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September 11-20, 2014


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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Currants in a tomato relish added pops of sweetness to the burger ($18.00):

... at Eveleigh.

This superior stack of ground dry aged beef, melty fontina, onion with strips of perky pickles was top notch nosh was laced up with crisp shoestrings.

Fried mortadella mingled with house cured bacon and golden heirloom tomatoes bound by slices of delectable house made rustic bread. ($16.00):

We were impressed by Eveleigh and will have to return for more of their chompable chow.

8752 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA




Friday, September 19, 2014

We checked into the London Hotel after a quick flight from Oakland (where they recently added an Essie assortment to their vending kiosks:

... to deter nail biting flyers.)

A rooftop rendezvous:

... with a burger ($18.00):

... by their Gordon Ramsay branded restaurant had oven dried tomato and Cheddar on a soft bun with house made crisps.

A tuna melt ($17.00):

... with frisee sat on a nice slice of rustic bread (which was the highlight of this under-seasoned undertaking.)

Sipping on iced tea ($6.00 each) while scoping out the skyline by the palm-lined pool we reflected that we will skip the sandwiches when we revisit the patio.

The London Hotel
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA




Thursday, September 18, 2014

The offerings in the Westfield Mall food court did not enchant us so we stepped outside to ‘wichcraft where a turkey salad ($10.00):

... and tuna salad ($9.11):

... were missing the magic due to their potion of protein over wilty greens.

This mall-efficent iteration may not conjure a return salad visit, perhaps we would have had more warluck sticking with the ‘wich items.

868 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Ice Cream Bar’s new menu launch party:

... featured boozy ice cream drinks:

... and a selection of sandwiches.

The friendly jerks:

... at this soda fountain concocted tempting ‘tails:

... including the “Gold Standard”:

... of Cocchi Americano and Amaro gilded with lemon juice to wash down strands of sweet swine woven with crunchy slaw in a packet of pulled pork.

Egg salad, BLT:

... and bean burgers:

... added to the list of homey helpings haloed with tastes of cotes du drone.

The San Francisco Mead Company’s: beverages are not those ‘ocre, Renaissance Faire fluids.

We pollinated our palates with dry, floral, spiced and sherry-like shades sipping these nuanced nectars.

House made desserts, adult beverages and swell snackage make the Ice Cream Bar a cravin’ haven.

The Ice Cream Bar
815 Cole St.
San Francisco, CA




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Desayuno at Taqueria Cancun started with salsas and chips.

We crunched through these three cornered corn crisps before digging into the machaca con huevo ($6.85):

...which was a beefy mat of scrambled eggs and peppers with rice and beans transported with tortillas.

The breakfast burrito ($5.60):

...was a beany bundle with cheese and eggs to anchor us for the day.

Taqueria Cancun is a cheap and cheerful chomp stop.

Taqueria Cancun
2224 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA




Monday, September 15, 2014

Asparagus, goat cheese and mushrooms filled a fetal fold of a chef's omlette:

... at Farm House Local.

This veg wedge was a stalkable stack of ‘shroom sided with salad and M. H. Bread.

Over easies with crisp bacon ($10.50 plus $2.50 supplement for fruit):

... also had some of that fine toast.

We will return to this nice neighborhood noshery for more of their early eats.

Farm House Local

25 Ward St.
Larkspur, CA




Sunday, September 14, 2014

We pulled off the freeway for a bunch of sashimi ($29.25):

... with octopus, yellowtail, fluke and salmon followed by nigirized scallops ($7.25):

... and sweet shrimp ($5.95).

Miso black cod ($19.95):

... and salmon belly ($16.95):

... were fine flaps of fish with a side of broccoli:


... is a quick and peppy sushi stop.

Robata Grill and Sushi
591 Redwood Hwy.
Mill Valley, CA




Saturday, September 13, 2014

“Could I get the salmon rare?” I asked over the phone.

“uhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmm nooooo.” was the response from the Stanford hospital kitchen.

Not exactly shocking, but I thought I’d see if they accommodate doneness requests during a quick, routine visit.

Stanford chow works on a room service based system. Choose from a menu, call in your order, and it is delivered bedside.

What arrived was a pink, parched, portion (of what may have started out as good raw material):

... and some standard issue, steamed broc.

Even though the food is intentionally bland, the staff are incredibly nice and accommodating (unless you want food prepared that meets their definition of a health risk, which is fair enough.)

I dined and dashed home to raid the fridge after this visit to a non-food focused foundation.

Stanford Hospital
300 Pasteur Dr.
Stanford, CA




Friday, September 12, 2014

A tumble of tomatoes, cukes, grapes, onions and croutons made up a gazpacho salad ($13.00):

... at Contigo.

These viney vittles were a sensational, solid soupstitute in this fresh frolic of cumin-coerced chompage.

Croquetas ($3.50 each):

... were golden, greaseless, creamy and crusty jambon-bons bounced down with bubbles of cava followed by a seared round of cana de cabra goat cheese ($14.00):

Figs flanked this luscious lactose lozenge with vegetal variance from arugula and crunch from croutons and almonds.

The coca's ($16.00):

... crust recipe has evolved since our last visit to a cheerily chewier bread base. Pimientos de padron were perky plump pockets on this sausage-strewn, Manchego and Marzano mingling.

The aubergines:

... are not on the menu, but should be. Battered, fried, sesame-seeded eggplant were a delectable deadly nightshade detour. These secret, sensational sticks are worth soliciting.

King salmon ($26.00):

... with parsley-garlic ajillo, chanterelles and corn was a regal ration before some sherry-spiked tomato sauced, porky lamb and jambon albondigas ($12.00):

We sopped every drop from this sating skillet.

We missed Brett and Elan’s warm and welcoming warren while we were in PDX and were glad to get back to the Castro for more Contigo.

1320 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA




Thursday, September 11, 2014

The NewCo Festival is an open studio/mobile conference of small businesses that included a stop at Bluxome Street Winery.

The presentation:

... at this downtown stomping ground had the added benefit of a backdrop of production (due to the early harvest.)

We sampled:

... some of their Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé as well as their pleasing Pinot Noir:

... at this friendly brix and mortar.

Bluxome Street Winery

53 Bluxome St.
San Francisco, CA









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