Mike had a three-day class in San Francisco and my sister came up from Orange County, so we’ve been explore/eating the last few days. Saturday morning we decided to hit the Ferry building market (where I totally spotted this celeb chef) so we could try some more things on our top 100 list.
I keep seeing porchetta on menus around here, so we hit up the RoliRoti stand to try a sandwich. It looked and smelled amazing, but it just didn’t taste that good to me. I will have to go another time to try the chicken/roasted potatoes combo.
Then we tried a korean taco, which was made with short rib pieces and rice inside a piece of seaweed. The filling was really tasty, but the seaweed kind of ruined it for me.
I gotta say, my favorite thing I ate that morning was the Blue Bottle waffle I split with Mike! That’s our secret to trying all these things without overdoing it — just get one of each and share.
I don’t have any photos from this, but we also tried a great place in Oakland called Noodle Theory. They have really delish noodle bowls (I tried tofu and garlic noodles), dumplings, and, randomly, gourmet sodas. I was completely ogling the sweet potato fries with dipping sauce at the table next to us. I could see this becoming a regular place for us. It’s just simple and tasty and not too expensive.
Sunday we went to the Mission and tried a Peruvian place called Limon. They have a lot of small plates, so we got to try chicharrones (phenomenal), empanadas (really good) and a seafood stew (just good).
At Limon these two girls sitting at the table next to us started talking to us, and we asked them where we should go for dessert. They recommended Bi-Rite Creamery, which is also on the top 100 list. So we stood in a very long line for their salted caramel ice cream.
It was a very good decision. Just look at this sundae!
We built our own with the salted caramel and brown butter pecan ice creams, hot fudge, toasted walnuts, and a slab of whipped cream. It was sinfully good. It’s hard to beat Tara’s, but I think it was actually better.
I continue to be wowed by the food culture here. Yes, there are trends and a lot of places do the same kinds of things, but they’re all so good!