Mesclun salad – Cafe Bastille

Mesclun salad - Cafe Bastille
Three course dinner prix fixe $35
Cafe Bastille, San Francisco CA

I liked that they included olives and gherkins to this simple mesclun salad. I love pickled foods so it was a nice addition to an otherwise boring plate of leaves. 🙂

Caipirinha cocktail - Cafe Bastille
Caipirinha: cachaca, lime juice, sugar. $9

Super cheeseburger – Super Duper Burgers

Super cheeseburger - Super Duper Burgers
Two 4 ounce patties, ground daily all natural Niman Ranch beef, with cheese. “Everything on it” with lettuce, tomato, red onions, Super sauce. Each $7.50
Super Duper Burgers, San Francisco CA

I really do love Super Duper Burgers. The smallish burgers are packed with flavor and the beef patties are always cooked to juicy perfection. Noms!

Homemade pickles - Super Duper Burgers
Homemade pickles. Complimentary

Super cheeseburger - Super Duper Burgers
March 5, 2015. $7.75

San Francisco Giants World Series trophies
San Francisco Giants World Series trophies.

Shawerma sandwich – Old Jerusalem

Shawerma sandwich - Old Jerusalem
Beef and lamb marinated in spices with tahini sauce, hummus, pickles, salad and lettuce wrapped in lavash bread. Ordered hot. $7.95
Old Jerusalem, San Francisco CA

Shawerma sandwich - Old Jerusalem
Wow, this was really good! I loved all the flavors and the pickles were actually a really great addition. It added a great tartness that I wasn’t expecting in a shawerma sandwich. It was super sauce which I love even though it gets messy eating. Noms!

Bon Tempe Lake
Bon Tempe Lake.

Tavern burger – Stock in Trade

Tavern burger - Stock in Trade
Angus beef, aged Grafton cheddar, two fried eggs, pickles, caramelized onions, aioli, toasted Acme bun and fries. $13
Stock in Trade, San Francisco CA

This burger had a lot of flavor but it was super cold and lifeless! It was definitely a service mistake and I’m kinda surprised they served it. Damn, I would have microwaved it myself to get a bit of warmth on the plate!

Tavern burger - Stock in Trade

Mimosas - Stock in Trade

Mimosas. This was one of the most bland mimosas I’ve ever tasted. Ew!

Braised pork cheeks steamed bun – Little Uncle

Braised pork cheeks steamed bun - Little Uncle
Pickled vegetables, garlic chili paste. Each $3.30
Little Uncle, Seattle WA

Which is better, braised pork cheeks or pork belly? I’m not gonna choose between the two because they’re both delicious! These buns were super tasty and I loved the braising sauce. The pickled radish and carrot gave these morsels the perfect bite. Mmm…

Encircled Stream fountain
Encircled Stream fountain, Ned Kahn, Founders’ Court.

Fried pickled green beans – Jarred SF Brine

Fried pickled green beans - Jarred SF Brine
With aioli dipping sauce. $3
Jarred SF Brine, SF Street Food Festival 2013, San Francisco CA

These beans were very pickled tasting which was great, but they were SUPER greasy. I ate a couple and didn’t want to finish the rest. It was like chomping on a sticks of oil! And I can appreciate that they’ve prepared a lot of beans for the Street Food Festival, but they could have at least cleaned up the stems. Definitely not one of the highlights of the day.

Kanrin Maru plaque
Commemorative plaque to Japanese Naval Ship Kanrin Maru, Lands End. From here, you can get a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.