Applewood-smoked bacon, cream, green onions, melted cheddar cheese. $4
The Bird, San Francisco CA
Mmm! These curly fries were certainly loaded! Some of the pieces were kinda greasy, but the toppings were delicious. I really devoured these back at my work desk.
Veal patty, fried egg, brioche bun, cheddar cheese, arugula, caramelized onion, tomato, and pickles. €9.90
Oval, Barcelona SPAIN
The burger was more flavorful than the previous one. The fried egg, arugula, and spicy mayo did wonders. I still wasn’t sold on these burgers though. They were just ok.
Serrano ham, bacalao with pepper, and seafood salad. Each €1.50
Taktika Berri, Barcelona SPAIN
This restaurant was SO much fun! It was like a dim sum restaurant, but with tapas! We got in early when they opened for lunch so we were able to snag a seat in the middle of the bar. This made for perfect positioning for snatching tapas as they came out from the kitchen. The cold tapas were already out on the bar when we sat down, and the hot tapas started coming out shortly after. This trio of cold tapas were pretty tasty! I especially loved the serrano ham. The cured fish was good too, and while the seafood salad tasted good, I thought there was too much mayonnaise for me to fully enjoy.
Cold tapas assortment.
Cream puff filled with vanilla custard. $2.90
Beard Papa’s, San Francisco CA
I haven’t had a Beard Papa cream puff in a while, but I think they changed the recipe or something. The vanilla cream filling had a different texture than what I came to expect, and frankly, I didn’t like it as much.
The Chipiron, Barcelona SPAIN
This was good. The texture was on the runny side, but it tasted good and I liked the croutons. I think this had a little bit of cream in it which I wasn’t expecting.
Ham and cheese. Each €1.10
Pinotxo Bar, Barcelona SPAIN
David doesn’t like the texture of croquetas, but think it’s lovely. I love the hard crispy shell, and the soft warm, gooey center. These had a great, rich flavor and they were nicely sized.
Pork fat, garlic, rosemary. $8
Tosca Cafe, San Francisco CA
Delicious potatoes fried in pork fat – how can you go wrong?! They were still nice and fluffy inside and they tasted great with the garlic and rosemary flavors. Yum!