Killer nachos – Hi Tops

Killer nachos - Hi Tops
(February 2, 2014)
House-made tortilla chips, pulled pork, pepper jack and cheddar, avocado, black beans and pickled jalapenos. $14
Hi Tops, San Francisco CA

Killer nachos - Hi Tops
(Original post picture, kinda dark so had to replace it. This version had turkey chili instead of pulled pork.)

Omg, when this came out I was in shock! It was literally an entire cookie sheet of nachos! It was pretty good and really filling especially with the turkey chili. I’m not sure I’d order this again unless I had a small group of friends to share it with. There were 3 of us that night and we could not finish! 🙂

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial, Legion of Honor.

Turkey burger – Escena Lounge & Grill

Turkey burger - Escena Lounge & Grill
Ground turkey, swiss cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickle, secret sauce on a Kaiser roll, side salad. $15
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs CA

I love Escena. The setting is gorgeous, the service is wonderful, and it’s a great value. This turkey sandwich was pretty large and they have a lot of add-on options to personalize it to your taste.

Mini blueberry muffins - Escena Lounge & Grill
Mini blueberry muffins.

B.L.O.A.T.T. sandwich – Solaire Restaurant + Bar

B.L.O.A.T.T. sandwich - Solaire Restaurant + Bar
Daily’s bacon, sweet gem lettuce, pickled onion, avocado, turkey, vine ripened tomato and house made chips. $12
Solaire Restaurant + Bar, Santa Cruz CA

This sandwich tasted great and I really liked the pickled onions. I just wish the turkey was of better quality, but the home made potato chips were amazing! I’d order a bowl of the chips by themselves next time. Unfortuantely, I had to go hunting for our poolside server when we wanted to pay. I walked around everywhere and finally had to clear my check with the manager. What a waste of my time!

Hotel Paradox poolside
Hotel Paradox poolside. Unfortunately, there were SO many screaming kids everywhere! Not my idea of relaxing by the pool.

Roast turkey sandwich – Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse

Roast turkey sandwich - Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse
Whole wheat hero, mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, mild pepper rings, pickle on the side. $6.49
Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse, Los Gatos CA

The sandwiches at Los Gatos Meats are delicious! They smoke and roast all their meats and make their own sauces too. Come hungry because the sandwiches are huge – heck yeah!

Los Gatos Meats pink pig bbq grill
Los Gatos Meats pink pig bbq grill, cute!!!

Vasona Reservoir
Vasona Reservoir.

Times Square sandwich – Giovanni Pastrami

Times Square sandwich - Giovanni Pastrami
Double Decker! 1/2 pound of gourmet bacon and turkey breast with avocado, tomato, lettuce, and mayonnaise on toasted sourdough. Served with macaroni salad. $16
Giovanni Pastrami, Honolulu HI

Another gigantic sandwich from Giovanni Pastrami. This one was less creative with the ingredients, but it still hit the stop. Actually, it more than hit the spot – it sat in my stomach for a long while afterward, hehe.

Fort DeRussy Beach Park
Fort DeRussy Beach Park.

Barry B. sandwich – Ike’s Place

Barry B. sandwich - Ike's Place
Bacon, turkey, swiss cheese, lettuce, and tomato, dirty on Dutch crunch bread. $8.98
Ike’s Place, San Francisco CA

I never like Barry Bonds, and it appears that neither does Ike’s. I guess that’s why they fill the sandwich with turkey. Regardless, Ike’s makes a killer sandwich that tastes amazing despite the less than stellar eponym.

Anything Goes opening curtain
“Anything Goes” opening curtain, Golden Gate Theatre.

Homemade turkey burger – Cheeky’s

Homemade turkey burger - Cheeky's
With avocado, turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato and Swiss cheese on a brioche bun, served with fries. $11
Cheeky’s, Palm Springs CA

I’m not usually a fan of turkey burgers because they have a tendency to dry out, but this burger was nice and juicy. And I can’t get enough of their fries, probably because I’m trying to cut down on (greasy) carbs so they’re a nice treat!

Waters - Cheeky's

Waters. We put our paper napkin rings on the glassware, hehe!

Large rock formations, Joshua Tree National Park
Large rock formations, Joshua Tree National Park.

California benedict – Peg’s Glorified Ham N Eggs

California benedict - Peg's Glorified Ham N Eggs
Glorified eggs benedict with turkey, avocado, tomato, and hollandaise. Served with fruit. $11.99
Peg’s Glorified Ham N Eggs, Reno NV

This was also gross. The hollandaise had a weird texture and flavor and the avocado had a moldy black section. The deli turkey didn’t really add anything to the dish. I liked the fruit I guess.

Mount Rose Summit Trail
Beginning of the Mount Rose Summit Trail. The summit looks SO far away!

Matt Cain sandwich – Ike’s Place

Matt Cain sandwich - Ike's Place
Roast beef, turkey, salami, godfather sauce, provolone, lettuce, and tomato, dirty on Dutch crunch bread. $9.99
Ike’s Place, San Francisco

I thought that it was appropriate to post this today since the San Francisco Giants are playing the Detroit Tigers this evening in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series! Matt Cain put out a stellar performance in Game 7 of the NLCS to help get the Giants to this point. GO GIANTS!!!

Oh, and the sandwich was delicious!

San Francisco dawn
Dawn comes to San Francisco. Hopefully the day will end with an SF Giants win!!!

The Citadel sandwich – East Bay Deli

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Oven roasted turkey and imported ham with honey mustard dressing, crispy bacon, lettuce, toamto, melted swiss and cheddar cheeses on toasted wheat, with a side of potato chips and pickle. $7.99
East Bay Deli, North Charleston SC

This sandwich was very large and SUPER tasty, noms! They definitely pack on the meat and I love that they melt the cheeses so they’re nice and gooey. Mmm…

Marisha’s turkey chili meatloaf – Fork Cafe

Marisha's turkey chili meatloaf - Fork Cafe
Turkey chili with kidney beans, onion, carrot, corn, shallots and herbs served with homemade mashed potatoes. $13.95
Fork Cafe, San Francisco CA

The meatloaf was moist and flavorful and the mashed potatoes were silky smooth. The combination of the bean chili and meatloaf was a bit odd, but the flavors were good. Overall, this was a decent dish.

Colorful graffiti artwork, Osage Street
Colorful graffiti artwork, Osage Street. There are many murals similar to this one around the city and they are all bright and colorful. They don’t appear to be of anything in particular.