Ground beef, pinto beans, red chile, lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese and crema served in a Frito bag! $8 Chile Pies, San Francisco CA
This is an upscale version of the delicious white-trash staple, but I think it missed the mark. There was so much lettuce and pico de gallo on top that you couldn’t really get into the “meat” of the dish which is the Fritos, beef and beans. Perhaps some things are better left unaltered…
Red and yellow columbine flowers (Aquilegia sp., Ranunculaceae), West Field Road.
Chicken, refried beans, pepper jack/cheddar shred and scallions on tri-colored tortilla chips with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole. $9.95 Bongo Johnny’s, Palm Springs CA
This was a huge plate of nachos, but they weren’t anything special. I guess the multi-colored chips were supposed to elevate it but that didn’t really happen. It was pretty standard nachos, and dare I say a little on the bland side.
Chicken chorizo, eggs, scallions, peppers and jack cheese on a bed of black bean chili topped with salsa fresca, avocado and sour cream. Served with house potatoes and whole wheat toast. $9.95 Crepevine, San Francisco CA
This definitely filled me up. The scramble actually comes as a breakfast burrito, but I requested it not wrapped in a flour tortilla. I don’t need the extra carbs, hehe!
Two eggs over easy, cheddar cheese and corn tortillas topped with spicy ranchero sauce and served with black beans and jalapeno sour cream. $9.75 Squat & Gobble, San Francisco CA
There’s something about a large plate of huevos rancheros that just makes my morning! The version at Squat & Gobble isn’t very authentic but it tastes great. The service is always very friendly here and the people watching makes me smile.
Savory crepe with avocado, bell peppers, tomatoes, sauteed onions and cheddar topped with salsa fresca and sour cream and spicy chipotle on the side. Served with house potatoes and mixed greens with vinaigrette. $9.50 Crepevine, San Francisco CA
To me, these crepe places tend to be cookie-cutter and predictable which is both a good and bad thing. You always know what to expect, but nothing is ever new and interesting. That’s why quality is the deciding factor when comparing these establishment. Crepevine is pretty good. The food is yummy and the ingredients are of nice quality.