Meatballs – Hog & Rocks

Meatballs - Hog & Rocks
Marinara, pecorino. Happy hour $8
Hog & Rocks, San Francisco CA

I loved these meatballs! They were really flavorful and there was plenty of tomato sauce to eat it with. Yum!


Rock shrimp tacos – Hog & Rocks

Rock shrimp tacos Hog & Rocks

Red cabbage slaw, chipotle cream, mango and jicama salsa.  $5 happy hour
Hog & Rocks, San Francisco

Wow, these were amazing!  And only five dollars for two huge tacos!  The shrimp was tender inside with a great crispy fried coating.  Sometimes it’s hard to taste the batter when there’s so many other components, but this batter stood out to me.  The chipotle cream was delicious and I loved the crunch from the cabbage slaw and the mango and jicama salsa.  I wish the salsa came on the taco though.  It would have provided just another smattering of color, and I’m too lazy to put add it myself, hehe.  I would order this again any day!

Gravy fries – Hog & Rocks

Gravy fries Hog & Rocks

Pork belly gravy and cheddar cheese, sprinkled with chopped chives.  $5 happy hour
Hog & Rocks, San Francisco

This item reads super heavy on the menu, but it somehow tasted pretty light!  Not sure how they did that.  The gravy wasn’t too thick and creamy, and the pork belly was cooked well and cut into small enough pieces to prevent a fatty overload with each bite.  I didn’t catch the cheddar cheese very much.  I actually forgot there was any until I referred back to the menu.  A very good and filling dish!

Chicken wings – Hog & Rocks

Chicken wings Hog & Rocks

Chile and agave nectar sauce, sprinkled with chives and served with carrots, celery, and ranch.  $5 happy hour
Hog & Rocks, San Francisco

Yet another amazing happy hour value at Hog & Rocks.!  I’m not suer that the chile and agave nectar sauce really stood out though.  It didn’t have a very defined flavor.  In fact, it tasted pretty light and mellow – if that’s possible with chicken wings.  You certainly get a lot of wings for five bucks, but in terms of flavor I don’t think I’ll be ordering these again (and they were cold!).

Shishito peppers – Hog & Rocks

Shishito peppers Hog & Rocks

Pan fried shishito peppers with sea salt.  $6
Hog & Rocks, San Francisco

They give you quite a lot of peppers for six dollars!  I’ve heard that one out of ten peppers is HOT, but this plate had a much higher percentage of hot peppers.  They weren’t too spicy, just hot enough to surprise you every time.  Shishito peppers have such a great flavor, and they’re longer than, say, padron peppers so they’re funner to eat.  I like the padron flavor better, though.  These shishitos were very good, but maybe a bit too greasy.

Cocktails – Hog & Rocks

Tom Collins Hog & Rocks

Tom Collins: Gordon’s gin, lemon, simple syrup, soda, garnished with lemon slice and cherry.  $6 happy hour

Dark & Stormy Hog & Rocks

Dark & Stormy: Coruba dark rum, bundaberg ginger beer, lime juice, garnished with lime slice.  $6 happy hour
Hog & Rocks, San Francisco

Have I ever mentioned that I love happy hour, lol!  These drinks were particularly delicious, and even more so at the discounted prices.  The Tom Collins was refreshing and light while the Dark & Stormy was dark and had a great ginger flavor.  I also love it when drinks are served tall (they last longer)!

Shucker’s dozen – Hog & Rocks

Shucker's dozen Hog & Rocks

I believe these were Baywater Sweet oysters from Hood Canal in Washington State.  Served with a mignonette and lemon wedges.  Being originally from Washington, I say “Noms!”  Actually, I’m not a big raw oyster fan but I’ve got a sense of native pride to upload, hehe.  These were pretty large and you can’t complain about the great happy hour price!  $18 happy hour
Hog & Rocks, San Francisco