Fava bean puree, ancho chile puree, summer squash and porcini salad, porcini mushroom puree.
Le Pigeon, Portland OR
I generally don’t get excited over fish dishes, but this was delicious and refreshing. The halibut was cooked perfectly – still tender and flavorful. The other ingredient and sauces were amazing with the fillet. Omg, I loved the ancho chile puree especially. Noms!
Brentwood corn, cherry tomato, heirloom cucumber, fennel, watercress, arugula, lemon vinaigrette. $12
Tender Greens, San Francisco CA
This grilled trout salad tasted good, but the trout fillet was really thin and didn’t feel substantial. It was also a pain and bothersome to pick through.
My cherpumple post always gets more hits right around Thanksgiving, but this year BuzzFeed has picked it up for their 9 Glorious Pie-Cakes to Make for Thanksgiving article. Yay, I’m so excited!
Locally caught rock cod in house beer batter, thick cut Kennebac fries and red cabbage slaw, aioli. $15
Horner’s Corner, San Francisco CA
Ugh, these fried fish were REALLY greasy, yuck! And they seemed over fried too. I think the oil temperature must have been off. The fries were ok, but I was expected them to be thicker cut as indicated by the menu description. They seem “normal” cut to me. Am I wrong? This was definitely not worth the price.
Bulleit bourbon Manhattan on the rocks. $10
I love single large ice cubes!
Pretzels, hot dog, beer. Complimentary
Genentech Concert, San Francisco CA
I was finally invited to attend the Genentech concert this year, yay! It’s great because they buy out AT&T park and all the food and drinks are free. We sat out on the field and watched Colbie Callait, Foo Fighters, and Usher! I got kinda drunk, but had a great time. I also won stuffed animals playing carnival games. :)
Big Malt chocolate ice cream. Complimentary
Hot dog with ketchup. Complimentary
With kumquat relish and arugula, mustard on rye with pickle. $11.50
Shorty Goldstein’s, San Francisco CA
Mmm, this sandwich was delicious! I loved the corned beef tongue. It was SO tender and flavorful. I also liked the kumquat relish – it was sweet but also had a bitterness and bite to it. So good!
Arugula, fried artichoke. $18
Le Pigeon, Portland OR
Mmm, another delicious appetizer from Le Pigeon! The toast was rich and delicious and the duo of sauces worked perfectly with the main components. The fried artichoke was cooked perfectly and not greasy at all. So good!