Baby gems with a creamy pesto dressing, topped with chives and toasted almonds. Small $8
Little Star Pizza, San Francisco CA
I’m not a big salad guy (I like to eat meat), but this goddess salad was delicious. The simple combination of the pesto dressing and toasted almonds on top of the large, crisp gem lettuce was perfect. And the small order was perfect for two people. Yum!
Wyder’s pear cider. $5
Conk/polypore fungus (Ganoderma?), Bon Tempe Lake.
With sliced radishes and croutons. Daily 3-course prix fixe $14.50
Alamo Square Seafood Grill, San Francisco CA
This salad doesn’t look very interesting, but it was actually pretty good. It was lightly(!) tossed in a basic vinaigrette which I kinda liked. Overly dressed salads are the worst! And for a very affordable pre fixe, this salad was better than expected.
Pesto and olive oil with bread. Complimentary
Open Studios at Hunters Point. I love this event because you get to see artwork from a lot of local artists, and you can usually find some good deals. I can’t afford super expensive art so this is a great alternative.
With smoked mozzarella and sun-dried tomato pesto. Banquet-style dinner
Ragazza, San Francisco CA
We came here for a friend’s birthday celebration and sat in the cool white tent located in the back patio. We had a great time with amazing friends and, of course, the food was fabulous. These arancini were delicious and perfectly cooked (not greasy at all!). The smoked mozzarella inside the fried risotto ball was gooey and flavorful, and the accompanying meat sauce was wonderful too.
I really liked this (tacky) cowboy statue at the de Young Museum, hehe! Hey, it has lots of movement! 🙂
Sliced and roasted potatoes and roasted garlic over pesto sauce.
Escape From New York Pizza, San Francisco CA
This is my favorite slice from Escape From New York. The potato/garlic/pesto combination is just killer! And I love their thin crush. This slice is perfect after a night of partying with friends, right before you hop into a cab, lol!
People celebrating the fall of DOMA and the repeal of Prop 8 in front of the Castro Theater.
Rich beef, pork and porcini mushroom sauce tossed with rigatoni, topped with shaved pecorino. Lunch epxress with casesar salad $5.50
Pasta Pomodoro, San Francisco CA
I don’t know why, but the pasta at Pasta Pomodoro is always super comforting. Maybe that’s just the power of pasta, but I don’t think so. For a local chain restaurant, Pasta Pomodoro definitely presents a very tasty product!
Grilled focaccia with pesto and olive oil. Complimentary
Green Muni streetcar, Market Street.
Hazelnut, cherry tomato, salsa verde, pesto and shallots. Family style supper $46 per person
Staple and Fancy, Seattle WA
This tasted good, but I wasn’t a fan of the fish texture. It was an odd combination of flaky and mushy. I loved the sauces and garnishes though, hehe.
Eye Benches III, Louise Bourgeois, black Zimbabwe granite, Olympic Sculpture Park.
Mixed medley heirloom tomatoes, rustic basil pesto, arugula, balsamic reduction. $12.75
Lark Creek Grill, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Mmm, I love heirloom tomatoes! This was actually a really great dish from an airport restaurant, but everything is better at T2 at SFO. They had a great tomato variety in the dish too. Noms!
Boont amber ale, Anderson Valley, Booneville CA. $6
Mmm, bacon + pesto = NOMS! This was delicious and why didn’t I think of this first?! $3
Jake’s, Palm Springs CA
Birba “B” sign a couple doors down from Jake’s.
Rotisserie chicken, pesto sauce, roasted red peppers and sliced red onions. $10.95
Firewood Cafe, San Francisco CA
This pizza was ok. I usually wouldn’t say this, but I think it had too many toppings and pesto. The crust seemed weighted down by everything. I prefer some of their other pizza options.
July 3, 2015. $12.95
This was at SFO and it wasn’t as good. The crust was thicker and a little burnt. Not my favorite.
Pinot noir, red wine. $6.95
View from Dolores Park. From the corner of Church and 20th Streets, you can get a spectacular view of the city. Mission Dolores High School is to the left and the newly remodeled playground is to the right. On a warm, sunny day Dolores Park gets packed with hipsters and sunbathers!