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July 9-16, 2008


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  Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Not only were Boccalone's panini showing:

... they had VPLs striating their buns.

I was wondering what was going on with the yeasty influction taking place on their pressed proscuitto cotto with provolone ($8.00):

In a clever twist, they inverted a baguette to crisp its tender bits against the heating element creating more textural interest with its chewy crust melded to the melted cheese and thin slices of succulent ham with a smear of bumpy whole grain mustard. I enjoyed my brief lunch (which was worth loosening my waistband for. )

Boccalone Salumeria
San Francisco Ferry Building




  Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Of all places who woulda thought that San Francisco would spearhead a tran-ban? This fat fatwa won't birden:

... those who wish to poly-saturate at a cheep El Salvadorean/Mexican dogpatch house.

I got a plate of chorizo and eggs ($7.25):

... at The New Spot:

...(which is actually well over a year old.) The eggs were a little more cooked than I prefer, but it was still good (although not something I would re-order since they have lengua and other enticing goods on offer at this casual counter service coop.)

The New Spot Restaurant
632 20th St.


According to our Bunrab email, black chicken isn't exactly a culinary turn-on. Mike wrote with questions about this clucking clunker:


Where did you acquire the chicken from hell? It's ghastly looking. What was the plumage like? Is there a reason you didn't show the head? This should become very popular with Raiders fans. Cooking optional.


Gutenberg replies:

Dear Mike,

We picked up our black chicken at 99 Ranch. They come plucked but their plumage is a lot like Phyllis Diller's We didn't want to show the head in case it's next of chick-kin visited our site.

If you are an animal, the best way to stay off the dinner plate is to be extremely cute or ugly - people find average looking delicious.





  Monday, July 14, 2008

Black chicken:

... doesn't fall in the "tastes just like" category – it has a gamier flavor. Silkie chickens are pretty cool looking before they fall victims of fowl play. Not only do they have dark flesh and remarkable plumage, they have these crazy extra toes:

We made a ginger and garlic infused bok choy and pea sprout soup:

... from this purple meat which is purp-orted to have medicinal benefits (but it has been my experience that whenever some perp makes reports about food as it relates to my spleen, science quickly excuses itself and dashes out of the room.)

However, I did notice that my spleen felt invigorated after a dose of this all dark meat potion. I think that the marketing team for this product had to go with the farm-acutical approach since the slogans "the other purple meat" and "black chicken has home to roost" didn't test well with focus groups.




  Sunday, July 13, 2008

We drank our beers while listening to the juke box compete with the "goooooooooooaaaaaaallll" sound track from the game (on the wall mounted t.v.s) as we devoured our tacos ($2.15 each) at Taqueria Las Calandrias in San Rafael.

Chubby got carnitas, al pastor and pollo asado:

... while I went with cabeza, lengua and tripas:

We both enjoyed our meaty trios, which came with griddled peppers. My preferences would be for firmer lengua, larger chunks of cabeza, perkier cilantro and a larger dose of chopped onions – but these are just nit-picky comments, the bottom line is that we like this funky and cheap taco dispensing futbol and cerveza center for a low-key Sunday beer-eakfast.

Taqueria Las Calandrias
927 Lincoln Ave.
San Rafael, CA



  Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tacos y Tamales at J & K's:

... with plenty of wacky antics to go with the delicioso comida y amigos.




  Friday, July 11, 2008

iQueue test in progress.

Forget "high" and "low",
the new measurement for iQueue is "long" or "short" and the Apple Store had some lineage that could be tracked back further than a genome project swabbing:

This cradle of uncivilization rocked back for several hours. These i-Phone-thusiasts were on call waiting with way more anytime minutes than we have to spare on our calling plan.

We opted for an obscene cold call. There was no wait for free Slurpees at 7-Eleven on 7/11 day:

They decided to freeze charges and brains on this primely numbered, convenient day for a chilly, churned, chemical, concoction. There were a dizzying selection of revolving refreshments at the self-slurp station:

After we dyed our tyed tongues a brilliant green and blue:

... we were reminded why we don't access our slush funds on a regular basis.




  Thursday, July 10, 2008

We were hanging out with our pal S. today who is eating vegan style. She introduced us to an agave-sweetened coconut milk ice cream that didn't taste…well, all vegany.

The dark chocolate was rich and smooth with an assertive cocoa presence and a definite coconut flavor. Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss ice cream is more than tolerable for those with lact-woes or who need to clean up their sugar use with some glycemic windex (aka agave nectar.)

Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss



  Wednesday, July 9, 2008

$10 for a serving of sparkling water might sound a little pricey, but that's only because it's only my first refill of my Bocalone canteen. It'll be down to a devilish $6.66 next time I l'eau-drate.

We worked our way through the sandwich menu on our last visit but there was no risk of boar-dom with a menu that changes weekly. Today's offerings were a paté with mustard and cornichions, hot Italian sausage with mozzarella as well as my selection of the copocollo sandwich ($8.00):

Slices of juicy plum had a sweetness and acidity that complimented the thinly sliced, cured pork getting an herbaceous boost from some arugula:

Simple and good.

Boccalone Salumeria
San Francisco Ferry Building




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