Friday, August 24. 2012
Come visit us in San Francisco, the America's Cup started this week, the sun is shining, and we're moving into the nice part of the year in terms of weather. It will be fun, we promise. Just be careful if you're sailing here, the winds can get tricky. Just ask the guys in the boat below.
Wednesday, June 9. 2010
Ever want to pilot a blimp, yeh, me neither, but here's a place to do it if you want to.
Wednesday, August 8. 2007
King Barry hit his 756th home run to surpass Hank Aaron on the all time homer list. Big deal if he has more steroids in him than the USC football locker room, he still hit that little ball.
Visit San Francisco, flights are from $350 from the East Coast, hotel rooms are from $50 - as always on Mobissimo.
Friday, June 16. 2006
If you're not familiar with the Mission style burrito, let me give you the run down. Start with a tortilla the size of a small dog, grill or steam it, fill it with meat (pork, beef, tongue, chicken, animal part of your choice, etc. ), rice, beans, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, etc. then get two strong burley men to help you lift and eat it, because these things are huge. Gigantic. Bigger than Dolly' Parton's hair on a Friday at the Honkey Tonk (where do I get this stuff?). They've been known to roll down hills and take out entire city blocks when left unattended. In my opinion, there is no better weight to price to taste ratio in the world when it comes to the Mission burrito. I'm willing to bet on that. Now, I'm not sure if they were actually invented in the Mission, the oh-so-trendy used-to-be-hispanic -now-gentrifying-with-culture-stomping-yuppies San Francisco neighborhood., But if they weren't, they should have been. I my not have eaten at as many Taquerias as the Burritoeater, but I've had my fair share. Enough to form opinions on the best places to eat these gastronomic mammoths. Keep in mind, there is no one "best" burrito place in The City. It depends on your price point and individual burrito preferences. For example, if you're vegetarian and like your tortilla heated on the grill rather than steamed, then Taqueria Cancun is the place you want. Excellent guacamole, fresh ingredients, and at $3.25 a pop last time I checked, the best taste/value anywhere. Read the reviews on Tribe.net. If you don't mind paying a little more and like mouth watering pieces of steak or chicken, fresh avocado, and salsa from God, La Taqueria (read reviews on Yelp.com) is your place. The burritos are tops, but they also serve one of the most amazing chicken quesadillas you'll have in your life. Ask for avocado and believe me, your life will be complete. So there you have it. Yet another front-line review, from the world's favorite's food reviewer. Well, maybe not the world's, but my mom says I'm the best writer she's ever read. Thanks mom.
Monday, June 12. 2006
GoBlog highlights free walking tours in San Francisco sponsored by the SF public library:
Friday, June 9. 2006
Holy jumping curries folks. I've been hankering for South Indian since I came back from India and unfortunately San Francisco despite all its fine cuisine has always been light on south Indian. That is until Dosa powered on to the scene in January. Occupying a location on Valencia street that has seen more faces than Paris Hilton's bed, Dosa landed with a bang in January and hasn't looked back since. The place is full every night of the week and is as busy as a Bombay samosa stand.
We had the Tamil lamb curry and a Masala Dosa, take out, so I can't comment on the service, but the people who helped us were amazingly friendly, so we expect service will be top notch. The curry was piquant without burning the roof of your mouth off, with just the right amount of spices. I tasted a bit of almond that reminded me of the Punjabi dish I wrote about last week. But what do I know? The dish is described as having "Niman Ranch Lamb steeped in a sauce of fennel, tomatoes, poppy seeds, caramelized onions and a blend of other spices." It was delicious, take my word for it. Because, as my faithful readers know, my word is GOLD.
Now the Dosa. That reminded me of breakfast in Bombay. But it was dinner and I was sitting home with my boy running circles around the table, yelling something about airplanes and coconuts. If you're never had a Dosa, think of it as the Indian version of a pancake or crepe. Or think of the crepe and pancake as American and French versions of the Dosa. Either way, it's a crispy thin flour (I think) "crepe" fried with a filling like potato, vegetable, mineral. Most anything I guess, as long as it's Indian. It comes with coconut and tomato chutney which you layer on top like edible massage oil on ... Wait, right this is a food review, sorry. The chutneys had just the right amount of spice to give the Dosa a nice kick. If you want to get authentic, dip the Dosa in your Sambor, the spicy soup that comes with the chutneys. The Sambor could have used a bit more umpfh, but it did the job fine.
So there you have it, another culinary review masterpiece by Mobissimo's resident food critic. Another reason to go is you'll find yourself in one of the hottest neighborhoods in the country, as voted by a publication that will remain nameless so as to not promote this fact too much. You can hit Amnesia or MakeOutRoom, or Lone Palm or Elbo Room or any of the dozen or so more bars that are scattered within a short walking distance. But, shh, don't tell anyone. It's our little secret.
995 Valencia (@ 21st Street)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Hours of Operation Starting June 6, 2006
Tuesday to Thursday & Sunday 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Thursday, November 3. 2005
If you're going to San Francisco or live here, the Latino Film Festival will be heating things up over the next few weeks with films, events, and more. One of the world's largest festivals devoted to the Latin world of film, this year's festival features over 60 films from 20 countries. You shouldn't miss this if you're in the Bay Area. Some of the highlights this year:
Tuesday, November 1. 2005
For the 17th time in the last 18 years, San Francisco has been voted the top US destination by Conde Nast readers according to this press release. So, by association, does that make Mobissimo the #1 travel search engine in the country since our world headquarters happen to be in foggy San Francisco? Perhaps not, but we're still happy to be working in a city that has been honored yet again. Feel free to drop us an email for dinner recommendations or things to do while you're here. We were also happy to see that the top domestic and international airlines can all be found on our site as we are the only travel search engine to search all six airlines directly. The list includes:
Top International Route Airlines:
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
Top Domestic Route Airlines:
Thursday, October 13. 2005
In my humble opinion Suriya Thai Restaurant is the best Thai in San Francisco. The consistently crowded restaurant bears silent testimony as the eager diners stuff mouthful after mouthful of delectable Thai morsels into their mouths with nary a minute of rest to chat.© Everything on the menu is good and we’ve uploaded a Suriya Menu (Page 1 and 2) for those of you in San Francisco who want to order take away, and like us, have never found a menu online. If you’re visiting from outside of SF, be warned that Suriya is located on the quiet end of Valencia. But fear not, you have only to walk a few blocs back to 23rd and Valencia for the night life after dinner, or down to Mission where 26 Mix, El Rio, and Roccapulco lay a mere one block away.
Address: 1432 Valencia St. (btwn 25th and 26th streets)
Open: 5-10 p.m. Tues - Sun
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