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Yow Yow! Does Portland!

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First vacation of the year – check! I’m finally now at an age where it has become maybe not a little bit easier, but more convenient for my cousins and I to get together. When we were younger, we were on family trips and there were a lot more people around, but now that we’re adults, we get to plan the trip and we get to do all the things we like doing. There’s a sort of an independence that comes with it and I think that’s why I enjoyed my weekend in Portland so much. A handful of my cousins are still in school ie) Grad school, dental school, etc. They’re all smarty pants! Kristie and I have never actually been to Portland before and since one of our cousins is currently living there and in school, we knew it would be the perfect place to visit first.

I had been itching to experience Portland for myself because for years all I’ve heard was that it was better than Seattle, worse than Seattle, more hipster than Seattle, etc. And now that I’ve finally seen it, I have my own opinions to make. First off, Portland is gorgeous. The trees, the bridges, the water – all things that reminded me of home without actually being at home. I love the little neighborhoods – Alberta, Alphabet District, Pearl, NW 23rd – it’s like any other major city that has their own area. I did, however, find the pace of Portland to be much slower, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just something I’m not used to. Our cousin also let us borrow his car the first day we were there and I found it to be fairly straightforward to get around. Let’s talk about the things we ate though since that’s usually the only reason why we write these posts.

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Anthony Bourdain on In-N-Out

Little Big Burger in Portland yesterday. In-N-Out for dinner tonight. If I had a Seattle’s Dick’s Drive In tomorrow, I would have been nailin’ it. No joke though – I love In-N-Out. Can’t believe I went so long not living in the same state as it…

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Currently Craving:

For years, I’ve been listening to all of my favorite LA bloggers raving about the egg sandwich from Eggslut. I’ve seen the pictures. I’ve heard what they had to say. And now, this video. I die. I had my very first egg sandwich when I moved to the Bay Area and I haven’t stopped ordering them since. (BTW the best one to order is from Plow in Potrero Hill) My friend Mandi and I have such a love for egg sandwiches that we have even considered trying every single one at every brunch in SF and rating them for all of you on Yow Yow! We haven’t given up on this idea yet. I can’t wait to try Eggslut the next time I’m in LA!

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Golden Globes 2015 Menu

I can’t believe how much I love and enjoy watching the E! Red Carpet. I have so many favorite looks already and I’m looking forward to sharing all of that tomorrow! However, in the meantime – award show season is always so fascinating to me. I like knowing about the menu, the goodie bags, the behind the scenes stuff we never get to see on live televsion and that’s why we make separate posts for all of that stuff too.

Here’s what the attendees are eating tonight:

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Polo Bar by Ralph Lauren

I wish I could be the type of person that adopted going to extremely cool restaurants around the world as a hobby. I have a friend that kind of does a similar thing and her cool factor is just out of this world. I just learned that the fashion brand is launching their third restaurant in New York City and the vibe of it is supposed to take you back. Waaaaay back to some serious fine dining and equestrian times. Located on East 55th Street, Polo Bar will serve up some of Ralph Lauren’s favorite dishes.

Just from looking at the menu, we wouldn’t be opposed to trying out the following:

  • Alaskan Black Cod
  • Chicken Paillard
  • Ralph’s Corned Beef Sandwich

Can you tell that I haven’t even had lunch yet?

To view their official website, click here.

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Seattle, You Haven’t Changed

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I spent a grand ten days back home in Seattle for the holidays – the longest visit out of all of my visits since I moved to the Bay. Prior to flying back, I thought that my duration was going to be a bit too long for my own comfort, but I actually found myself really enjoying being home. In the past, I had to make all of my plans one week ahead and jam pack my entire day so that I could see everyone and not have to drive back and forth out of Seattle. This year, I decided to not really do any of that. The home was quiet, the silence was nice, and my parents are funny so they make for some pretty good company. On my second day home, my girlfriends from college and I brunched at Portage Bay in the land of Amazon buildings! This area is so quiet because people only come to Amazon to work on the weekdays.

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Similar to how they say you should never go to a grocery store while hungry, the same can be said about going to Pinterest when you’re hungry. Since I’ve been enjoying my time off of work these past few weeks, I’ve really had to fend for myself in terms of food. As much as I could avoid it, I tried to quit eating out…with the exception of Asian Box, and Arby’s roast beef sandwich anddddd a salad from Nordstrom. Today, was the first time that I’ve ever spent more time in my kitchen since I’ve lived here which isn’t saying much because I just made mac and cheese. Adult life is hard and I’ve forgotten how to make enough food in the kitchen that can fill me up!

Here is what I wish I were eating right now… now I’m just going to go make a can of corn. bai!

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SF’s Late Night Foods

I haven’t spent as many nights out in the city as I should be and last night happened to be a very unexpected late night. When I’m in Seattle, I know my go-to’s for food – Dick’s Drive In, street meat, Hot Mama’s pizza or Pita Pit (RIP.) However, I haven’t been around the block in SF to know what’s good around here. The people I was with last night introduced me to this very vibrant and colorful eatery called Coco Bang – the perfect stop for Korean bar food and open until 4:00 AM. Christ, can you imagine staying out that late? I’m pretty much a granny. After a night out, a shared meal of fried chicken, kimchi fried rice, and marinated beef was the perfect end to the evening. What I wish I would have tried? The cheesy corn that I’ll remember for next time!

So out of curiosity – SF locals – where do you go for your late night eating?

*note the photo above is not from Coco Bang, but just of kimchi fried rice for reference
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A Collection Part 41

Happy almost New Years readers! We’re really looking forward to 2015 and what’s in store not only for me, but also for Yow Yow! We never go into the new year with a plan so it’s always a surprise for us. There’s a whole lot of love today in this post because well, everyone is getting engaged and love is just all we’re thinking about right now.

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Blog Roundup

There’s always a few good reads at the end of the year. Here are some that caught my eye this week, but also a couple that I read almost a month ago that I haven’t forgotten about and still wanted to share with you all:

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There are two things in Seattle that just can’t be rivaled in the Bay Area: our oysters and our sushi. Basically, Seattle is killin’ it when it comes to seafood. My days here in the Pacific Northwest are dwindling, but there’s no way that I’ll be okay leaving without having oysters here first. A couple of weeks ago, a new seafood bar opened up near me and while it was “okay” for the Bay Area, something about it just didn’t quite feel like home.

There are plenty of places to snag fresh oysters in Seattle, but my number one pick? Taylor Shellfish! They’ve got multiple locations, but I’ve frequented their Melrose Market and Queen Anne location the most. Locals – where do you go to? I’m pretty curious!

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Yow Yow’s Top 10 Posts of 2014

Knowing what I know about how this year has been going for Yow Yow! I was a little bit nervous as to which posts would reach the top. It’s been a slow year, but it hasn’t been all that quiet. We’ve had a lot of fun with the blog and we’re going to continue doing so in the next year as well!

With that, here are our top 10 posts from the year 2014:

  1. 18 Types of Asian Girls
  2. Yow Yow! Visits Molly Moon’s!
  3. 16 Reasons Why We Should Root for the Seahawks @ the Super Bowl 
  4. Our Beef With The Bachelor
  5. Coachella 2014 Street Style (sorry for the broken links!)
  6. The Way Way Back Home
  7. Ariana Grande’s Dance Moves (and broken YouTube link womp womp…)
  8. Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams Are Engaged!
  9. Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg Are Engaged!
  10. C. Lowe By Scarlet & Gold
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Katie and the Coffee Factory

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I had been reading about the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room for the last couple of weeks, but having not been in the area, I wasn’t really aware of its location. After a brunch with some of my girlfriends this past weekend, Winny and Jennie told me that I couldn’t or rather shouldn’t really leave Seattle without seeing it and especially it being so close. Finding myself on the hill last night for happy hour and dinner with my other girlfriends Kelsey and Jeanette, I figured there was probably no better time to stop by. Driving down the hill, the store is difficult to miss with its illuminated logo. The area around it has also developed so much more in the last couple of years and there were people all around outside of the shop and a bustling crowd within.

It was surprising to see so many people at 8:00 PM in the shop, but it was packed. It wasn’t quiet, but it wasn’t loud yet there was so much commotion and a lot to be seen. I marveled at everything as if it was Willy Wonka’s Coffee Factory, which my girlfriends and I renamed “Katie and the Coffee Factory.”

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In Design Stuff Today…

For the person who just can’t get enough of McDonald’s. I’ll admit though, these fry pillows are pretty cute. Really into this trend recently of making food things into beds. I think it speaks volumes about the people making these purchases.

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A couple of weeks ago, I had the meal of my life on my day off at Takahashi Market in San Mateo. For weeks, I had been craving Loco Moco and now I’m finding myself in that same situation right now. You know how when you’ve been wanting something for some time and then you eat it and then you want it every week until you decide it’s time to stop? That feeling seems to happen to me a lot. Asian food is my comfort food and there’s nothing like a hot loco moco to make you feel warm and full on a rainy day. Must. Eat. This. Weekend. I think it’s about time that I started introducing Hawaiian food to another someone too so I’ll be rallying the friends soon.

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