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Trip Report from a Boston Hound [San Francisco]

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Trip Report from a Boston Hound [San Francisco]

gini | Feb 6, 2014 09:33 AM

I brought some wet weather with me to San Francisco this week, but that didn't stop me from eating some delicious meals while I was out here. I'm headed to Yak Sing for dim sum today, but in the meantime, here's what I've eaten so far:

Zuni Cafe - being a solo diner, I didn't get the roast chicken for two (though I've made their roast chicken recipe at home to great success):

House-cured anchovies with celery, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Taggiasca olives - those anchovies are so delicate.

Sausage with kale and beans - absolutely spot on - the sausage had a great snap to it, kale was slightly crispy (breadcrumbs?) and acidic, and the beans were creamy.

Gateau Victoire with whipped cream - a great rendition - spongy, moist, not overly dense, chocolaty.

Tosca Cafe: Having read about the April Bloomfield & co reboot, I was pleased to find an empty bar stool here last night.

Crispy pigs tails were fatty and crispy and practically steaming. A nice glaze cut through some of the pure fattiness.

Off-menu meatballs were some of the best I've had. A gorgeously rich tomato sauce complimented them nicely.

Grilled polenta with marscapone, mushrooms, and Parmesan hit some great notes - smoky, salty, crunchy, earthy. Pure comfort food.

No matter how many times I visit San Francisco, there's always something new to eat.

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