Hamburguesa – Don Pistos

Hamburguesa - Don Pistos
Marinated in bacon and onions, guacamole. $11
Don Pistos, San Francisco CA

This burger was VERY simple and plain looking, but it tasted great. The patty was super juicy and flavorful. I do wish that the bun would have been toasted with a little butter for a bit more moisture and perhaps a bit smaller. There was a lot bread to the size of the patty. A squeeze of lime on the burger actually tasted great though.

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Chips and salsa verde - Don Pistos
Chips and salsa verde. Complimentary

Pacifico beer - Don Pistos
Pacifico beer. $5

Oysters on the half shell – Swan Oyster Depot

Oysters on the half shell - Swan Oyster Depot
Blue point, miyagi, and kumamoto. Half dozen $15
Swan Oyster Depot, San Francisco CA

This place is great! Perhaps a bit expensive, but the seafood is fresh, delicious, and worth it. I also like the super casual atmosphere and the friendly workers. It’s definitely a testosterone-filled environment. These oysters were small, briny, nicely cleaned, and very tasty!

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Anchor Steam draft beer - Swan Oyster Depot
Anchor Steam draft.

Omakase – Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar, San Francisco CA

Wow, the nigiri served during my omakase were, for the most part, pretty amazing! The fish was fresh and melted in my mouth. The rice on my first offering was dry though and the cut of fish was gristly and tough to chew. My kampachi was just plain gross and I actually couldn’t chew through the piece. Some of the fish were also unevenly cut, but besides that they tended to be great. The ocean trout was especially good and literally melted in my mouth!

I tried labeling most of the nigiri below, but I’m not sure how accurate my memory was with the identifications. Please correct me if I’m wrong with any of them.

They also brought me the wrong beer, but didn’t charge me for their mistake so I got a free glass of beer out of it. I appreciated that they took responsibility for their mistake and comped the beer. Good job!

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Maguro, big eye tuna.

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Isaki, three line grunt.

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Kinmedai, golden eye snapper.

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Kampachi, Hawaiian amberjack.

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Umi masu, ocean trout.

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Tsuri aji, Japanese horse mackerel.

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Ao ebi, Caledonian shrimp.

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Hotate, scallop.

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Shima aji, Japanese striped jack

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Tai, Japanese sea bream.

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Saba, mackerel.

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar

Omakase - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar

Henhouse saison beer - Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Henhouse saison beer. $6

Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
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Salumi misti – Perbacco

Salumi misti - Perbacco
A selection of house cured salumi inspired by traditional Piemontese recipes. $14
Perbacco, San Francisco CA

Wow, this salumi plate was delicious! Each variety had a unique flavor and texture and I enjoyed every one. I love that they cure all of it in-house, and I also liked the super thin cuts. Noms!

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Bread sticks and pesto - Perbacco
Bread sticks and pesto. Complimentary

Paulaner hefeweizen beer - Perbacco
Paulaner, hefeweizen, Germany. $6

Hot Italian sausage – Rosamunde Sausage Grill

Hot Italian sausage - Rosamunde Sausage Grill
With grilled onions and hot peppers.. $6.50
Rosamunde Sausage Grill, San Francisco CA

Mmm, so hot and greasy! The sausages are great here, but I have to give it to them when it comes to the toppings. They’re great and they definitely pile it on. Pair it with a some beer and you have a great meal.

Weihenstephan beer - Rosamunde Sausage Grill
Weihenstephan beer. $6.50

Bernal Heights Park
Bernal Heights Park.

Yellowtail sashimi – The Source

Yellowtail sashimi - The Source
Pickled jalapeno, citrus ponzu. Happy hour 3 food items for $22
The Source, Washington DC

This is a pretty good appetizer! You can choose any 3 items on their lounge menu for twenty two bucks. Count me in! This sashimi was ok. I question the freshness of the fish. It didn’t taste old or bad, but it also didn’t taste super fresh.

Atlas District Common draft beer - The Source
Atlas District Common draft beer. $8

Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon VA.