Ground lamb shoulder and belly, pickled carrots, daikon, jalapeno, cucumber, cilantro, sriracha mayo, fries. $17
Belcampo Meat Co., Larkspur CA
The kitchen was kind enough to split the order between two plates, and we didn’t even ask. That was cool! The burger was very tasty. I loved the lamb flavor and the patty was juicy and tender. I also liked the Vietnamese flavors. What I didn’t like was the weird ketchup. It was super sweet and kinda ruined the perfectly delicious fries.
With chipotle, avocado, and fried leeks. $16
Cala, San Francisco CA
These were pretty tasty, and I thought that the fried leeks were a great component. I thought that the texture of the trout was verging on the slimy side, but that didn’t stop me from devouring these little bites!
7×7 Magazine’s Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Try Before You Die
Pickled vegetables. Complimentary
Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar, Healdsburg CA
I liked this ice cream. It wasn’t too dense or milky, and I loved the unique flavors. How can you go wrong with coffee and donuts?! I thought the price was on the upper end for a scoop of ice cream though.
Heritage carnitas, adobo chicken, and beer-marinated steak. On organic corn tortilla, onion, cilantro relish, lime, and roasted tomatillo salsa. Taco Wednesday, each $2
The Castro Republic, San Francisco CA
These definitely hit the spot on a random Wednesday night. And I’m totally down with the two dollar price tag. While most places observe Taco Tuesday, they do Taco Wednesday at The Castro Republic!
Sticky rice, avocado, pickled chili, compressed watermelon, tamari soy. $18
Barndiva, Healdsburg CA
This plate was pretty and tasty. The tuna was fresh tasting, and I loved all the different components. Yum!
Crisped, Kennebec potatoes, chipotle bravas salsa, smoky aioli. $10
Bellota, San Francisco CA
These weren’t my favorite bravas ever. They tasted good, but they were SO greasy! I’m not sure if these were twice-fried, but they were just sponges of oil. Yuck!
Brown butter semifreddo. $9
Waxman’s Restaurant, San Francisco CA
This was really homey and delicious. It wasn’t too sweet, but the apples were ripe and tasty. Mmm…