3 piece dark – Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

3 piece dark - Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
2 thighs and leg, baked beans, slaw, and white bread. $8.25
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Memphis TN

I kept hearing that the chicken here was really good, and I’ll have to agree. The fried chicken was crispy, juicy, and very flavorful. With a little bit of hot sauce splashed on, I couldn’t eaten a few additional pieces, hehe!

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Ribs and BBQ shoulder combo platter – Germantown Commissary

Ribs and BBQ shoulder combo platter - Germantown Commissary
Includes beans, slaw, biscuits, and deviled egg. Any two meats $19.95
Germantown Commissary, Memphis TN

This was my first Memphis style bbq experience in Memphis and I was not impressed. The pork ribs were SO dry! The pulled shoulder was less dry, but still on the dry side. I had to douse them with plenty of bbq sauce to make them more palatable. The service was also kinda rude and inattentive. Not a great start for my trip!

Memphis pulled pork sandwich – Roadside BBQ

Memphis pulled pork sandwich - Roadside BBQ
Slow-cooked and served lean and tender. Served Memphis style – topped with homemade coleslaw and a side of mac ‘n cheese. $8.95
Roadside BBQ, San Rafael CA

I’m back!!! Sorry I’ve been away for over a month. I had family obligations and then was traveling for work. But it’s nice to be back in San Francisco. Hope you all have been doing great!

This sandwich was very tasty. The pork had a nice smoky flavor to it, but it definitely benefited from a few healthy doses of bbq sauce while eating. I liked the mac and cheese but thought it could have been creamier.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010

Mr. Brisket sandwich – Roadside BBQ

Mr. Brisket sandwich - Roadside BBQ
Soaked for up to seventeen hours and topped with coleslaw and bbq sauce. Served with brisket baked beans. $8.95
Roadside BBQ, San Rafael CA

Mmm, this sandwich was delicious! The brisket was tender, flavorful, and had a nice smokey flavor. It was also great with the slaw on top. I think the bun was a little on the thick side – I like less bun for bbq. The baked beans were very tasty.

Lemonade and Diet Coke - Roadside BBQ
Lemonade and Diet Coke. I like the little jars that they came in!

Bbq pork belly – 1760

Bbq pork belly - 1760
Cole slaw, purple potato salad, pickled red onion, carrot, pea shoot. $21
1760, San Francisco CA

This tasted good, but I think it was overpriced for the portion. I also think that the sour/tart flavors dominated the dish and I hoped for more luscious bbq flavors to rise through. The purple potato salad wasn’t my favorite thing either. I’ve had purple potato salad before but they had better flavor and texture than this one by 1760. Overall, I kinda think that this restaurant is overrated. There were more missteps than successes during this meal.

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene - 1760
Sorelle, Bronca, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene ‘Particella 68’ NV. Bottle $45

Arepas de pernil – Pica Pica

Arepas de pernil - Pica Pica
Grilled sweet yellow corn pocket stuffed with slow cooked pulled pork, avocado, tomato, pica’pun, ajo aioli. Served with Pica slaw and taro chips. $10.75
Pica Pica, San Francisco CA

This was really tasty and very filling. The texture of the grilled corn arepa was fantastic and I liked that there were whole kernels mixed in too. The pulled pork was flavorful, and the crisp fresh Pica slaw was a great accompaniment.

Sangria - Pica Pica

Sangria. Red wine, passion fruit, apple, and Adriana’s special spices. Glass $7

Noe Valley
This is how people decorate their trees in Noe Vally, lol! Ok, maybe just this house.

Buttermilk fried chicken – Harvey’s

Buttermilk fried chicken - Harvey's
Two large chicken breasts battered to order and deep fried, with cole slaw, mashed potato, and country gravy. $13.95
Harvey’s, San Francisco CA

Wow, this was A LOT of food! I don’t think I even started on the second chicken breast. Surprisingly, the chicken was a step above most of the food at Harvey’s although the mashed potatoes and coleslaw were of average/marginal quality. I guess Harvey’s is popular because of location.

Cliff House
Cliff House, Point Lobos Avenue.