Brass Monkey pizza – Little Star Pizza

Brass Monkey pizza - Little Star Pizza
Sausage, spinach blended with ricotta and feta, mushroom, onion and garlic on a deep dish cornmeal crust.  Large $27.50
Little Star Pizza, San Francisco CA

Brass Monkey pizza - Little Star Pizza
Omg, this pizza is amazing! It’s not on the regular menu, but it’s just the Little Star pizza with sausage added and the servers know it by name. And the result is heaven! Paying almost thirty bucks for a pizza may seem like a lot, but this pie can last me for multiple meals. I find that each deep dish slice is super filling and it’s great to know that there’s some for later. I always reheat individual slices in the oven and they’re perfect as leftovers. 🙂

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Bon Tempe Lake
Bon Tempe Lake.


Pesto chicken pizza – Alicante

Pesto chicken pizza - Alicante
Free-range chicken, pesto, sundried tomato, feta, mozzarella on a gluten-free crust. $13
Alicante, Palm Springs CA

This pizza was pretty good, but I wasn’t sold on the gluten-free crust. It had a weird, hard texture that didn’t sit well with me. It didn’t have that airy, elastic quality that’s SO fulfilling about normal pizza crusts. I sometimes try to eat healthy, but I’ll probably stick to gluten-full pizza crusts, hehe.

Middle Eastern plate – La Mediterranee

Middle Eastern plate - La Mediterranee
Chicken Cilicia, Grecian spinach and feta, Levant sandwich, and Lule kebab (lamb meatball) over rice pilaf. Served with cup of curry cauliflower soup, hummus, fruit and cheese. $13.50
La Mediterranee, San Francisco CA

Damn, this plate was certainly a value! And all the components were really yummy, expect maybe the levant sandwich because it was a little dry for me. This was enough food to feed two people though especially after having had an appetizer.

San Francisco Federal Building
San Francisco Federal Building at dawn, 7th Street.

Castro Special slice – Nizario’s Pizza

Castro Special slice - Nizario's Pizza
Chicken, pesto, spinach and feta cheese. $4
Nizario’s Pizza, San Francisco CA

Ah, the good ‘ole 2 AM slice of pizza! I always seem to add more parmesan cheese and dried pepper flakes on top. The better to soak up those pesky Cape Cods, lol!

Mosaic mural artwork, McKinley Elementary School
Mosaic mural artwork, McKinley Elementary School.

Park Circle hamburger – Sesame Burgers & Beer

Park Circle hamburger - Sesame Burgers & Beer
Proudly serving Meyers Farm hormone free, grass fed beef, ground in house daily using their special seasoning and cooked to order. Each burger is served on a fresh sesame seed bun with lettuce and a side of housemade bread and butter pickles. Sharp cheddar cheese, cole slaw, bbq sauce and tomato. $7.40 (Side of sliced cucumber salad with oregano, feta and olives. $1.50)
Sesame Burgers & Beer, North Charleston SC

This placed was jam-packed! We had to wait to get seated, then we waited a really long time before we got our food. We actually waited SO long that we had our food packed to-go because our lunch time was ending! I guess that’s what happens when you have a really popular restaurant and not many dining alternatives nearby. The cheeseburger was really good though and the beef patty was tender and juicy. I loved the coleslaw and bbq sauce combination. The cucumber salad was just ok, but I can’t really complain for a buck fifty!

Typical marshland vegetation, Ripley Point
Typical marshland vegetation, Ripley Point. The saw palmettos seem to grow everywhere!

David makes a pan-fried pork chop dinner!

Aw, I love it when David cooks dinner! I try and offer to do the dishes, but he’s such a putzer that he ends up doing them before I can get the chance. Hehe! This meal was lovely and a nice change of pace from eating out. As much as I love dining at restaurants, it’s the home cooked meals that I remember the most!

Pan fried pork chop and dirty rice
Tender pork chop served with dirty rice and beans.

Mixed greens, beets and feta salad
Mixed greens salad with sliced beets and feta cheese. Simple and delicious.

Assorted marinated olives
Assorted marinated olives. He knows that I love olives so he was sweet enough to purchase some to snack on.

Ornamental lemon tree (Citrus sp., Rutaceae)

Ornamental lemon tree (Citrus sp., Rutaceae), Roosevelt Way. You can see Twin Peaks in the background covered in a shroud of fog.

Feta prawns – Tuba Restaurant and Grill

Feta prawns - Tuba Restaurant and Grill
Sauteed in a tomato and pepperoncini sauce. Garnished with chopped parsley and lemon wedge. $10
Tuba Restaurant and Grill, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was nommy! The prawns were tender and well seasoned, and I loved the flavorful sauce.

Our Lady San Francisco graffiti mural, Cunningham Place
Our Lady San Francisco graffiti mural, Cunningham Place. Ok, I made up the name for this artwork in The Mission district, but it does apear to be a human manifestion of our beloved City protecting her homeless and artisans.

Turkish bread – Tuba Restaurant and Grill

Turkish bread - Tuba Restaurant and Grill
Served with flavored butter, olives, and crumbly cheese (feta?). Complimentary.
Tuba Restaurant and Grill, San Francisco CA

As complimentary bread goes, these were frickin’ amazing! I don’t think I’ve really had Turkish bread before (that I can remember), and it was really good! The bread is flavorful enough on its own but I love the extras that it comes with too.

Trailing African daisy (Osteospermum fruticosum, Asteraceae)
Trailing African daisy (Osteospermum fruticosum, Asteraceae), Dolores Street. I love this ornamental flower! The mature petals fold back onto themselves and create an awesome visual effect.

Falafel platter – Cafe Flore

Falafel platter - Cafe Flore
3 falafel balls, hummus, cucumber raiti, cous cous, mixed green salad with feta and sherry vinaigrette, and warm whole wheat pita bread. $9.95
Cafe Flore, San Francisco

I love platters because you get to try many things – perhaps it’s the non-committal part of me. This was ok, flavorful, but the falafel was a little dry and I wasn’t a fan of the whole wheat pita. They were too dense for my taste. The hummus, raita, and cous cous were my favorite parts.

Downtown San Francisco from Corona Heights Hill/Park
View of downtown San Francisco from Corona Heights Hill/Park.

The Little Star – Little Star Pizza

The Little Star Pizza

Spinach blended with ricotta and feta, mushroom, onion and garlic on a deep dish cornmeal crust.  $24 for large 12″
Little Star Pizza, San Francisco

This is my first Little Star Pizza blog entry, but I’ve been eating at this place and ordering pick-ups for a while!  I love their pizzas!  They are still my favorite deep dish pizza in The City.  I love their thick, buttery cornmeal crust.  YUM!  All their toppings always taste fresh and flavorful, and I enjoy their chunky tomato sauce.  I’m not a big eater so one slice is usually enough for a meal, they’re kinda large.

The Little Star Pizza

I cheated and added anchovies to half the pizza. That’s the Filipino in me, lol!

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