Weekenders: A peek inside the life of a food blogger

  Posted by - May 4, 2015 - $ (0-20)

AKA. My life.

So I recently started a CynEats snapchat.

And I thought, what better way to let you guys in on what REALLY goes on behind the scenes than with this snap video! #reallife

This is exactly what happened on our foodie adventure.

There’s alota picture taking, alota eating and alota running around to find the best lighting.

(Sorry for the poor quality vid, I didn’t know how else to upload this snapchat video besides through YouTube. If any of you guys know of a better way… Help!)

Meet my partner in crime for the day: Kelly from A Side of Sweet. She really is the sweetest girl ever and we were totally vibing the whole day.  We were also on the same level of picture taking (think: you know how girls take a millllliiion selfies? Well, that’s us… except we do it with food lol).

So here’s our foodie adventure:

We started off the day at 20th Century Cafe in Hayes Valley. It’s the cutest spot ever, where everyone is actually all dressed up in 1950’s retro attire.

Anyways, they have the best nettle soup and their Russian Honey Cake was featured on 7×7’s “100 Things to Eat Before You Die”.

We waited for a table with the best lighting to open up before we realized that every table had pretty good lighting (hint: this is a great spot for food pics)

20th century cafe, sf Russian Honey Cake at 20th century cafe, sf

Then we walked down the street to Smitten’s to grab some liquid nitrogen ice cream.

But. Before we ordered, we scouted for a wall to take our photos (so it doesn’t melt. Duh).

After 5 minutes… we found it, it was across the park, across the street, in front of this dessert shop.

We had to RUN.

Smitten Ice Cream SF Smitten Ice Cream SF

Then we headed over to Polk street for some research.

Side: doing a future post on acai bowls, so we wanted to check out Basik Cafe.

But. We JUST so happened to park right in front of Bob’s Donuts. (I swear, I didn’t plan that)

…and naturally, we weren’t going to leave empty handed. Since we couldn’t decide, we got this giant one #yolo

Giant donut from Bob's Donut, sf

After Bob’s, we headed to Basik Cafe where they serve some bombass acai bowls.

Since the lighting wasn’t optimal, we took it outside and got some shots on someone’s doorway lol

Then for dinner, we headed over to our media tasting at Canela Bistro and Wine Bar. Special guest Chef Colleen Donnelly from InHarvest took over the kitchen to create dishes using whole grains and legumes.

Everything was so delish and I loved that it was kinda healthy since we probs gained 5 lbs from that donut alone.

This dinner included a red quinoa flatbread, mushroom salad, roasted piquillo peppers stuffed with heirloom red rice (<– omg soo good), albondiga meatballs, and dessert.


Incase ya’ll were wondering… Yes, I did finish my entire meal.

I know… I have problems lol.

So after I got home that day, I def needed to get a sweat in at the gym. I mean… after all those calories I felt super guilty AF!

Anyways, that’s all for now, hope you guys enjoyed the first “Weekenders” post. Stay tuned for next time!

PS: let me know if you enjoy posts like these!



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  • Kelly - A Side of Sweet May 20, 2015 - 1:05 am Reply

    Hooray! Finally catching up on my blog reader. Loved this post and can’t wait to do it all again Friday!!!!

  • Ben @Focus:Snap:Eat May 9, 2015 - 9:59 pm Reply

    OMG, is that donut for real? How many days did it take you to eat it?

    • CynEats May 13, 2015 - 11:24 pm Reply

      Yeah, thats real life! We shared it :)

  • Jen May 5, 2015 - 9:31 pm Reply

    Oh man, this looks like my kinda day! Do you food blog full time? If so I AM SO JEALOUS #nom

    • CynEats May 6, 2015 - 12:38 pm Reply

      Haha yeah, it was a fun day! Maybe you can join us next time if you live in SF :)

      PS: just checked out your blog, love it!


      • Jen May 6, 2015 - 11:30 pm Reply

        UM, YES that sounds amazing. I don’t live in SF but I’m nearby and could always use an excuse to go there to get good food ;)

        And thank you! Especially coming from you with your amazing blog (and your photos!!!)

  • Johnathan May 5, 2015 - 2:38 pm Reply

    Omg that DONUT! I need that in my life asap. How did you girls finish that??

    • Frank G. May 5, 2015 - 4:22 pm Reply

      What he said^

      • CynEats May 6, 2015 - 12:36 pm Reply

        We have a big appetite. lol jk. No, we shared it! :)

  • Sarah P. May 5, 2015 - 11:40 am Reply

    Can’t wait for your acai bowl post! I’m a huge fan, and I already went to check out Basik cafe since you posted it on instagram!

    • CynEats May 6, 2015 - 12:35 pm Reply

      yay! wasn’t it bomb??

  • rosalee May 4, 2015 - 6:21 pm Reply

    potato knish at 20th century cafe is one of their signature items! must get next time you go back!

    • CynEats May 6, 2015 - 12:35 pm Reply

      ooo thanks! I haven’t tried it, but I definitely will!

  • Beatrice L. May 4, 2015 - 3:00 pm Reply

    Loved reading this post!! You are so funny and entertaining that I feel like we could be great friends haha. You’re pictures are so good too!

    • CynEats May 6, 2015 - 12:35 pm Reply

      haha thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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