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. 🙂
Fried egg, vegetables, chili paste over with rice. $10.20
The Store on the Corner, San Francisco CA
This bibimbap was good. I liked all the veggies, but the beef was a bit dry. I’m glad the runny egg was there to add some needed moisture.
Cheese, aioli, caramelized onions, pickles. $10
The Perennial, San Francisco CA
This burger was decent, but it was more on the size of a slider! I still can’t forget the horrible bar service that ruined my visit. Never returning to this horrible restaurant!
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. Complimentary
Mushrooms, rosemary. $17
Barzotto, San Francisco CA
Omg, I loved this pappardelle. The flavor was so rich and the pasta was cooked perfectly. The braised beef was so good, and the dish was just very comforting. Yum!
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!
Spices, San Francisco CA
Hmm, I felt like this was all noodles. There was very little beef in here so I was left wanting more. And it wasn’t very spicy either. Not my favorite.
Corn tortillas, napa cabbage, pico de gallo, cilantro cream. $8.95
Tortilla Kitchen, San Francisco CA
I loved the flavors of these tacos especially the cilantro cream. The beef brisket was a bit dry though and I wished the tortillas were warmed up.
Bar seating $180
Pineapple & Pearls, Washington DC
This nibble was SO small that it was kinda comical that it came out on such a comparatively large glass platter. I guess it was tasty enough, but there wasn’t much of it to really grasp onto. Kinda left you hanging…
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!
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!
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.