French toast – Mission Bowling Club

French toast - Mission Bowling Club
Mascarpone, maple butter, fruit compote. $9
Mission Bowling Club, San Francisco CA

This french toast was ok, it was a bit on the greasy side which is a definite theme at MBC. I’m not sure I liked the blob of mascarpone cheese either. It was a little too much for me and could have been incorporated more creatively.

Golden Gate Bridge
Driving on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Fried chicken and waffles – Mission Bowling Club

Fried chicken and waffles - Mission Bowling Club
Salted chili, maple butter. $12
Mission Bowling Club, San Francisco CA

Ugh, I was NOT impressed! I’ve always said that the fried items at MBC are super greasy and this chicken was no exception. They were pretty gross and even the waffle was saturated in oil – yuck! I thought the salted chili was a cute substitute for the traditional hot sauce, but nothing could hide or counteract the overall greasiness of this dish.

Mimosas- Mission Bowling Club
Mimosas. Please help me to dilute the grease! 🙂

Jerk pork shoulder sandwich – Mission Bowling Club

Jerk pork shoulder sandwich - Mission Bowling Club
Pork with grapefruit, red onions, jicama and fries. $14
Mission Bowling Club, San Francisco CA

Mmm, I loved the combination of flavors in this delicious sandwich! The pork was tender and juicy, but it was the addition of grapefruit, red onions and jicama that really surprised me. Noms! I wish the fries were less greasy, but they still tasted great.

Pink foxgloves and cosmos
Pink foxglove (Digitalis purpurea, Plantaginaceae) and Cosmos (Asteraceae), The Castro.

Asparagus and popcorn – Mission Bowling Club

Asparagus and popcorn - Mission Bowling Club
Zuckerman Farms asparagus, roasted spring onions, popcorn “bechamel”, chips and crisps. $12
Mission Bowling Club, San Francisco CA

Huh, this isn’t what I expected. But the asparagus tasted great (and I loved the shaved bottoms). The popcorn bechamel – not so much. It’s texture was weird and I didn’t enjoy the flavor. I don’t think I’d order this again.

The Waldorf cocktail – Mission Bowling Club

The Waldorf cocktail - Mission Bowling Club

Classic cocktail with Bulleit rye, sweet vermouth, absinthe, bitters. $10
Mission Bowling Club, San Francisco CA

Hmm, I love Manhattans but the addition of absinthe is hit or miss for me. This drink was too absinthe-y for my taste so I thought the cocktail was just ok.

Colorful prism/ocean mural
Colorful prism/ocean mural, The Mission.

Mission burger – Mission Bowling Club

Mission burger - Mission Bowling Club
1/2 lb aged and granulated patty, monterey jack, grilled onion, caper aioli. Served with lettuce tomato, pickles, and fries. $15
Mission Bowling Club, San Francisco CA

Noms, this burger was large and delicious! The beef patty was tender and juicy and the toppings tasted great. The french fries, while tasty, were REALLY greasy. I’ve kind of noticed that this is a trend with most of their fried items which is too bad because they have a lot of fried options.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2013

Mission Bowling Club
Mission Bowling Club lane art.