July has always been my favorite month – long weekends (or weddings), birthday, friends in town, and lots of summer produce. I could seriously eat berries, stone fruit, and ice cream all month long and be perfectly content with that as my diet.
Even though half the year is gone, my time as #twentysex is just beginning. I promised myself to use this year to shape my path, so I spent this month keeping my friends close with lots of brunches and dessert dates. I also pushed myself harder than I ever thought I could so that I can swim my race (in 8 days!) and land a new job that I’m stoked beyond belief for. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s hard to feel bad when you surround yourself with good people. As my friend told me, “Kick the shit out of Option B.”
Here were some of my favorite spots to explore in July!
Besides Hecho and HMB Brewing Company, I also cured my birthday hangover at the iconic Mission Beach Café and a hefty glass of their mimosa. A very hefty glass. When I was fiending for a detox, the neighborhood Herbivore has a killer tofu quinoa salad that made my Sunday morning clean and fresh.
I’ve eaten at Tacolicious before, but when I dined through an amazing deal from Sosh, I got to try the perfect portions of everything with a personalized menu to match – a great start to a Friday evening. For a weekday dinner, my new favorite place is Stone’s Throw – their summer menu rocks a crispy seafood salad with burrata.
Of course, none of my meals are complete without a lil sumpin’ sweet. That means any or all slices from Three Babes Bakeshop, a creamy cashew nut latte from Equator Coffee, and hyphy purple ice cream from Bi Rite. Oh, and basically anything from B. Patisserie.