United Declaration of a Bourgey Foodie

January 29, 2009

I took one look at this list and thought, "Shit, I'm gonna fail this quiz!" I love SF food and its great restaurants, but it seems that I have been ordering incorrectly all these years... 

I have highlighted all the ones that I have tried.  So its seems, I have a long life ahead of me.

There are other versions of this listed, ony posted by my dear friend Jacky that are broader and non-SF based if you can't be here to smell the food...  All kidding aside, recommend this list to the next friend that comes into town...

The Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Try Before You Die (published by 7x7)

1. Roast chicken and bread salad at Zuni
2. Coffee-rubbed pork shoulder at Range
3. Carnitas taco at La Taqueria
4. Spicy crab and grits at the Front Porch
5. Chasu ramen at Katana-Ya
6. Burger with fries at Slow Club
7. Shaking beef at the Slanted Door
8. Morning bun at Tartine Bakery
9. Tofu soup with kimchi at My Tofu House
10. Baja-style fish tacos at Nick’s Crispy Tacos
11. Pork sugo with pappardelle at Delfina
12. Salt-and-pepper squid at Yuet Lee
13. Soup dumplings at Shanghai House
14. Beef brisket at Memphis Minnie’s
15. Oysters on the half shell at Swan Oyster Depot
16. Katsu curry from Muracci’s Japanese Curry & Grill
17. Tea-leaf salad at Burma Superstar
18. Salumi misti plate at Perbacco
19. Tuna tartare at Michael Mina
20. Chicken pot pie at Liberty Café
21. Pizza margherita at Pizzeria Delfina
22. Vietnamese roasted pork sandwich at Saigon Sandwich
23. Beer sausage with sauerkraut and grilled onions at Rosamunde Sausage Grill
24. Blue Bell Bitter from the cask at Magnolia Pub
25. Loaf of bread straight out of the oven at Tartine (bonus: sliced while still warm and slathered with Brillat- Savarin cheese from Bi-Rite, down the block)
26. A classic gin martini at Bourbon & Branch
27. Papaya salad with salty crab at Sai Jai Thai
28. A Gibraltar at Blue Bottle Café
29. Spaetzle at Suppenküche
30. Laughing Buddha cocktail at Cantina
31. Pan con chocolate with sea salt and olive oil at Laïola
32. Pupusas at Balompie Café #3
33. Prime rib at House of Prime Rib
34. Yellowtail collar at Oyaji
35. Salted-caramel ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery
36. Dry-fried chicken wings at San Tung
37. Rotisserie chicken at Limón Rotisserie
38. French fries at Hayes Street Grill
39. Pierna Enchilada torta at La Torta Gorda
40. Cheeseburger at Taylor’s Automatic Refresher
41. Pho ga at Turtle Tower
42. Fried-shrimp po’boy at Brenda’s French Soul Food
43. Mint julep at Alembic
44. Cannelé at Boulangerie Bay Bread (eww)
45. Galapagos cocktail at Absinthe
46. Chips and salsa at Papalote (yeah, yeah... crack in the salsa. I got it)
47. Ceviche at La Mar Cebichería Peruana
48. Angels on horseback at Anchor & Hope
49. Ginger snaps at Miette
50. Giant pretzel with mustard at The Monk’s Kettle
51. Maccaronara with ricotta salata at A16
52. Fried brussels sprouts at SPQR
53. Garlic soup at Piperade
54. Spiced-chocolate doughnut at Dynamo Donut with a Four Barrel coffee
55. Milk-roasted pork at L’Osteria del Forno
56. Caponatina with burrata at Beretta
57. Goat stew at Kokkari Estiatorio
58. Absinthe daiquiri at Jardinière
59. Huarache with cactus salad at El Huarache Loco
60. The Brass Monkey at Little Star Pizza
61. Crab soufflé at Café Jacqueline
62. Shrimp-and-chive dumplings at Ton Kiang
63. Meatballs with grapes at Aziza
64. Paper masala dosa at Dosa
65. Crispy eggplant at Jai Yun
66. Pig parts at Incanto
67. Sand dabs at Tadich Grill
68. Irish coffee at the Buena Vista Cafe
69. Licorice parfait at South
70. Omakase menu at Sebo
71. A Fernet at R Bar
72. Arancini at Ducca
73. Popovers with strawberry butterat the Rotunda
74. Corned-beef sandwich with Gruyère at the Sentinel (YUM)
75. Fried green beans at Coco500
76. Chicken hash at Ella’s
77. Eggs benedict on the back patio at Zazie
78. Chilaquiles with a fried egg at Pastores
79. Onion strings at Alfred’s Steakhouse
80. Apple fritter at Bob’s Donuts (unfortunately it was stale)
81. Chicken curry at Punjab Kabab House
82. Fried chickpeas at Piqueo’s
83. Sweet-potato fries with banana catsup at Poleng Lounge
84. A margarita at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant
85. Pulled-pork sandwich at Roadside BBQ
86. A cheese slice at Arinell Pizza
87. Fresh spring rolls at Out the Door
88. Buckwheat crepe and a French cider at Ti Couz
89. Lamb schawerma at Truly Mediterranean
90. Slow-cooked egg at Coi
91. Albondigas soup at Mijita
92. Bacon-wrapped hot dog from a cart in the Mission (preferably when you’re drunk)
93. Seven courses of beef at Pagolac (yes!)
94. Mango with chile, lemon and salt at Doña Tere’s cart
95. 3 a.m. bowl of caldo verde soup at Grubstake
96. Baby-coconut ice cream from Mitchell’s
97. Sesame balls at Yank Sing (OVERPRICED)
98. Basil gimlet at Rye
99. Clam chowder at Hog Island Oyster Co.
100. Cheese course at Gary Danko
My Opinion:

Glad they weren't included
- A pastry from Citizen Cake
- Brunch at Squat and Gobble
- Tasting menu at Ebisu
- Meat me at Five
- Crepes from anywhere

Missing but expected
- Some _____ "micro brew" at Toronado
- A tamale from the tamale lady
- Any mention of Nopa
- A strawberry cupcake from It takes the cake 
- Ravioli from Lucca
- Liquid chocolate at that place next to Azalea
- Carnitas Taco from the truck next to Best Buy (aka El Tonayense)
- Panir cheese from the Cowgirl Creamery
- Burger with bleu cheese from Chez papa
- Macaroon from Miette
- House Blend Stonehouse

Why the f&*k weren't these included?
- Chiliean sea bass (either masala or tandoori) at Lahore Karahi
- A bottom shelf bloody mary from Zeitgeist
- Chinese Hospital Doctors Cafeteria (may be too exclusive)
- Spring rolls in Daly City
- Charcuteries from Lucca
- Burdock salad from Delica-rf
- Fresh mozzarella cheese from kitchensidecar
- A hot sandwich from the Snack Depot 
- Prepackaged steamed lentils from Trader Joes
- Black sesame ice cream from Bombay Creamery
- Epi Baguette from ACME
- Green onion Slab from ACME
- Currant roll from ACME
- Early girl tomato from Dirty Girl Produce

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Arcenia said...

#88 is a crepe from ti couz- did you even read the list.

and i would add shabu shabu from Shabu House to the missing but expected list

Unknown said...

yellowtail and salmon collars from kabuto, but shhhh, they are scarce and an amazing value

smoked salmon from nijiya market - panfry 1 min each side - hello omega

shortbread from arizmendi - i AM a shortbread connoisseur, and this baby takes the cake - speaking of taking the cake, yeah, ditto on the s-berry c-cake.

surprised that saigon sandwiches is not on there - like it, don't love it, but it sure is a TL hotspot....

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