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Ferry Building Report [SF] - Il Cane Rosso and Mijita

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Ferry Building Report [SF] - Il Cane Rosso and Mijita

Dave MP | Mar 31, 2012 05:21 PM

I've been at the Ferry building a couple of times in the past few weeks, and tried both Il Cane Rosso and Mijita for the first time.

At Il Cane Rosso, I tried the egg salad sandwich - served slightly warm and openface, the sandwich is made on crisp toasted bread and topped with garlic aioli, the egg salad, sharp provolone, and some lightly dressed greens. The sandwich was good, although I think I prefer the sharp provolone as a contrast to meat, as opposed to egg. My dining companion had the bolognese, served over polenta, and this was really excellent. Best Bolognese I can really recall eating at a restaurant. I think I would prefer it over pasta, but the polenta was warm and hearty. Very big serving for lunch. I also had a chocolate-chip almond cookie which was not remarkable.

At Mijita, I tried the torta sandwich (with pork/carnitas). It was smaller than I was expecting (most tortas I've eaten have been in the Mission, where they are literally twice as big for the same amount of food). This torta didn't really seem to have any beans (although maybe they were just spread really thing?) Lettuce, mediocre tomato, pork and a dab of something that tasted like preserved lemon. This was a nice little surprise, and added a nice zing to the bites that had it. Probably wouldn't rush back to Mijita, or to this particular sandwich, but it wasn't bad.

Dave MP

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