Famous couples have a knack for shaping the quality of romance. Juliet died for Romeo. Victoria Beckham pays attention to David even when he speaks. Harry did both meet and meat Sally. These well-known pairings paint pictures of timeless romances drawing in suckers during the season of love that is springtime.
Yet, none outshine the three famous pairings found in California listed below. These represent the type of romance leaving you unbuttoning your pants, wiping your mouth, and still wanting to introduce it to your friends—because, yes, such a thing can and does exist.
Pizza + Beer
In a classic tale of pie meets brew, Pizza Port (pictured in feature photo) offers the dynamic duo of local brews and specialty pizzas. Depending on the size of the pizza, prices range from $8-22. Whether you order Pizza San Francisco, which features bacon, salami, and bell peppers, or Pizza Carlsbad, a delicious showcase of the magic that is pesto, sundried tomatoes, feta, and artichoke hearts, the pies don’t disappoint taste buds longing for a good time.
Match it with handcrafted beer featuring names like California Honey, Shark Bite Red, and Cardiff Chronic to complete a marriage of flavor that thankfully hasn’t been ruled unconstitutional.
Bread + Pasta
Just as Beyonce displayed at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards for her performance of “Run the World,” sometimes there is no better backup dancer for her than Queen Bey herself.
Bread is a carb whose perfect partner is none other than its fellow carb, pasta. Devine Pastabilities takes hollow garlic bread rolls and stuffs them with your choice of pasta, be it ravioli, lasagna, spaghetti, or bow-tie with pesto. With prices ranging from $7-11, find it very unlikely that this pairing has anyone complaining about not getting their fill.
Booze + Dessert
Babycakes dares to go where cookies and milk could never. Joining together a full bar and bakery, this cozy haven has a welcoming atmosphere. Offering a number of gourmet cupcakes ($3.50) and tarts, Babycakes beckons you to further indulge with specialty cocktails in flavors such as Orange Creamsicle, NYC Cheesecake, and Chunky Munky.
It probably began the moment she compared her 3-month-old niece’s thighs to Pillsbury croissants. From a fancy gourmet McDonald’s to a corner street taco truck, Asia’s stops prove that love bites—and biting back is always worth it. If it can be stuffed inside bread, drizzled in sauce, or sends that top pants button popping off, she knows food has been done right. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Asia has been with GMF since 2011, and currently works at a communications agency in the city and spends most of her free time painting, baking cookies, and scouring for dinner recipes requiring the least amount of dishwashing.