With Sardinian cured tuna heart shavings, egg yolk, and parsley.
Incanto, San Francisco CA
Wow, this pasta was SO good! I’ve never had shaved tuna hearts before, but they tasted mighty fine. For me, they were more a textural component than flavorful. It was fun to mix the egg yolk into the pasta ourselves then portion the dish out.
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2012
Bay Bridge lights!
Cornmeal fritters topped with aioli and chopped parsley. $3
Zella’s Soulful Kitchen, SF Street Food Festival 2013, San Francisco CA
Mmm, these were delicious! They were beautifully fried, moist, and not greasy at all. I loved the whole corn kernels inside – they were like little hidden treats. The aioli was pretty light so along with the parsley they kept the fried balls fresh tasting. Take note all you other street vendors, this is how you properly fry food! 🙂
Apples, 2005, Gustav Kraitz, glazed ceramic, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park.
Fried parsley and capers. $6
Alicante, Palm Springs CA
I don’t think I’ve ever had calamari presented quite like this. Usually when I’ve had stuffed calamari it’s served whole and you cut it yourself, but these were already prechopped into small pieces. They were pretty small and prefect as finger food, but then you had to fiddle with the individual capers.
Joshua Tree National Park.
Parsley, shallot, capers, lemon. Happy hour $9
Comme Ca, Las Vegas NV
Wow, I wasn’t expecting the oxtail jam to end up being a full-on stew of sorts. I expected it to be more of a spreadable accompaniment to the marrow. The roasted bone marrow in this dish was so rich and perfect! The oxtail jam, while hearty, was a little on the tart/sour side. I thought there was too much going on with both items so I could have done without the oxtail jam.
Flamingo Hotel at night.
One pound of fresh steamed mussels served with bread. Made with tomato-basil sauce with garlic, parsley, and red pepper flakes. $13
Frjtz, San Francisco CA
This had a lot of flavor, but was a tad on the salty side. I enjoyed that the mussels were large and meaty. They were nicely cooked so they were still tender and delicious!
Merlot, Grayson Cellars, California. $7
Sparkling, Valdo, Prosecco. $7
Bernal Heights Branch, San Francisco Public Library. I love the colorful mosaic they have in the front of the buidling.
Served with a side of capellini pasta, oven roasted seasonal vegetables and bread. $15.50
Firewood Cafe, San Francisco CA
Mmm, I love chicken parmigiana. This was huge and very good! The chicken was generously smothered in marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese which was amazing! I know that Firewood is the best restaurant in the world, but it definitely holds a place in my heart for quick quality Italian food.
Marinated olives. Complimentary
Thai coconut lemon grass soup with chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, Chinese parsley and Thai herbs. Cup $6
Original Thai Cuisine, Kailua-Kona HI
Mmm, very flavorful and filling. I enjoyed this very much.
Decorative gate at the Hulihee Palace, Ali’i Drive.