Yay, I’m SO glad it’s Friday! Now I get to take a break from work and relax a little bit, maybe see some of downtown Charleston this weekend. I’m feeling kind of restless so I’ll probably check out the downtown nightlife this evening. Can’t get crazy with the alcohol though since I’ll be driving.
“Classic egg salad with dill, mustard, celery and lettuce on whole-wheat bread. This traditional lunchtime favorite is dressed with all the trimmings of a truly outstanding sandwich. Crunchy bits of celery, crispy lettuce, delicate hints of dill and a touch of mustard for extra zip. At once creamy, tangy and bright, this superb egg salad, served on hearty whole-wheat bread, makes a deliciously substantial meal.” $5.25 Starbucks, Kettleman City CA
Halal chicken, real honey, honey mustard, bbq, pepper jack, swiss, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, dirty sauce on Dutch crunch bread. $11.11 Ike’s Place, San Francisco
Ok, normally I’d be bitching and moaning about a sandwich that costs more than ten dollars, but the sandwiches at Ike’s are pretty large and super tasty! They have SO many sandwich options, that you should definitely go online and choose what you want first before heading over since they don’t post all the options at the store.
This sandwich was REALLY good! I loved the halal chicken with the honey, honey mustard, and bbq combo! Throw some dirty sauce in there and you’re in sauce heaven!
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010
3 item charcuterie board with hot coppa (San Francisco), salame al tartufo (Utah), and turkey galantine (San Francisco). $15 Uva Enoteca, San Francisco
I learned something new! According to Wikipedia “A galantine is a French dish of de-boned stuffed meat, most commonly poultry or fish, that is poached and served cold, coated with aspic.” I’m not sure if this turkey was stuffed and maybe they scraped the aspic off before serving, but it was delicious! And we were surprised by the size of the slab. Of the three items we ordered, the truffled salami was my favorite. I’ve since purchased some from Whole Foods and secretly snack on it throughout the week.
“With everything” comes with grilled onions, jalapenos, ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard on a toasted bun!
Hot dog cart in The Mission, San Francisco CA
I know, I know! This thing is a heart attack served on a bun, but it’s SO frickin’ good after a long night of clubbing. There are carts throughout the city, and it’s anybody’s guess where they’ll be on any given night, but The Mission always seems to have the lion’s share on weekends! I grabbed this on the way home from a late night out and I had to be careful not to squish it in the car, lol! (Don’t worry, I wasn’t driving.)Mmmm, so gross and so good at the same time!
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010, 2011, 2012
Served with a cheddar fondue and house mustard. $4.5 The Monk’s Kettle, San Francisco
A simple and elegant bar snack! It’s fun to eat and tastes great with beer. This was more light and bready than I imagined that it would be when I ordered it, but I really liked it. The cheese and mustard dipping sauces were also very tasty.
Slice of pork pate served with toast, aspic, mustard and caper berries. $10 Bar Agricole, San Francisco
The server explained that the pate was “country style” since it consisted of chunkier pieces, not the smoother pates you usually see. This pork pate was absolutely delicious and filling! I just wish it came with more bread because the pate slice was pretty sizable. I’m guessing that the aspic was also from pork, but I’m not sure. Regardless, everything tasted great together!
Someone at the table didn’t know what aspic was, and I smiled because I remembered having to look it up while reading Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential”, lol! I was happy to explain that it’s a jelly made from a stock (usually meat or fish) and gelatin.
I ordered the lamb cooked medium, and I must say that they did a wonderful job! It had a great crust on the outside and was nice and tender on the inside, just how a lamb rack should be. It had a wonderful flavor and paired well with the Zinfandel and wasabi sauces. I must note that the scalloped potatoes had an overwhelming truffle aroma and taste. A little truffle oil goes a long way – remember that when cooking with it at home! The mushroom custard was a nice surprise accompaniment since it wasn’t on the menu.