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December 11-20, 2014


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Saturday, December 20, 2014

A trio of chicken wings ($11.00):

... started our meal at the San Rafael outpost of Green Chile Kitchen.

We flew through these flappers with some Navajo tacos ($11.00):

... which were fry bread foundations of veg, pinto bean and beef. While okay, we found that these petite platforms benefited from the wing sauce for some kick.

We also lent some of the guac ($8.00):

... to enrich the flat enchilada ($14.00):

Pork perked this tortilla’ed tumble of beans washed down with beer at this fourth street comida corridor.

We plan to stop by to check out their famed pie next time we are in the nabe for dessert.

Green Chile Kitchen
1335 4th St.
San Rafael, CA




Friday, December 19, 2014

A smoked molasses cookie ($3.00):

... at Craftsman and Wolves:

... required a bit more imagination to detect the scent of ‘cineration than we possessed when we powered through this punchy portion along with a chocolate chip cookie ($3.00):

... that had a nice shower of saline. This medallion of Valhrona morsels was a buttery bid at toll house transcendence.

Craftsman & Wolves
746 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tender and flaky pastry fortressed a savory hand pie ($5.50):

... at Flour & Co.:

Cauliflower, leek, herb and cheese mingled in this mitt of ‘ticulousness.

The pretzel ($2.50):

... was less our thing with a soft, consistent texture without the chewiness that we craved.

We will have to return to do more of a case study at this cute carb counter.

Flour & Co.
1030 Hyde St.
San Francisco, CA




Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Consul General of Switzerland and his wife had a swell soiree in their San Francisco residence, starring the director of the Swiss documentary The Circle.

Passed hors d’oeuvres gave way to a buffet:

... by Cardel Catering.

The chicken was a standout alongside a squash and quinoa salad, fish, veg and dessert of mini apple crostatas with vanilla ice cream and moist chocolate paves.

These hospitable hosts know a thing or two about entertaining.





Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TCHO chocolate tchoed up in the mocha ($5.00):

... at Blue Bottle.

Although the flavors of coffee and cacao were good, the beverage was on the luke side. If I get one of these again, I will specify hot.

A trusty Gibraltar ($3.50):

... didn’t suffer from a chilling effect and was just the tonic to ferry us along to the shops.

Blue Bottle Coffee
San Francisco Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA




Monday, December 15, 2014

We wove in a Weaver’s warehouse visit for a couple cups of their roasted-on-site brew. This bean business comes from John Weaver, the former master roaster at Peet’s.

We found his holiday blend to be a jovial joe that we enjoyed along with a blackberry bar:

... from Applebaum Bakery . We’ll have to check out Weaver’s new cafe next time we’re in the Castro.

Weaver’s Coffee

40 Louise St.
San Rafael, CA




Sunday, December 14, 2014

Smoked mozzarella and ricotta enriched a mushroom pizza ($19.00):

... at A16.

This pie purveyor makes one of the best Neapolitans in San Francisco. The blistered, chewy crust leaves others in the dust. We wedged these slices of arugulaed enjoyment in with some 2012 Tenuta Di Fessina Etna Rosso.

Pepper oil (rather than dry flakes) was an excellent delivery system of warmth to this infernoed disc.

Tonnarelli ($16.00):

... tinted with squid squirtage and uni-fied with sea urchin roe and Dungeness. This oceanic orchestration was a wondrous web of dente delectability.

Cauliflower ($7.00):

... coaxed with capers was a fine flourish to our swell supper.

A16 continues to be the roadway to good chow.

2355 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA




Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cosentino scored a touchdown with the pigskin at his Cockscomb restaurant:

... with this pig’s head ($50.00):

Addictive cracklins faced a fortress of sumptuous swine. There was lots of skull diggery as we noshed through the nooks in this cheek by jowl chompage with an endive salad and a basin of salsa verde.

We headed off the hog with the celery Victor ($12.00):

This twist on the classic San Francisco Hotel dish was an aleppo-peppered plate of braised root, thin slices of raw stalks, tarragon, chives and Italian parsley with capped with chicken chicharrones. Both this, and the pork are required eating.

Detailed decor included personalized plates and woody wares in the dining room as well as superfishal touches in the head crest room.

We destroyed our massive meal and headed out to the SantaCon-centration of humanity.

Next time we will have to comb through the offal offerings at this pecking palace.

Cockscomb Restaurant

564 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA




Friday, December 12, 2014

We picked up our bread at M & H Bread in Sandbag Anselmo:

... on our way to breakfast at the Hummingbird.

Instead of an inverted bottle of red sugar water, we got scrambled eggs with sausage, fruit:

... and a flapjack ($13.75):

... and a “powerhouse” ($9.30):

... with nutritional yeast, mushrooms and tamari which made for a saliney scram sided with a bowl of black beans. A slice of wheat bread from Fat Angel bakery:

... had a nice addition of millet to bird up this humming, hippie helping although it is not a dish we would reorder.

We could see coming back for some of the less pachouli purchases that were New Orleaning (like the po’ boys) since the other short order stuff was good.

57 Broadway Blvd.
Fairfax, CA




Thursday, December 11, 2014

We appeared in our terrestrial forms at Avatar:

... where a Indian bread tortillaed around curried chickpeas with smoked eggplant ($9.50):

This basmati baton is as sating as we remembered from previous visits to their other shop while the salad ($14.95):

... was less our thing. The greens were tired but the bits of cauliflower and feta added perk along with a few cubes of salmon. It was the classic error of deviating from the definition of the dining establishment.

Avatar’s Punjabi Burritos

574 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA









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