Caribbean roast sandwich – Paseo

Caribbean roast sandwich - Paseo
Pork shoulder coated in Paseo marinade and slow roasted ’til falling into succulent morsels. On a lightly tasted baguette slathered with aioli (seasoned mayo), fresh cilantro, pickled jalapenos, crisp romaine lettuce and crowned with caramelized onions. $8.50
Paseo, Seattle WA

Now this is what I call a sandwich! This place is amazing and the sandwiches are killer! The pork is SO tender and flavorful. It’s a messy endeavor to eat this monster, but it’s completely worth it. NOMS!

Shilshole Bay
Shilshole Bay.

Caesar salad – Fork Cafe

Caesar salad - Fork Cafe
Crisp romaine leaves, parmesan, and Fork croutons. $5.95
Fork Cafe, San Francisco CA

I love caesar salads and this one was nicely dressed – not too heavily. The croutons were also very yummy. This was my first visit to Fork Cafe since it replaced Fuzio and for the most part I enjoyed it. The food was decent and the service was excellent. The girl who was walking around as host was super friendly and even served us a complimentary glass of wine as a welcome. Now that’s what I call service!

Fireworks display from my balcony
Fireworks display from my balcony. You can kind of see the fireworks, downtown, and the Bay Bridge through the San Francisco fog, hehe.

Chicken caesar salad – Firewood Cafe

Chicken caesar salad Firewood Cafe
Romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese and fresh garlic croutons tossed with homemade caesar dressing. Additional fixings include caramelized onions, candied walnuts, and bleu cheese. $12.20
Firewood Cafe, San Francisco CA

For some reason, I sometimes crave the caesar salad at Firewood. I always add roasted chicken on top and take full advantage of the 3 free additional toppings. “Lite on the dressing”, of course!

Marinated olives Firewood Cafe
Marinated olives. Complimentary.

Telephone wires, 17th Street

Tangle of telephone wires over 17th Street at dawn. Mornings in San Francisco can create the best colors. This subdued purple was absolutely beautiful.

Grilled center cut prime beef rib eye – RN74

Grilled center cut prime beef rib eye RN74

With braised short rib, sunchokes, grilled romaine, bone marrow bordelaise. New Year four-course tasting menu $80
RN74, San Francisco

Wow, this was very large, rich, and all the components were filling and decadent. The only complaint was that the rib eye was ordered medium, but this was way rare! That’s a thick cut and the center was still cold and bloody. The short ribs was delicious as was the bone marrow. They should give you some bread to spread it on though otherwise you’re left spreading it on the beef which is was to rich. We used the house bread, but what if we had already finished it or we didn’t want any in the first place? That said, I still enjoyed the dish.

Romaine Asian salad – Mercury Lounge

Romaine Asian salad Mercury Lounge

Romaine lettuce, carrots, cilantro with sesame soy vinaigrette. Part of Chef’s tasting menu. $25 per person
Mercury Lounge, San Francisco

Kind of plain and simple, but the sesame soy vinaigrette kept it light and fresh. Perhaps it was a little overdressed, too. There was definitely a lot of it!

Avocado salad – Cafe Flore

Avocado salad Cafe Flore

Hearts of romaine, avocado, parmesan, diced tomatoes and red onions, herb croutons, house-made Caesar dressing. $8.95
Cafe Flore, San Francisco

This was a fresh and delicious salad! You can see that they put a large avocado half on top – that’s a lot of avocado, noms!  The salad was dressed perfectly with Caesar dressing (not too heavily), and the diced tomatoes and red onion helped to brighten the flavors. I would definitely order this again!