Kimpton’s Palomar Hotel was offering a complimentary cocktail to guests so they could check out the new bar, Dirty Habit, that just opened on the 5th floor of the property here.
I went with a “Say My Name, Say My Name”, which was No. 3 gin, Averna amaro, blueberry & tarragon gomme and lemon juice.
I really enjoyed it!
Ummm… “onigiri” maybe?
I like to think this was done as a joke?
I’m being food hazed by my sister, who’s pulling lots of fresh vegetables out of our CT garden…
I’d heard good things about the breakfast sandwich at Trou Normand here in San Francisco so decided to go check it out for myself…
The place was a little fancier than I expected. Felt more like an art gallery than a coffee shop at first…
But TN turned out to be very unpretentious and down to earth, fortunately.
Started with a cup of the excellent, local Four Barrel coffee…
Then moved right into the main event…
Thin-sliced layers of ham that’s made in-house, perfectly runny fried eggs, Tillamook cheddar and a tangy aioli, all on an absolutely wonderful roll what enhanced this sandwich experience…
As good as it gets!
140 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Just saw this truck drive by while walking down the street here in San Francisco! Need to find out where they’re parked…
Remember the McDLT? They kept the hot side hot and the cool side cool? Well, McDonald’s Japan recently started their own Hot & Cool summer campaign, lunching two new menu items last week.
On Hot side, you have the Habanero Tomato Quarter Pounder… a Quarter Pounder topped with cheese, tomato, lettuce and a double dose of a fiery habanero pepper sauce, smeared on the top and bottom of the bun! There is also a chicken option available.
On the Cold Side, you have the BLT Mozzarella & Basil… slices of thick cut bacon, lettuce, tomato, basil pesto and fresh mozzarella, all on a long whole grain bun. Modeled after a Caprese salad, they say.
On sale now nationwide.
I had to make some hard choices given all of the amazing flavors at Humphry Solcombe today, but in the end, I went with a scoop of Honey & Graham Cracker on top of a scoop of Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip…
Today’s other eclectic ice cream offerings were…
Secret Breakfast is their bourbon ice cream with corn flakes! Oolong Tea was great but a bit too sweet.
I almost went with the Brown Sugar & Fennel!
Jesus Juice was made with red wine and Coca-Cola! And the Paech Habanero was nice, but the finish was a tad too spicy to be enjoyed as ice cream for me.
Salt & Pepper actually tasted like frozen salt and pepper!
2790 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Was excited to see Kirin trying to capitalize on the success of their delicious “Salt & Fruit” drinks by releasing “Salt & Lychee” gummies!
Until I tried them.
These are more like “Sugar & Lychee”.
Much too sweet, unfortunately.
The Mikkeller Bar here in San Francisco is always one of the first places I hit when I visit. And look, they got a spiffy new sign…
While their beer selection is tremendous, it really is their sausage I come for, all made in-house by Chef Mike O’Brien. Bar none the best sausage I’ve had outside of NYC. Today, I was thrilled to find chicken and fennel back on the menu…
Made with chicken thighs, the sausage has a wonderful texture and consistency and stays incredibly juicy…
I was also pleased to learn that Mike will soon be launching Mikkeller Sausage Co. to supply restaurants and home cooks around the Bay Area with his incredible encased meats!
And of course, I couldn’t go to Mikkeller and not have a beer…
A Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery, in this case!
The perfect pick-me-up after my long flight!
34 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
The second Shake Shack inside Delta’s T4 at JFK, right outside Gate B20… now open!!