Lamb scrumpets – The Cavalier

Lamb scrumpets - The Cavalier
Pickled mint and chiles. Happy hour $9
The Cavalier, San Francisco CA

Mmm, I love these lamb scrumpets! And they’re perfectly priced during happy hour! The lamb is very flavorful and pairs wonderfully with the mint sauce.

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Sizzling cumin lamb – Spices

Sizzling cumin lamb - Spices
Onions, green peppers, chilies, scallions. $16.99
Spices, San Francisco CA

This was good, but I don’t know if it was seventeen dollars good for Chinese food. I also thought it was weird that it came out on aluminum foil while already on a dish. The lamb was also not that tender. I liked the cumin flavor, but it should be on a best-of-the-best list

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Warm bread salad – Jardiniere

Warm bread salad - Jardiniere
Farmanova beet, arugula, crescenza. $16
Jardiniere, San Francisco CA

I liked this salad enough, but it was more of a leafy green salad with some bread thrown in than an actual bread salad. I liked the flavors, but I felt a little misled from the menu description. Definitely wouldn’t be on my list of things I have to try before I die.

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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

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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