Pork chop – Citizen’s Band

Pork chop - Citizen's Band
Rotating cuts of Hornbrook Heritage Farms 100% red wattle pigs, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, white turnip, kale, shaved brussels sprouts, smoked bacon, and natural jus. $25
Citizen’s Band, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this pork was super tender and delicious! The mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables were the perfect accompaniment to this huge cut of pig, hehe.

Mini oatmeal cookies - Citizen's Band
Mini oatmeal cookies. Complimenatry with check

Small white orchid flowers
Small white orchid flowers, Castro Street.

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Fried chicken – Citizen’s Band

Fried chicken - Citizen's Band
Buttermilk battered Rock Jr. chicken, Martin Farms mixed chicories, Pinkie’s buttermilk biscuit, Mr. Combover Soma honey and bacon coffee gravy. $20
Citizen’s Band, San Francisco CA

Fried chicken - Citizen's Band
Mmm, this was really tasty! The flavorful fried chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. The biscuit was ok, but I loved the local honey drizzled on top. The chicories were yummy as was the gravy but I wish there was more of it.

Pinot noir - Citizen's Band

Pinot noir, Acote, CA 2010. $10

SF Muni Boston streetcar
Riding an SF Muni green Boston streetcar.

Poutine – Citizen’s Band

Poutine - Citizen's Band
House cut kennebec fries, mushroom gravy, two hour cooked pork belly, cheese curds, and granna padano. $9
Citizen’s Band, San Francisco CA

WOWZA, this poutine was amazing! The crispy pork belly was definitely the star – it reminded me of great fried lechon. With the flavorful gravy, soft cheese curds, and wispy grates of granna padano you can’t go wrong. This dish should definitely replace their mac and cheese on the 7×7 Big Eat List!

Dark red Verbena flowers
Dark red Verbena x hybrida (Verbenaceae) flowers, Castro Street.

Mac and cheese – Citizen’s Band

Mac and cheese - Citizen's Band
Baked macaroni and fontina, cheddar fonduta, and onion rings. $8
Citizen’s Band, San Francisco CA

Meh… Being on the 7X7 list, I was expecting to be blown away by this dish, but this was a bit of a disappointment. The onion rings where very large, but really limp and soggy. And the mac and cheese was too hard and congealed. The cheddar fonduta did little to help add much needed moisture to the dry block of mac and cheese. Too bad…

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

The North Windmill
The North (Dutch) Windmill, Golden Gate Park.