Shaved beets and baby arugula, marcona almonds, orange blossom honey vinaigrette. Happy hour $5
Jardenea, Washington DC
I loved the flavors in this salad, but I thought the greens were overdressed and in a pool of dressing underneath. The beets and goat cheese combination worked perfectly though and the marcona almonds were a nice addition.
Cabernet sauvignon. Happy hour $5
Maryland Inn, Annapolis MD.
Jalapeno, shaved cucumber, cilantro, pickled daikon and carrots. Lunch set $14
Proof, Washington DC
I really liked this shrimp burger. The shrimp patty was delicious and I liked its firm texture. The Asian flavors were great. I also liked how their lunch deal comes with a glass of wine!
US Botanic Garden Conservatory replica.
Chorizo de revilla, manchego. Happy hour $7
Vinoteca, Washington DC
Mmm, I love this basic tapa but I love it even more with cheese and chorizo on top! This place was great and the bartender was friendly and on top of service.
Venta Morales tempranillo. Happy hour $5
Ew, this wasn’t very good.
Luther Place Memorial Church, Thomas Circle.
Served with melon, walnuts, olives, and bread. $8.50
Pizzetta 211, San Francisco CA
Wow, I was surprised by the amount of cheese you got with this reasonably priced cheeseboard. I forget what they were, but they were delicious, especially the silky blue cheese. Noms!
2012 Clos la Coutale, Cahors, Malbec, Southwest, France. $7
2011 Cristom, Mt. Jefferson Cuvee, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon. $9.50
California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
Creole remoulade, lemon. $13
Boxing Room, San Francisco CA
I thought maybe the alligator would be tough and dry, but it really wasn’t. The breading was delicious and it was fried perfectly. I’m not sure that I could really taste and describe the gator apart from the breading and frying oil, but the whole thing tasted great to me.
Gamay Noir, Champier Buissonnate, Beaujolais Villages, France. 2012. Glass $11.50
Cabernet Franc, Filliatreau Grande Vignolle, Saumur Champigny, France 2011. Glass $10
March 25, 2015. $14
Gloria Ferrer Winery, Sonoma CA
I usually enjoy my visits to Gloria Ferrer, but during my last visit the annoying idiot girls working the hostess desk were ridiculous! Gloria Ferrer really needs to reevaluate who they hired to represent their brand and be the first people they encounter when walking in. I was tempted to write a scathing Yelp review right then and there! Bad service is bad service and there’s no excuse for it!
Gloria Ferrer Winery.
Buttered bread, sweet onion marmalade, grain mustard. $11
Starbelly, San Francisco CA
This pate was good. I liked the texture of it and the onion marmalade was great. I have a love/hate relationship with Starbelly though because the service and food is so damn inconsistent. I would say more so the service, but I’ve also had some horrible dishes here too.
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2014
Malbec red wine.
Graffiti mural, Mission.