Best fried chicken (BFC) – Brenda’s French Soul Food

Best fried chicken - Brenda's French Soul Food
Two pieces of secret recipe fried chicken with fries, cole slaw and cream biscuit. $12.75
Brenda’s French Soul Food, San Francisco CA

This tasted great, but it was actually really greasy!!! And I didn’t like that – lame. I also thought the French fries AND cream biscuit was just fatty carb overload. I would’ve appreciated another option for sides.

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Cole slaw and pickled watermelon rinds - Brenda's French Soul Food
Cole slaw and pickled watermelon rinds.

Fried mac and cheese – Beck’s Cajun Cafe

Fried mac and cheese - Beck's Cajun Cafe
Beck’s Cajun Cafe, Philadelphia PA

Fried mac and cheese - Beck's Cajun Cafe
Mmm, these were heaven! I loved them so much. They were perfectly fried and oh so gooey and cheesy inside. NOMS!

World Park: Orders and Perspectives
World Park: Orders and Perspectives.

Fried chicken po-boy – Starbelly

Fried chicken po-boy - Starbelly
Jalapano and radicchio slaw, sesame bun, served with French fries. $10
Starbelly, San Francisco CA

I liked the idea of this po’boy sandwich and I think that it’s a great value, but the chicken was over-fried and dry. Ew! Even the slaw and ketchup couldn’t save it. 😦  At least the fries were good.

Movies at Dolores Park
Sparkling rose during movies at Dolores Park.

Uptown special – Gussie’s Chicken and Waffles

Uptown special - Gussie's Chicken and Waffles
One southern fried chicken breast and one sweet potato waffle served with sweet cream whipped butter and warm home made brown sugar syrup. $10.54
Gussie’s Chicken and Waffles, San Francisco CA

Hmm, this was such a disappoinment! The chicken was way overcooked and the waffle was limp and lifeless! The service was super slow so maybe this was just waiting under the heat lamp so long that it dried out more than it should have.

Overcooked chicken - Gussie's Chicken and Waffles
I could barely cut through some of the chicken pieces because it was SO overcooked! If there was any flavor in this chicken, I couldn’t taste any of it because it was hard as a rock.

Creole gumbo – Eureka Restaurant and Lounge

Creole gumbo - Eureka Restaurant and Lounge
With house-smoked chicken and cajun sausage. $17
Eureka Restaurant & Lounge, San Francisco CA

Mmm, great smokey flavor and lovely ingredients. I really enjoyed this bowl of gumbo!

Bread and butter - Eureka Restaurant and Lounge
Bread and butter. Complimentary

The Lion King, Orpheum Theatre

Finally saw The Lion King playing at the Orpheum Theatre, Market Street.

Fried catfish po boy – Queen’s Louisiana Po-Boy Cafe

Fried catfish po boy - Queen's Louisiana Po-Boy Cafe
Basic po boy with lettuce, tomato and mayo on a toasted roll. $8.49
Queen’s Louisiana Po-Boy Cafe, San Francisco CA

I don’t think I can review this sandwich fairly because I got it to-go and it wilted a little before I was able to eat it. I will say that the catfish was flavorful, but a little greasy.

Beer kegs at The Dubliner pub

Beer kegs outside The Dubliner pub, 24th Street.