Squash blossoms, zucchini, goat cheese, spring onion, tomato vinaigrette, chicken sausage, mixed greens. $16 Foreign Cinema, San Francisco CA
Another delicious brunch dish! I particularly liked the nice sear on the chicken sausage. Everything was super flavorful and tasted fresh and spring-y.
Castro Castle Guest House, 17th Street. I’ve always thought that this building was super cheesy looking and out of place. But I appreciate that it has SO much character. I don’t think I’d ever want to stay here though.
House made chorizo, eggs, corn chips, chile sauce and cilantro, house salad with goat cheese and tomatoes. $12 Starbelly, San Francisco CA
Noms, this was SO good! I loved the house made chorizo and the sauteed chilies mixed into the scramble. Mmm, I’m hungry just thinking about this dish again! Definitely not an authentic chilaquiles, but it was packed with delicious flavors.
Pink ‘Coral Seas’ passion flowers (Passiflora jamesonii, Passifloraceae), 25th Street. These passion vines are just around the corner from my house. I don’t think the color combinations are as dramatic as some other passion flowers, but I don’t mind. The solid pink petals are stil beautiful!
House pickled jalapeno and radicchio slaw, mixed greens salad with goat cheese and tomatoes, pickled jalapenos, limes. $9 Starbelly, San Francisco CA
I loved the texture of the fish, but they were difficult to taste among all the other ingredients. They were nicely cooked though and not greasy at all. The salad was actually my favorite part. The tomatoes and goat cheese were delicious!
Yellow, magenta and peach dahlia flowers (Dahlia sp., Asteraceae), Noe Street. Not many houses in my neighborhood have front yards, and while this one is just a small strip of grass, I like that they’ve planted these bright dahlias.
With butter lettuce, lemon oil, sea salt. $15 Boulettes Larder, San Francisco CA
Omg, these eggs were frickin’ amazing! They were the most perfect soft scramble I’ve ever had. I thought that the goat cheese might make the eggs too heavy or make their texture too dense, but they didn’t. The cheese added a great flavor and silky texture to the eggs. The coarse pepper and seat salt added even more flavor and a crunchy texture, and the lemon oil added brightness. Even the beautifully separated butter lettuce leaves were perfect and tasted great with the delicate eggs. Noms!! Fiftenn dollars for scrambled eggs you ask? I’d pay it again in a heartbeat for these sublime eggs.
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2012
Table salt and coarse pepper. I like the wooden bark scooper!
Elephant door handles, Castro Street. There is something about elephant door handles that I find really cool. These are more in the likeness of Asian elephants than African. I’m not a fan of the garage door colors, but I like the finish of the elephant handles.
Breaded and fried with fig compote and walnut bread. 7-item Tasca tasting plates $34 LaSalette Restaurant, Sonoma CA
Mmm, warm cheese with sweet fig compote and tasty bread! You can’t go wrong with that.
Backyard, Anaba Wines. We hit this small tasting room on our drive home. It’s located at the intersection of Hwy 121 and Hwy 116 so it’s very convenient to stop by when leaving town. The people behind the bar are friendly and the back area is small but cute.
Roasted beet salad with citrus and goat cheese, home made Italian sausage, goat cheese ravioli with fried sage. Brunch buffet $22 Wicked Spoon Buffet, Las Vegas NV
This was definitely a heavy plate! The beet salad was delicious and the citrus wedges helped to lighten things up. The Italian sausage tasted great, but omg, it was super fatty. The ravioli wasn’t as tasty as it looked. It was too soft and mushy and drowning in butter.
Red endive, frisee, red pear, candied walnuts, pomegranates, and Humboldt Fog goat cheese with mustard vinaigrette. Menu says $11 but receipt says $12 – BOO, LAME!!! Fish & Farm, San Francisco
So the price discrepancy is totally lame! I don’t know if the menu wasn’t updated or out server was completely brain dead. I did mention during dinner that our server wasn’t very good compared to the server at the next table. Ours didn’t even give us the specials before we ordered. I didn’t even know there were specials available until the server at the adjacent table told her guests! Whatevs, our server was definitely “slow”, if you know what I mean.
This salad was tasty, but not very original.
Red bell pepper soup. Complimentary. I really liked this shot of free soup. It was hot and very flavorful.
These bites were very flavorful and heart-stopping! No really, I could feel my arteries getting clogged and my heart stop for a second, lol! Like that’s stopped me before. 🙂 These were delicious and the beer gastrique provided additional sweetness. I did eat the bed of lettuce leaves to balance out all the fat, lol!
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2014