Luciables’ Epic Fat Tour: Day 2
558 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
415 772 9060
Tyler Florence was one of my first celebrity chef crushes, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to eat at his restaurant in SF. Sadly, he was not in the day I visited. BUT! I was lucky enough to be seated at the chef’s table, so I could see all of the dishes being prepared up close. As I saw the endless plates of burgers, lobster rolls and fried chicken going down the line, I couldn’t help but be a bit nervous about my own order: Green Goddess Butter Lettuce Salad to start, and Ahi Tuna to finish. Had I made a mistake by going for the comparatively lighter option instead of getting some big bang fatty flavor?
As you can guess – no, I didn’t regret it at all.
I got the Green Goddess salad because Green Goddess dressing sounded…unusual. I also figured if I was going to pay 12 dollars for a salad, it better be something new. The butter lettuce leaves were kept whole and tossed lightly in the dressing, then topped off with radishes, avocado and grapefruit. Slightly bitter, salty, creamy, sweet and light, the salad was a refreshing way to start the meal.
The Ahi Tuna was delicious. A slice of tuna was dressed with a creamy white sauce, haricots vert, black and green olives, potatoes, tomatoes, capers, micro-greens, anchovies and a drizzling of olive oil. The kicker was the still runny poached egg sprinkled with flakes of salt. If you managed to fit a little bit of everything on your fork, you’d end up with the perfect bite. Salty olives and anchovies, starchy potatoes, mellow tuna, sour/sweet tomatoes, bitter greens and the buttery runny egg and white sauce filled each bite with little pockets of bright flavor.
I was happy with my order indeed!
I wandered into this pastry shop for something sweet, and found out upon entering that it’s a North Beach mainstay. I ended up with a latte and chocolate croissant, neither of which were that mindblowing. BUT! Judging by the popularity of the cookies and cakes, this place is worth a shot if you’re looking for some serious sugar.
However, I would recommend that everyone go into Stella Pastry and have something, and not just because the man behind the pastry case is ridiculously cute. You should go into Stella Pastry to use the bathroom, because to get to the bathroom, you need to walk through the kitchen. In the kitchen, you get to ogle racks and racks of baked cheesecakes, cooling sponge cakes, cookies and cannolis being filled with cream. YUM!
673 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Lured by the promise of a bacon maple ale, a few friends and I stopped at Rogue Ales Public House before dinner. Sadly, they didn’t have it…but I ended up with an awesome Hazelnut Brown which I think could completely replace my need for Nutella.
AWESOME place to drink beer.
1570 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Dinner was amazing, especially since I got to eat with friends! Don’t have pictures of the people though, just the food!
The crust was seriously good – crispy but chewy at the same time. And the cheeeeeeese was amazing. Go forth and pig out!