Week in Pictures: San Francisco Bay Area, July 2012

Sandwich San Francisco

July 4, 2012 - Lucca Delicatessen was my first San Francisco food stop, family owned since 1929, for the Super Special #1: ham, salame, mortadella, provolone, mustard, lettuce, tomato and mild Italian peppers on seeded sourdough, since Liguria Bakery's focaccia sold out.

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.

Burmese Food San Francisco

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.

Coffee San Francisco

July 5, 2012Justin 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.

Restaurant Oakland

July 5, 2012Camino features wood-fired cooking, including a flame-licked hearth.

Sorbet Oakland

July 5, 2012 – I stopped at Scream Sorbet before a bluegrass show at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage.

Cinnamon Roll San Francisco

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.”

Chinese Food San Francisco

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.

Tea San Francisco

July 6, 2012Taste provided relief in Hayes Valley with their cold Wishing Well green tea.

Thai Food San Francisco

July 6, 2012Lers 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.

Soda Fountain San Francisco

July 6, 2012The 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.

Craft Beer San Francisco

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.

Brunch San Francisco

July 7, 2012Mission Bowling Club introduced brunch since our spring visit, and the menu has options like loco moco and chicken and waffles.

Bakery San Francisco

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.

Garden Napa Valley

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.


Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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