Dandelion | San Francisco

June 27, 2013

 / Dandelion Chocolate
dandelion chocolate was one of my favorite places i visited on my last trip to san francisco. they are a bean to bar chocolate factory with a newly opened location in the mission. they use quality chocolate and nothing else – besides the fact that they have delicious chocolate their attention to detail is superb. i absolutely adore their letterpress packaging and they still wrap and label their chocolate by hand.

their staff is super friendly and knowledgeable – and explained their process to me. their chocolate factory is open to the public wednesday – sunday from 10-8pm. you can pick up some delicious chocolate bars or try some of their other chocolate treats.

 / Dandelion Chocolate
 / Dandelion Chocolate

 / Dandelion Chocolate
 / Dandelion Chocolate
 / Dandelion Chocolate
 / Dandelion Chocolate

DANDELION CHOCOLATE
740 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Bar Tartine | San Francisco

June 25, 2013

Vietnamese Chicken Salad / Bar Tartine
as i mentioned before, tartine bakery is one of my favorite spots – i am quite certain that i made my friend walk to tartine from hayes valley every single day i was there, literally. so i've been wanting to try bar tartine for some time, of course my schedule was jammed packed with a full eatinerary (i swear i never get hungry when i travel because i am always stuffing my face!). i wanted to try their dinner, but unfortunately we couldn't make it happen this time so we stopped by for a quick 'snack' around lunch time.
Vietnamese Chicken Salad / Bar Tartine
Vietnamese Chicken Salad / Bar Tartine

Fruit and Nut Bar featured on Design*Sponge

June 24, 2013


some of you may remember a month ago i had the honor of being featured on design*sponge! i am still pinching myself that it happened, being a long time reader of d*s i never imagined that my photos would one day be on the site. i thought it would be nice to share some of the photos and a few that didn't make the cut on the blog today. if you are looking for an on-the-go snack, this is a good one!

Fruit and Nut Bar / #paleo #glutenfree
Fruit and Nut Bar / #paleo #glutenfree

B Patisserie | San Francisco

June 20, 2013

B Patisserie / blog.jchongstudio.com
B Patisserie / blog.jchongstudio.com

i think one of my favorite things i've ever ate was a pain au jambon aka ham and cheese croissant from tartine bakery it's absolutely amazing, heaven in your mouth. it's filled with layers and layers of goodness i mean look at this. i am surprised i've never done a post on tartine's pain au jambon, i guess because i'm too busy eating to take lots of photos... but anyhow this post isn't about tartine its about b. patisserie.

b. patisserie is a fairly new pastry shop in san francisco's pacific height neighborhood. the shop is adorable and of course filled with decadent eats which i had to try... we ordered a tartine, kouign amann, valhrona chocolate cookie, and the grande macaron. everything was really tasty but the star was the kouign amann (pronounced queen ahman) – it's a round cake made with bread dough, filled with layers of butter and sugar. the flavors inside reminded me of when my grandmother used to put butter and sugar on baguettes for me when i visited her in france. the kouign amann from b. patisserie is simply wonderful, definitely one of the best pastries i've had!

Marion and Rose | San Francisco

June 18, 2013


Marion and Rose / blog.jchongstudio.com
Marion and Rose / blog.jchongstudio.com
while in oakland maia showed me around her neighborhood and we stopped into several adorable shops one of those was marion and rose workshop. i loved the space – large windows allowing some bright beautiful light to come into the shop. they carry an assortment of home goods and accessories selected from innovative designer and artisans. everything they carry has a handmade, high quality touch both from locally in oakland as well as other places from around the country.

p.s. they have an online shop too!

David LeFevre for Beer West

June 17, 2013


David LeFevre Manhattan Beach Post / blog.jchongstudio.com
David LeFevre Manhattan Beach Post / blog.jchongstudio.com
earlier this year i had the pleasure of meeting and photographing david lefevre chef and owner of manhattan beach post and his newest restaurant fishing with dynamite for beer west magazine. it was truly an honor to meet david, besides having an incredible palate he has a great eye for design. i loved chatting with him about the design and inspiration behind fwd check out his real life pin boards! you can read the article here and be sure to check out both of lefevre's restaurants when you are by manhattan beach!



check out the tear sheet from the article below.

Miss. Ollies | San Francisco

June 10, 2013

Miss Ollies / blog.jchongstudio.com
Miss Ollies / blog.jchongstudio.com
Miss Ollies / blog.jchongstudio.com
i've got a few places to share from my recent trip to san francisco coming up over the next few weeks for you, to start my lunch stop with maia at miss ollies in oakland!

miss ollies is a cute casual lunch/dinner spot new to oakland, focussing on carribean/american inspired dishes. apparently fried chicken tuesdays and saturdays are a hit and a popular choice however it was thursday so i opted with the special of the day, oxtail w/ rice and plantans and maia ordered the pulled pork. both dishes were delicious and didn't make me feel sad i missed out on the fried chicken. though next time i am around i would like to try this chicken everyone keeps talking about.

Miss Ollies / blog.jchongstudio.com
Miss Ollies / blog.jchongstudio.com

Miss Ollie’s
901 Washington Street
Oakland, California 94607
510.285.6188

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Happy Monday


happy monday! i've been pretty busy with work lately and haven't been able to catch up on blogging, so today i leave you with some macarons i photographed from napolens macarons – don't know how to make these but naomi from bakers royale has lots of recipes for you.

i'll have some snapshots from my recent trip to san francisco for you over the next few weeks, stay tuned!

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

June Round Up // Feed USA + Target

June 05, 2013

Feed for Target / blog.jchongstudio.com
so excited about this collaboration between feed usa and target – co-designed by lauren bush they've created 50 limited time only collections to benefit feeding america. see those numbers on the products? this number represents the meals donated to children and families as a result of the purchase. this collection will be in stores june 30th, what are you most excited about?


PHOTOS FROM TARGET

Banana Bread | Grain free + Paleo

June 03, 2013

Banana Bread / blog.jchongstudio.com #paleo #glutenfree
Banana Bread / blog.jchongstudio.com #paleo #glutenfree
 Banana Bread / blog.jchongstudio.com #paleo #glutenfre
i remember the first time i tried a gluten free baked good. my friends and i were checking out the ever so popular baby cakes – i distinctively remember my first bite and being so disappointed. i guess i just imagined that it would taste exactly like a regular cupcake just 'better for me' but i've come to realize that the texture and consistency of gluten free goods is quite different. i haven't been back to baby cakes since i've incorporated a lot more gluten free paleo eating into my diet but i think i will try again soon.

anyhow, my friend george from civilized caveman makes a delicious banana bread that's sugar free, gluten free, and paleo. the best part? the first time i tried it i couldn't even tell it was missing the sugar.

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