As with any new thing, lines have finally subsided to the point where I can run by Neighbor Bakehouse without a wait of interminable proportion. Though, I still run into the already sold out issue. I'm choosing to look at this, however, as an opportunity to try my way through the other baked goods they offer. This time around I went for the chocolate bear claw. Though this is only a claw in the name sense, I'd say it's more of a chocolate croissant in the shape of a claw. You get the light, fluffy, flaky crust with spots of semi-sweet dark chocolate in almost every bite. Fans of the the everyday chocolate croissant will not be disappointed in this pastry confection as it hits all the same notes. For a pastry junkie like myself, it's just a tad on the twee side, as you know, I like my sweets to have some bit of heft and thickness to them. While this does not fill that need for me it does work as a light morning compliment to a coffee or tea. For that I'll give it thumbs up. If you are searching for something more desserty and substantial you'll need to try something else, which, of course, is exactly what I will continue to do.
- Thrillist says these are the best Southern food places in SF. I'm down with most though, just because you serve pork doesn't make you Southern.
- And not to beat a dead horse they also rank the 13 best tacos in town.
- The Progress introduces the no-reservation-eat-at-bar-under-$10-menu! Though doubt you could get out of there without dropping $60 or more per person.
- Jersey, that Italian New Yawk eatery from the Town Hall folks is now open. Prices seem to be New Yorkish too.
- Bay Area ice cream maker leaves town in a huff and a Facebook rant about everything that is wrong with San Francisco. Oh, sweetie, you shouldn't let it get to ya' like that, you make ice cream--enjoy life.
- San Francisco Street Food Festival has found a new home at Pier 70 in Dogpatch. Early entry passport tickets are now on sale.
- Here are 5 new San Francisco restaurants that "most" folks say are worth trying before they become too hard to get in to.
- In case you also like watching films about food, CAAMFest has a pot full of those for ya'.
- PlumpJack Group, partially led by the Gavin Newsom guy, is planning major food/drink expansion.
- Artist inspired brewery and taproom? Only in San Francisco you say? Surprise, it's in
Oakland, sorry, Temescal.
- And since St. Patrick's Day is coming up, here some Irish themed bars you drink up at.