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November 1-10, 2014


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Monday, November 10, 2014

We rolled into La Nebbia:

... with our pal for an evening of catching up over bruschetta ($8.00):

... which wasn’t our thing. Thick slices of baguette with fava bean puree and ricotta were uniform in texture and with an un-fava-rable blandness that did not attract our interest.

A flight of prosciutto ($21.00):

... was more to our liking with samplings of Parma portions to speck out. They were cut a little thicker than we prefer, but they were still pleasing pages of pig.

The lasagna ($15.00):

... was a béchamel-based block and the mushroom pizza ($16.00):

... was not an all-thyme fave, but they were still servicable servings at this neighborhood-focused noshery, with a knowlegable and friendly staff where we spent a fun evening.

La Nebbia
1781 Church St.
San Francisco, CA




Sunday, November 9, 2014

Shirt, shoes and service were present at the Barefoot Cafe:

... where ham and eggs ($15.95):

... and a veg scramble ($14.95):

... were solid short order standards shodden with fruita.

We took pleasure in these broken and beaten eggs before hitting making tracks.

Not one for the rotation, but a fine place to step in for some starch support.

Barefoot Cafe

1900 Sir Francis Drake
Fairfax, CA




Saturday, November 8, 2014

A lime mascarpone filled bismarck ($3.00):

... was a battleship ballasted with a citrusy center at Johnny Donuts.

The vanilla-glazed old fashioned ($2.50):

... was also ready for battle with a sweet shield to the loop of potato-based dough.

This brick and mortar expansion from their truck is an oil game changer offering spud-centric, cop aesthetic creations. We enjoyed our magnificent morning meal washed down with Equator coffee at this friendly and tidy round ration station and will loop back for more of their mash ups soon.

Johnny Donuts

1617 4th St.
San Rafael, CA




Friday, November 7, 2014

We took in the chandeliered showpiece of the Handlebar:

... along with an Old Fashioned ($10.00) and Sazerac ($11.00).

Both ‘bibes were solid sippage but the points went to the ‘rac (since the punted ice diluted too fast in the fashion).

Blue cheese boosted a burger ($16.00):

... with an enjoyably coarse grind to the protein puck. The ratio of beef to bread curved towards the carbo of the house made bun, but it was still good grub sided with crispy tots.

The steak ($17.00):

... was basic beefage that would have been even better with a bit of herb or blue cheese mashed butter or salsa verde to deliver dimension, but to be fair, it was listed on the menu as meat and potatoes, so the modest billing did not over promise.

We liked this watering hole and will have to pedal back for more of their stache of simple sustenance soon.

984 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA




Thursday, November 6, 2014

We hopped over to House of Pancakes:

... where hand pulled noodles ($7.95):

... had a nice spring to their string tangled with nubs of lamb with saline for soy sauce.

Shrimp dumplings ($8.95):

... were prawny purses ‘pholstered with spinach in thick-skinned sacks which, while fine, paled in comparison to the headliners of this hutch - the pancakes.

The onion and egg ($5.95):

... and the beef roll ($6.95):

... had crisp edges to their moist middled food-tons of flavor that were burrito-esque wrapjacks supplemented by some savory, soft, sticks of eggplant ($6.95):

... which happily went down the hatch with cups of tea.

We will check out more of their pancakage soon when we flip back to this cash only house of wok and roll.

House of Pancakes
937 Taraval St.
San Francisco, CA




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The aroma of cinnamon resonated in our rhino regions as we entered Sweet Adeline Bakery.

We had no choice but to roll with a purchase of this spiced spiral ($2.50):

... which was a buttery bundle of pecan-permeated pain.

The cranberry muffin ($1.25):

... was a swell, moist-middled, sugar-showered stump while a slice of apple cranberry pie ($4.00):

... had a fine flakey crust with a filling that was a tad more cooked than we prefer, but still pleasing with a nice level of subtle sweetness.

We ended up here (after arriving at Crixa’s before opening hours) and were happy with our consolation station.

Sweet Adeline
3350 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bi-Rite Creamery’s frozen foundation usually causes us to forgo their other offerings, but today we decided to check out the pie ($3.25).

Streusel-topped apple had a crust that was more puff pastry than pate sucre-inspired, but it was still a good wedge of fruitness…but not earthshaking enough to divert us from their ice cream for future visits.

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




Monday, November 3, 2014

Dried and ground fish added an element of fun to the furikake which was showered over popcorn and pigs ears ($6.00):

... at the Pink Zebra.

Crunchy hearing strips plugged this maizing mound of saline, swine and cinema sustenance with a wedge of lime to rain over this hurricane of huskage.

We held onto the fishy crumbs to pour over the rice at the bottom of the veal bowl ($18.00):

... which was served with a kicky kimchi.

A cross of hearts ($5.00):

... with pickled pineapple were plucky poultry pumpers while tongue ($10.00):

... stuck out as a tantalizing taster pierced with persimmon and strewn with salsa in a well articulated, tender beef broadcaster.

Sea bass ($18.00):

... with house cured salmon roe, grape-nutty bread salsa, olives, beets and beet greens was a textural tidal wave with remnants that also went on top of our remaining rice.

We had limited time before an event, so we had to stick to the a la carte options, but we will return to check out the omakase when we have time to linger.

Pink Zebra

Located inside Tao Yin Restaurant
3515 20th St.
San Francisco, CA




Sunday, November 2, 2014

Bacon Bacon beckoned with the seductive scent of swine spewing from their meat mobile.

We got the LGBT ($8.00):

L = little gem lettuce, G = goat cheese, B = duh, and T = tomato in this prideful play on a BLT. This fun bun was good grub, but not special enough to be a reorder.

Bacon Bacon Truck
various locations
San Francisco, CA




Saturday, November 1, 2014

The day after Halloween is now officially Christmas season and the malls seem populated with pork-curment opportunities like the Pig in a Pickle, which is a counter service BBQ stop just off the freeway.

We had the 3 meats and 3 sides ($21.00) with baby backs:

... brisket:

... and chicken:

We dipped tender slices of brisket in their mustard sauce and chomped on the reasonable ribs. The chicken was moist but had skin that was too tough to gnaw-gotiate.


... and coleslaw:

... were standard fare. The mac and cheese:

... didn’t have any crispy bits but was fine once we gave it a bit of hot sauce:

... to counterpoint the creamy carbo curls.

Not a detour, but a meaty mall-lingering stop where we may return to check out their sandwiches next time we whip by the Container Store.

Pig in a Pickle
341 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA









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