I Met Tyler Florence!!

sfo sam and tyler

…at the grand opening of the new Virgin terminal at SFO! On Saturday, my family and I were invited to check out the new terminal before it publicly opened this week. We got to walk right past the security area and straight through all the restaurants and shops to the gates. The airport made a real effort to be green with this terminal – using natural light, stations to fill empty water bottles, etc. I learned all these nifty facts from the fun games they provided at the opening.

To bring a little bit of Bay Area to the terminal, they had a Napa Valley storefront selling local foods like Cowgirl Creamery cheeses and a Tyler Florence food stand. As soon as I saw Tyler’s restaurant stand, my eyes scanned the store to see if the celebrity chef was there. Lucky enough, he was! I ran straight up to him and asked for a photo. My dad’s a huge Tyler Florence fan as well and even bought his cook book right there so he could have it autographed. Tyler is so sweet in person as he appears on his cooking shows. He’s a great cook as well! We ordered a few of his pizzas and they were amazing, especially the Simple Italy Pizza (margherita). We did have to wait 40 minutes for the food though!

Cat Cora has a restaurant in the terminal as well, but no appearances from the female celebrity chef. Dang!

sfo fam and tyler

sfo signing dads book

sfo tyler margherita

sfo tyler harvest pizza

sfo water fountain

Star Wars Weekend at the Zeum – 9/11-9/12


Zeum – Star Wars Weekend
Date: 9/11-9/12
Time: 11am – 5pm
Address: 221 Fourth St. SF, CA 94103
Admission: $10 adults, $8 youths

Hi Star Wars fans!  If you are in the city this weekend, you should check out the happening over at Zeum.  At this event, you can train with Jedi Master Obi-Shawn (I giggled a little), learn to wield a lightsaber, meet your favorite Star Wars: The Clone Wars characters and create Star Wars stories!  I’m not sure whether there will be food, but I know it will definitely be an awesome photography opportunity.

Schedule of Events
11am: Museum Opens
11am – 4pm: Hourly Jedi Training with Obi-Shawn
12pm & 3pm: Jedi Costume Parade

SF Street Food Fest – Aug 2010

SF Street Food Fest Tickets

I’m so glad I made it to the SF Street Food Fest in the Mission on Aug 21st. Here I was able to try most of every food truck in the Bay Area I’ve always wanted to try such as Lumpia Cart, Curry Up Now and Hapa Ramen. The one-day event was über packed and vendors were selling out left and right. Each vendor (mix of food trucks, restaurant stands, and suppliers) offered 3 items – a small bite, bigger bite and a drink. I pre-purchased a $75 pass with 3 other friends which allotted us $75 worth of food and 2 free drinks. If I had known I could’ve purchased items a la carte the day of, I totally would’ve gone that route as it was painful to eat that much food.

SF Street Food Fest

Rated: ♣♣♣

I was pretty underwhelmed with the event as a whole. There was no single item I absolutely fell in love with – a few good finds, but a lot of flops. I’m wondering if it was because the food carts were not use to making food in such large batches. I came really early so I didn’t hit really long lines, but when I left the event got really crowded. A few friends that also went to the event complained that they spent most of their time in lines and a lot of vendors sold out of their popular items.

Click below to read the review on every cart I tried.

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53rd Annual Armenian Food Festival


I’ve been wanting to come to the Armenian food festival for the last 4 years, and I still won’t make it to this one! I’m so bummed!

Authentic Armenian Food featuring buffet style complete Shish-Kebab Dinner, and Pastries. Games for Children and Armenian Folk Dancing

Where: 825 Brotherhod Way, KZV Armenian School, San Francisco, CA, 94132

Print image below for free admission.

When: Friday, Sep 10, 6:00p – Saturday, Sep 11, 12:00a

Cake Moda Cupcake Wars – $22 Sale!

We mentioned the Cupcake Wars here before and now, there’s an update! If the $45 price tag was too much, this $22 sale should definitely help.

Click here for the sale.

Remember this is a ticket for the Cupcake competition, unlimited wine tasting, and $10 towards the purchase of any wine.