Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay

It's been a while since I've done a blog post about food. Okay, rewind. It's actually been a while since I've done a post. My apologizes for my absence! With the holiday season upon us, I've been running around on empty and spending 90% of my time at work. In fact, I have been so tired, that twice this week, the action of momentarily closing my eyes really lead to an unexpected three to four hour nap. Imagine my dismay when I woke up at 2 in the morning and realized that 1) It's 2 in the morning and 2) I've slept through a Lifetime movie. Yes, I am serious about the Lifetime movie. (Fun fact: Lifetime happens to be one of my favorite channels, haha). Anyways, enough about my old lady status, and on to the good stuff. I know you are all dying to feel your tummies rumble, so for that reason I knew I had to make this one extra yummy. Enjoy!

Palomino  345 Spear St. 

The gist: While I was in college, one of my favorite places to wind down after a long week was Palomino. Right on the edge of Westwood Village, it was always worth the walk, but only for their Happy Hour. A few weeks ago, I was reminiscing about my undergrad days and decided to try out the San Francisco location just for old time's sake. What I hated: There's not much to hate when drinks are $5, appetizers are half off, and you can get a whole pizza to yourself for only $6! If I had to pick something, and this is me at my nit-pickiest, I'd say that I was disappointed with their calamari dipping sauces. The red marinara-like sauce tasted out of place, and don't ask me what that orange sauce was, because after one dip, I stuck to the sub-par red sauce. What I liked: Situated right next to the Embarcadero, the SF location of Palomino is excellent. They have an indoor and outdoor area, but if you're trying to stay out of the chilly city weather, get there earlier if you want to be seated indoors. The prices are right on point, and the selection definitely hits the spot. 

Enjoying a delicious Cranberry Mojito
Not much can beat a $6 personal pizza
Beautiful view of the bay
Calamari is my favorite fried food. I can't get enough!
Photos by: Chandamheer

Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay (Cover) - Sara Bareilles

Delicious stuff, no? Don't worry, if this post left you craving more, you will definitely want to check back soon for my upcoming posts! I have more event coverage photos and some outfit shots you'll want to see! Thanks so much for reading! And, be sure to let me know what you think down below! 

(PS: I appreciate each and every one of your comments! I am doing my best to get back to everyone. If I haven't gotten back to you yet, rest assured, I will!)

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Anonymous Kim said...

I'm not a pizza fan (I know, people can never believe it if I say that) but those calamaris look yummy :)!

December 16, 2010 at 2:10 AM  
Blogger ching said...

i always like the food posts that you do. makes me drool.haha

December 16, 2010 at 2:42 AM  
Blogger Carly said...

Don't be the least bit embarrassed about lifetime being one of your was mine all through college..infact our entire Sundays would be spent' watching back to back lifetimes..those were the!
The food looks yummy..infact it has made me to breakfast!

December 16, 2010 at 5:11 AM  
Blogger 2Anchor said...

Looks made me hungry! I hope to take a trip out to SF one day..hopefully sooner rather than later!

Have a good day.

December 16, 2010 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger TheChambrayCountess said...

Amazing! The view looks great, but not as great at the pizza ;) Good luck with work- I hope you get some time to enjoy the upcoming holidays!

December 16, 2010 at 5:33 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

Oh man, it's like 8:30 in the morning, and your post got me seriously craving some pizza!

Thanks for sharing, awesome pics!


December 16, 2010 at 5:38 AM  
Blogger Ilse said...

Gorgeous pictures!

December 16, 2010 at 5:48 AM  
Anonymous Nikki said...

ohhhh that food looks SO good! Great pics!


December 16, 2010 at 6:20 AM  
Blogger UP WORLD by KC said...

i.. this is my first time on your blog.
and that pizza look really nyummy im hungrryyy here :p nice blog :)
so nice, i will follow you.
follow me back if you want, or we can follow each other?

come here soon guys :)


December 16, 2010 at 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Style with Benefits said...

omgeee, that fried calamari looks SO freakin yummy as does the pizza. i'll have to try the one in westwood sometime!

xx, becs

December 16, 2010 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Martina said...

yummy - i love calamari and those ones look especially yummy!! i'm hungry now ;)..kisses..

December 16, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Mary @ stylefyles said...

wow, Palomino looks FANTASTIC! My mouth is watering just looking at that pizza (it doesn't help I woke up this morning craving pizza and was considering getting a slice for breakfast....yes, I am that person). I can't believe a happy hour personal pie is just $6...and a nice-sized personal pie at that!

Clearly the view is also that shot of the bridge (and the bird).

I need to stop telling you how much I love your photography, because I think I do so every time.


December 16, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger said...

what a lovely trip! calimari is my go to yummy food too!

December 16, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Closet Hound said...

Palomino looks delish! And that personal pizza looks really good. And only for $6?!

xo Sherrie

December 16, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger sbot said...

Nom, nom, nom, that pizza looks soooo good!!

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December 16, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger sbot said...

Nom, nom, nom. That pizza looks delicious. Look forward to seeing your outfit pics : )

Check out my blog if you have a chance : )


December 16, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Glocal Girl said...

Yay, your back! I think I've been to that place before, pretty yummy. Your pictures make me miss San Fran... a lot.

Happy Holidays from snowy Holland!

December 16, 2010 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Sabina said...

I love calamari too - delish! That place looks really amazing, I'd love to eat a $6 personalized pizza sometimes -.- :)))
I'm glad I found your blog, I really like it! If you get the time, I recommend you to have a look at mine - I have the feeling you'll like it :)) I might be wrong! But if I'm not, feel free to comment (what blogger doesn't like comments! :)) and of course, follow me if you want to read my blog regularly :))) Have a great day hon! <3

December 16, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Mary Ko. said...

Loooooove your blog :)
I Find it so interesting to read!

Welcome to my blog! Follow if you find it interesting ;)

December 16, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Allergic to Vanilla said...

I love Palomino, they have the best happy hour! Maybe I'll run into you next time there. The truffle mushroom pizza is the best--it's a few bucks more than hh prices, but totally worth it ;)

p.s I'm doing a giveaway!

xo Carlina

December 16, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Yessssssssss I want to go to SF for holiday break. May have to take you up on this rec and go check it out in a couple weeks.

December 16, 2010 at 3:10 PM  
Anonymous fashion junkie said...

OMG! How amazing are these photos! Looks like you had a blast!! And the food looks delish!!


December 16, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Anonymous fashion junkie said...

OMG! How amazing are these photos! Looks like you had a blast!! And the food looks delish!!


December 16, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger FancyTreehouse said...

YOW! I want pizza so bad right now!
And I think I've made it pretty obvious that I'm a lifetime junkie too! :)

December 16, 2010 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Marissa said...

Okay, seriously.. this food looks absolutely divine, my mouth is watering! I couldn't stop staring at the pictures. Even better, the prices :) WHERE is this?!

I like Lifetime movies too, so we share the same obsession ;) hehe That so many people love to hate, might I add!

And did you change your blog header? I likee!


December 16, 2010 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Caterina Salvietti said...

Cute blog!
I would appreciate if you participated in my giveaway:
You have until midnight.
kisses katy

December 17, 2010 at 1:03 AM  
Blogger Jasmira Flower said...

Super pics! I love Your style in the pictures and texts. You are lucky that You have seen so many amazing places!

December 17, 2010 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh how I love Calamari too!! I order it every chance I get :-)

Happy Friday Dear! xo

December 17, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Robbie said...

That pizza looks absolutely delicious and for $6 who can complain! I really enjoy reading your blog, you have some great posts, looking forward to your future ones.
Thanks for your lovely comment.


December 17, 2010 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger simplychic said...

that thin crust pizza looks sooooo yummy. i am definitely adding this on my list of places to try, especially b/c it's close to my school!

December 17, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Ninjagaiden78 said...

The pizza looks good. Nice pictures.
Congrats on winning Zarna's give away.

December 18, 2010 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

That pizza looks BEYOND yummy! I'm officially hungry!!

December 18, 2010 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Fanny Nord said...

Looks yummy !
xo, fanny.

December 19, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Zarna said...

this also looks very yummy and i'm all also a lifetime movie addict lol!

December 19, 2010 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Flashes of Style said...

Oooo that food looks amazing! <3

December 19, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Laurita P said...

omg, i've never been to palomino but i am craving a visit after those photos!

December 20, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger little t said...

That photo with the seagull is really cool!

December 22, 2010 at 2:42 AM  
OpenID said...

GIRL!!!! Your fellow bruin over here knows all about Palomino and their delicious pizza. Have you tried their crab dip? SO GOOD. Hope all is well. Come visit us in Westwood soon!



December 23, 2010 at 9:26 AM  

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