Amatriciana pizza – Ragazza

Amatriciana pizza - Ragazza
With tomato, Boccalone pancetta, chilies, pecorino, oregano, and a farm egg. $16
Ragazza, San Francisco CA

Omg, delicious! The buttery thin crust is SO flavorful and the thicker edges are airy and have a wonderful elasticity. The toppings are stellar – a perfect combination of salty, crunchy, smooth and rich. Definitely break the egg and spread the runny yolk on every slice. The sauce is spectacular and the thin strips of pancetta are SO frickin’ good! It’s no wonder this pizza is on the 7×7 list. Although the hostess had a bit of an attitude, I didn’t let it affect my food experience. Noms!

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2012, 2013

Peroni beer - Ragazza

Peroni beer. $5
I always prefer Peroni when I’m having yummy pizza!

Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, Orpheum Theatre
Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, Orpheum Theatre. Yay, this production was stunning and beautifully sung!

Pizza margherita – Pizzeria Delfina

Pizza margherita - Pizzeria Delfina
Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella cheese, basil. $13
Pizzeria Delfina, San Francisco CA

I love, love, love the pizzas at Pizzeria Delfina! Their crust is so light, airy and flavorful and their sauce tastes amazing. They must use great quality ingredients because no matter how simple the pizza may be, it’s always spectacular. The service is always friendly (not so much when they first opened) and I love sitting at an outside table and people watching.

Pizza margherita - Pizzeria Delfina
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

Breadsticks and pizza toppings - Pizzeria Delfina
Breadsticks, chili flakes, grated parmesan, dried oregano leaves. Complimentary

Dolores Hidalgo church bell replica, Dolores Park

Dolores Hidalgo church bell replica, Dolores Park. This park is one of my favorites in the city, partly because it’s so close to my apartment. My doggie loves running around and playing fetch at Dolores Park too.

Pepperoni slice – Nizario’s Pizza

Pepperoni slice - Nizario's Pizza

Nizario’s Pizza, San Francisco CA

Pepperoni slice - Nizario's Pizza

Back in graduate school, I would frequently hit this place after a night of clubbing. These days, I’m less likely to grab pizza with the afterhours crowd – I’m getting old! I did, however, find myself at Nizario’s recently. I’m surprised I was able to take these pics, lol! As if a greasy pepperoni pizza slice isn’t enough, I’ll also cover the slice in red chili flakes, oregano, and parmesan cheese. I’m a mess!

Valley oak (Quercus lobata, Fagaceae), Corona Heights Park/Hill
Valley oak (Quercus lobata, Fagaceae), Corona Heights Park/Hill. This is my favorite oak in California. I love the large, deciduous, deeply lobed leaves!

Pozole – San Jalisco

Pozole San Jalisco Mexican Restaurant

Pork soup in a red, homemade spicy sauce complemented with corn hominy. Served with cabbage, radishes, lime wedges, chopped onions, Mexican oregano, and chili peppers on the side. $9.95
San Jalisco, San Francisco

This pozole had great flavor, but I wish it had come out hotter (temperature wise). It was only warm and quickly became luke warm. Not the way you should enjoy pozole! The preparation was rustic which I don’t mind, but Silverfox didn’t like picking around the bones and connective tissue of the pork. I did enjoy the number of accompaniments this came with. You could flavor the soup just the way you like it.

I do have to mention that the service at this restaurant was particular sweet and friendly.

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

Pozole - San Jalisco
June 27, 2014. $10.95
Looks like the price has gone up!

Pozole rojo – Nopalito

Pozole rojo Nopalito

Stew of pork shoulder, hominy, cabbage, radish, and chile ancho. $11
Nopalito, San Francisco

Can you say comfort food?!  In my opinion, this huge bowl of pozole is one of the best in the city!  The broth is pretty amazing and oh so flavorful.  I always squeeze the entire lime into the soup and throw in all the extras.  They give you nice and thick tortilla chips that retain their crispness even after sitting in the pozole for a while.

Pozole rojo Nopalito

Served with lime, red onions, oregano, chili powder and tortilla chips.