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October 1-10, 2014


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Dianda’s is an old school Italian American bakery lined with display cases of sucrosey foodstuffs.

A slice of almond torte ($4.00):

... was marzipanny marvelousness. The thinnest layer of raspberry jam over a micro-crusted base gives a kiss of fruity acidity to this winning wedge that we jammed in our torte tubes as we wandered down Mission street.

Dianda’s Italian American Pastry Co.
2883 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA




Thursday, October 9, 2014

There are so many things we love about M.H. Bread & Butter, but the lemon tart ($5.00):

... didn’t make it on that list. The pate sucre was thick and hard enough to require chiseling action while the curd was on sweet side for our tastes. To be fair, there was none left on the plate, but it won’t be a reorder.

However, the reliably reorderable chicken, spinach and charred olive salad:

... was a pre-tart pleaser.

M.H. Bread & Butter
101 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA




Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A superior selection of house made charcuterie ($16.00):

... at Dirty Habit:

... included papers of pleasing prosciutto, slices of salacious salami, marvelous chicken liver mousse, pork pate, lectable mortadella and light, crisp and delicate chicharonnes that approach 4505’s nomerical nominance.

It’s a bold move to put “dirty” in the name of the restaurant - sort of an open invitation for health inspectors and the hygiene averse (which you would think are the flip side of an eatery’s target audience), but this habit-at makes a clean and mean old fashioned ($13.00) barrel-aged cask-ade as well as a refreshing Laurenceburg Fizz ($13.00) with bubbles and bourbon.

Tartare ($14.00):

... was alba-cored with caponata in a dimensional discus that we threw down with a straight out of compte burger ($18.00):

... with sawed off tomato and pickles and armed with thick cut fries that had a BBQ potato chipesque seasoning with a bit of sugar to sweeten these spud spikes.

This bedraggled behavior bar is our kind of place. We will have to indulge our inclinations here again soon.

Dirty Habit
12 Fourth St
San Francisco, CA




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The tuna sandwich ($11.00):

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

... bulged with white and yellow nuggets of boiled egg hatched down with a green harissa and shavings of fennel.

Ciabatta shod this feat of lunchy luxury capped off by marvelous mudslide:

... and cravable chocolate chip cookies ($1.50 each):

M.H. continues to be our H.Q.

M. H. Bread & Butter
101 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA




Monday, October 6, 2014

Almonds ($8.50):

... from Feve Chocolatier were luscious lumps laden with Dandelion chocolate. Toasty tree nuts with added crunch from an inner cloak of caramelized sugar beneath a dark layer of single origin enrobement had a jab of saline to heighten these rich and delectable dollops to achieve their pod-tential.

We plucked this invasive species at the Ferry Building Marketplace Dandelion Chocolate kiosk where we will return to mow down some more of these ‘sels.

Dandelion Chocolate Kiosk
Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA




Sunday, October 5, 2014

The fish platter:

... with a couple bagels ($31.99):

... at Miller’s East Coast Deli:

... was an old school lox, whitefish and sable setup with the expected adornments of cukes, tomato, onion, cream cheese, and capers as well as some slaw, pickles, potato salad, olives and lettuce:

Even though the coffee wasn’t stellar, this was still a solid breakfast in a kosher cuisine cubby in a San Rafael strip mall.

Millers East Coast Deli
421 3rd St.
San Rafael, CA




Saturday, October 4, 2014

We hit the Boxing Room:

... where we dialed into a crock of gator tail.

These novel nuggets were battered bumps that were accurately described as T.L.C. (tastes like chicken) chow.


... were cushioned with salted mocha cream slipped in with some banana bread:

... to kick off this musically mingled meal.

Plump bottom feeders on a corn beach made up the shrimp and grits:

This cobbynation capped with savory spirals was a toothsome tumble. The croque Madame:

... savory bread pudding:

... and ricotta frittata:

... were all good grub, but the surfy stalk dish was the star.

J&K treated us to this brunchfast before movie time at the Metreon.

The Boxing Room

399 Grove St.
San Francisco, CA




Friday, October 3, 2014

Ramen Yokocho kicked off today at the San Jose Convention Center:

... where a slurpy selection of noodley nosh included Ramen Tatsunoya’s incredible tonkosu broth bathing swine slices and thin Yamachan noodles in a pool of pork that was a helping of hoggy hedonism.

The biggest tent that we have ever seen:

... sheltered puffy mascot vendors:

... and an eating area:

... where we shuttled our chow from a wall of tents outside.

Sun noodles shone in a miso ramen from Tsujita.

Stirring in the chili paste topper gave kick to this green onion, nori, and pork pool with thick noodles that gave a nice push back.

Ramen Burger:

... created a deconstructed version of their signature sandwich in anticipation of the plentiful punters (so we didn’t get to experience their ramen-bordered, hand-held helping.)

This homey bowl of saucy swirlage was set off by a a scattering of rocket, bacon and a little cheese topped beef patty.

Skinny, straight, Sun strings wove with wondrously melting meat in a seaweed-strewn, green-onioned, creamy shio ramen from Hiromaru:

... that contrasted nicely with the kinky Sun noodleage in Kohmen’s tonkosu shoyu ramen:

... with bamboo shoots, spinach and juicy pork in a complex and brightly-flavored broth.

What made this event interesting was the ability to side by side these slurpables which were all distinct demonstrations of each chefs dough-minion.

Ramen Yokocho
San Jose Convention Center
Admission $5, Ramen $8 per bowl
October 3-5 and 10-12
435 S Market St.
San Jose, CA




Thursday, October 2, 2014

A couple of avocado Caesars ($10.00):

... started off our lunch with M&E at Il Cane Rosso.

These anchovily-dressed leaves with crunchy croutons and creamy ‘cado were refreshing before some mostarda-melded meat ($14.50):

These porky planks were flourished with fruity sweetness. Browned Brussels with spuds and a rocket salad skirted this fine swine.

Garlic bread ($5.50):

Romano beans ($7.00) and a mushroom and fontina sandwich ($10.00):

... finished off our munchable midday meal with friends at this Red Dog house by the bay.

Il Cane Rosso
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Amazonian intervention was needed to get our XO (since we can’t find it on Bay Area shelves).

This espresso of Marmite is a mouth magnet that is a pantry prerequisite for morning meals. We now push aside the standard version to age on the back shelves while we empty this senior, superior, spread.

We also got a bucket of salt while we were at it.

Thank you internet.









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