Meatball sandwich – Portico

Meatball sandwich - Portico
Provolone cheese, lettuce, onions, pepperoncini, jalapenos. $7.95
Portico, San Francisco CA

The sandwiches at Portico are very large, and this was no exception. I like the bread that they use and they heat up this meatball sandwich to melt the cheese. Very tasty!


Bianca pizza – Ragazza

Bianca pizza - Ragazza
Onion crema, shaved garlic, preserved lemon, aged provolone, wild arugula. Banquet-style dinner
Ragazza, San Francisco CA

Sorry for the dirty plate, but I had a lot of food before grabbing a piece of this pizza, hehe. And it was a delicious piece of pizza at that! I think it was the combination of the onion crema, garlic and preserved lemon that really made this pizza sing. The wild arugula was a great peppery topping. Noms!

Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park.

Italian classic sandwich – Boudin Bakery and Cafe

Italian classic sandwich - Boudin Bakery and Cafe
Italian salami, mortadella, provolone, lettuce, dijon mustard, mayo, sourdough baguette. Served with chips and a cookie. Boxed meal $10.99
Boudin Bakery and Cafe, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Uh, this was NOT the sourdough baguette I was expecting. It was really thick and dense, and totally threw off the bread-to-filling sandwich ratio. I actually had to carve out some of the bread from the top bun! Basic sandwich, little payoff.

Chips and cookie - Boudin Bakery and Cafe
Tim’s Cascade sea salt and vinegar potato chips and a chocolate chip cookie.

Classic cheese steak – V Cafe

Classic cheese steak - V Cafe
Served on a freshly baked 12″ roll with grilled onions, hot cherry peppers, and provolone. $8.50
V Cafe, San Francisco CA

I’m so glad this place is open late! I was in the SoMa after 2 AM and I really needed something to eat before I made my way back home. Voila, V Cafe just appeared out of nowhere! The cheese steak wasn’t the best but it did its part. ūüôā

Crocodile graffiti art
Crocodile graffiti art, 25th Street.

Matt Cain sandwich – Ike’s Place

Matt Cain sandwich - Ike's Place
Roast beef, turkey, salami, godfather sauce, provolone, lettuce, and tomato, dirty on Dutch crunch bread. $9.99
Ike’s Place, San Francisco

I thought that it was appropriate to post this today since the San Francisco Giants are playing the Detroit Tigers this evening in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series! Matt Cain put out a stellar performance in Game 7 of the NLCS to help get the Giants to this point. GO GIANTS!!!

Oh, and the sandwich was delicious!

San Francisco dawn
Dawn comes to San Francisco. Hopefully the day will end with an SF Giants win!!!

Tosti prosciutto – Il Fornaio Caffe Del Mondo

Tosti prosciutto - Il Fornaio Caffe Del Mondo
Grilled panini with cure Italian ham, artichoke hearts, provolone chese, dijon mustard. $9.50
Il Fornaio Caffe Del Mondo, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

This sandwich was ok. The bread was dry and hard, but I liked the oozy gooey melted provolone cheese. The prosciutto was also extra salty for some reason. And forget about the service – it’s SUPER slow! If you’re in any hurry, avoid this place with your life!

Small coffee - Il Fornaio Caffe Del Mondo

Small coffee. $2.25

Italiano sandwich – Bella Napoli

Italiano sandwich - Bella Napoli
Handcrafted, made-to-order sandwich with Genoa salami, capicola, sopressata, and provolone cheese with lettuce and sliced tomatoes. Served with a side salad, balsamic vinaigrette. $6.99
Bella Napoli, North Charleston SC

Ugh, this sandwich was kinda boring. There was nothing special about the sandwich or the restaurant. I guess it’s a good value if you can stay awake despite the boredom.

Warm egg salad sandwich – Il Cane Rosso

Warm egg salad sandwich Il Cane Rosso

Petaluma Farm egg salad, anchovy garlic butter, aged provolone cheese, greens. $9
Il Cane Rosso, San Francisco

This was REALLY good! And huge! I could barely eat it all¬†but I didn’t want any of it to go to waste. The eggs were good perfectly, soft and creamy. The anchovy garlic butter put it over the top –¬†SO nommy! I also loved the simple salad that helped to cut the richness of the egg salad.

Warm egg salad sandwich Il Cane Rosso

Definitely worth tackling the crazy tourists at the Ferry Building, hehe!

Flowers Il Cane Rosso

Roses on the table with my order number. It was cold outside that day, brr!

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Italian sub – Luigi’s Sandwich Palace

Italian sub Luigi's Sandwich Palace

1/2 sandwich with mortadella, salami, provolone cheese, sundried tomatoes, lettuce, garlic, and pepperocinis on a wheat bun. 1/2 sandwich 1/2 soup combo, $5.95
Luigi’s Sandwich Palace, South San Francisco

Omg, for 1/2 a sandwich this was HUGE and tasty!¬† I loved the combination of mortadella, salami and provolone.¬† The sundried tomatoes and pepperocinis added lots of flavor.¬† I wasn’t blown away by this sandwich but it was simple and delicious.¬† Can’t complain about that!

Squash pizza – Beretta

Squash pizza Beretta

Delicious pizza with squash, provolone, prosciutto, onion and goat cheese.  $15
Beretta, San Francisco

I usually don’t go for vegetable pizzas, but this one was spectacular!¬† Granted it also had prosciutto (that was my compromise, hehe).¬† You can see that it had SO much squash on it – I kind of felt healthy eating this pizza.¬† The thin crust was very good and it was sturdy enough to support all the toppings.¬† It had a nice bite, good char¬†and a great flavor.¬† Beretta is up there with Delfina Pizzeria as one of the places where I feel confident on consistently getting a delicious pizza!