Combo slice – Oz Pizza

Combo slice - Oz Pizza
Salami, pepperoni, sausage, red onion, jalapenos, and bbq sauce. $5.25
Oz Pizza, San Francisco CA

This slice was nice and messy, and I loved it, lol! There was plenty of meat and it had a good amount of cheese too!

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Cheese and charcuterie – Villa San-Juliette

Cheese and charcuterie - Villa San-Juliette
Assortment of cheeses and select cured meats accompanied by vegetables, nuts and dried fruit. Served with bread. $15
Villa San-Juliette, San Miguel CA

This was a straight forward meat and cheese plate, but everything on it was pretty tasty. I would have appreciated more variety in the meats to balance out the kinds of cheeses.

Pizza of the day – Villa San-Juliette

Pizza of the day - Villa San-Juliette
Salami, artichoke, tomato, caramelized onion. $15
Villa San-Juliette, San Miguel CA

I liked this winery and I’m glad that they had food offerings as well. It was nice to sit in their patio to eat and drink after our wine tasting. This pizza was good. I liked the combination of toppings, but I wasn’t a big fan of the dough and crust. It was kinda dry and hard.

Charcuterie board – Niagara Brewing Company

Charcuterie board - Niagara Brewing Company
Cured meats, toasted crostini, raw and pickled vegetables, sage white bean spread. $12.30
Niagara Brewing Company, Niagara Falls CANADA

This charcuterie board was such a great value! This would have cost more in the States. I liked all the meats, and the veggies were delicious too. This was a great board to eat with all the yummy beer!

House made charcuterie – Barboursville Vineyards

House made charcuterie - Barboursville Vineyards
Duck prosciutto, beef bresaola, mortadella, speck, norcino salami with sangiovese wine, orange scented mustard, roasted shallot-dried blueberry jam. Small $15
Barboursville Vineyards, Barboursville VA

I actually liked this charcuterie board and appreciated that they were home made. However, I’m going to repeat myself – the service here is despicable. It was a while since I visited and am finally getting around to posting, but that just goes to show that I still remember vividly how rude and bitchy the server was. She certainly knew how to ruin my time at Barboursville Vineyards, and I will forever remember.

Charcuterie, cheeses, and wine - Barboursville Vineyards

Salami pizza – Del Popolo

Salami pizza - Del Popolo
Tomato, mozzarella, basil, sweet peppers. $14
Del Popolo, San Francisco CA

This food truck is pretty cool because it’s over a story tall and they literally have a pizza oven conveyor belt in there! It’s super popular and the pizzas are pretty good, but honestly I’m not a fan of the brunt, blistered crusts. For me, the ash taste is overwhelming and pretty much contaminates the rest of the pizza’s flavor. I guess I’m one of the few who doesn’t like it that way.

Del Popolo food truck
Line for the Del Popolo food truck, Picnic at the Presidio.

Asiette de charcuterie – Ma Bourgogne

Asiette de charcuterie - Ma Bourgogne
Auvergne pork assorted meats, cornichons, butter. 16€
Ma Bourgogne, Paris FR

OMG, we made it to Paris and ran to the first inviting restaurant near our hotel in Le Marais neighborhood. We came across Ma Bourgogne around the corner and decided to grab a table situated on the sidewalk. (First, let me say “Wow!” It’s my first time in Paris!) This place was cash only so we had to order according to how many euros we had on us. Don’t fret, we ended up ordering more than we could eat anyway (and we never really figured out how to order the free tap water, lol).

This charcuterie plate was great and the rolled tripe was a new one for me. It was pungent and had a very strong and distinct flavor, but I tried eating as much as I could. There was A LOT on the plate so it took some time. The dark red salami(?) chunk was REALLY hard and we couldn’t even cut through it with a knife so that stayed on the plate. It was also a surprise to get butter with the charcuterie plate as if there isn’t enough fat on the plate. How do the Parisians stay SO thin?!

Bread - Ma Bourgogne

Bread. Complimentary (Thank god, everything is expensive here!)
I think the bread was great everywhere we went!

Place des Vosges
Place des Vosges. This beautiful square is across the street for the restaurant and appears to be a popular place to sit, picnic, and relax. It was overcast when we arrived and even started drizzling while we ate, but that didn’t last long. The next few days would be hot, hot, hot!