Manhattan – Padrecito

Manhattan - Padrecito

You know I’m a sucker for the large solitary ice cube in cocktails. I think it’s really classy and it melts more slowly so your drink doesn’t get too watery. Mmm! $9
Padrecito, San Francisco CA

Crimson columbine
Crimson columbine (Aquilegia formosa, Ranunculaceae), Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

Crimson columbine

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Duck enmermelada tacos – Padrecito

Duck enmermelada tacos - Padrecito
Black beans, mixed chicories, arbol-strawberry marmalade and dry jack. $12
Padrecito, San Francisco CA

Omg, these tacos were SO delicious! All the ingredients were perfect and it was really pretty to look at. The marmalade and whiskey worked perfectly with the rich duck. I want more – NOMS!

Thimbleberry flower
Thimbleberry flower (Rubus parviflorus, Rosaceae), Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

Yellowtail crudo – Padrecito

Yellowtail crudo - Padrecito
Mango, avocado, chipotle-agave salsita and blue corn chips. $15
Padrecito, San Francisco CA

Hmm, this isn’t what I expected when I saw “yellowtail crudo” on the menu. It’s ok becuase this actually tasted pretty good. I would have preferred if there was less mango so that you could properly taste the yellowtail though.

Dolores Park
Dolores Park during SF Pride 2013.

Chicharron – Padrecito

Chicharron - Padrecito
Crispy pork skin and fava bean-pepita “sikil pak”. $10
Padrecito, San Francisco CA

Wow, these were the BEST chincharrones I’ve had in a long time! They arrived at the table straight from the fryer so they were still crackling and lively. The pork skins were SO light and airy and perfect. The sikil pak dip was new to me. It had a great flavor and texture and I loved the sunflower seeds.

Saints Peter and Paul Church
Saints Peter and Paul Church, North Beach.