Nojo sundae – Nojo

Nojo sundae - Nojo
Black sesame ice cream, candied kumquats, and peanut thunder crackers. $8
Nojo, San Francisco CA

Noms, this little sundae was frickin’ delicious! Every component was perfect individually and when combined tasted like a piece of heaven in your mouth. Bravo, Nojo!

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2012, 2013

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, Crassulaceae
Red-tipped paddle plant/flapjacks/desert cabbage (Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, Crassulaceae), West Field Road.

Chicken neck – Nojo

Chicken neck - Nojo
Tare. $3.50
Nojo, San Francisco CA

Chicken neck – did I read that correctly?! Of course I had to order it. It was the thin muscle lining around the neck that they fold together and grill. It tasted like normal chicken meat with more connective tissue attached, but I just think it’s cool that it was from the neck.

Accordion gate
Accordion gate, Mission Street.

Grilled duck breast – Nojo

Grilled duck breast - Nojo
Napa cabbage and daikon pickle, apple-soy sauce. $17.50
Nojo, San Francisco CA

I’m a huge fan of duck, and this dish was cooked perfectly! The duck had a great grilled exterior while the meat remained moist and tender. The nice layer of skin fat gave the breast such an amazing flavor. And you can never go wrong with pickling some napa cabbage?!

Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach, Great Highway.

Golden State Ale – Nojo

Golden State Ale - Nojo

Uncommon Brewery, “Uncommon beer for uncommon people”, organic, 16 oz. $6.50
Nojo, San Francisco CA

I’d never seen this beer before so I had to order it. And as a trained botanist, I immediately fell in love with the beer can art. I included my own pic of some California poppies to keep the theme going. As for the beer, I really liked it! It was light and very tasty.

California poppy
California poppy, coastal form (Eschscholzia californica, Papaveraceae), Point Lobos Avenue.