I ducked into the Mercado section to kill some time before meeting some friends nearby. The service was nonexistent and the sangria was sugary sweet. Yuck! And for eight bucks for a tiny glass of it, definitely even more lame! $8
La Urbana, San Francisco CA
Everything on rye, served with pickles. $12.50
Shorty Goldstein’s, San Francisco CA
This sandwich was kinda amazing! The meat was SO flavorful and delicious, and perfect with the mustard with a kick. The rye bread was also pretty tasty. Mmm…
Strawberry and blueberry. $2.75
La Boulange de Market, San Francisco CA
Mmm, I love fruit danishes, and this was pretty scrumptious. Again, not the best I’ve ever had but still very tasty. And WAY better than the fake La Boulange crap they serve at Starbucks!
Red wine, red onion, ancho cress, green peppercorns. $26
A16, San Francisco CA
Eh, I wasn’t very impressed with this dish. I felt like it could have been more rich and flavorful, and the sauce could have been a little thicker. There also wasn’t any starch or something carb-y to balance the dish. Thank goodness we ordered a side of polenta.
Masciarelli, ‘Marina Cvetic’, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, San Martino Sulla Marrucina, Chieti, Abruzzo 2009. $16
Guacamole, cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, sour cream. $9.75
Andale Mexican Restaurant, San Francisco CA
These nachos were good, but definitely on the salty side. The pork could have been more flavor but they were tender enough. I did like that they used cotija cheese.
With roasted potatoes, sautéed vegetables, and mushrooms.
Firewood Cafe, San Francisco CA
Wow, this was a lot of food! The pork was ok, a bit on the dry side, but it was definitely hearty and healthier since it was pretty lean. This was a nightly special, and I’m glad that we gave it a try.
Freshly dug, crispy new potatoes, lightly smoked, braves salsa and garlic aioli. $8
Coqueta, San Francisco CA
I must admit that despite my horrible dining experience here, these patatas bravas were frickin’ amazing! These were probably some of the best patatas bravas I’ve ever had, and that’s saying a lot. I’m still skeptical of this restaurant, but at least I know that they have a dish that I’ll enjoy.