Braised veal cheeks – Jasper’s Corner Tap and Kitchen

Braised veal cheeks - Jasper's Corner Tap and Kitchen
Mardria braised veal cheeks with poached leeks. $8
Jasper’s Corner Tap and Kitchen, San Francisco CA

I thought the veal cheeks tasted good and were pretty tender, but the poached leeks were not edible! You could not cut through them or even try chewing them. Such a waste!

Jerusalem artichoke and butternut squash soups – Radio Africa & Kitchen

Jerusalem artichoke and butternut squash soups - Radio Africa & Kitchen
Artichoke soup with leeks and fenugreek. Butternut squash soup with chestnuts and Ethiopian curry. Pre fixe menu
Radio Africa & Kitchen, San Francisco CA

The artichoke soup was really delicious, and nice and warm. The butternut squash soup on the other hand was cold and not very appetizing because of it. Thank goodness there were two to choose from.

Crab salad crostini - Radio Africa & Kitchen
Crab salad crostini. Complimentary
These were delicious little bites compliments of the chef. I liked that it was made with real crab and not imitation.

Downtown view
Downtown view from my office.

Whole roasted pig – Incanto

Whole roasted pig - Incanto
Served with warm baby leeks and truffle vinaigrette, broccoli rabe, pork stuffing, and pork jus.
Incanto, San Francisco CA

I’m back! OK, I know I’ve been MIA and I apologize. Life has been hectic and I haven’t been able to adjust as quickly as I wanted to.

Anyway, it took the closing of Incanto to get me to blog today. Over the weekend, we celebrated a friend’s bday with the FINAL whole roasted pig dinner ever to be served at Incanto. It was a wonderful dinner and the food was delicious.

Whole roasted pig - Incanto
They brought out the whole roasted pork and it looked beautiful! I thought the gold leafed snout was a nice touch.

Whole roasted pig - Incanto
Our server carved the pig tableside. I was surprised that the body had actually been deboned prior to cooking so only skin and meat remained.

Whole roasted pig - Incanto
The meat was SO tasty, especially smothered in the pork jus.

Roasted pig skin - Incanto
I made sure to go back for plenty of the crispy skin.

Warm baby leeks - Incanto
The sides were also very good. The baby leeks were beautifully presented.

Broccoli rabe - Incanto
The broccoli rabe had a nice bitterness to them.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010, 2011

Leek and bacon quiche – Miss Manon

Leek and bacon quiche - Miss Manon
Quiche poireaux, lardons. 5€
Miss Manon, Paris FR

Ok, we made an amateur tourist move this morning. We wanted to eat at this cafe/bakery so we waited in longish line to look at the display cases and order our food before we grabbed a table. WRONG, lol! So they charge differently if you eat the food there (with service included in the price) or take the food to-go. So we ordered our food and informed the woman that we wanted to eat it at a table. She told us that we need to be seated and then order our food. UGH, so difficult! Not really, but I WAS a little annoyed because I was SO hungry. We finally get seated and then have to wait for the one lady servicing all the table to make it around to us. Now I know never to wait in line if I’m gonna eat the food at the restaurant. 🙂

The quiche was pretty tasty, but I wish the crust was a little harder. They had reheated the quiche before serving, but the crust was limp and lifeless, almost soggy. The egg filling was delicious though.

Cafe creme - Miss Manon
Cafe creme avec emulsion – coffee with cream and foam. 4,50€

Pont des Arts bridge
Pont des Arts bridge covered with love locks.

Sage fried chicken and waffles – Hash House A Go Go

Sage fried chicken and waffles - Hash House A Go Go

Two sage fried chicken breasts with hardwood smoked bacon waffle tower, hot maple reduction and fried leeks. $16.95
Hash House A Go Go, Las Vegas NV

Sage fried chicken and waffles - Hash House A Go Go
Mmm, this was much tastier and more manageable than the fried chicken benedict! The chicken was still a little greasy, but the waffles with bacon cooked into them were delicious. I just drenched everything in maple syrup and went for it, lol! I could have done without the useless pile of fried leeks on top though.

Coca of wild nettles – Contigo

Coca of wild nettles - Contigo
Flatbread with smoked bacon, melted leeks, manchego and housemade mato cheese. $15
Contigo, San Francisco CA

I love the cocas at Contigo. The flatbread always has a great texture and is so flavorful. This wild nettle coca was a new one for me, and it was SO tasty especially with the two types of cheese and bacon.

Pier 41
Pier 41, Fisherman’s Wharf.

Pan roasted U-10 scallops – Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Pan roasted U-10 scallops - Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Green apple emulsion, braised leeks, hazelnuts. With extra scallop $40
Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs CA

Mmm, this was SO delicious! The green apple emulsion went perfectly with the scallops. The whole dish tasted fresh and new. BUT I think $40 is pretty steep even with an extra scallop added. This restaurant was good overall, but they’re on the border of being overpriced. Just sayin’.

Wood-charred brussels sprouts - Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Wood-charred brussels sprouts, aged balsamico, herbes de provence. $9

Bread and olive oil - Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Bread and olive oil. Complimentary

Boomers Palm Springs
Boomers Palm Springs. This park is fairly small, but it’s Palm Springs so that’s expected.

The devil’s chicken – Beast and the Hare

The devil's chicken - Beast and the Hare
With shiitake/parmesan bread pudding, dandelion greens and leeks. $17
Beast and the Hare, San Francisco CA

Wow, the time between charcuterie and entree was super long. I mean SUPER long! We had time to order another glass of wine and pretty much drink it all between courses. Kinda weird. I enjoyed the space and service otherwise.

The devil's chicken - Beast and the Hare
This chicken tasted like Thanksgiving, and the bread pudding was AMAZING!

Golden Gate Bridge mural
Golden Gate Bridge mural, 19th Street.

Poached eggs and charcoal-grilled king salmon hash – Universal Cafe

Poached eggs king salmon hash - Universal Cafe
With leeks, onions, fennel, creme fraiche, salsa verde. $16
Universal Cafe, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was good. Very delcious and comforting food. I kinda wish the salmon was in bigger chunks but I understand that it was a hash. It was also very pretty with the salsa verde on the poached eggs.

Scouring rush (Equisetum hyemale, Equisetaceae)
Planter of scouring rush, rough horsetail or snake grass (Equisetum hyemale, Equisetaceae) in front of the restaurant.

Albacore tuna tostadas – Tacolicious

Albacore tuna tostadas Tacolicious

“Contramar-style”. Sliced tuna with crispy leeks, chipotle mayo, avocado on a crispy tostada. $10.95
Tacolicious, San Francisco

Very tasty! I love the textures in the this. The crispy deep fried leeks and the crispy tostada with the soft tuna and creamy avocado. Squeeze the lime on top to brighten it up and you have yourself a delicious meal.

Chips and salsa Tacolicious

Chips and salsa. Complimentary. Dee-lish! The salsa is SO good!

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010, 2011, 2012