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.
Candied walnut, radish, Pt. Reyes blue cheese dressing. $12.50
Town Hall, San Francisco CA
Mmm, this salad was pretty tasty with all the classic flavor combinations. I’m a huge fan of Point Reyes blue because this local cheese company produces great products. And the dressing that Town Hall created with the blue cheese was delicious!
Spreckels Temple of Music “Bandshell”, Golden Gate Park Music Concourse.
Planche de fromages. Bleu d’auvergne AOP, emmental, Cantal AOP, camembert. 13€
La Perle, Paris FR
Omg, when this came out we were unsure if we had miscommunicated with the waitress and were subsequently served 2 orders of the cheese plate. Our French is nonexistent and she wasn’t completely fluent with English (god bless her for baring with us). There was SO much cheese! Instead of worrying about it, we decided to just go with the flow and eat. We if had to pay for 2 cheese plates we were fine with that. The cheeses were delicious and very filling. I was fooled by the hard pat of butter on the plate which I mistook for another cheese, lol! In my defense it really tasted different from American butter, hehe. I’m still puzzled why they serve butter with cheese and charcuterie as if any more fat is needed. There was no way we were going to finish this cheese plate so we ate as much as we could. It ended up being a single order! Sheesh, how can anyone eat that much cheese. 🙂
Sliced baguette. Complimentary
The Wall for Peace, Champs de Mars. Clara Halter and Jean-Michel Wilmotte, 2000. Inspired by the Wailing Wall of Jerusalem.
Salade d’endives au bleu des causses. Blue cheese, tomato, carrot, chives. 10€
Ma Bourgogne, Paris FR
This was a simple but very tasty endive salad! The blue cheese came in large cubes tossed with the chopped endives in the center of the plate and was simply dressed.
Paris Plages 2013. During Paris Plages, they create artificial beach areas along the northern bank of the Seine River. These sandy oases were great because it was SO hot while we were there. They even have misters, showers, and plenty of food/beverage stations and seating areas. And of course the people watching was spectacular! 😉
With blue cheese, apples and walnuts, balsamic. $11
Oswald, Santa Cruz CA
This salad was very tasty. I loved that they used two different colors of endive as it created visual interest. The toppings were in great proportions and everything tasted delicious together.
Bread and butter. Complimentary
Sunset on the San Lorenzo River.
Covered with a sweet Thai chili sauce, served with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing. $11.99
Margaritaville, Las Vegas NV
Meh, these fried chicken wings were passable. They were really small and slightly dry. I did like the Thai chili sauce even though it probably came out of a bottle…
Flamingo Hotel courtyard.
With authentic Buffalo sauce served with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing. 3 piece $6.99
Wingmasters Sports Bar, Seattle WA
Mmm, pork wings! They French these pork ribs for easy eating and slather them with your choice of sauce – heaven! This place is around the corner from my bro’s in Ballard so we often head over for food, drinks, and games.
Decorative metal and glass fence, 24th Ave NW.
September 2013. With sweet ‘n hot sauce. 3 pieces $7.59
Looks like the price has gone up since my last visit!
September 2013. Celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing.
Chicken, avocado, bacon, blue cheese, tomato, boiled egg, organic mixed greens, grapes. $10.95
Fork Cafe, San Francisco CA
A pretty yummy salad, and the chicken was nice and tender. I love the addition of grapes for extra crunch!
Cute house entrance, Eureka Valley.
Baby beets, mixed greens, pecans, blue cheese, citrus sections, balsamic vinaigrette. $9
Trio Restaurant, Palm Springs CA
You can’t really tell, but there are tiny pieces of roasted beets in there – I swear! That was another disappointing thing about this restaurant – if I’m ordering a beet salad, I think the beets should be a prominent component! Ugh!
North Palm Canyon Drive nearing sunset.
Blue cheese fondue and scallions. $6
Social Wine Bar, Charleston SC
This was a really tasty snack to share. The potato chips may have been a bit on the greasy side but the fondue was SO yummy and I liked that they also put bleu cheese crumbles on top. Noms!
Doubletree Guest Suites Charleston lobby. One of my co-workers stayed at this hotel so I spent lots of time in the lobby waiting… lol!
Point Reyes blue cheese, market pears, roasted onion, and arugula. $13
Starbelly, San Francisco CA
I usually love the pizzas at Starbelly, but I think this one was just ok. It was tasty, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve liked some of the other flavors better. I should have added their house-made bacon or something. That would have made it amazing!
Garage with bull artwork and poem, Valencia Street.
Half-pound burger ground in-house and cooked to order. Served on a freshly baked bun, with lettuce, tomato, pickles, fried onions, and a side of hand-cut French fries. Topped with roasted garlic blue cheese and Buffalo shrimp. $11
Poe’s Tavern, Sullivan’s Island SC
What was I thinking ordering this super heavy burger? It was delicious, but super rich and large! I wasn’t very hungry at the time so perhaps this wasn’t the best choice. I will say that the patty had a weird texture. It was very crumbly underneath the sear and fell apart quite easily. The Buffalo shrimp was great though!
These fries were delicious, but they got soggy as they cooled down.
Gun powder room at Fort Moultrie. In the middle of the Fort, they had a reconstructed powder house containing barrels of gun powder. You can’t go inside, but I snapped this pic through the bars of the door window.