The Third Google Local Guides Summit of San Francisco: 2018

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California

April 17, 2019

Events

The Third Google Local Guides Summit of San Francisco: 2018

Invited for the second time in a row to attend the Google Local Guides Summit, I had the chance to be one of the very few to be part of this unique community of local Guides, changing the way the…

April 17, 2019 | San Francisco

2018: My Favorite Eats in San Francisco

Popular | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

January 07, 2019

Popular

2018: My Favorite Eats in San Francisco

I have been to San Francisco three times already, and each 5-day trip was a full food experience one… I have tried enough sandwiches, cookies, burgers, Italian food and desserts to feel…

January 07, 2019 | Recommended | San Francisco

The Ferry Building San Francisco's Marketplace: A Food Landmark

Spotted Stories | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 28, 2018

Spotted Stories

The Ferry Building San Francisco's Marketplace: A Food Landmark

What makes the Ferry Building San Francisco’s most famous landmark? First is its strategic location at the foot of Market Street --- on the western edge of the continent, and at the…

October 28, 2018 | Travel | San Francisco

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Sonoma County

Coffee, Wine & Drinks | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 28, 2018

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Sonoma County

Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola adds his larger than lifestyle to his estate like compound near Geyserville, in the north end Sonoma County wine country. This playland, where…

October 28, 2018 | News | San Francisco

Salito's: Seafood in San Francisco

Fish & Seafood | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 28, 2018

Fish & Seafood

Salito's: Seafood in San Francisco

Salito's has been a long-standing part of the Sausalito landscape-Zack's in the seventies, then Margaritaville and most recently Paradise Bay. The new look is fresh, bright and full of casual…

October 28, 2018 | Restaurants | San Francisco

Hyatt Centric, Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco

Hotels | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 28, 2018

Hotels

Hyatt Centric, Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco

It was my second time at the Hyatt Centric located few hundred meters from the Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco, in the heart of the touristic neighborhood. With hundreds of restaurants around…

October 28, 2018 | Reviews | San Francisco

The 2nd Restaurant at Whole Foods Market, Manhattan Los Angeles

International Cuisine | California USA Americas

USA

October 26, 2018

International Cuisine

The 2nd Restaurant at Whole Foods Market, Manhattan Los Angeles

Located at the entrance of Whole Foods market, The 2nd is a bar selling alcoholic drinks, draft beers, and quick bites. Burgers and sandwiches, the beyond burger, pulled pork sandwich, pasta and…

October 26, 2018 | Restaurants | California

Sears Fine Food Since 1938: Breakfast in San Francisco

Breakfast & Coffee | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 24, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Sears Fine Food Since 1938: Breakfast in San Francisco

Waiting in line to be seated means something: this place is famous around here. Choose to sit at the bar or on a table and wait to be served. I had the eggs Benedict, the pancakes and a bowl of…

October 24, 2018 | Restaurants | San Francisco

Roxanne Cafe: American Breakfast in San Francisco

Breakfast & Coffee | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 24, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Roxanne Cafe: American Breakfast in San Francisco

On the corner of Bush and Powell, few meters from my hotel, Roxanne serves breakfast until 2 pm. Eggs, French toast, pancakes, and waffles alongside omelets and sandwiches. An American diner with its…

October 24, 2018 | Restaurants | San Francisco

Beyond Burger: The Future of Food

Burgers | California USA Americas

USA

October 24, 2018

Burgers

Beyond Burger: The Future of Food

Last year, visiting New York, I was introduced to the “Impossible burger” which is a burger that looks and tastes like meat but isn’t. Walking along the aisles of Whole Foods, I…

October 24, 2018 | Reviews | California

The Orchard Hotel: A Great Location in San Francisco

Hotels | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 24, 2018

Hotels

The Orchard Hotel: A Great Location in San Francisco

Spending one night in the heart of San Francisco before starting my adventure with the local guides of Google, I chose The Orchard Hôtel. The place is calm and cozy; a relaxing bed and…

October 24, 2018 | Reviews | San Francisco

Denny’s: A Loaded American Breakfast

American | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 23, 2018

American

Denny’s: A Loaded American Breakfast

The only restaurant open at 5 am in San Francisco, I stopped at Denny’s for breakfast. Not too clean but the food is good. A loaded egg and ham sandwich, fluffy pancakes and good American…

October 23, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | San Francisco

Mr. Holmes: San Francisco’s Sexy Bakery

Bread & Bakeries | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 23, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

Mr. Holmes: San Francisco’s Sexy Bakery

Renowned for its cruffin, Mr. Holmes is indeed much more than that. It’s where a sign on the wall says “I got baked in San Francisco” and where innovative pastries will make your…

October 23, 2018 | Desserts & Sweets | San Francisco

Baked Bear: Mouthwatering Ice Cream Cookies, Donuts and Brownies

Ice Cream & Gelato | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 23, 2018

Ice Cream & Gelato

Baked Bear: Mouthwatering Ice Cream Cookies, Donuts and Brownies

Childhood friends, Rob Robbins and Shane Stanger, left their careers to follow their true passion: serving up inventive sweets to their home town of San Diego. At The Baked Bear, they assemble…

October 23, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | San Francisco

Eight AM: Pretty Good Food for Breakfast in San Francisco

Breakfast & Coffee | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 22, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Eight AM: Pretty Good Food for Breakfast in San Francisco

Amazing food, great colored and loaded with flavors, breakfast at Eight Am was memorable. I loved the waffles with whipped cream and red fruits. The bagel texture, the salmon quality, the cream…

October 22, 2018 | Recommended | San Francisco

Zarzuela: One of San Francisco’s Best Spanish Restaurants is Owned by a Lebanese (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

February 12, 2018

International Cuisine

Zarzuela: One of San Francisco’s Best Spanish Restaurants is Owned by a Lebanese (Restaurant Closed)

The story that one should tell started when I arrived at the hotel at night to see the room’s phone flashing red light. A message for me I said to myself? That has never happened before unless…

February 12, 2018 | Recommended | San Francisco

Marlowe: A Vibrant Restaurant in Downtown San Francisco

International Cuisine | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

December 23, 2017

International Cuisine

Marlowe: A Vibrant Restaurant in Downtown San Francisco

Marlowe is a neighborhood bistro owned and operated by husband and wife team Anna Weinberg & James Nicholas, along with chef/partner Jennifer Puccio, since 2010. Chef Puccio created a…

December 23, 2017 | Restaurants | San Francisco

Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco

Hotels | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

December 23, 2017

Hotels

Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco

With several categories, from casual to upscale, the Hyatt brand never sees to impress me. A professional welcoming, a great journey, a relaxing room, my stay at the Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s…

December 23, 2017 | Reviews | San Francisco

Google Local Guides Summit 2017: Photos and InstaStories

Events | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

November 17, 2017

Events

Google Local Guides Summit 2017: Photos and InstaStories

Invited for the first time to attend the Google Local Guides Summit, I had the chance to be one of the very few to be part of this unique community of local Guides, changing the way the world…

November 17, 2017 | News | San Francisco

The Cheesecake Factory San Francisco: Not Good!

American | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 18, 2017

American

The Cheesecake Factory San Francisco: Not Good!

It’s a real factory up on the 8th floor of Macy’s San Francisco. Over fifty persons waiting in line to be served, hundreds of people already seated and having lunch, this food factory…

October 18, 2017 | Restaurants | San Francisco

Soma Eats: Memorable Breakfast Creations in San Francisco

Breakfast & Coffee | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 18, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Soma Eats: Memorable Breakfast Creations in San Francisco

The story started when I received a message on Instagram... "we know you are around, please pass by for a bite!" Things became more exciting when I walked into this big and relaxing space decorated…

October 18, 2017 | International Cuisine | San Francisco

Great Eastern Restaurant San Francisco: Famous Chinese in Chinatown

Asian/Chinese | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 17, 2017

Asian/Chinese

Great Eastern Restaurant San Francisco: Famous Chinese in Chinatown

Visited by President Obama in 2012, this already famous Chinese restaurant doubled in popularity. In the heart of Chinatown and open all day long, I visited at 04:30pm for a late lunch/ early…

October 17, 2017 | Restaurants | San Francisco

The Warwick Hotel San Francisco

Hotels | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 17, 2017

Hotels

The Warwick Hotel San Francisco

Situated in the heart of the action minutes from anything you desire in San Francisco, The Warwick was a perfect choice for my last stay in town. Meters from Union Square and the Apple store,…

October 17, 2017 | Reviews | San Francisco

Breakfast at The Warwick San Francisco

Breakfast & Coffee | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 17, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at The Warwick San Francisco

Down at the Warwick is a restaurant called Bota. It is divided into two rooms, both with chandeliers and reflective mirrors. Beautifully decorated and fine materials throughout, leather chairs and…

October 17, 2017 | Hotels | San Francisco

Ziggy’s Halal Burgers San Francisco: Fast and Good

Burgers | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 15, 2017

Burgers

Ziggy’s Halal Burgers San Francisco: Fast and Good

Open for breakfast from 8am and then lunch from 11, Ziggy’s serves eggs, burgers, sandwiches and platters. Jazz playing in the background, I walked in to give Ziggy’s a try. The colors…

October 15, 2017 | Restaurants | San Francisco

Little Giant Ice Cream San Francisco

Ice Cream & Gelato | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 15, 2017

Ice Cream & Gelato

Little Giant Ice Cream San Francisco

When you see the colorful bar stools left in the middle of the street, you know that you’ve reached your destination. The Little Giant Ice Cream shop is really little, probably two square…

October 15, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | San Francisco

Delta Sky Club Business Lounge of San Francisco Airport

Airports | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 15, 2017

Airports

Delta Sky Club Business Lounge of San Francisco Airport

More of an upscale restaurant than a simple lounge, The Delta Sky Club is really impressive. Beautifully decorated, professionally managed and generously loaded, everything in here helps put you in a…

October 15, 2017 | Reviews | San Francisco

Jack in The Box

American | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 05, 2017

American

Jack in The Box

Jack in the Box is an American fast-food restaurant chain founded February 21, 1951, by Robert O. Peterson in San Diego, California, where it is headquartered. The chain has 2,200 locations,…

October 05, 2017 | Burgers | San Francisco

Mazarine Coffee: The Tartines of San Francisco

Breakfast & Coffee | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

February 02, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Mazarine Coffee: The Tartines of San Francisco

Walking down the streets of San Francisco, a coffee shop grabbed my attention. Mazarine Coffee looks fresh with a traditional feel. A wide space, ceramic tiles, an industrial ceiling, wooden…

February 02, 2017 | Recommended | San Francisco

Ocean View Hotel, Santa Monica

Hotels | California USA Americas

USA

February 02, 2017

Hotels

Ocean View Hotel, Santa Monica

Ocean View Hotel is beautiful hotel located on Santa Monica's beach and known for its great location and superb view. Blue lights, a white classy finish and an in-house dedicated parking. Enter…

February 02, 2017 | Travel | California

JW Marriott Downtown Los Angeles

Hotels | California USA Americas

USA

February 02, 2017

Hotels

JW Marriott Downtown Los Angeles

Located on the 16th floor is my room at JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles . A large room with a sofa, a working desk, a king size bed and a wide bathroom. After trying the JW Marriott in New York…

February 02, 2017 | Travel | California

Blue Daisy: Breakfast & Brunch in Santa Monica

Breakfast & Coffee | California USA Americas

USA

February 01, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Blue Daisy: Breakfast & Brunch in Santa Monica

Blue Daisy, located on the street that takes you to Santa Monica's famous pier, offers a selection of innovative food items starting from 8am. It is a pub-like restaurant with a terrace, some wooden…

February 01, 2017 | Restaurants | California

Blue Barn San Francisco: Delicious Food I Recommend!

Restaurants | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

January 30, 2017

Restaurants

Blue Barn San Francisco: Delicious Food I Recommend!

Salads and sandwiches, a salad bar and bags of chips, the Blue Barn is a tiny little place that looks like a country barn, that sells everything fresh... They take their time in preparing things, and…

January 30, 2017 | Reviews | San Francisco

Lori's Diner: A Typical American Diner in San Francisco

American | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

January 28, 2017

American

Lori's Diner: A Typical American Diner in San Francisco

A typical American diner, Lori's Diner is where you feel like you're one of stars in Grease the movie... Red leather sofas, a bar in the middle, the floor decorated with white & black tiles,…

January 28, 2017 | Restaurants | San Francisco

Creams & Dreams: The Nitrogen Ice Cream

Ice Cream & Gelato | California USA Americas

USA

November 28, 2016

Ice Cream & Gelato

Creams & Dreams: The Nitrogen Ice Cream

Creams&Dreams is a creamery known for their nitrogen ice cream and trust me they do it amazingly well. They pour the liquid nitrogen on top of freshly churned ice cream in front of your eyes…

November 28, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | California

Lemonade: Your Stop at LAX Terminal 5

Airports | California USA Americas

USA

November 26, 2016

Airports

Lemonade: Your Stop at LAX Terminal 5

Lemonade is a catchy restaurant at LAX airport in Los Angeles. Hidden behind its sign in Terminal 5, Lemonade serves salads, sandwiches, drinks and desserts. White with lines of green and yellow,…

November 26, 2016 | Restaurants | California

Umami Burger: Not as Good as I Thought

Burgers | California USA Americas

USA

November 25, 2016

Burgers

Umami Burger: Not as Good as I Thought

I came across the name Umami Burger in New York so thought why not give it a try at one of their branches in Los Angeles. Umami Burger is a casual diner that offers a selection of burgers,…

November 25, 2016 | Restaurants | California

Meet Oslo's Counterpart in the USA, Milk

Reviews | California USA Americas

USA

November 18, 2016

Reviews

Meet Oslo's Counterpart in the USA, Milk

From the same people who brings us Oslo in Beirut, brings us Milk, an ice cream parlor and pastry shop in Los Angeles.  Drooling over their mouthwatering photos on Instagram, I always dreamt of…

November 18, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | California

Huckleberry: A Rich American Breakfast in Santa Monica

Breakfast & Coffee | California USA Americas

USA

November 18, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Huckleberry: A Rich American Breakfast in Santa Monica

Huckleberry, located in Santa Monica, is where I'm having my second breakfast this morning, after leaving Bondi Harvest amazed, I wanted more. On the menu, displayed behind the counter, you can find…

November 18, 2016 | Restaurants | California

California Donut: A Wide Choice of Doughnuts 24 Hours a Day

Breakfast & Coffee | California USA Americas

USA

November 04, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

California Donut: A Wide Choice of Doughnuts 24 Hours a Day

Open 24 hours a day, California Donut is known place for their freshly baked donuts prepared by the hour.  The first thing you'll notice is their glass display of donuts in a grab and go…

November 04, 2016 | California

Sugarfish: An Umami Experience

Japanese & Sushi | California USA Americas

USA

October 22, 2016

Japanese & Sushi

Sugarfish: An Umami Experience

One of California's most talked-about restaurants is located on Sunset Boulevard: Sugarfish. This sushi place, run by a family, is committed to quality and excellence. The place has a touch of style…

October 22, 2016 | Recommended | California

Sarku: Good Japanese Food in San Jose

Japanese & Sushi | California USA Americas

USA

October 20, 2016

Japanese & Sushi

Sarku: Good Japanese Food in San Jose

It's a best seller at the mall down in San Jose and it is called Sarku, a Japanese restaurant that serves good, generous and tasty sushi. You can enjoy a selection of Japanese bites including…

October 20, 2016 | California

In-N-Out Burgers: California's Famous Diner is Deceiving

American | California USA Americas

USA

October 20, 2016

American

In-N-Out Burgers: California's Famous Diner is Deceiving

They say you can't come to California and not try In-N-Out. It's a family owned business that’s been around for a long time now with branches across the US. The place reminded me a lot like…

October 20, 2016 | Burgers | California

Bondi Harvest: A Great Place for Breakfast!

Breakfast & Coffee | California USA Americas

USA

October 19, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Bondi Harvest: A Great Place for Breakfast!

Bondi Harvest is a small place located off a highway. The reason I mention that it's not even on the highway is because you can’t imagine how many were waiting to enjoy their breakfast. When we…

October 19, 2016 | Recommended | California

The Workshop Cafe: Come for Coffee and Work

Breakfast & Coffee | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 19, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

The Workshop Cafe: Come for Coffee and Work

What a place! What a concept! A coffee shop and a dedicated place for work where only people with a credit card or a ticket can access. An industrial and calm well designed to focus and…

October 19, 2016 | Reviews | San Francisco

Mr. Holmes: The Famous Chocolate Cruffin!

Chocolate | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 17, 2016

Chocolate

Mr. Holmes: The Famous Chocolate Cruffin!

When there’s a line of thirty people waiting to eat some sweet, you'll know that the place is worth trying. On a calm street, where nothing usually happens, is a pastry shop or more of a bakery…

October 17, 2016 | Popular | San Francisco

An Exceptional Sushi Croissant is Called "California Croissant"

Recommended | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 17, 2016

Recommended

An Exceptional Sushi Croissant is Called "California Croissant"

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in San Francisco has introduced the "California Croissant" a croissant stuffed with sushi. it's awesome and seems to be the new trend making waves. Mr. Holme's…

October 17, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | San Francisco

La Boulangerie San Francisco: The Reuben Sandwich!

Recommended | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 17, 2016

Recommended

La Boulangerie San Francisco: The Reuben Sandwich!

La Boulangerie is a French concept in San Francisco. It is a place inspired by the old French bakeries where wood is used all over, where art pieces are no other than pictures of food, where an open…

October 17, 2016 | Restaurants | San Francisco

Super Duper Burgers: Not My Kind of Burger Joint

Burgers | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 17, 2016

Burgers

Super Duper Burgers: Not My Kind of Burger Joint

While in San Francisco, I was walking by and came across this big place with an orange logo occupying the corner street. It was 3pm and the place was packed with people eating. I was intrigued to say…

October 17, 2016 | Restaurants | San Francisco

California Pizza Kitchen: Pizza and Flatbread

American | California USA Americas

USA

October 10, 2016

American

California Pizza Kitchen: Pizza and Flatbread

California Pizza Kitchen, known as CPK, is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in California-style pizza. This is a place I wanted to have on NoGarlicNoOnions. A yellow logo, some…

October 10, 2016 | Italian | California

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