Beef casserole – Air New Zealand

Beef casserole - Air New Zealand
Green beans, potatoes, couscous, roll, cheese and crackers, berry dessert, red wine. Complimentary
San Francisco (SFO) to Auckland (AKL), Air New Zealand

This was ok. There was certainly a lot of food though (they really want you to fall asleep from a food coma). The beef casserole was decent, the potatoes were sad, I didn’t really like the couscous or dessert, but they were liberal with the wine so I was cool. 🙂

Pork ribs and brisket combination – Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous

Pork ribs and brisket combination - Charles Vergos' Rendezvous
World-famous Rendezvous charcoal-broiled pork ribs, beef brisket, served with beans and slaw. $21.95
Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous, Memphis TN

Omg, I think these were my favorite ribs in Memphis. I know that they’re not Memphis style, but they were the most flavorful and juicy of all the ribs I tried. The rub that they use is frickin’ delicious! It was very herbaceous and had so many spices. NOMS! The brisket was good too, but the ribs were the star. I liked the baked beans, but the slaw was too vinegar-y for my taste.

Pork, beans and rice - Charles Vergos' Rendezvous
Pork, beans and rice. Complimentary

Hot curry udon – Muracci’s Japanese Curry & Grill

Hot curry udon - Muracci's Japanese Curry & Grill
Sliced angus beef, onion, green onion, udon, Muracci’s curry soup. $11.95
Muracci’s Japanese Curry & Grill, San Francisco CA

This was on the heavy side, but it was pretty tasty. I wish there was more udon noodles in there though, but I was glad that there was a good amount of sliced beef. Yum!

Mini burger – Super Duper Burgers

Mini burger - Super Duper Burgers
One 4 ounce patty, ground daily all natural Niman Ranch beef with fried egg. “Everything on it” with lettuce, tomato, red onions, Super sauce, and cheese. $7
Super Duper Burgers, San Francisco CA

This egg was cooked more than they usually cook them. Usually the yolk is shiny yellow throughout. Oh well, it was late at night and I don’t think I minded too much. I just needed some late-night grub!

Combo cheesesteak – Phat Philly

Combo cheesesteak - Phat Philly
Beef with mushrooms, onions and bell peppers, cheddar beer sauce, topped with hot peppers. 7-inch $9.25
Phat Philly, San Francisco CA

It’s good to know that the price hasn’t gone up since last time, which has been the case for a lot of my repeats lately. I love the sandwiches here. Yeah, they’re greasy and messy, but isn’t that what you expect from a cheesesteak? I think they taste great!

Angus flat iron steak and fries – Barking Frog

Angus flat iron steak and fries - Barking Frog
House cut fries, bearnaise, demi-glace. $24
Barking Frog, Woodinville WA

Mmm, this was super good. The flat iron had a nice grilled crust on the outside but was still juicy on the inside. I could have done without the bearnaise since everything was already so heavy, but the sauce was good on its own.