Mijita margarita – Mijita

Mijita margarita - Mijita
Ranchero tequila, agave nectar, lime juice. $8
Mijita, San Francisco CA

These margaritas were kind of expensive especially since they were so small. I guess you can charge that amount when you’re attached to a baseball stadium which I think is pretty lame. They were good, but the place is also packed and super noisy so it’s not an enjoyable environment.

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Smoked salmon smorrebrod – Fog City

Smoked salmon smorrebrod - Fog City
Danish open-faced sandwich on sourdough rye seed bread, smoked egg salad, Will’s avocado, pickled peppers, fresh herbs. $17
Fog City, San Francisco CA

Wow, I loved everything about this sandwich. It was beautiful and absolutely delicious and fun to eat. The combination of flavors and textures was great, and it was fun to eat. I liked the dark, dense bread and the smoked salmon was tasty and beautifully colored. Noms!

Derby cocktail - Fog City
Derby: Four Roses bourbon, carpano antica, combier, lime, maple. $11

Saigon dip – Fog City

Saigon dip - Fog City
Shaved roasted pork, spicy pickled vegetables, chili aioli, cilantro, pho dipping broth. $17
Fog City, San Francisco CA

This sandwich was good, but really vanilla. The flavors were too subtle and even the pho broth was bland. The ingredients read like you’re gonna get a party in your mouth, but it quickly became a snoozefest. :(

Manhattan cocktail - Fog City
Manhattan. $10.50

Buffalo milk cheesecake – Boulevard

Buffalo milk cheesecake - Boulevard
Huckleberry conserva, graham cracker twists, almond parsley crumble, shinko pear with moscata. $10.50
Boulevard, San Francisco CA

I was intrigued when I saw the buffalo milk on the menu so I had to order this dessert. The cheesecake was certainly different – it was more dense but perhaps creamier than your typical cheesecake. And again, the components put it over the edge. The combination of the huckleberry conserve and pear globes, with the crispy twists and airy crumble was SO much fun. Noms!

Wimbledon Shrub cocktail - Boulevard
Wimbledon Shrub: Pimms, housemade strawberry shrub, fresh lemon juice, Sprite, served over ice. $13

Cocktails – Butterfly Restaurant

Kumquat margarita cocktail - Butterfly Restaurant
Kumquat margarita: Tapatio tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, agave nectar. $10
Butterfly Restaurant, San Francisco CA

Was volunteering on the Embarcadero so we ducked into Butterfly during one of our breaks for a few drinks. Our bartender was awesome and really friendly so we had a good time relaxing at the bar and enjoying the sunny weather.

Vodka soda cocktail - Butterfly Restaurant
Vodka and soda.

California lamb T-bone – Boulevard

California lamb T-bone - Boulevard
Wood oven roasted, served off the bone. Grilled Zuckerman’s asparagus, Yukon potato salsa verde and Mt. Vikos feta, roasted lamb jus with mint and rosemary. $37
Boulevard, San Francisco CA

California lamb T-bone - Boulevard
Mmm, the roasted lamb was very flavorful and hearty. I loved the feta cheese with it and the lamb jus was delicious. I loved the crispy, charred edges of the lamb but wasn’t impressed by the potato salsa verde. I didn’t think it worked well with the rest of the dish.

Gin and tonic cocktail - Boulevard
Gin and tonic. $9.50

Alaskan halibut ala plancha – Boulevard

Alaskan halibut ala plancha - Boulevard
Squash blossom with erbette chard and sultanas, Lebanese semolina couscous with saffron and turmeric, roasted tomato almond honey. $35
Boulevard, San Francisco CA

I think the stars of this dish were the fried and stuffed squash blossom and semolina couscous! They were both so much fun to eat and absolutely delicious. The halibut was good too, but it was the other components that really shined. Noms!

Cucumber Gimlet cocktail - Boulevard
Cucumber Gimlet: Boodles gin, muddled cucumber, lime juice, simple syrup, served up. $14