Farmanova beet, arugula, crescenza. $16 Jardiniere, San Francisco CA
I liked this salad enough, but it was more of a leafy green salad with some bread thrown in than an actual bread salad. I liked the flavors, but I felt a little misled from the menu description. Definitely wouldn’t be on my list of things I have to try before I die.
7×7 Magazine’s Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Try Before You Die
Maitake mushroom, beets, arugula, goat cheese, pumpkin seeds. $13 Wine Kitchen, San Francisco CA
These were really good and earthy tasting with the pumpkin and maitake mushrooms. I think maitakes are some of my favorite mushrooms because they have a wonderful texture and flavor. The gnocchi was a bit on the soft side but they were still nice and airy. And I could have done without the toasted pumpkin seeds though.
Contours in the Air sculptures, Ruth Asawa, de Young Museum.
With arugula and spiced red walnuts. Mushroom wot with mustard greens and smoked cheese. Pre fixe menu Radio Africa & Kitchen, San Francisco CA
I love roasted beets and this salad had a awesome combination of flavors and textures. It was super refreshing and delicious. I’ve never had Ethiopian wot before, but this mushroom wot reminded me of an Italian crostini. It tasted great!
Chicken enchilada and tamale served with Spanish rice, refried beans, and salad. $12.45 Casa Azteca, Milpitas CA
I usually get the enchilada/chile relleno combination option when it comes to Mexican combos, but for some reason I was craving a tamale. Maybe masa seemed a bit healthier than a deep fried chile stuffed with cheese, but I’m pretty sure they’re both pretty unhealthy overall, lol! Regardless, this was yummy and it hit the spot.
Salad. Not the prettiness salad I’ve had, but I do appreciate that they threw in some beets.
Lightly smoked with fig branches, pickled cherries, black olive, fresh ricotta. Tasting menu $95 Luce, San Francisco CA
I can certainly appreciate an artfully plated dish, but this is going a bit far maybe. There are literally only four tiny pieces of beets on this plate. I understand that there are many components here, but give me some more damn beets! LOL, I’m only slightly joking… The beets were delicious, and so were the pickled cherries. I think that was a beet gelee too, but don’t quote me on that.
Blooming chalk lettuce (Dudleya lulverulenta, Crassulaceae), West Field Road.
100% NZ beef and lamb, smoked tomato chutney, beets, lettuce, kikorangi blue cheese and egg. $15 Waiheke Island Yacht Club, San Francisco CA
Omg, this burger was killer! If this is what all New Zealand burgers are like, I need to visit NZ soon! The patty was juicy and flavorful, and all the toppings were delicious. The burger was huge so I just rolled up my sleeves and got down and dirty with it. I don’t care what anybody say, but I’m a fan of eggs on burgers and this sunny side up egg was a thing of beauty. I was also delighted by the kikorangi blue cheese which I’d never had before. It was spread on the top bun and I initially thought that it was some kind of decadent pate spread because it was so rich and delicious, NOMS!
White and yellow Narcissus (Amaryllidaceae), Castro.
Arugula salad with red beet and goat cheese, lemon mustard dressing. $8 Le P’tit Laurent, San Francisco CA
This is such a cute restaurant and the service was very friendly and attentive! Everything we had was very tasty, but I’ll admit that this salad was over-dressed. It tasted great, but there was way too much dressing so the greens were soggy.