my flight back to the east coast!”
L&L Hawaiian BBQ | Location: 312 Kearney St, San Francisco CA | Food: Musubi, Price: $2.99/piece, Rating: 4/5 | For The Record: spam and sausage over sticky rice, wrapped in seaweed paper

I still remember watching Guy Fieri giving a rave review on Dx3 for spam when he covered Hawaii. Back in the day, before the Hula Girl Food Truck, you couldn’t get this bizarre concoction anywhere in the DMV! So thank you SF for having a Hawaiian barbecue chain that serves different types of musubi. Their meats was perfectly cooked and salty while their rice was properly sticky! Not to mention that I got a few to-go as they made for wonderful snacks for my flight back to the east coast!”

L&L Hawaiian BBQ | Location: 312 Kearney St, San Francisco CA | Food: Musubi, Price: $2.99/piece, Rating: 4/5 | For The Record: spam and sausage over sticky rice, wrapped in seaweed paper


"For our first visit to Ghirardelli Square, we didn’t eat or buy anything. Subsequently, for the next 3 days — all I could think about is fudge. And a fudgy brownie. And hot chocolate. Oh, and cold ice cream.  And what Kimmie wants, Kimmie eats gets (insert a sarcastic comment from the BF). Although, it’s true that you can make this dessert at home but the old-school ambiance and service is not an experience you can have everyday!”
Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, Ghirardelli Square | Location: 900 N Point, San Francisco CA | Food: Bay Brownie Sundae, Rating: 4/5, Price: $10.95 | For The Record: vanilla ice cream, fudge, peanuts, cherries, whipped cream

"For our first visit to Ghirardelli Square, we didn’t eat or buy anything. Subsequently, for the next 3 days — all I could think about is fudge. And a fudgy brownie. And hot chocolate. Oh, and cold ice cream.  And what Kimmie wants, Kimmie eats gets (insert a sarcastic comment from the BF). Although, it’s true that you can make this dessert at home but the old-school ambiance and service is not an experience you can have everyday!”

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, Ghirardelli Square | Location: 900 N Point, San Francisco CAFood: Bay Brownie Sundae, Rating: 4/5, Price: $10.95 | For The Record: vanilla ice cream, fudge, peanuts, cherries, whipped cream

"A scene from one of my favorite movies of all time, Coming to America — ‘Oh, my goodness, I can’t believe it! This is the greatest day of my life!" — played in my head when I tried their food for the very first time. At last, an above average Indian restaurant that I not only enjoy but would recommend. Their spices tastes authentic, their rice (a key compontent of an Indian dish) is fresh and their sauces compliments their protein (the lamb or cheese). However, their garlic naan wasn’t anything special."

Bombay Bistro | Location: 3570 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax VA | Top: Garlic Naan, Rating: 3/5, Price: $2.95 | Bottom Left: Saag Ghost, Rating: 4/5, Price: $13.95 | Bottom Right: Paneer Shashlik*, Rating: 4/5, Price: $11.95 | For The Record: *cottage cheese brochette

"Trying to save money on cab fares in a city like San Fran is not only impossible, it’s stupid. The BF and I walked EVERYWHERE, and then kept walking some more. By the end of the fourth day, I felt like we were on a foot expedition to explore uncharted territory. We wanted to venture out for dinner but honestly, my feet hated me and wanted nothing to do with me.  We thought it was a safe bet to check out our hotel’s restaurant — it’s the W Hotel, after all! The ambiance threw me off (there was a DJ), the service was awkward (the waiter asked me if it was my Birthday randomly) and the food was JUST alright." 

TRACE, W Hotel | Location: 181 Third Street, San Francisco CA  | Top: Pan Roasted Halibut*, Rating: 3/5, Price: $29.00 | Bottom: Walnut Tart, Rating: 3/5, Price: $10.00 | For The Record: romano & bluelake beans, roasted garlic & almonds grape mostarda

"Birthdays are important but not more important than actually celebrating them! It’s my strong belief that any great, good…at least decent celebration starts with an over the top dinner with your friends! To celebrate my sorority sister — Lina’s birthday, I wanted to head into the city. The restaurant definitely gets a gold star for ambiance — fancy but not obnoxious, service — attentive but not overbearing and portions - ‘what they call small seasonal plates’.  However, our group thought that the flavors could have been more prominent."

Lincoln | Location: 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC | Left: Diver Scallops*, Rating: 3.5/5, Price: $14.00 | Right: Crab Hush Puppies, Rating: 3.5/5, Price: $10.00 | For The Record: *celery root puree, pickled celery, red wine

"It’s a well-known fact that I am into food, particularly foods that I have not had the chance to try! I’ll even drive illegally aggressively all over DC, give tourists who can’t drive the bird and get parking tickets up the butt. But for some reason, I can’t muster the energy or desire to drive to Maryland even though I live on the other side of the beltway in McLean. This restaurant was a great recommendation from my close gf, Jenny Yang, for our monthly Sorority Saturday dinners. The portions were solid for our large group to share while the service is a bit flaky. Also, cash only.

Bob’s Noodle 66 | Location: 305 North Washington St, Rockville MD | Left: Taiwanese Hamburger, Rating: 4/5, Price: $2.95 | Right: Oyster Pancake, Rating: 3/5, Price: $4.95 | For The Record: braised slice pork, peanut powder mustard, cheese pancake

"I don’t even know where to start with this one. Yet another experience that failed to live up to it’s undeserving hype — the Statue of Liberty, renting, baby showers, roller coasters, steak houses (particularly Ruth’s Chris), being an adult — I thought the the meat was barely edible and the ingredients were a day old. I rarely do this but to it’s defense, the BF did order it without animal style sauce, without cheese and to-go."
In-N-Out Burger | Location: 333 Jefferson Street, San Francisco CA | Food: Hamburger Combo, Rating: 2/5, Price: $5.10/combo | For The Record:  2 oz single patty, lettuce, tomato, onion

"I don’t even know where to start with this one. Yet another experience that failed to live up to it’s undeserving hype — the Statue of Liberty, renting, baby showers, roller coasters, steak houses (particularly Ruth’s Chris), being an adult — I thought the the meat was barely edible and the ingredients were a day old. I rarely do this but to it’s defense, the BF did order it without animal style sauce, without cheese and to-go."

In-N-Out Burger | Location: 333 Jefferson Street, San Francisco CA | Food: Hamburger Combo, Rating: 2/5, Price: $5.10/combo | For The Record:  2 oz single patty, lettuce, tomato, onion

"We, the Coworkers (and a few significant others) hit up Spike Mendelsohn’s pizzeria for a very chill happy hour. Some of you may know Mr. Mendelsohn as the bad-ass from Top Chef’s Season 4 in Chicago. DC Bloggers have both rated his pies highly and negatively, so I definitely had to check it out myself.  For me, it definitely falls below average as it was nothing special for the price per slice.  Also, it was weird that if you wait more than 5 minutes to finish your slice, your cheese would harden. Lastly, note that his burger joint RIGHT next door, Good Stuff Eatery, serves above average meat patties and spectacular milkshakes!" 
We, The Pizza | Location: 305 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC | Food: Forest Shroomin’ (right), Rating: 2/5, Price: $4.00/slice | For The Record: wild forest mushrooms, truffles, mozzarella, thyme

"We, the Coworkers (and a few significant others) hit up Spike Mendelsohn’s pizzeria for a very chill happy hour. Some of you may know Mr. Mendelsohn as the bad-ass from Top Chef’s Season 4 in Chicago. DC Bloggers have both rated his pies highly and negatively, so I definitely had to check it out myself.  For me, it definitely falls below average as it was nothing special for the price per slice.  Also, it was weird that if you wait more than 5 minutes to finish your slice, your cheese would harden. Lastly, note that his burger joint RIGHT next door, Good Stuff Eatery, serves above average meat patties and spectacular milkshakes!" 

We, The Pizza | Location: 305 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC | Food: Forest Shroomin’ (right), Rating: 2/5, Price: $4.00/slice | For The Record: wild forest mushrooms, truffles, mozzarella, thyme

"My heart wasn’t always filled with black goo. Back in the day, I used to be a really fun fat kid! And sometimes, when I am in the mood, I let her out of her cage to eat bread shape like a turtle with raisins as eyes.  I believe you can get the same shapeless sourdough at a much cheaper price. But I would’t know that because the BF and I affectionately named him Squirtle and ate him for the next 3 days. He was very satisfying!"   
Boudin Bakery & Cafe, Pier 39 | Location: 2 Beach St, San Francisco CA | Food: Sourdough, Rating: 4/5, Price: $10.00 | For The Record: approximately 3 lbs

"My heart wasn’t always filled with black goo. Back in the day, I used to be a really fun fat kid! And sometimes, when I am in the mood, I let her out of her cage to eat bread shape like a turtle with raisins as eyes.  I believe you can get the same shapeless sourdough at a much cheaper price. But I would’t know that because the BF and I affectionately named him Squirtle and ate him for the next 3 days. He was very satisfying!"   

Boudin Bakery & Cafe, Pier 39 | Location: 2 Beach St, San Francisco CA | Food: Sourdough, Rating: 4/5, Price: $10.00 | For The Record: approximately 3 lbs

"D.C. is a very diverse city with many distinctive neighborhoods offering specific cuisine.  We can enjoy Chinatown (self-explanatory), the classiness of Reston Town Center, the social gatherings of H Street NE, the revival of Barrack Row, the chillness of Logan Circle, the commerical feel of Georgetown and the hipster vibe of U Street (to just name a few). Yet, we do not have a Japantown. What Gives? So way to go SF, another freaking reason why I want, need and must move westward. 
Murata’s Cafe Hana | Location: 1737 Post Street, San Francisco CA | Food: Geisha Float, Rating: 4/5, Price: $5.95 | For The Record: green tea ice cream, sweet adzuki beans, strawberry mochi

"D.C. is a very diverse city with many distinctive neighborhoods offering specific cuisine.  We can enjoy Chinatown (self-explanatory), the classiness of Reston Town Center, the social gatherings of H Street NE, the revival of Barrack Row, the chillness of Logan Circle, the commerical feel of Georgetown and the hipster vibe of U Street (to just name a few). Yet, we do not have a Japantown. What Gives? So way to go SF, another freaking reason why I want, need and must move westward. 

Murata’s Cafe Hana | Location: 1737 Post Street, San Francisco CA | Food: Geisha Float, Rating: 4/5, Price: $5.95 | For The Record: green tea ice cream, sweet adzuki beans, strawberry mochi


"Finally sleeping at 6AM, check. Then waiting up at 10AM for pool side room service, day drinking at the beach and paddling board in the ocean with strangers — check! And still we kept going like we were on a mission and as we’re heading to a roof top pool party, we realized that we haven’t ate a substantial meal since the morning! How fortunate are we that we stumbled on this outdoors food festival? Ola Miami had the longest line but I can see why as they offer 2 of these sandwiches for only 4 bucks!"
Annual Taste of the Beach | Location: Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach FL | Food: Rib Eye, Rating: 4.5/5, Price: $4.00 | For The Record: peppers, heirloom tomatos, oregano chimchurri

"Finally sleeping at 6AM, check. Then waiting up at 10AM for pool side room service, day drinking at the beach and paddling board in the ocean with strangers — check! And still we kept going like we were on a mission and as we’re heading to a roof top pool party, we realized that we haven’t ate a substantial meal since the morning! How fortunate are we that we stumbled on this outdoors food festival? Ola Miami had the longest line but I can see why as they offer 2 of these sandwiches for only 4 bucks!"

Annual Taste of the Beach | Location: Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach FL | Food: Rib Eye, Rating: 4.5/5, Price: $4.00 | For The Record: peppers, heirloom tomatos, oregano chimchurri


"Half the fun of eating salami is the greasiness and indulgence of the minced pork fat that you’ll find as a lovely treat or snack or surprise.  The other half, possibly the more important half, has a lot to do with the favor — slightly salty with a smoky or cured taste is the way to go! Boccalone did rock it out with their textures and fattiness, but their flavors fell flat.  At least their presentation of the food gave me a big smile!"
Boccalone Salumeria, Ferry Building | Location: 1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Building, San Francisco CA | Food: Mixed Salumi Cone, Rating: 3/5, Price: $3.75 | For The Record: cooked salumi, cured salumi

"Half the fun of eating salami is the greasiness and indulgence of the minced pork fat that you’ll find as a lovely treat or snack or surprise.  The other half, possibly the more important half, has a lot to do with the favor — slightly salty with a smoky or cured taste is the way to go! Boccalone did rock it out with their textures and fattiness, but their flavors fell flat.  At least their presentation of the food gave me a big smile!"

Boccalone Salumeria, Ferry Building | Location: 1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Building, San Francisco CA | Food: Mixed Salumi Cone, Rating: 3/5, Price: $3.75 | For The Record: cooked salumi, cured salumi

"The funny thing is that I just tried (Carribean) oxtail for the first time a couple days before my vacay to South Beach FL. I wasn’t sold on the Caribbean dish so I wasn’t sure about the hype from my travel lover, Jeein Ahn. But damn, the girl did not do me wrong! This dish served a generous amount of meat that was the ‘fall off the bone’ type of tender that people drool over. While the stew was a bit mild and the rice was too dry for my taste, we easily fixed that with some tabanero sauce!"
Puerto Sagua Restaurant | Location: 700 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL  | Food: Fricase De Rabo, Rating: 4/5, Price: $10.95 | For The Record: oxtail stew, rice, fried plantains

"The funny thing is that I just tried (Carribean) oxtail for the first time a couple days before my vacay to South Beach FL. I wasn’t sold on the Caribbean dish so I wasn’t sure about the hype from my travel lover, Jeein Ahn. But damn, the girl did not do me wrong! This dish served a generous amount of meat that was the ‘fall off the bone’ type of tender that people drool over. While the stew was a bit mild and the rice was too dry for my taste, we easily fixed that with some tabanero sauce!"

Puerto Sagua Restaurant | Location: 700 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL  | Food: Fricase De Rabo, Rating: 4/5, Price: $10.95 | For The Record: oxtail stew, rice, fried plantains

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