Last night was all about SF classics at @thegrottosf, from bay shrimp and Dungeness crab 🦀 Louie to a cioppino loaded with beautifully prepared seafood. And the fry on the fish and chips is 💯. (We split our dishes all night.) Don’t miss a cocktail in the Sinatra Bar—the Ol’ Blue Eyes is apropos (and there’s live piano Tue evenings). The updated look is quite stunning—way to respect the original (since 1935!!), but take it into modern times (the nod to mid-century style totally works). So many handcrafted touches. 👏🏼👏🏼 If you need to recommend a place in Fisherman’s Wharf for traveling friends, or you want to enjoy some classic Wharf vibes and history on your own, here’s your spot. What a view, too. I’m coming back for lunch...and a sunset. 🌅
More goodies at the @goodfoodawards marketplace, underway now until 2pm at @fortmasoncenter. Go taste some incredible products. Release the cheese! And salumi from @charlitoscocina. 😛
Are you going to the @goodfoodawards marketplace tomorrow at @fortmasoncenter? You should! Here are 10 products not to miss, from @dona_chai turmeric tonic to smoked geoduck to the most amazing ginger coconut spread by @cocoandco! And, of course, some awesome ‘nduja. And Ukrainian salami. And sexy mortadella.
[Looking at calendar.] Hmmm, it’s time to get my cholesterol checked. [Goes to @goodfoodawards, eats charcuterie and cheese and caramel sauce and ice cream for dinner.] Um, yeah. Maybe I should wait a couple weeks....
This is how to do Friday lunch. What a pleasure to order a beautiful teishoku set for lunch (pork katsu for me!) with @curiouscannabissalon in our own booth at @izakaya_rintaro, and to catch up over Japanese beers 🍻. Arigato, universe! 🙏🏼
The flavor parade at @pencilsforkidsinc continued: oxtail stew with soft tofu from @perlewinebaroakland, black sesame kouign-amann and milk tea macarons (!) from @bpatisserie, solar-roasted coffee from @helioroastcoffee, refreshing cocktails courtesy of @remy.cointreau and @heart_swells, and a never-ending glass of gorgeous wines thanks to @chamberswines. Thank you to our wonderful hosts @cambriasurfaces and to all our generous guests and donors who helped make this event a success! I was honored to be a part of this amazing organization to support children with their education, one of the most important things you can give. Well, and lots of love. 😘❤️
Last night, as soon as you walked into our @pencilsforkidsinc fundraiser: instant hunger⚡️! Such incredible dishes from our generous restaurant partners! Khmer banana blossom salad from @nyumbai, fall-off-the-bone Indian-spiced ribs from @cassavasf, bhel puri and masala peanuts from @indianparadox, 🔥 turmeric sausage from Esan Classic, and the mango chutney pork stew with coconut rice from Grocery Cafe! Talk about soul food... ❤️🙏🏼❤️
Tonight’s the night! You have dinner plans? You should come to our @pencilsforkidsinc fundraiser party, and you’ll get to try Esan Classic’s turmeric sausage and trust, they will be bringing the flava! There are still a few tickets: details at bit.ly/PFKfundraiser (and there will be cocktails, wine, and a chance to win a pair of tickets to Hong Kong on @cathaypacific in our raffle 👀!).
Last week, I had fun getting my swerve on at @barvalesf. It’s a party in there, so don’t go with any low-talkers or shy dates. The octopus 🐙 is so so very brill (sous vide, then seared) and the pintxos are one heck of a deal at the bar (6 for $5). Croquetas and boquerones and the chicory salad made me happy, dessert did not. The tomato-y paella (such sweet 🦐!) and oxtail were built for a chilly night. And the Salty Spaniard (gin, fino, dry vermouth, orange bitters) is gonna be my new amigo. You also have four G&Ts to work through, the celery bitters in #2 make it pop 💥. (Looking forward to working my way through the list...) 👀 Watch out for the porron!
Can’t wait to have Grocery Cafe’s mango chutney pork stew at our fundraiser for @pencilsforkidsinc this Wed evening! Think of the party as a seven-course, walk-around dream dinner of Asian dishes from fantastic SF Bay Area restaurants (click to 👀), with quality wines AND craft cocktails, all for just $75! And the chance to enter the raffle to win 🎉 a pair ✌🏼 of tickets to Hong Kong 🛫 on @cathaypacific! (I KNOW!) And it all goes to help support kids with their education in Thailand, Myanmar, and Bali. 🙏 Tickets/info: bit.ly/asianfeast Hope to see you there, thanks for spreading the word! Sawatdee-ka to @ophelia912 for the 📷 of #grocerycafe feast! Repost @ophelia912: thanks for letting me tag along @dishingoakland @sugar_addict 😋 #lunch #burmese #food #burmesefood #tealeafsalad #samosa #paratha #mohinga #oxtailstew #grocerycafe #oakland #eastbay #love #yummy #foodporn