Now that I live in New York, Its so good to come back to my hometown of San Fran and slow down a bit. That being said, the culinary delights in the city have done anything but!
Dad and I went to Limon last Wednesday night at 7:15, at the recommendation of some fellow hounds. I must say, the service was a little disappointing at first, which made me nervous. We had to flag the server down after awhile of being ignored. However, after we ordered our appetizer, they really stepped up their game. We split the house ceviche. It was really delicious and came with these toasted corn kernels that were like a combination of popcorn and corn nuts very interesting consistency. Then we split the causa de cangrejo y camarones (mashed potatoes stuffed with crab meat and shrimp) and we also split the scallops and fois gras over a yucca puree. The latter dish was WONDERFUL; Very flavorful and probably the best dish of the evening. However, the mashed potato dish was disappointing. It lacked flavor and came very cold (too cold, indeed).
We split the perivian bouillabaisse for final the entrée. This was superb! The seafood was perfectly cooked and the soup base was amazing. It was a little thick and had a great smoky flavor. I cant remember how much the bill came to, but I remember it was quite reasonable (I had two glasses of sake, as the restaurant had not yet obtained a liquor license).
My aunt and I had lunch the next day at a delicious hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but I cant remember what its called! Its on Valencia around, oh 16th street(?) Its very small and serves Spanish-type food (my goodness, Im really not being much help here, am I???). Anyway, we got the ceviche (which, honestly, was almost as good as the ceviche from Limon, but ½ as expensive!) and the pork dish, which came in a soup-like concoction. We loaded the meat onto fresh corn tortillas and ate up! What a flavor! A bit salty, but I wouldnt hesitate to order it again. We each got a coke and the bill came to $18! (If no one knows what restaurant Im writing about but is curious, please let me know and Ill find out the name)
On Christmas eve, we ended up going to our old stand-bye, Home, on Market and Church. I love that place; such a cozy atmosphere with a menu to match and VERY reasonable prices. BEST FRENCH FRIES EVER!
Thanks again for your suggestions and you had better believe I will be posting again, asking for even more suggestions the next time I come back! Oh but one complaint could our football team maybe step up their game a bit?!