Oven-roasted pork belly, shaved cabbage, red radish, avocado, cilantro, mustard seed mayo. $9.50 Sushirrito, San Francisco CA
These sushi burritos are super popular during lunchtime in the Financial District/SoMa. I think they’re delicious but it’s also a lot of rice and I’m trying to cut back on carbs (I need to maintain my trim figure, lol). I’ve tried several varieties now and I liked this Porkivore. The pork belly was delicious and the mustard seed mayo was a good sauce accompaniment especially with added hot sauce. Noms!
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Fountain, Yerba Buena Park.
Assorted salumi served with roasted garlic, pickled radishes and onions, and coarse mustard. Incanto, San Francisco CA
I LOVE SALUMI! Boccalone (Chris Cosentino’s salumeria) makes some fine cured meats. They have a storefront in the SF Ferry Building, and Incanto also sold some of their products at the restaurant. The meats were SO tender and flavorful. I loved everything on the plate!
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, Ned Kahn, Founders’ Court.
Sweet yellow corn, green strawberries, radish. Tasting menu $95 Luce, San Francisco CA
Another interesting flavor and texture combination from Luce, and I think a successful one. I don’t think I’ve ever come across green, unripe strawberries as an intentional ingredient before. They actually have a great texture and flavor profile (I grew up on a berry farm so I’m quite familiar). I also loved that there was a corn puree, roasted corn kernels, and shaved baby corn on the plate. And let’s not forget the beautifully poached lobster! Noms!
Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata, Acanthaceae), Kentfield.
Salad with avocado, radish, farro and green goddess dressing. Banquet-style dinner Ragazza, San Francisco CA
I haven’t really gotten into the whole kale salad revolution, but this was delicious! I guess almost anything can taste amazing when tossed in green goddess dressing though, hehe. The addition of farro and avocado was a smart moved!
Aeonium haworthii ‘Kiwi’ succulent (Crassulaceae), West Field Road.
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.
Candied walnut, radish, Pt. Reyes blue cheese dressing. $12.50 Town Hall, San Francisco CA
Mmm, this salad was pretty tasty with all the classic flavor combinations. I’m a huge fan of Point Reyes blue because this local cheese company produces great products. And the dressing that Town Hall created with the blue cheese was delicious!
Spreckels Temple of Music “Bandshell”, Golden Gate Park Music Concourse.