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September 1-10, 2014


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wheaten wedges of chocolate & berry:

... as well as currant:

... were homey hunks at Arizmendi:

... where we co-opted a slice of pesto pizza:

... to cap off our carbs.

All the chow was solid, standard issue sustenance that sent us on our caffeinated way.

1002 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

House made ketchup was caught up in the bacon burger ($18.00):

... at Mill Valley Beerworks.

This muscle mass flexed with fatty flavor flanked with neat frites. We washed down the wad of bovinity with some manzanita and moonlight’s inevitable death and taxes ($8.00 each).

Squid ($13.00):

... and peppers tangled in a tenti-lizing tumble of Peter Piperization before we pecked on poultry ($24.00):

Melon and cukes encumbered crisply fried chicken.

Mill Valley Beerworks has grown more interesting over the years. We will have to head back for more hoppy helpings soon.

Mill Valley Beerworks
173 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA




Monday, September 8, 2014

Scrapple ($11.95):

... and scramble ($7.50):

... were scrumptious at Bette’s.

This is the only diner where we feel comfortable going with their house style of scramblage since they automatically cook them soft and creamy. We enjoyed these ovum with griddled tomato slices and one of their house made raisin scones.

Poached, previously potential poultry gilded the seared slice of scrapple sided with the same scone and tomatoes as the eggs.

A perfect fruit plate:

... was a fine flourish to our diner detour.

Bette’s is always worth the trip.

Bette’s Oceanview Diner

1807 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA




Sunday, September 7, 2014

Slices ($4.00 each) of apple blackberry:

... and peach raspberry:

... at Mission Pie:

... were both strudel-strewn, fruit formations in a pleasing sweet to tart-nership. We savored these ‘serts in the packed pie hole where they also serve stews and quiche.

We missed this Mission Mission nutrition coalition and will roll back for more as crusty cravings occur.

Mission Pie
2901 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA




Saturday, September 6, 2014

Smitten’s Oakland freezatorium:

... dispenses bespoke blizzards one at a time. Because of their on-de-mode, liquid nitrogen services, they don’t give tastes - you just commit.

We both Tchose the Tcho chocolate (which they make one, but one so the first person served will have a meltier mound of lactose lumpage while they churn through the process again.

These cups were topped with spicy caramel sauce:

... and almond brittle:

... to gild the goods.

We are glad to see Smitten’s expansion to the East Bay.

Smitten Ice Cream
5800 College Ave.
Oakland, CA




Friday, September 5, 2014

We were like Liholiho Yacht Club’s “2 peas in a pod”:

... at this evening’s Luckyrice SF Feast.

This sparkling Bombay Sapphire, sherry, sugar snap peas and tarragon tonic was a light, lemony libation as we strolled around the Bently Reserve.

There were a number of outstanding items including:

Kin Khao’s rice cakes topped with ground pork, peanuts and shrimp:

... were perfectly spiced, crispy, meaty morsels that encapsulated the nom-enclature of the event.

We spotted a chum:

... over Le Colonial’s Banh Chum.

These Vietnamese crepes with mushrooms, crisply fried shallots and creamy coconut were delectable dumplings.

Betelnut’s parfait:

... converted coconut into custard, ice and foam in a tantalizing textural tour while Dirty Habit made an addictive yuzu and Japanese whisky popsicle:

... rolled in coffee caramel crack.

Luckyrice was a swell sampling of SF’s Asian eateries.

Luckyrice SF Feast

Bently Reserve




Thursday, September 4, 2014

Two 2 meat plates ($18.00 each):

... at Perdition Smokehouse:

... allowed us to masticate through the myriad of their metier. We requested our brisket:

... fatty which yielded ribbons of richness while the Duroc pork shoulder:

... was sumptuous shrugage.

St. Louis pork spare ribs:

... were solid swine sticks while the hot link:

... was an unmissable, chili charged, tube with snap.

Burnt brisket ends roped in the righteous cowboy beans:

... between bites of broccoli salad:

... a creamy mac and cheese:

... and a terrific slaw.

We will plot a path to Perdition again soon to smoke out their other offerings.

Perdition Smokehouse

2050 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Duval-Leroy Champagne:

... flowed during a tasting today at Jones:

... where pairings included their Brut Premier Cru with prawn ceviche:

... and a 2006 Blanc de Blanc to im-Proust Madelines made of maize and capped with caviar:

The Premier Cru rosé was a saignéed sparkler:

... that sated as we enjoyed the al fresco afternoon.

Charcuterie and cheeses:

... reinforced the idea that these sips are not only meant as a luxury libation, but also and everyday enforcement with its low sugar, small-bubbled and food-friendly fluidity.


Duval-Leroy Champage




Tuesday, September 2, 2014

We slurped down a couple bowls at Ramen Shop:

... where the shoyu ramen ($16.00):

... had a tasty tuft of nuanced nori made in Mendocino. Chashu, mushroom and egg were bound in a toothsome tangle.

The veggie shoyu meyer lemon ramen ($15.00):

... had a lemon-lilted broth but was missing the salt cured egg. We asked after it and were told it had sunk to the bottom but we couldn’t find it so they sent a separate delivery of this salt-cured embryo.

The porky potion and veg version were belly warming bowls. We will have to return for more of their soupy sustenance.

Ramen Shop

5812 College Ave.
Oakland, CA




Monday, September 1, 2014

Terrific tomato soup ($9.00):

... culminated in cumin and coriander in a perky potion at Outerlands:

... where we dug into a visalia onion adorned turkey sandwich ($14.00):

... with a sweet hit of pit fruit and crunch of walnuts. Their house made bread with the addition of apricot and nuts made this poultry packet gobbleable.

Braised pork ($11.00):

... duroc’ed with beans, rice and cotija in an egg-cessorized bowl of cilantrobration.

We concluded with coffee:

... to ease our disappointment over the chocolate chip cookies being 86’ed just as we ordered them.

4001 Judah St.
San Francisco, CA









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