Gluten Free in SF

Gluten free in SF

My mom is gluten free, so I am always on the lookout for places that we can bring her to eat.  The above linked article talks about several places in San Francisco where she can go.  Here’s a list of the places.  I haven’t been to any of them.


1. Bella Trattoria Italiana

3854 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 221-0305


2. As Quoted

3613 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 914-0689


3. Nopalito

306 Broderick St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 437-0303

4. Firefly Restaurant

4288 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 821-7652

5. Wholesome Bakery

299 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117


6. Roam Artisan Burgers

1923 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 800-7801

7. Dosa

1700 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 441-3672


8. Little Gem

400 Grove St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 914-0501

9. Dancing Yak

280 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 525-4857

10. Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen

401 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 400-5453

11. Kitava

2011 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110


12. 1601 Bar & Kitchen

1601 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-1601

13. Hot Spud

2640 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 399-1065

14. Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine

710 Florida St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 814-2920

15. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

1570 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 835-9888

Cheap eats in SF

cheap eats in SF

The above linked article talks about cheaper places to eat in San Francisco.  I’ve been to one, Super Duper Burgers.  It stunk, but it was cheap.

1. Judahlicious

3906 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 665-8423

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2. Yummy Yummy

1015 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 566-4722

3. Wing Lee Bakery 永利饼家

503 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 668-9481


4. Rooster & Rice

2211 Filbert St
San Francisco, CA 94123


5. Tommy’s Joynt

1101 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 775-4216


6. Yamo

3406 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 553-8911


7. Zen Yai Thai

771 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 885-0725



8. Hot Sauce and Panko

1468 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 387-1908


9. Saigon Sandwich

560 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 474-5698

10. Basa Seafood Express

3064 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-2388


11. Tselogs

552 Jones St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 658-7142

12. The Flying Falafel

1051 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 964-1003


13. Popsons

998. Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102


14. Bini’s Kitchen

1001 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103


15. Muracci’s Japanese Curry & Grill

307 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 773-1101

16. Sababa Hot Pita Bar

329 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 800-6853


17. Super Duper Burger

721 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 538-3437

18. The Sentinel

37 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 284-9960


19. HRD Coffee Shop

521A 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 543-2355


20. Yank Sing 2 GO

49 Stevenson St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 541-4949

The Play That Goes Wrong

Earlier this year, I went to see Hamilton. I got emails with advertisements for upcoming plays. One caught my eye as it was described as “Monty Python meets Sherlock Holmes.” My cousin agreed to go with me. My mom did, too.

Mom and I went early and got drinks at Equator coffee and tea. I got an oolong tea and mom got a latte. We met my cousin there. He had a sour cherry soda.

After we finished our drinks, we walked to the theater and settled into our seats. The play started right on time, with the lights on. We were laughing from the first moment. I loved the whole thing, but the ending had so much slapstick, I had a hard time figuring out whodunit. It really didn’t matter, though, since the comedy was the important part.

As I went to stand up, a friend poked her head into our section to say hi. I didn’t know she was going to see the same play. It was nice to see her.

After the play, we went to one of my favorite places, Koja, for a late lunch. I also got a Thai iced tea at the vegan place. All was delicious.

We talked for a long time after, before heading home. The train was late, so we caught a train to bring us closer to home, and called uber. My daughter beat the uber driver there, so I have a cancellation on my uber account. So much for my 5.0 star rating.

We napped before dinner. I hadn’t realized how exhausting laughing that much could be. It was such a fun day.

New podcast

When I don’t have an audiobook going in the car, I’ll go for a podcast. I had a new one fall into my lap last week. Its host is a woman who lost 100 pounds twelve years ago, making small changes.

Her main advice is to not start anything that you aren’t prepared to keep up for your entire life. And next is to not do anything big that is a quick fix.

My first week, I was away, so I wasn’t fully ready to start anything. I decided to go for 64 ounces of water a day. I actually managed it and more. I got through the running to the bathroom to pee all day while I was on vacation and it didn’t really matter if I wandered off. I kept it up. I am no longer running off as frequently, since my body seems to have adjusted.

Sunday night, I packed all my stuff for an early morning swim, followed by work. I got my lunch ready to bring with me.

I weighed myself this morning. I will be continuing that on Mondays.

Today, I got up early. I put on my swimsuit and cover-up, grabbed my bag and headed to the gym. I got in the pool and told myself to not do the full distance. When I got halfway through, I told myself to just do a little more. Then, suddenly, I had just one lap to go! I did it! I went into the hot tub after the swim. I had to get out when the guy in his tidy whities got in. Nope. Didn’t want to see that getting out of the water.

I showered, dressed, and went to work, drinking my water along the way. I found that they moved the little free library a block away! I chose a healthier breakfast than I normally would. I got my coffee and settled into a work schedule.

Close to lunch time, I realized I left my lunch at home in the fridge. Thankfully, we were off early and I wouldn’t starve on the way home.

I went to drop some of the books from my car into the little free library, went to the post office and ATM. I picked up a hold from the library and went home to eat my lunch. I napped and then went to the grocery store.

When I got home, I took out the garbage cans. I had forgotten that I was going to take a kid to get snacks at the grocery store, so I sent them back to the store with my debit card.

I got my stuff ready for a trip to the pool again tomorrow. Is this something I can keep up for the rest of my life? I sure hope so.

Afternoon dinner

Several months ago, my daughter chose a restaurant for her birthday dinner.  Her friends rejected the idea, since it was a seafood restaurant.  I promised her that we’d go sometime when there were fewer of us, since it was on the expensive side.

As I was leaving work on Monday, I realized that it was just my daughter and me home for dinner, so I suggested that we go to the restaurant.  They started us with edamame.

It was early in the day.  I didn’t realize until after we’d been seated that happy hour didn’t start for another half hour.  We decided to just go for it, since we weren’t expecting it, anyhow.  I had blood orange margarita and my daughter had a Thai iced tea.

We ordered calamari and brussel sprouts as appetizers.

I had the fish tacos with the salad, and my daughter had the special plate with a filet, crab cake and coconut shrimp.  She had fries and coleslaw with it.

We went to the bookstore across the street, Green Apple Books on the Park.  I figured it was perfect timing, since we were there.  My meetup group will be going for a book signing in a few weeks, so it worked out well.   There is no restroom there, but there is a reading room.   Huh.  I bought nothing for myself, but I got a book for my daughter.

We were going to go for ice cream, but we were kind of tired by the time we finished at the bookstore, so we headed home.  We were home in time to get the garbage out before dark and then to relax the rest of the evening.

Meetup meeting 7/16

My meetup group met for taco Tuesday at Park Chalet. We overlapped with happy hour, so it was nice, even though it was just me and one other person.

The tacos were good.  The company was good.  I waited for my ride in the lobby, looking at the paintings.  They are all out of order, but here are most of them.