Trout tostadas – Cala

Trout tostadas - Cala
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!

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Pickled vegetables - Cala
Pickled vegetables. Complimentary

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El de la foto – Los Schucos Latin Hot Dogs

El de la foto - Los Schucos Latin Hot Dogs
Bacon-wrapped all-beef frank, Guatemalan chimichurri sauce, repollo, avocado, and mayo maya. $7.95
Los Schucos Latin Hot Dogs, San Francisco CA

This was sinfully good, but I will say that the bacon-wrapped frank wasn’t as good as the ones you get from a street cart. This was definitely fancier, but it lacked the crispiness, texture, and flavor that I was expecting.

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Beef corn dogs – Urban Putt

Beef corn dogs - Urban Putt
$9
Urban Putt, San Francisco CA

Ugh, what a disappointment! These were REALLY greasy and off tasting. They pretty much tasted like burnt oil or perhaps their frying oil was super old or something. I didn’t like these at all. And even the mustard dip was overly bitter. #foodfail

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Lotus root salad – Mau

Lotus root salad - Mau
Lotus root shoots, pig ear, shrimp, carrots, celery, bell pepper, onion, basil, mint, peanuts. $11.50
Mau, San Francisco CA

This salad was different, but delicious! I love the interesting combination of flavors and textures. The shrimp chips were also provided even more texture and was just fun to eat with the bright salad.

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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. $9.50
Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie, San Francisco CA

This sandwich is as good as ever. The porchetta seems to be even fattier these days (which I’m not gonna complain about) and just packed with flavor. I love this as a special treat every once in a while.

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Pintxos – Aatxe

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

Omg, this is my new favorite happy hour! $1 pintxos – I’m in heaven. And they are SO delicious and beautifully made.

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Ahi burger – Gott’s Roadside

Ahi burger - Gott's Roadside
Sushi grade Ahi tuna seared rare with ginger wasabi mayo, Asian slaw & cilantro on a toasted egg bun. $15.99
Gott’s Roadside, San Francisco CA

This ahi tuna burger IS delicious, but it’s $17.39 after tax so it makes for a pricey lunch item. You really can’t have this often otherwise your lunch budget dwindles down quickly.

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