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January 1-10, 2015


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Saturday, January 10, 2015

The movable median is almost zipped up on the Golden Gate Bridge:

... as selfie snappers swarmed this crowded crossing. Hope this means they will reopen the span ahead of schedule.


White anchovies ($12.00):

... with supremed citrus, arugula and onion started us off at Valenti & Co...

...where meatballs ($12.00):

... were presented as pucks of braised beef belly mixed with mortadella on chopped chard with salsa verde which we washed down with Sean Thackrey’s Old Vines red:

... and sopped with house made focaccia.

Sea bass ($29.00):

... shielded a mound of mash while a veal chop ($42.00):

... was breaded baby bovine served with lemon juice and sided with arugula and onion.

Although good, Valenti is ultimately not the genre that our personal tastes gravitate towards, but there seems to be no shortage of locals at this friendly San Anselmo Milanese spot.

Valenti & Co.
337 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA




Friday, January 9, 2015

Lap pat thut ($8.95):

... at Shwe Myanmar:

... was a tasty take on tea leaf salad with the usual Myanmarian mix ins. This tumble of seeds, leaves and legumes had a lilt of lime in a caffeinated combo of crunchiness.

Lettuce cups ($9.00):

... were actually ribs of romaine to fill with a saliney swine, water chestnut and pickled radish mixture followed by a lamb curry ($13.50):

... that was mild (rather than than requested hot) in this stew solution.

This San Rafael Burmese base has a friendly staff and good salad.

Shwe Myanmar
810 B St.
San Rafael, CA




Thursday, January 8, 2015

We squeezed lime wedges over the “posh Bangkok” salad ($13.00):

... with carrots, fried shallots, radish, little gem and chicory lettuces and a soft centered egg at Kin Khao.

A dish of rice cake bits:

... arrived (since it was assembled without these crunchy chunks). These turned out to be an essential ingredient as they added a starchy crease to this terrific tangle.

Crispy catish added textural torc to the saeng-wa salad ($19.00):

... with hits of heat from ginger and chili. Prawn ceviche got herbaceous urgings from lemongrass and lime leaves in this spoonable salad.

Kua kling riblets ($16.00):

... had a sating Scoville setting pasted in with curry and tumeric flourished with lime leaves. Not too hot, but not for the meek or Kin Khao-ardly.

They do a bang up job on the Thai tucker at this Parc Hotel landing. We will be back for more dynamic dining soon.

Kin Khao

55 Cyril Magnin
San Francisco, CA





Wednesday, January 7, 2015

We blew through a flight of brownies ($5.50):

... at Dandelion where a roundup of distinct digestions designated by districts articulated their fruity, nutty and chocolaty flourishes in fine fashion.

The smore ($4.00):

... was built with bespoke bits to create a chocolate-capped, graham-grounded, mallow-marvelous, smoresel in a poshtalgic permutation of a campfire classic.

Four Barrel coffee came with an extra chamber of chompage in the form a buttery cookie.

We will allow the winds to drift us back to weed out smore sweets soon.

Dandelion Chocolate
740 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA




Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mission Cheese:

... was impossibly appealing with planked portions on their “monger’s choice” selection ($12.00):

The Bent River brie, “sweet ewe” and Jasper blue were luscious lumps of lactose expressing distinct dialects in this fromage collage.

Dried fruit, gherkins and baguette bordered:

... this delectable deck followed by a “double mushroom rainbow” sandwich ($11.00):

This cremimi panini diverted from the mellow moniker with a punch of arugula pesto but got some earth umami of chanterelles, toma and gouda.

We will have to cut back to this accomplished wheel house for whey more wine and rinds soon.

Mission Cheese
736 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA




Monday, January 5, 2015

Phishy characters populated the barstools at Terrapin Crossroads:

... where we grabbed a pizza ($13.00):

... with mozzarella, pesto and arugula. The crust had a nice chew to it, but the combo would have worked better for me if they chose between the cheese or the salad and had a shaker of hot pepper flakes.

The burger ($15.00):

... was cooked more than the requested medium rare with a densely packed patty, lettuce, pickle and a seasonally anemic tomato. It was still good alongside a stack of solid spud sticks.

This friendly, auto row turnout remains a quick pitstop just off the 101.

Terrapin Crossroads

100 Yacht Club Dr.
San Rafael, CA




Sunday, January 4, 2015

Burmatown is opening on January 13th by a mother and daughter duo.

Jenny (the mom) is cooking and Jennifer (the daughter) is covering the FOH at this petite, 30 seat, place to eat.

It’s Burmese food with other asian accents as evidenced by the lettuce cups with chicken and leeks:

... kimchee potstickers:

... and juicy sesame chicken wings:

... during today’s preview event.

Sensational samusas:

... and delectable fermented tea leaf rolls (a great idea):

... showed off Jenny’s remyanmarcable skills that she acquired without formal training.

They plan on lunch and dinner 6 days a week (closing on Mondays) and we will be first in line for more of their tasty tucker. We just hope that they don’t tucker out with such an ambitious schedule.

60 Corte Madera Ave.
Corte Madera, CA




Saturday, January 3, 2015

Molina was a little more mellow on this visit since the punters were peaceful than previously.

Brussels ($13.00):

... sprouted with cashews, apple and fennel sausage in a roundly, relished, peppery portion.

The black cod ($29.00):

... was nicely cooked to a delectable rareness, but the clams tasted raw as did the daikon (which was crunchy). The potatoes were fine though.

Ribeye ($40.00):

... was a wiser order crowned with a plump prawn and steak fries washed down with Green and Red zin.

On our way out, we confided our daikon and clam concerns to the staff who seemed genuinely interested - so perhaps this was a fluke (as hearth based cooking can be a bit tricky.)

We will mill back around soon for more fireplace foods during their upcoming Brunch.

Molina Restaurant
17 Madrona St.
Mill Valley, CA




Friday, January 2, 2015

We had to cleanse our palates after an unfortunate Mill Valley sushi dinner that expressed an aggressive hatred of food and an ambivalence towards diners (or maybe I have that backwards) so in true Louis C. K. “bang-bang” spirit, we stopped off at Super Duper.

A couple burgers ($5.00 each):

... were good, greasy antidotes to betrayals in peche portrayals and even though Super Duper got our order wrong, they offered to redo it to the correct specs during their dinner rush (we decided to eat it as delivered).

Super Duper Burgers
430 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA




Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 was a good one.

We weathered “snowmageddon”:

…pried our way from the prime rib:

…got good grub in Great Britain:

…munched our way along Melrose:

…settled into Skywalker Ranch:

…celebrated TFL’s 20th:

…heated up Heritage Fire:

…rolled with some lobster:

…made it about the Benjamins:

…benefited from Benu:

…did some star gazing:

wised up:

…got in the pei-know:

…got into a sated state:

…spun around for another cycle:

On to 2015









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