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March 11-19, 2015


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

A friend’s art opening at a gallery across the street from Cockscomb:

... meant an ear-ly arrival with pig ears ($3.00):

... priced for happy hour. These Van Goghesque swine swirls were l’auditory lobes that nibbled nicely with saison ($5.00 each):

We hammered down Hammersley oysters ($1.00 each):

... at our prime perch over the dining room:

... followed by the “ham” burger ($15.00):

... off the dinner menu. Gruyere and grilled onions gilded this hardcore hamwich with crusty fried potatoes with fluffy, starchy centers. Seriously cravable chow.

These early bird eats were pecktacular portions worth the walk down the block.

Cockscomb Restaurant
564 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Marin sidewalks roll up like yoga mats by 9 p.m. narrowing our weekday ice cream options. Pizzeria Picco placed their portal placard of ceasing cinder sales but were kind enough to dispense some dessert.

We dug into cups of Straus Dairy chocolate soft serve with chocolate chip cake crumble ($6.95) and hot fudge ($7.40) which were swell sweet swirlage in an otherwise deserted dessert desert.

Pizzeria Picco
316 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The chips
on our table today are the dosa chips from Table Café.

These crisp, Indian crepe cutouts have a nice sourness to their snap. We chomped on the plain as well as the cinnamon sugared squares (that reminded us of cereal, in a good way) before savoring them with salad as croutons.

These dance-worthy squares of dosa dough are worth a sashay to the shops.

Dosa Chips



Monday, March 16, 2015

Over the years, we have had bungle highs and lows at Bungalow 44.

The offerings haven’t changed much (probably because they cram in the crowds so there is no monetary message to monkey with the menu.)

Over the years, the decor has gotten conflicted with the addition of chalkboard paint and an avalanche of artwork cluttering the walls against lighting fixtures and leather from their original, more cohesive look.

Salmon ($28.25):

... swam up at the requested level of rareness over broccolini, black quinoa and a pepper potion. Like a lot of Marin restaurants, they are seriously shy with the salt on this otherwise fine, fish.

Kickin’ fried chicken” ($22.50):

... had a bit of welcome heat in a crisply crusted clucker nesting on under-salted potato puree and slaw.

This was probably the most successful visit we have had to this Mill Valley meeting place. The staff was friendly (but in an unusual move, never inquired about our reaction to the food) and the proteins were pleasing.

Bungalow 44
44 E. Blithedale Ave.
Mill Valley, CA



Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Festival Pavillon at Fort Mason was the creamy epicenter of the SF International Chocolate Salon.

Judging is always a treat with reliably relishable and intriguing introductions of poddy products.


... was armed with their marvelous Madagascar as well as circles of citrus swaddled in a cashmere of cacao.

The high quality of Art Pollard’s products always raise the bar, hands down.

William Dean’s:

... proliferated his palate with classic canvases and more morsels including a molassesy turban of turbinado.

WD’s luxe lumps of signature Earl Grey Tea and caramel fleur de sel themselves.

Quail Point:

...continues to be on point with their stately stumps from their Napa nest.

Toffees, truffles, scents and sips:

... were pulsing in the pavilion during this tempered tournament of tantalization.

9th Annual International Chocolate Salon
Festival Pavillon, Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA



Saturday, March 14, 2015

This year’s Pi Day took the usual 3/14 and extended it to 3/14/15 (and those who got fancy about it, celebrated at 9:26 and 53 seconds:


... this morning to fully fulfill the digital demands of Super Pi Day).

Chocolate cream pies:

... were our nom-erical addition to J&K’s circumference of celebration after some serious shrimp ceviche:

... and great grilled grub.

Super π day was a fine formula for math-dication.




Friday, March 13, 2015

The Fairmont Hotel:

... was the site of an early St. Patricks Day lunch hosted by Tourism Ireland.

A Gaelic time over spinach salad:

... peppered beef tenderloin:

... and a whiskey-wafted, sticky toffee pudding:

... had a backdrop of Liam Neeson narration on promotional projections.

The particular set of skills demonstrated this afternoon were those of tourism tantalization.




Thursday, March 12, 2015

Whoopie Cakes ($10.00 for 2):

... from Recchiuti are like the posh offspring of a hard working Ding Dong and HoHo who don’t understand Whoopie’s shunning of preservatives under a rebellious robe of semisweet tempered to a snappy response.

Burnt caramel:

... isn’t the shameful scorch that the Hostess family feared, it’s a delectable dimension to the buttercream between sensational strata of chocolate cake. Whoopie indeed.

One Ferry Building, Shop #30
San Francisco, CA



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hush puppies ($5.99) were dense dollops of fried cornmeal at Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen:

... where a weeknight crowd converged for Southern-style sustenance.

Voo Doo Shrimp ($17.99):

...with green beans and the ribs ($18.99):

... with potato salad were both homey helpings, but this bustling Berkeley business is not a rotation ‘raunt for us.

Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen

2261 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA








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