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July 21-31, 2014


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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Big bowls of salad were in order at Rustic Bakery:

... where a spinach tumbled with boiled eggs, mushrooms, and bacon ($10.50):

... and kale ($11.75):

... collided with chicken, pine nuts, parmesan and croutons. These green goods were flourished with some of Rustic’s famed flatbreads.

The bahn mi special ($9.95):

... had a sturdy baguette case with jalapeños delivered on the side for the heat-averse. This Viet-inspired nom pork and cilantroed sandwich was good, but not as reorderable as the salads.

Rustic Bakery
Marin Country Mart
2017 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA




Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We carried our hods to Brick & Bottle:

... where we laid into some happy hour mouth mortar.

The “brick and burger” ($13.00):

... was a mildly seasoned patty with brisket that wasn’t as interesting as the pimento version we had had previously. The fries were good though.

Pork meatballs ($5.00):

... had a fine, uniform grind in dispensed in dense dollops that weren’t our thing.

The battered and fried green beans ($7.00):

... were good, but not a reorder.

It has been a while, but we wonder it the non HH offerings are the better B&B option.

Brick & Bottle
55 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Delicate sheets of papadam and a dish of avocado salsa:

... was a delectable dose before our dosa ($11.00):

... of goat cheese, portabellos and spinach at Table Cafe.

We missed this neighborhood nook of relishable roll ups which also served up ‘cado with supremed grapefruit and chili jammed cottage cheese in a gem of a salad.

We look forward to targeting more Table tucker soon.

Table Cafe
1167 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA




Monday, July 28, 2014

Blue Barn’s doors have opened in Corte Madera:

... where a “detox” ($15.25):

... with chicken was a kale and quinoa collection with carrot, cukes, olives and feta. We were put off by the naming of the “master cleanse” vinaigrette, but this lemony liquid didn’t alter our intestines in any perceptible way.

The “cobber” ($14.00):

... had a less hippie vibe with romaine, chicken, bacon, boiled egg, croutons, tomatoes and avocado. It could have used hunks of blue cheese but perhaps they used it to paint the barn.

This salad and sandwich shelter may not have marvelous monikers but their green goods got us going.

Blue Barn
335 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA




Sunday, July 27, 2014

We Ran to Sushi in Sausalito:

... for a moriawase sashimi ($32.50) and sushi ($24.00):

... that was a swell seafood selection supplemented by some perfectly cooked black cod ($27.00):

... and a dish of Brussels sprouts with kimchee ($7.00):

... washed down by waves of cooling beer.

Sushi Ran still runs a swell seafood setup.

Sushi Ran
107 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, Ca




Saturday, July 26, 2014

George Howell’s CoffeeCon keynote speech:

... was a tour through the process of production and elusive elements that are meant to coalesce in a cup of coffee. He covered the bean’s backstory and detailed the wonders and disasters that are involved in the farming, processing and milling of the beans. This mesmerizing coffee talk was made even more interesting by the accompanying tastes:

...that illustrated the issues of complexity of collaboration among nations of caffeinators.

As Aeropress enthusiasts, we got a great tip from the pressman.

Instead of plunging the stopper down with steady force, we were shown that you can initiate the press and then hold it while the air does the work. Once most of the water has cleared, the balance of the pressing is easy. Genius.

We did a lap around the floor:

... and poured over the products before making a Ritual purchase for the road.

CoffeeCon was an educational and exhilarating expo.






Friday, July 25, 2014

Crab cakes, salmon rillettes:

... oysters:

... and fried, yoga-posed prawns:

... were all part of a media preview party at the new locale of Ferry Plaza Seafood.

Even though it is a mere mile from the mother ship, it appears that they will reel in customers with their strategically situated shucking station.

The pearlescent platters made rubberneckers out of the gasteropod-estrians we saw sashaying by this evening.

This Nepo-tunistic extension of the Ferry Building net-work is a nice addition to North Beach.

Ferry Plaza Seafood

635 Union St.
San Francisco, CA




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Corte Madera Café has been replaced by Sausalito’s Lighthouse Café:

... where we breakfasted on a sausage scramble ($11.95):

... with spinach and mushrooms and a veg version ($11.50):

... with jack and Cheddar. Both were serviceable, standard issue morning grub in a funky, friendly, neighborhood nook.

Lighthouse Café
12 Tamalpais Dr.
Corte Madera, CA




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We both went with malted vanilla with milk chocolate and peanut brittle as our alternate scoop:

... at Bi-Rite Creamery.

These “singles” ($4.00 each) are really doubles in that you can get an alternate flavor of foundational frozen filler.

The Tcho chocolate and the coffee toffee were both lactosian lusciousness that made us intolerant of inferior efforts elsewhere.

Next time we are in the mood for soft serve, we will have to check out their fast service nook down the street.

Bi-Rite Creamery
3692 18th St.
San Francisco, CA




Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We both got the spinach salad ($12.00):

... at M. H. Bread & Butter.

Chicken, roasted carrots, feta and thin slices of watermelon radish were set off by grilled castelvetrano olives:

... (which were shuttled over in a dish seconds after the salad arrived). These pit-ticular briny bites were blissful bearings of scorchiness set off by a yogurt and preserved lemon dressing.

The pie:

... was a peachy portion of pastry-parametered perfection. We loved this fruit-forward demonstration of deft dough direction. Their pie is now officially on our rotation.

M.H. Bread & Butter delivers high falutin gluten.

M.H. Bread & Butter

101 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA




Monday, July 21, 2014

Meat balls ($7.00):

... with pine nuts, herbs and a tangy tomato sauce bounced down our bucas during Boca Pizzeria’s happy hour.

These muscle mounds were followed by a caprese salad ($6.00):

... with dense, house made mozzarella that wasn’t our thing.

The baby octopus ($6.00):

... tinged with lime cilantro vinaigrette in a rocket salad which was okay, but not a reorder.

The pizzetta ($6.00):

... had a thicker crust and topping layer than we prefer and isn’t one for the rotation.

A neighbor’s order of polenta looked promising. We could see returning for more micro brews, some meatballs and some mush.

Boca Pizzeria

1544 Redwood Highway
Corte Madera, CA









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