Archive for November, 2011

food review: La Fonda

La Fonda
Category: Mexican
712 Irving St
(between 8th Ave & 9th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94122
Neighborhood: Inner Sunset

After walking up and down Irving for quite some time, anothercoldday had settled on La Fonda because of my craving; I had been craving for some good nachos for awhile and La Fonda was a place on Yelp that had received 3.5 stars (and it is located right on Irving, no need to drive elsewhere). Prior to eating at La Fonda, anothercoldday and I had been reading reviews weeks ahead to see if this would be a good place to get a good Mexican kick in the Inner Sunset. I usually look up restaurants on Yelp and bookmark it for our next food adventure. So, believing trusty fellow Yelpers, anothercoldday decided on our next food adventure spot: La Fonda.

After looking up and down the menu, we decided to order a nacho plate with carnitas (to suppress my ultimate craving of eating nachos) and a quesadilla with mushrooms (didn’t want to be conventional, so we went out of the box). My review on La Fonda will not be based on service, but it will be purely based on the food. The service was exceptionally fast and the lady that took our order was extremely friendly and patient, if anyone wanted to know about the service.

The nacho plate and the quesadilla were both a lot smaller than anothercoldday and I had imagined, especially the quesadilla plate (the picture enlarged the quesadilla by 2x).

Nachos with carnitas: I found the carnitas to be a bit dry and chewy, which ruined the nachos as a whole for me. But if I were to base it on just the nachos (without the carnitas) then it would still be and okay dish. I didn’t find the nachos to be tasty, it didn’t have the wow factor. Although I wouldn’t expect any nacho to really give me a “wow”, but I expected more, at least a satisfactory dance in my stomach (since we had been starving). Even with a food deprived stomach, I couldn’t gulf this dish down.

Quesadilla with mushrooms: The worse quesadilla I have ever tried in the many years that I have been alive on this Earth. I say worse and I mean it wholeheartedly. anothercoldday had split it in half and had already gobbled it down, but when it came to my half to gobble down, I couldn’t. I took one bite out of that “thing” (yes, that “thing”) and I had to spit it out. It released my gag reflex. If I had not spit it out, the nachos would have come back up. The consistency of the quesadilla was chewy and rubbery – it  partly may have been because it had cooled down but I can not risk coming back here and trying it again.

La Fonda 5.0/10.0

I do not think I would ever come back here again (maybe to try the burritos), at least awhile from now, maybe I’ll give it a year or so when I have forgotten this horrid taste.

–expressive sole
a queasy dance with food

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a quaint evening with live music.

Thursday November 3, 2011

An intimate night with good music and good company – this is what I call a perfect night after the rain. Mother nature definitely was on our side that night. It had been raining extremely hard the entire day, but hours before the concert, the rain had stopped and it was our night to enjoy. The venue (Slim’s; San Francisco, California) was small and quaint, but that was what made the night perfectly wonderful.

Line up:

  • Conner Flynn (with the Rhythm Twins)
  • Kate Voegele
  • Parachute

Slim’s bright neon sign that attracts you before you enter into the venue.

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“tonight, don’t leave me alone.”

Parachute-Kiss Me Slowly

Stay with me, baby stay with me
Tonight, don’t leave me alone
Walk with me
Come and walk with me
To the edge of all we’ve ever known
I can see you there with the city lights
Forteenth floor pale blue eyes
I can breathe you in
Two shadows standing by the bedroom door
You know I could not want you more
Then I did right then
As our heads leaned in

well I’m not sure what this going to be
But with my eyes clentched all I see
Is the sky line through the window
The moon above you and the streets below
Hold my breath as you’re moving in
Taste your lips and feel your skin
When the time comes
Baby don’t run, just kiss me slowly

Stay with me, baby stay with me
Tonight, don’t leave me alone (me alone)
She shows everything she used to know
Picture frame and country roads
When days were long, and the world was small
She stood by has it fell apart
Seperate rooms and broken hearts
But I won’t be the one to let you go
Ohhhh

I’m not sure what this going to be
But with my eyes clentched all I see
Is the sky line through the window
The moon above you and the streets below
Hold my breath as you’re moving in
Taste your lips and feel your skin
When the time comes
Baby don’t run, just kiss me slowly

Don’t run away….
And it’s hard to love again
When the only way it’s been
When the only love you knew
Just walked away.
It gets something that you want
Darling you don’t have to run
You don’t have to go

Just Stay with me, baby stay with me
Well I’m not sure what this is going to be
But with my eyes closed all I see
Is the sky line through the window
The moon above you and the streets below
Hold my breath as you’re moving in
Taste your lips and feel your skin
When the time comes
Baby don’t run just kiss me slowly

I’m not sure where this is going to go
But in this moment all I know
Is the sky line through the window
The moon above you and the streets below
Hold my breath as you’re moving in
Taste your lips and feel your skin
When the time comes baby
Don’t run just kiss me slowly

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