Sabrina G.

Sabrina G.

San Francisco, California

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Apr 29, 2013
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Japanese Restaurant / Asian Restaurant
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
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Park / Landmark / Museum
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
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Market / Ice Cream Shop
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
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Event Space / Art Gallery / Store
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 9, 2013
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Café / Coffeeshop / Diner
Apr 9, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
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Gastropub / Brewery / Pub
Apr 5, 2013
Mar 31, 2013
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Coffee Shop / Café
Mar 31, 2013
Mar 30, 2013
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Bar / Asian Restaurant
Mar 30, 2013
Feb 3, 2013
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Culture / Outdoor Activity / Park
Feb 3, 2013
Feb 3, 2013
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Live Music Venue / Record Store
Feb 3, 2013
Feb 3, 2013
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Jazz Club
Feb 3, 2013

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Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Shabu Sushi

    San Francisco
    Japanese Restaurant / Asian Restaurant
    Shabu Sushi - Japanese Restaurant | Asian Restaurant in San Francisco.
    Apr 29, 2013 Eat up! "My Take: Shabu Sushi on Geary is a very unique dining experience in San Francisco. I would constantly see Shabu Sushi on my way up and down Geary on the 38 bus but we finally decided to venture in for my best friend’s birthday. We bought a Groupon in an attempt to save money and made our way to the restaurant. The décor was evocative of a Japanese sushi bar, with elaborate “gold” statues all along the walls and shelves and with giant fans attached to the walls. After being seated we began deciphering the extensive menu and trying to figure out what each of us wanted. At first we didn’t understand the concept of Shabu but had it explained that it is a type of pho, where you are given a pot of broth that simmers over a heater on your table and then you can order an unlimited amount of toppings from meat, vegetables, noodles, seafood, anything your heart desires. However, ordering proved to be a challenge due to the language barrier and our waitress had to keep checking back with the owner about the company’s policy. It was agreed upon that our Groupon was not good for the all-you-can-eat option, a disappointment to the birthday girl who wanted to choose that. We spent another ten minutes trying to figure out the pricing of the all-you-can-eat and what came with it. All in all the ordering process was very confusing and frustrating as three different people told us three different things. But once the food came all the exerted effort was completely and utterly worth it. The food was absolutely delicious; the meats and sushi were all very fresh and the options for the Shabu are very extensive. While the beginning of our culinary experience was somewhat confusing the food definitely made up for it. Cocktails and Cuisine: The food at Shabu Sushi was delicious. My best friend and I ordered the all-you-can-eat Shabu and sushi option and were delighted as we got to choose an unlimited amount of toppings. My friend, the meat eater, settled on a beef broth and mainly stuck to the countless meat options, all thinly sliced right in front of us. I, being the vegetarian, also had a very extensive amount of toppings to choose from, greatly appreciated, as some Asian restaurants don’t cater very well to vegetarians. I selected everything from tofu, sweet potato, taro, yam noodles bundles (a very interesting knot of delicious noodles), vegetable pot stickers, and vegetables galore. The fun continued as we got to create our own bowls, adding in spices such as garlic or sriracha and coming up with our own unique combinations. Our other companion ordered two rolls of specialty sushi, which were gorgeously presented, and extremely thick; while she tried her hardest she could only finish about a roll and a half. The food at Shabu Sushi is delicious and over-flowing and completely worth the price. Prices: The price for the all-you-can eat Shabu and sushi is $20, an amazing deal for the amount of food you are able to choose from. The $20 also includes unlimited drinks, which include sodas and boba milk tea, and desserts such as ice cream. The specialty sushi rolls range from about $11-$14, also a good deal due to how thick the rolls are. We were all extremely impressed at how much food and drink we were able to consume for such a low price. What to Wear: There isn’t a strict dress code but I would say that the later it gets into the night that the dress code becomes more and more formal. As my friends and I left at around 8:30 we began to see more and more groups of businessmen and women out for dinner, wearing skirts or dresses and for the men slacks and a nice shirt. Insider Info: It is very difficult to understand the servers as many of them have limited English ability and the menu itself is not very easy to comprehend. My advice is to remember that the all-you-can-eat option includes sushi from the first page of the menu (the lower end hand rolls) and that drinks and dessert are included in that package. " hide
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  • Conservatory of Flowers

    San Francisco
    Park / Landmark / Museum / Event Space / Tour
    Conservatory of Flowers - Park | Landmark | Museum | Event Space | Tour in San Francisco.
    Apr 20, 2013 Flora and Fauna Galore "My Take: The Conservatory of Flowers is one of the staple tourist to-dos of San Francisco. Nestled within Golden Gate Park, this mecca of all things botanical is one of those educational venues where you can leave feeling as if you’ve learned something but enjoyed yourself while doing it. The Conservatory looms in the middle of the park like a Disney Princess castle with its white glass atrium. The magic of its exterior enchants the regular passersby and deserves more recognition from locals who decry so-called “tourist sites” such as this. With the lure of beautiful flora and fauna combined with the extremely low price of tickets the Conservatory is guaranteed to be a fun and educational excursion for both young and old alike. The Scene: The Conservatory is mostly filled with families or elderly visitors simply due to the nature of people’s perceptions of museums. Due to the location in Golden Gate Park there are also a lot of tourists with cameras strapped around their neck, snapping picture after picture of each and every flower. The staff are all incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, willing to teach you about what they are so passionate about. There are five rooms and each one brings new delights and flowers you won’t see anywhere else. The Conservatory is kept incredibly warm and humid to preserve the flowers so it’s a great place to go to on a cold San Francisco day. Cocktails/Cuisine: While there is no food or drink allowed in the conservatory there is a snack booth right outside the conservatory as well as an Auntie Ann’s hotdog stand adjacent to the Conservatory that can cure any puckish hunger. Prices: The Conservatory of Flowers is one of the most budget friendly museums in the city. As a student it only cost me $3 and adults cost $7. Definitely bang for your buck. What to Wear: Word to the wise: the Conservatory is very hot and humid. There were moments I felt like I was going to pass out and it seemed as if I couldn’t take off enough clothing. I would advise adhering to the general San Franciscan rule of wearing layers and that way you can always take off a layer if you get hot like I did. Insider Info/ When to Go: The first Tuesday of every month the museum is free to residents, so definitely take advantage of that if you can! Also, there is one mysterious plant that bears the sign “Don’t Smell Me”. The allure of it was extremely tempting yet my friends and I decided to play it safe and not ruin our sense of smell. " hide
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  • Bi-Rite Market

    San Francisco
    Market / Ice Cream Shop
    Bi-Rite Market - Market | Ice Cream Shop in San Francisco.
    Apr 18, 2013 The Most Beautiful Food You Will Ever See "My Take: Bi-Rite Market is a staple of San Francisco. A trip to Bi-Rite is necessary in order to be inducted into life as a San Franciscan. I visited the new store on Divisadero (the original is in the Mission) and was incredibly impressed by the beautiful layout of the store. The produce was some of the freshest I have ever seen, with apples, oranges, and everything in between stacked to perfection on the displays. Everything in the store was bursting with color and freshness and I felt as if I had wandered into my dream grocery store. As I meandered through the aisles I was incredibly impressed at how clean and organized all of the products were. Nothing was out of place and the employees were very helpful about helping customers find what they needed and recommending products that they have enjoyed. As I perused the products I found myself wanting to buy every single thing, as they included artisan created pastries, health foods, allergen free foods, and handcrafted snacks, desserts, and bread. Overall, I was incredibly impressed by Bi-Rite and a part of me wishes I worked here so I could enjoy the atmosphere and employee discount. The Scene: As a public market, Bi-Rite has an incredibly diverse scene. On the Saturday morning that I visited it was mostly young couples out doing grocery shopping or dropping in after brunch for a few items. Families also frequent the store, out doing errands and grocery shopping. Yet there are also young students, perhaps making the pilgrimage to this iconic spot for their famous ice cream. This location is brand new and therefore extremely clean, well organized, and the staff is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the products. Overall, Bi-Rite’s new branch on Divisadero merits a visit, even if it’s just for the ice cream. Cocktails & Cuisine: As a public market based in San Francisco all the food and drinks are artisan fresh, local, and organic. Bi-Rite’s dedication to fresh, locally sourced produce and meats are clearly evident as soon as you walk in. Everything in the store is beautifully presented and of the most pristine quality. If you are a beer or wine lover Bi-Rite is the place to go as it is filled with handcrafted beers from bay area breweries and vintage wines from around the world. If produce is what you are looking for, look no further! The organic fruits, vegetables, and fungi (yes there is a section with gourmet mushrooms that you can bag yourself), are plentiful and tempt your eyes with their color and quality. The butcher case is filled with the juiciest steaks, chicken, fish, and seafood and will give any meat-lover something to drool over. The bakery section is tempting; the bread is all freshly baked and still warm and made me want to scoop up each and every baguette, pretzel, and bagel. Finally, the piece de resistance is the ice cream section. Bi-Rite is most famous for its handmade interesting flavor combinations. The flavors change regularly and can be found by following their twitter, Facebook, or checking the website. Any ice cream parlor that has its own twitter and Facebook is clearly worth a visit. Prices: As a public market based in San Francisco that is dedicated to the highest quality products the prices are pretty steep as compared to some mainstream grocery stores. While the prices are on par with that of Whole Foods (or more commonly referred to as “Whole Pay Check”) they are well worth it for the quality you are buying. Meats generally are priced pretty high, with house smoked salmon reaching up to $34.99/lb. But overall the high prices are reflective of the mission of Bi-Rite: to provide excellent quality and a return to the local food movement. What to Wear: No dress code, shoes and shirt will suffice. Although you may want to wear pants as well to avoid stares. Insider Info/When to go: On my trip to Bi-Rite I had the pleasure of coming into contact with the ice cream server. I explained to her that I had never tried the ice cream before and with a gasp she instantly starting recommending flavors to me and gave me samples of each and every flavor. We got onto the topic of conversation and she was one of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure of coming into contact with. She was very down-to-earth and told me that she had gained probably 10 lbs. since she started working there but that it was so worth it! I loved her attitude and enthusiasm and she really made my experience even more enjoyable. It is employees like this that just show how local businesses such as Bi-Rite Public Market need our support and have so much to offer to our city. " hide
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