Cheese arepa – Roxy’s Cafe

Cheese arepa - Roxy's Cafe
Sweet white corn bread, Howard McGinnis Ranch fresh berries, homemade ice cream. 10-course chef’s tasting menu $75
Roxy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA

This dessert was very tasty and I liked that it wasn’t super sweet. The warm cheese arepa was delicious and slightly savory which was a great contrast to the sweet berries and ice cream. I also loved the colors on the plate.

Robert Emmet statue
Robert Emmet statue, California Academy of Sciences.

Custard French toast – Nopa

Custard French toast - Nopa
Strawberries and honey-lemon butter, maple syrup. Half order $7
Nopa, San Francisco CA

Oh my effing god! This was probably the best French toast I’ve ever had. Sometimes I don’t really agree with the food items on the 7×7 Big Eat list, but this was frickin’ amazing! And I’m not even a French toast/pancake kinda guy! I wish I had taken a photo in cross-section because it was the interior texture that truly made this dish. The inside of the French toast was so silky and custard-y, and oh so delicious. I would brave the ridiculous brunch line again for this dish! NOMS!

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2012, 2014

Alamo Square Park
View of downtown SF during sunset from Alamo Square Park.

Prosecco and strawberry – Bar Jules

Prosecco and strawberry - Bar Jules

Breakfast cocktail with fresh strawberry puree. $12
Bar Jules, San Francisco CA

This was just ok tasting. I thought it would be a little sweeter because I assumed the strawberries used in the puree were gonna be super ripe, but this cocktail was pretty sour. And at twelve bucks a pop, you can’t help but feel a little disappointed.

Duck enmermelada tacos – Padrecito

Duck enmermelada tacos - Padrecito
Black beans, mixed chicories, arbol-strawberry marmalade and dry jack. $12
Padrecito, San Francisco CA

Omg, these tacos were SO delicious! All the ingredients were perfect and it was really pretty to look at. The marmalade and whiskey worked perfectly with the rich duck. I want more – NOMS!

Thimbleberry flower
Thimbleberry flower (Rubus parviflorus, Rosaceae), Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

French toast – Solaire Restaurant + Bar

French toast - Solaire Restaurant + Bar
Fresh berries and maple syrup. $10
Solaire Restaurant + Bar, Santa Cruz CA

These were just your standard French toast. They tasted fine but they weren’t anything special.

Chicken sausage - Solaire Restaurant + Bar
Chicken sausage. $4
These sausages were pretty sad especially when they cost four bucks!

Condiments - Solaire Restaurant + Bar
Ketchup, maple syrup and butter.