August 19, 2010

A Gastronomic Adventure

Last Thursday, summer school ended.  Next Monday the Fall semester begins.  So, since flights were cheap and our friends are plentiful in the bay area, we booked a last minute weekend trip to San Francisco where we ate and ate and walked around just as much.  Thank goodness for the sunshine in the Mission.

spicy chicken katsu sandwich, 
korean beef sandwich
Rhea's Deli & Market - 800 Valencia Street

mixed salumi cone - mortadella, lonza, brown sugar & fennel salame
Boccalone - Ferry Building

$1 happy hour sweetwater oysters
scrimshaw pilsner
acme bread & butter
Hog Island Oyster Company - Ferry Building

char siu pork belly - grated cucumber, ginger scallion noodles
taiwanese eggplant - 3 types of garlic, hot basil
thrice cooked bacon - rice cakes, bitter melon, tofu skin, leek, black bean, chili oil
ma po tofu - kurobuta pork, fermented black beans, szechuan peppercorns, flaming chili oil
Mission Chinese Food - 2234 Mission Street

eggs florentine - portobello musrooms, spinach and lemon hollandaise, english muffin
small salad
Zazie - 941 Cole Street

violet & cassis and caribbean chocolate macaroons
Paulette - 430 Hayes Street

fresh stretched mozzarella
broccoli raab pizza - caciocavallo, mozzarella, olives, hot peppers
salsiccia pizzas - housemade fennel sausage, tomato, bell peppers, onions, mozzarella
Pizzaria Delfina - 3611 18th Street

salted caramel & roasted banana
brown sugar & malted vanilla ice cream
Bi-Rite Creamery -3692 18th Street

bella donavan drip coffee
stout, caraway and pecan coffee cake
Blue Bottle Coffee - 300 Webster Street, Oakland

Not Pictured:

Dinner @ The Blue Plate - 3218 Mission Street
gnocchi with braised spring rabbit - fava beans, pecorino crotonese, and chervil
southern fried chicken - buttermilk dressing, heirloom tomato watermelon and basil salad

Dim Sum @ Restaurant Peony - 388 9th Street, Oakland


  1. Looks like a very tasty trip! I love the Ferry Building - so much good food in one place. Acme baguette + Boccalone salumi make for a perfect lunch combo.

  2. It was a good thing we did so much walking, because I definitely stuffed myself silly with good food!