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Media Noche

I know I’m a little late to the game but nevertheless, I finally made it to Media Noche in May. Media Noche is a Cuban fast-casual spot in the Mission, right by Boba Guys. The menu offers Cubanos, salads, and rice bowls, and the decorations are very cute and festive (and I hate to call it this, but very Instagrammable).

The decor is very colorful, with pastel hues of mint and light pink, and the space is bright and airy, with indoor and outdoor seating.

We ordered the El Cubano (roasted pork shoulder, smoked ham, swiss cheese, pickles and mustard), as well as the Lechón Asado (the roasted pork shoulder rice bowl).

The Cubano was flavorful, with the crispy, buttery bread and the sweet and savory flavors of the meats, pickles, and mustard. However, for the price ($12.50), it was a small sandwich, and could’ve used a side dish or salad of some sort. Or just bigger portions.

The Lechón Asado, which came with black beans, rice, and coconut slaw, was a decent portion and tasted good, however for a whopping $16.50, the meat was fairly dry, and there was nothing spectacular about the dish.

I was disappointed that they had run out of the Café con Leche Moon Bar (coffee ice cream dipped in dark chocolate), because the Mi Abuela Favorita, which was guava cheesecake ice cream dipped in dark chocolate, was OK (and I love guava!), but I think the coffee flavor would’ve gone better with the dark chocolate.

Media Noche was a bit of a disappointment. It was incredibly hyped up, and while the spot is incredibly cute and the food is decent (don’t forget to check out the bathroom, with the banana wallpaper!), I would recommend going for a happy hour glass of wine and a Moon Bar (preferably the coffee one). Maybe it’s just me and maybe I don’t appreciate Cuban cuisine as much as I should, but for the $$$, I would skip this one.

These walls are insufferably cute though, so I’m still a happy camper 🙃.

3465 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Salt & Straw

Similar to Bay Area ice cream shops like Bi-Rite and Curbside Creamery, Salt & Straw is a Portland favorite, featuring local ingredients and unique flavors. With only two locations in Portland and LA, Salt & Straw is a hot (or cold?) commodity, with lines around… Read More

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Local Union 271

Local Union 271, located on the bustling street of University Ave in Downtown Palo Alto, is a hip and rustic eatery that prides itself in its ‘farm to table’ ingredients. The restaurant, which serves breakfast/brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks, is inviting and airy, with massive… Read More

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Curbside Creamery

Tucked in a small alley lined with boutiques and crafty shops in Temescal is Curbside Creamery, an ice cream shop with locally produced ingredients and variations of cold treats. Among traditional flavors such as Mint Chip and Coffee, Curbside offers unique twists such as the… Read More

Door 440

This weekend I was invited to a fancy dinner party prepared by my Chef friend, Chris Sayegh, and hosted by the gracious Chase Hallerberg, who’s tasteful decor and charming demeanor created a very enjoyable evening. Both men put in a lot of hard work and… Read More

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MILK Bar

Momofuku MILK Bar was one of the highlights of my trip to New York. MILK bar was recommended to me by everyone who had previously been to NY before – it has many locations throughout the city, and has a variety of treats that are… Read More