One of my favorite things about living in the Museum District is the close proximity to Black Hand Coffee Company, a locally owned and operated coffee roaster and café. You might assume this is because I’m an avid coffee drinker who can’t refuse a good coffee shop, but that’s not the case — I’ve actually never had a cup of coffee in my life. I know, I know – I get by on tea or a fountain coke if I need a little pick me up. And coffee ice cream is basically my favorite treat in the world. I don’t get it either! So what brings me to Black Hand, you ask? Their breakfast sandwiches are the best I’ve had anywhere in Richmond. The menu at Black Hand is pretty simple. The sandwiches come on your choice of an English muffin or everything, asiago or wheat bagel and sandwich options include the standard…

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Last week I did what felt like a marathon post on all.of.the.things. I ate in San Francisco. This week I’m back with one more post covering a few more of my favorite places— I mean c’mon, did you think this girl would just forget to eat dessert on vacation? So here we are again, if you missed part one and you’re looking for places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in San Francisco, I suggest you go back and start reading here. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! I’m the kind of person who can easily down an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s in one sitting so I was big on the “ice cream scene” in San Francisco. On my trip I visited two ice cream shops, one in the Fisherman’s Wharf and one in the Mission District, and both were worth the calories. The Baked Bear…

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Hey, guess what day it is? Ever since I had the lemon ricotta pancakes at Plow in San Francisco, I’ve been craving pancakes. Thankfully, Epicurious put together this helpful guide to making fluffy diner pancakes. Spoiler alert: seltzer water is the secret ingredient. Okay this is genius, can they please install these short story vending machines at the DMV, at City Hall or in doctors offices? You’ve probably seen these crazy milkshakes on Instagram, but what’s really behind this viral recipe? It’s because of these milkshakes that Black Tap has amassed nearly 200,000 followers on Instagram. Lucky Peach is sharing how you can get make your own at home. Meg and I are visiting NYC in September, so if you’ve been let us know if they are actually worth the million calories.  Is it weird that my idea of heaven is attending the Fancy Food Show? According to Eater’s Malcom Harris,“It’s…

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Jay Metzler is the owner and baker behind the all sourdough bakery Idle Hands Bread Company, which recently moved from a 230 square foot space in Scott’s Addition to a much more expansive space in the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood. The menu at the French-inspired bakery consists of freshly baked bread, pastries and even pizza dough (only available on Fridays and Saturdays). Idle Hand’s signature bread, Epps bread, is named after a friend of Metzler’s who helped him get the formula for the bread where it need to be. The Epps bread is a standard country blonde and can be used for everything from sandwiches to crostini to garlic bread. His pastry offerings include both simple flavors and more quirky ones, showcased in options like the lemon curd croissant. Metzler affectionately refers to the bakery as being a bit rough a around the edges — a bakery for everyone, he says. Why the…

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Whenever I travel, one of the first things I do is start researching where to eat. There’s just something about exploring new cities and towns that also gets me excited about new foods in new places. I recently visited San Francisco for the first time and honestly, the research was a little overwhelming and discouraging at times, because I realized that I just physically wouldn’t be able to eat at all of the places I wanted to visit. So, please keep that in mind as I share with you all of the wonderful places I was able to visit during my week in the in San Francisco. There were four main factors I took into consideration when planning out my food adventure: (Perceived) Quality — based loosely on a combination of critic reviews, online user reviews, features on other blogs and Instagram posts Cost — I don’t have an unlimited budget, so…

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