By Daniel Grigore
In another installment of this series, we take you to three culinary hotspots in hopes you will find the time to sample at least one. Please, if there are any suggestions for destinations, let us know!
St Helena Feature: Azteca Market
789 Main St, St Helena, 94574
Mexican grocery and taqueria. The college student’s first stop for an affordable meal in St Helena. Burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and carne asada fries are all favorites and give you the ultimate bang for your buck. Seating is outside only. On the other hand, if you do not have time to linger, service is usually quick, ideal for grab-and-go situations. A popular spot, especially on evenings and weekends. Parking is seldom a hassle.
Napa Feature: Melted
966 Pearl St, Napa, 94559
Open daily: 11am-4pm
Waffles, waffles, waffles, and more waffles. Sweet and savory waffles, grilled cheese waffles, waffle waffles, they are all here. A snug and intimate indoor setting opens up onto outside seating. If you like waffles, definitely try it out.
San Francisco Feature: San Tung
1031 Irving St, San Francisco, 94122
Closed Wed, Open daily: 11am-3pm, 5pm-9:30pm
If you like chicken wings, San Tung is the place for you. Sporting a traditional Chinese culinary selection, this tasty stop in San Francisco is located walking-distance from the de Young Museum of Art and California Academy of Sciences, both located in the beautiful Golden Gate Park. Minimal parking is available, and this spot is well known, and a line out the door of patient patrons waiting for a table is not out of the ordinary. The dish of choice is the dry fried chicken wings glazed in a special, secret, house sauce. For all the vegetarians, a string bean option with the same sauce is available—and tastes much better than it sounds.