The Mission, San Francisco

Valencia is one of my favorite streets in San Francisco (or at least one that is cool and close enough that I frequent it).  There are tons of great restaurants, lots of interesting stores, and good people watching.  Find hilarious cards for any occasion and any relationship (even bizarre and x-rated ones) at Serendipity.  If you’re hungry, there are plenty of great places to choose from, I can vouch for Loló, Tacolicious, and Range.  Or grab a tasty alcoholic drink at Locanda, or a latte at Fourbarrel.  (Better to go to Fourbarrel for good coffee and people watching than to do work because there is (gasp), no wifi.)

I’m a fan of the short rib tacos at Tacolicious.  Order some and settle in for one of the U.S.A. or Mexico World Cup games. For more information, click here!

* Serendipity is located at 803 Valencia Street (at 19th Street).

*Tacolicious is located at 741 Valencia Street (at 18th Street) and open daily from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.  Tacolicious has multiple locations.

*Fourbarrel is located at 375 Valencia Street (at 15th Street), also open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

© Sarah Milstein 2014

The Borough Market, London

Come with an appetite to The Borough Market because there is bound to be something for you.  Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, meat, seafood, or freshly prepared Indian food and paella, you’ll find it.  Most of the cheese mongers are French.  For a second there, I forgot I wasn’t still in Paris.

The Borough Market is located near the London Bridge Station, at 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL.

© Sarah Milstein 2013

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges, Paris

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges

I found open places to eat in Paris!  Le Marché des Enfants Rouges in Le Marais, which is the oldest market in Paris (notwithstanding several renovations), appears to be staying open for August–well, at least some of the vendors.  The Moroccan restaurant inside is always packed and a safe bet.  The Italian restaurant looks good, but avoid their gâteau.  Possibly the worst slice of cake I’ve had.  The Lebanese food looks good, as well, however, I can’t vouch for it.

Also, I just found myself on Rue Tiquetonne and was happy to see tons of open restaurants and cafés.  Le Titi Qui Tonne, on this street, is still open.  I ate there a while back and was pleased with the canard, and the waiter always waves when I walk by now.

© Sarah Milstein 2013