Category Archives: San Francisco

Zero Zero, San Francisco CA

Zero Zero Margherita – Tomato Sauce, Basil, Mozzarella, Grana Padano, De Padova Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taleggio Stuffed Arancini, Black Garlic Aioli Deep Fried French Toast, Blueberries, Lavender Strawberries, Honey Ricotta, Marcona Almonds Skillet Fried Chicken Thighs with Semolina Waffle, … Continue reading

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Central Kitchen, San Francisco CA

Central Kitchen French Press Bacon Mission Fig Sticky Bun with Walnuts Green Eggs and Ham, Summer Squash, Bread, Pickled Chanterelle French Toast, Berries, Vanilla Largely unaware of Central Kitchen until my server at Flour + Water brought it to my … Continue reading

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Mission Pie, San Francisco CA

Mission Pie Walnut Plum Frangipane Opening later than I’d guessed – 9am on Sunday – thus letting me explore the Mission a bit further while I waited for the Closed sign to flip to Open, Mission Pie was one of … Continue reading

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Dianda’s Italian American Pastry, San Francisco CA

Dianda’s Italian American Pastry St. Honore Balls Cream Puff Open since 1962 and one of those old-world places where there are staff members who’ve been around since before I was born my primary reason for visiting Dianda’s was the oft … Continue reading

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Bi-Rite Market, San Francisco CA

Bi-Rite Divisadero Brown Sugar with Ginger Caramel Swirl and Coffee Toffee New location, same great ice cream and artisan provisions but this time in the same exact store. From local artisans like Acme, Blue Bottle, Ritual, Four Barrel, and Cowgirl … Continue reading

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Foreign Cinema, San Francisco CA

Foreign Cinema Brandade: Whipped cod, Potatoes, Green Chilies, Grilled Bread, House Pickles Duck Liver Pate Toast, Watercress, Pluots, Toasted Hazelnuts Baguette French Toast, Peaches, Saba, Maple Butter and Slow Cooked Brown Sugar Bacon Balsamic Fried Eggs, Roasted Tadicchio, Escarole, Potato … Continue reading

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Bar Tartine, San Francisco CA

Bar Tartine Iced Coffee Kefir Pound Cake with Honey Butter and Bee Pollen Sesame Bread Pudding with Persimmon Preserves and Ginger Cream Farmer’s Cheesecake with Buckwheat Graham Crust Fennel Sausage, Biscuit, Paprika Gravy Potato Flatbread with Fig Jam, Plums, Sweet … Continue reading

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Il Cane Rosso, San Francisco CA

Il Cane Rosso Iced Coffee from Four Barrel BROKEN FARRO PORRIDGE – raisins, brown sugar, toasted almonds CARAMELIZED CINNAMON TOAST – sea salt, sweet butter A Saturday in San Francisco incomplete without a visit to the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market I … Continue reading

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Pizzaiolo, Oakland CA

Pizzaiolo Crusty Bread and Butter Anson Mills Polenta with Gorgonzola Margherita Pluot, Brown Butter, and Walnut Crumb Tart with Crème Fraiche   Driving back from The French Laundry in heavy Friday traffic approaching the Bay Bridge I opted to wait … Continue reading

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The French Laundry [2], Yountville CA

The French Laundry Pierre Peters, Blanc de Blancs, “Cuveé de Réserve,” Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Grand Cru Gougere Salmon Coronet Pain au Lait Pretzel Roll, Baguette, Wheat Epi, Sourdough Cucumber Soup – Greek Yogurt, Garden Mint, Meyer Lemon Oysters and Pearls – … Continue reading

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Bouchon Bakery [4], Yountville CA

Bouchon Bakery Almond Croissant Raspberry Vanilla Éclair Coconut Macaron, Strawberry Rhubarb Macaron Between New York, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills, Yountville, and the second New York location I’ve probably been to Bouchon Bakery twenty times and having sampled through the majority … Continue reading

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La Foret, Napa CA

La Foret Caramels and Tootsie Rolls Chocolate Covered Honey Comb Salted Butter Caramel A small Chocolate shop from The French Laundry alum Wendy Sherwood a quick stop at La Foret followed by Bouchon Bakery was planned as a thank you … Continue reading

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The Fremont Diner, Sonoma CA

Fremont Diner Coffee French Toast with Peaches, Vella Butter, Real Maple Syrup Ham Biscuit – Fremont Ham, Ginger Rhubarb Sage Jam on Buttermilk Biscuit Caramel Cake Salty Caramel Shake Bellwether Ricotta Pancake with Vella Butter With 1:00pm reservations for an … Continue reading

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Donut Savant, Oakland CA

Donut Savant Glazed with a hole, Butter Pecan, Chocolate, Glazed, Salted Maple A small space on Broadway in Oakland serving small doughnuts and doughnut holes at a dollar or less I stopped by Donut Savant en route to Napa early … Continue reading

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Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar, San Francisco CA

Sift Ooh La La (AKA Red Velvet) Snicker Doodle 24 Carrot Like most of the shops that cropped up during the cupcake boom there is a cute story behind the origins of Sift and having neglected to visit the Napa … Continue reading

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SPQR, San Francisco CA

SPQR Crusty Bread and Olive Oil True cod baccala, garden radish, ice plant, artichoke mustard, sesame and pike roe Faraona and summer truffle terrina, raisin, marsala, liver mousse, challah Squid ink chittara, smoked salmon consommé, black cod, salmon roe Mushroom … Continue reading

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Pepples Organic Donuts, San Francisco CA

Pepples Donuts Philz Coffee Strawberry Salted Caramel An organic doughnuttery with a kiosk at The Ferry Building stopped by Pepples shortly after 1:00pm on Thursday afternoon to find a few options sold out but plenty of variety left, my final … Continue reading

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The Slanted Door, San Francisco CA

The Slanted Door crispy imperial rolls, gulf shrimp, pork shoulder, glass noodle, roasted peanut daikon rice cakes, shiitake mushroom, shallot, sweet chili soy cellophane noodles, green onion, dungeness crab, sesame doughnuts – butterscotch dipping sauce strawberry & pistachio tart – … Continue reading

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Four Barrel Coffee [2][3], San Francisco CA

Four Barrel Coffee b.patisserie chocolate sable Colombia Andino, Ethiopia Aricha, Ethiopia Wote, Colombia Las Cauchos Two visits over the course of three days and four single origin samples from the pourover counter plus a couple complimentary chocolate sables from b.patisserie … Continue reading

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Mission Beach Cafe, San Francisco CA

Mission Beach Café Iced Coffee Raisin Walnut Sticky Bun Almond Croissant Brioche French Toast – Market Fruits, Mascarpone, Bourbon Syrup Featuring a pastry chef as the restaurant’s chef de cuisine and a breakfast menu heavy on sweets plus Blue Bottle … Continue reading

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