I discovered Thistle earlier in January 2014 when I was wandering the downtown area and stumbled on their popup over at Hops & Hominy. I eventually fell in love with their unique drink combinations and my favorite ended up being Amber – Apple, Grapefruit, and Burdock. It’s perfectly balanced and I went back several times to try out the other offerings. A few days ago, I got an email telling me about their delivery services and that they had…FOOD. WHAT? That got me pretty excited and the folks over at Thistle were kind enough to deliver even though I was two blocks outside the zone. The food? DELICIOUS. So far, my favorite has been the zucchini pad thai. Their customer service is what every company, big or small, should aspire to be. So go take a look – you don’t even have to thank me for steering you in the right direction. Order here.
I’ve been waiting for the release of Fed Up for a while, just because it caught my eye a while back. I love documentaries, much like I love reading nonfiction. Although there are plenty of obviously biased spins in them, documentaries are, for the most part, factual. Fed Up not only highlights a huge problem we’re facing today, but reveals just how big the problem really is. It explores the link between obesity and sugar, while attempting to take on the biological and social links. It looks like the odds are stacked against us.
I had a tough weekend and woke up late for work and decided to drive instead of sitting on the bus. In the end, I arrived in the area way earlier than expected and hopped off the highway toward Front. The espresso + milk is amazing and the folks know their coffee. Something else caught my eye: the vegan spiced cake and I got that, simply because I didn’t want to fuss with granola and milk.
This here gumbo is from Queen’s Louisiana Po-Boy Cafe in San Francisco. By far the best gumbo I’ve had in the city to date. I’m open to suggestions, but this bowl made my day. That crab meat on top, the presentation; everything about it made me cry. So homey. So feast your eyes and go grab a bowl when you can.
Can somebody say crunchy?! I circled the block several times just so I could find parking and grab a bite to eat with my friend over at Market + Rye. I saw the onion rings on the menu and decided I might as well try it for my troubles. They were crunchy and delicious, and the presentation was made for a picture.