Angus beef, aged Grafton cheddar, two fried eggs, pickles, caramelized onions, aioli, toasted Acme bun and fries. $13 Stock in Trade, San Francisco CA
This burger had a lot of flavor but it was super cold and lifeless! It was definitely a service mistake and I’m kinda surprised they served it. Damn, I would have microwaved it myself to get a bit of warmth on the plate!
Mimosas. This was one of the most bland mimosas I’ve ever tasted. Ew!
Grilled hanger steak, two fried eggs, pickled red onion, garlic aioli, wild arugula, chimichurri, toasted pain de mie, crispy skinny fries, and fruit. $13 Stock in Trade, San Francisco CA
This burger had a lot of great flavors, but it was super cold – EW! I think the server must have forgotten it on the counter for a long time before bringing it out. I was surprised that the skinny French fries stayed crispy and delicious though. I can only imagine how much better they would have been served warm. Kind lame, Stock in Trade!
Grilled sweet yellow corn pocket stuffed with slow cooked pulled pork, avocado, tomato, pica’pun, ajo aioli. Served with Pica slaw and taro chips. $10.75 Pica Pica, San Francisco CA
This was really tasty and very filling. The texture of the grilled corn arepa was fantastic and I liked that there were whole kernels mixed in too. The pulled pork was flavorful, and the crisp fresh Pica slaw was a great accompaniment.
Sangria. Red wine, passion fruit, apple, and Adriana’s special spices. Glass $7
This is how people decorate their trees in Noe Vally, lol! Ok, maybe just this house.
Cornmeal fritters topped with aioli and chopped parsley. $3 Zella’s Soulful Kitchen, SF Street Food Festival 2013, San Francisco CA
Mmm, these were delicious! They were beautifully fried, moist, and not greasy at all. I loved the whole corn kernels inside – they were like little hidden treats. The aioli was pretty light so along with the parsley they kept the fried balls fresh tasting. Take note all you other street vendors, this is how you properly fry food! 🙂
Apples, 2005, Gustav Kraitz, glazed ceramic, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park.
With aioli dipping sauce. $3 Jarred SF Brine, SF Street Food Festival 2013, San Francisco CA
These beans were very pickled tasting which was great, but they were SUPER greasy. I ate a couple and didn’t want to finish the rest. It was like chomping on a sticks of oil! And I can appreciate that they’ve prepared a lot of beans for the Street Food Festival, but they could have at least cleaned up the stems. Definitely not one of the highlights of the day.
Commemorative plaque to Japanese Naval Ship Kanrin Maru, Lands End. From here, you can get a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Marin Sun Farms beef brisket, cherry tomato conserva, lemon aioli. $10 Il Cane Rosso, San Francisco CA
Mmm, I really liked this sandwich. All the ingredients were SO tasty, but I just wish they had used a slightly softer bread. This one was really crispy and dense and it took quite some effort to chew through. But paired with a yummy beer and sitting outside on the water, I really couldn’t complain too much! 🙂
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010
Rayon Vert Belgian-style pale ale. $5
Lamb’s ear flowers (Stachys byzantina, Lamiaceae), Embarcadero with the Bay Bridge in the background.
Coxinha served with aioli. $8.75 Bossa Nova, San Francisco CA
These were very interesting croquettes. The shell on these things were SO hard. It was actually really difficult to break into them with a fork and knife. The sheer hardness of it fascinated me to some extent but it was also annoying to eat. The interior was a bit bland and had an odd mushy texture.
1/2 lb aged and granulated patty, monterey jack, grilled onion, caper aioli. Served with lettuce tomato, pickles, and fries. $15 Mission Bowling Club, San Francisco CA
Noms, this burger was large and delicious! The beef patty was tender and juicy and the toppings tasted great. The french fries, while tasty, were REALLY greasy. I’ve kind of noticed that this is a trend with most of their fried items which is too bad because they have a lot of fried options.
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2013