Bbq belly and grits – Magnolia Pub and Brewery

Bbq belly and grits - Magnolia Pub and Brewery
Anson Mills cheddar grits, poached eggs, fried shallots. $14
Magnolia Pub and Brewery, San Francisco CA

Gross! This was probably the most bland dish I’ve ever eaten that had pork belly and/or grits in it; and I’ve eaten a lot of dishes! I ate half of it because I was starving, then couldn’t eat any more of the crap. The service was also atrocious! The seater tried to make a joke but ended up just being offensive. I didn’t get water until halfway through the meal, and the server was completely clueless about everything whenever she decided to make a rare appearance. I don’t think I have any reason to return to this restaurant.

Blue Bell Bitter beer - Magnolia Pub and Brewery
Blue Bell Bitter beer. $7
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010

Crispy scrapple – Magnolia Pub and Brewery

Crispy scrapple Magnolia Pub and Brewery

Sweet bacon jam, soft poached egg. $7
Magnolia Pub and Brewery, San Francisco

I’ll admit that I had NO idea what a scrapple was when I order it. I think it was the bacon jam that called to me. I quickly Googled it on my phone and found this on Wikipedia:

“Scrapple, also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name pon haus, is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices. The mush is formed into a semi-solid congealed loaf, and slices of the scrapple are then panfried before serving. Etc.”

Sounds super healthy, right!? LOL. So after munching down the bacon-wrapped and cheese-filled dates, this isn’t exactly what I wanted to eat, but DAMN it was tasty. In addition to the Wikipedia description, this scrapple looked to be breaded before being pan fried.

The bacon jam was frickin’ amazing and once you broke the poached eggs and ate everything together, it was pork lover’s heaven!  Don’t think my arteries could handle another round of this, though, hehe!

Crispy scrapple Magnolia Pub and Brewery

Devils on horseback – Magnolia Pub and Brewery

Devils on horseback Magnolia Pub and Brewery

Goat cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped dates with a kolsch gastrique. $6
Magnolia Pub and Brewery, San Francisco

These bites were very flavorful and heart-stopping! No really, I could feel my arteries getting clogged and my heart stop for a second, lol! Like that’s stopped me before. 🙂  These were delicious and the beer gastrique provided additional sweetness. I did eat the bed of lettuce leaves to balance out all the fat, lol!

Devils on horseback Magnolia Pub and Brewery

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2014

Deep Ellum Dubbel beer – Magnolia Pub and Brewery

Deep Ellum Dubbel beer Magnolia Pub and Brewery

Belgium style beer. 13 ounce for $6
Magnolia Pub and Brewery, San Francisco

I’ve said it before – I’m not a big beer drinker but I’ve been getting lucky with my choices lately! This dark, caramelly Belgian style beer was absolutely delicious! Really great, rich flavor and I loved the cute etched glass that it came in. Helps me to forgive the place for having a Kalifornia Kolsch. Don’t they know that only beer brewed in Cologne (Koln) can be called Kolsch!?

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2011