Swedish meatballs – Plaj Restaurant

Swedish meatballs - Plaj Restaurant
Potato puree, pan gravy, lingonberry, pickled cucumber. $20
Plaj Restaurant, San Francisco CA

Mmm, fancy Swedish meatballs! I loved the gravy and lingonberry combo. And the meatballs were really tender. The pickled cucumbers were a nice addition.

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Plajer cocktail - Plaj Restaurant
Plajer cocktail. $12

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Baby octopus stew – La Ciccia

Baby octopus stew - La Ciccia
Prupisceddu in umidu con tomatiga. In spicy sauce. $16
La Ciccia, San Francisco CA

Omg, this was SO delicious! The octopus was tender and that sauce was amazing. It was so rich and deep, and I could’ve eaten a vat of it. This would be great to eat on a cold, rainy day at the bar counter with a glass of red wine!

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Pintxos flight – Aatxe

Pintxos flight - Aatxe
Pintxo gilda, smoked quail egg and mushroom, boquerone toast and mojo verde, jamon and squash croqueta, chorizo deviled egg. Happy hour, $1 each
Aatxe, San Francisco CA

I really need to go here more often for happy hour! I could eat these pintxos every day, especially at a buck a piece! Noms!

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House-made spam – Liholiho Yacht Club

House-made spam - Liholiho Yacht Club
Over rice with furikake, pickles, green onions, and spicy mayo.
Liholiho Yacht Club, San Francisco CA

This was good, but not my favorite. I like “real” spam because it has a soft-ish texture that is really easy to eat. This house-made spam was pretty dense and really needed some heavy chewing to bite through. I loved the flavors though.

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Porchetta sandwich – Roli Roti

Porchetta sandwich - Roli Roti
Slow rotisserie roasted pork with house made onion marmalade, fresh arugula, herbed sea salt and served on an Acme Bakery roll. $10.50
Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie, San Francisco CA

They’ve upped the price of this sandwich once again, but I still think it’s a great deal since it’s SO delicious and quite filling. This is still one of my favorite cheat lunches during the work week.

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House “cappuccino” 1919 – Tosca Cafe

House cappuccino 1919 - Tosca Cafe
Marie Dufau Bas Armagnac, bourbon, Dandelion chocolate, ganache, organic milk. $12
Tosca Cafe, San Francisco CA

This boozy “cappuccino” was good, but I’m not convinced that it should be on the 7×7 Big Eat SF list. There are better cocktails in this city. Sometimes I wonder if 7×7 gets kickbacks from these restaurants to get items on their list. Hmm…

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