One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday is to create something from scratch, an item that I just don’t have time for on a normal week night. I’ve made homemade soups, pizza dough, bread, pasta and more; I love that I have the time to prep properly and enjoy the whole process. It’s like running my own personal restaurant for the day. I must say though, there are some things on my Sunday cook-list I’ve been too intimidated to make on my own just by following a recipe. This is where cooking classes can come in handy and I recently discovered an amazing discovery and booking tool for local classes, called CourseHorse that has a wide variety of cooking classes in Chicago.
After a longer visit to Alcatraz than first anticipated we were definitely ready for lunch by the time we departed the ferry. We hopped in an uber for a short ride to Lai Hong Lounge in San Francisco’s famed Chinatown. We knew that we’d come to the right place when we discovered that we were the only English-speaking diners at the restaurant. Known for some of the best dumplings and dim sum in the city, we tried to pick a variety of things from the menu with the help of our waiter.