Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Lucky me. Discover highlights from July 4 – 8, 2012, some of which will help to fuel full posts.
July 4, 2012 – For the second straight year, we ate at B Star Bar on Independence Day, but my family ordered Lamb Curry with pickled mango slaw for the first time.
July 5, 2012 – Justin Morrison and Jerad Morrison may be located in San Francisco, but Sightglass Coffee was repping the Los Angeles micro-mill during my visit, sourcing beans from Los Girasoles, grown by Ricardo Calderon & Sons in Costa Rica.
July 5, 2012 – Camino features wood-fired cooking, including a flame-licked hearth.
July 5, 2012 – I stopped at Scream Sorbet before a bluegrass show at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage.
July 6, 2012 – I ordered a cinnamon roll with brown butter icing at Baker & Banker Bakery after an employee described the icing as “a spiritual experience and not to be missed.”
July 6, 2012 – At Shanghai Dumpling King, we got a surprise order of Sugar Egg Puff, hot, custardy, beignet-like donuts that our server was especially proud of, with good reason.
July 6, 2012 – Taste provided relief in Hayes Valley with their cold Wishing Well green tea.
July 6, 2012 – Lers Ros features frog and rabbit on their Thai menu, but as my stepmom made clear, “We’re not going to order everything that hops,” so we opted for Garlic Frog.
July 6, 2012 – The Ice Cream Bar is a nouveau retro concept in Cole Valley, including a soda fountain with house-made tinctures and syrups. My brother got a chocolate phosphate.
July 6, 2012 – The logo for Zeitgeist, with a skeletal bunny rabbit wearing a bowtie, can appear menacing, but they have an inviting back patio and some of the city’s best craft beer.
July 7, 2012 – Mission Bowling Club introduced brunch since our spring visit, and the menu has options like loco moco and chicken and waffles.
July 7, 2012 – I planned to try another bakery, but couldn’t resist Tartine Bakery, opting for brioche bread pudding with plums and blackberries, chocolate and plain croissants.
July 8, 2012 – The sun was high and the flag flew straight before our monumental lunch at The French Laundry. We later learned that Tucker Taylor tends the garden full-time for Thomas Keller, and we even met the man himself after the meal.
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