Cavoletti. Lemon caper aioli. $6
Pesce, San Francisco CA
These were delicious but a little bit too oily. Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables so I’m kinda picky on how they’re prepared. These had really good flavor, but the greasiness was a detraction.
de Young Museum.
Classic angus beef tartare, capers and crispy bone marrow, arugula. $15
Park Tavern, San Francisco CA
Surprisingly, I don’t remember this dish very well. It really wasn’t too memorable or maybe I got overwhelmed with venison carpaccio AND beef tartare on the same plate. I DO remember that the crispy bone marrow were amazing!
Another beautiful sunrise from my balcony!
Pickled onion, caper, parsley, cheese spread. Happy hour $3
Percy’s & Co., Seattle WA
Wow, this was both a beautiful and delicious dish! And for only three bucks! I was first struck by the amazing color of the beet-cured salmon. There was a striking ombre effect from orange to pink. All the flavors were lovely and I only regret that I didn’t order more, but we only ducked in for a quick pre-dinner happy hour.
Eerily beautiful morning colors, Renton.
With sliced apples, fried capers, and fresh bread. Happy hour $7
Yield Wine Bar, San Francisco CA
This smoked trout rillette was really refreshing. It was bright and punchy and fun to eat. I would spread some of the rillette on the bread, embed some of the fried capers into it, and top it with an apple slice. Fun and tasty finger food!
Half-bottle carafe of house red wine. Happy hour $12
Corridor Pin, Blue, 1999, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, de Young Museum.
Fried parsley and capers. $6
Alicante, Palm Springs CA
I don’t think I’ve ever had calamari presented quite like this. Usually when I’ve had stuffed calamari it’s served whole and you cut it yourself, but these were already prechopped into small pieces. They were pretty small and prefect as finger food, but then you had to fiddle with the individual capers.
Joshua Tree National Park.
With Sierra Nevada cream cheese, tomato, red onions and capers, pickle. Closed-faced $9
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, San Francisco CA
I really liked this smoked salmon bialy. The beer cream cheese had great flavor and wasn’t as heavy as normal cream cheese. The salmon also seemed lighter and fresher. Overall, it was a great way to start the day.
Narrowleaf self-heal (Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata, Lamiaceae), Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.
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
Mission Bowling Club lane art.