Garlic and herb vinaigrette. Whole $36.95
Capurro’s Restaurant, San Francisco CA
This wasn’t my favorite. The crab didn’t taste very fresh and the marinade was on the bitter side. The benefit did not justify the effort and the mess from eating this.
Lagunitas India Pale Ale. $6
Blue corn masa, avocado puree and habanero crema. $11
Lolo, San Francisco CA
These were very cool and different. I thought that the squid ink in the sope was too overpowering though. I like squid ink, but they must have added A LOT of it into the masa. Otherwise, I thought it was a fun dish.
Lagunitas IPA. $6
Sangria: pinot noir, vodka, poppy liqueur, cardamom, served on the rocks. $11
Spiced-potato patty, chutneys, caramelized onions and “gunpowder” – ground chiles and lentils, with side salad. Happy hour $7
Dosa, San Francisco CA
I really liked this slider. The potato patty was delicious, but I was perplexed by the “gunpowder”. I really didn’t know how to eat it. I tried dipping the slider into it, but it was just dry and odd.
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Kingfisher lager. Happy hour $4
Family-style dinner, $65 per person
The Progress, San Francisco CA
I can’t remember what all the little bites were, but I do remember that I liked every single one! This restaurant was clean and crisp and the service was friendly and efficient. I thought the food was really delicious and inventive.
Calicraft “The City” IPA. $6
Weisses Brauhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH Weisen Edel-Weisse. $8
Charred fava leaf puree, tsukudani-onion crema, calabrian chile and faba bean bread salsa. $12
Pink Zebra, San Francisco CA
Ok, I’m a fan of interesting and new flavor combinations and ingredients, but this did not work for me. Both the fava leaf puree and onion crema tasted off and completely over-powered everything else on the plate. The beef tongue was also too salty. This was not a successful plate.
Asahi Black beer. $5
Salsa fresca and tortilla chips. $4
Mountain Room Lounge, Yosemite National Park CA
Meh, this was kind of a throw-away appetizer. The salsa might as well have been canned because it wasn’t very good or memorable, and the chips were a bit stale.
Half Dome. $6.75
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. $6.75
Marin miyagi (large) and British Columbia kusshi (small) served with cocktail sauce and mignonette. Each $2.75
Anchor Oyster Bar, San Francisco CA
Anchor Oyster is such a great neighborhood seafood restaurant! The place is super small and they don’t take reservations so you just place your name of the list and wait for the next table. These oyster were expertly shucked, fresh and delicious!
Hoegaarden draft beer. $5