Mushroom cheeseburger – Firewood Cafe

Mushroom cheeseburger - Firewood Cafe
Sauteed mushroom, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, served with French fries. $11.50
Firewood Cafe, San Francisco International Airport(SFO)

I liked this burger too! The patty was a little on the done side for my taste, but it was still tasty overall. The mushrooms were plump and juicy and the fries were killer.

Gate in Terminal 2
Gate in Terminal 2.

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Spicy catfish lunch special – Banana House

Spicy catfish lunch special - Banana House
Sauteed crispy catfish in spicy chili paste, with beans and basil. Served with brown rice and salad. $13
Banana House, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was pretty tasty! I liked that it was actually spicy too! I’m sure it was packed with sodium, but it still had a distinct catfish flavor and it was delicious. The portion could have been a bit larger but it was still good overall.

Vegetable soup - Banana House
Vegetable soup. Complimentary

Wood oven roasted Peking duck – Butterfly Restaurant

Wood oven roasted Peking duck - Butterfly Restaurant
Seared duck breast, duck leg confit crepes, hoisin cream sauce, sprouts and mandarin sections. $29
Butterfly Restaurant, San Francisco CA

This duck had a great smoky flavor from the wood oven. It was moist and tender and perfect with the hoisin cream sauce. The skin and fat layer were especially delicious, and the confit duck leg crepes were an added bonus!

Humpback whale mural, Pier 39
Humpback whale mural, Pier 39.

Cheeseburger – Firewood Cafe

Cheeseburger - Firewood Cafe
Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, served with French fries. $10.50
Firewood Cafe, San Francisco International Airport(SFO)

As airport food goes, Firewood Cafe is solid. It’s a good value and the food is actually pretty good. This burger was moist and plenty big. I just wish they would toast the buns. The fries were delicious though!

Blue Moon and Sierra Nevada beers - Firewood Cafe
Blue Moon and Sierra Nevada beers.

Angels on horseback – Anchor & Hope

Angels on horseback - Anchor & Hope
Fried oyster wrapped in bacon, with arugula and aioli. Happy hour, each $3.50
Anchor & Hope, San Francisco CA

This fast good, but even with the sauce the entire bite was really dry! Between the fried oyster and the dry bacon, this appetizer was in desperate need of some moisture. Maybe they just overcooked my order, but I would never put this lame bite on a must-eat list.

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Cristalino cava - Anchor & Hope
Cava, Cristalino, Spain NV. Happy hour $5

The complete galette – Galette 88

The complete galette - Galette 88
Buckwheat galette with emmentaler cheese, ham, soft cooked egg. Served with a mixed green salad. $10.50
Galette 88, San Francisco CA

I absolutely love savory buckwheat galettes and this one was SO tasty! I loved all the quality ingredients and the soft cooked egg was perfect. I will say that there was possibly too much cheese on the galette (like enough for an entire pizza), but I’m probably just complaining because I’ve been on a health kick lately. I would definitely go back for another!

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Unsweetened black iced tea - Galette 88
Unsweetened black iced tea. $2

Five spice braised English short ribs – Butterfly Restaurant

Five spice braised English short ribs - Butterfly Restaurant
Roasted butternut squash, scallion and pumpkin seed relish, sizzling rice cakes. $26
Butterfly Restaurant, San Francisco CA

I liked most things about this dish expect for those pesky rice cakes underneath. They were dry and then became soggy from the broth, so they just had an inconsistent and weird texture that didn’t work with anything else. The short ribs were very flavorful, but my pieces seemed to be super lean and not as tender as I would have liked. I liked the clean plating.

Pomegranate margarita - Butterfly Restaurant
Pomegranate Margarita: Tapatio tequila, freshed squeezed lime juice, agave nectar. $10

Oatmeal – The Sentinel

Oatmeal - The Sentinel
With milk, apple, blueberry, and brown sugar. $3.50
The Sentinel, San Francisco CA

I’m usually not a big oatmeal fan, but I must say that I really like the one at The Sentinel. I always have to remember to ask for just a little brown sugar though because they tend to pack it on. I enjoy the consistency of this version (not too runny) and the fruit taste great.

Fort Funston
Fort Funston.