Shelling beans, cherry tomato, eggplant, tomatillo salsa, toast. $16 Bar Jules, San Francisco CA
Mmm, the eggs and oxtails were delicious! I loved the rich flavor of the fatty oxtail and who doesn’t love runny sunny-side-up eggs?! I did feel that the shelling beans were random as were the undercooked eggplant slices underneath.
With organic blue corn tortilla, roasted tomatillo sauce, guacamole, pickled onions. $14 Lolo, San Francisco CA
The carnitas had a good flavor, but the blue corn tortillas were super dry and thick and there was WAY too much sauce on top. The menu said it was a “roasted tomatillo sauce”, but I think they switched it out to some kind of red pepper sauce instead. It seemed like they brought out all the tapas at once which was ridiculous since the tables were SO frickin’ tiny! Argh!
Graffiti mural with shark, 15th Street. I love the vibrant colors in this. The sharlk and the turtle are nice additions, lol.
Jerked red snapper, Brazilian mango, cabbage, serrano-tomatillo salsa. Garnished iwth arugula and lime wedge. $8 Pisco Latin Lounge, San Francisco
Another tasty bite from Pisco Lounge. They know how to make delicious snack food for when you’re hanging out with friends and having drinks. The fish was nicely cooked and the salsa was bright and fresh. They were a on the small side so if you’re super hungry, I’d order the empanadas instead.
Ok, so I’ve failed! I didn’t get this post out yesterday, but you know what? I’m still gonna move forward with my Project 365. We ended up partying a little too hard at Toucan’s last night so I completely forgot to post this, but I’ve noticed that some people post on a weekly basis. At least I’m only a day late.
We had a pretty full day yesterday. Had brunch at Cheeky’s, then went shopping at the Cabazon outlets (bought a couple cute t-shirts), had tacos at Crazy Coyote tacos, then happy hour drinks and food at The Tropicale, then more drinks and played trivia at Toucan’s. The last couple times I’ve been at Toucan’s, I’ve run into old friends. Previously it was old Seattle friends who now live in Los Angeles, and last night I ran into MT from San Francisco. Fun! He seemed very happy!
Palm Springs weekends always fly by way too quickly! 😦
Fried tortilla chips in a sauce made with homemade chorizo, tomatillo, sliced red onions, queso fresco and cilantro. $10. Scrambled eggs $2 extra. Cheeky’s, Palm Springs CA
Cheeky’s is currently my favorite brunch spot in Palm Springs. Next time we’re down, we’re gonna try Jake’s next door. I must say that I’m not very impressed with the overall food scene in Palm Springs, but the food at Cheeky’s is consistently good. The service is friendly and there’s always great people watching. And I LOVE their bacon flight (post to come). The chilaquiles were pretty good. I liked the chorizo and the tomatillo was a nice surprise. I’m used to chilaquiles having a red sauce. Overall, the plate was bright and fresh. Just want I needed after the previous day’s debacle at Pinocchio. My only complaint is that some of the tortilla chips were very over-fried.
Tender pork braised in orange, bay leaf, milk, cinnamon and beer. $15 Nopalito, San Francisco
This is one beautiful packet of pork, NOMS!!! The carnitas at Nopalito are so frickin’ good! The meat is so flavorful and tender, it’s ridiculous! You can smell and taste all the ingredients in the lovey braise. The cut isn’t overly fatty, but I think that the fatty pieces were worth every calorie!
You might not be able to tell from the pic, but you get a very generous portion of carnitas. David and I could barely finish the order, granted we did eat a few other things. 🙂
The pork is served with a cabbage salad, pickled jalapenos and salsa de tomatillo, and warm tortillas for wrapping.
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014