On Friday my husband and I decided to try the newly opened Locavore in the outer
Mission. It's in our neighborhood and so we had really been looking forward to it's opening.
We arrived @ about 6 to and were greeted warmly. We were seated right away and given a small ramikin of pickled vegetables and another of tiny strips of pre cooked bacon. The veggies, (carrots and onion) were tasty. The bacon was not. Now don't get me wrong, I love bacon, but this was cut too small or too cooked too far in advance for it to resemble anything more than large bacon bits.
We ordered the Squash Soup and the Papardelle with meat Sugo for our apps, along with two glasses of wine. The squash soup was very good, but not great. The pasta itself was cooked to a perfect aldente but was ruined by the overly salty Sugo. Too bad really, that pasta (waitress said it was house made) had a lot of potential. What really surprised us both was the wine.We had ordered the Pushback Sauvignon Blanc for $11 a glass. The size of the pours were incredibly skimpy, they were barley 4 oz. (we know this because it was so outrageous we came home and measured what we were served) It was also severed freezing cold. Literaly . Freezing. We had had the Pushback several weeks before at Hog and Rocks, for about 9 bucks and recieved almost twice as much.
For our mains I had the Burger, which I will admit was very good, juicy and done to a perfect medium rare as ordered. My husband had the goat. Which was tough, dry and stringy.
We won't be returning, unless of course I hear from chowhound it has gotten much better, untill then if you want to take one for the team I can only recommend to go with the Burger and stick with a Beer.
Hog and Rocks
3431 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
3215 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
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