YOUR WEEKLY DIGESTION OF FOOD NEWS TO CONSUME...WITH A CRUMBLY MUFFIN THING
Last week I was unimpressed with my chocolate croissant stack from Craftsman and Wolves and said I'd have a better one this week and here it is--a strawberry rhubarb crumble muffin with cream cheese filling. This did not suffer the dryness of the croissant. It was a nicely dense and moist muffin with a lovely toasted oatmeal like crumble on top. There were notes of the strawberry throughout without being overly sweet and the cream cheese filling was also on the less sweet side, which was nice for a change. It was almost like this was a mini breakfast with fruit, oatmeal and dollop of cream cheese. Just a few bites to get through the whole thing, but filling and satisfying for both a hint of sweet and little bit of fiber to get your day started. I know filling is all the rage in muffins, cruffins, cronuts and whatever else comes down pike, but here it's not an overkill, more of a creamy addition to an already tasty little cake muffin thingy. Think of it as a sweet compliment to their famous "rebel within"--which is basically their version of a scotch egg. Or just think of it as a breakfast cupcake (seriously--has anybody in town done that? Oh wait, yes they have, sort of, at La Luna. I think they call the San Francisco Bay-con.), either way, you can't go wrong.
- Benu raises prices again because--minimum wage.
- How will Good Eggs vendors make due now that they've downsized operations?
- It's guest chef week at Super Duper Burger to kick of Eat Drink SF.
- Not to be outdone, local brewer Anchor Steam revs up "Drink Steam Week".
- SOMA StrEat Food Park founder talks growth and expansion.
- Here's a little round-up of mid-Market food happenings since that is THE place to open a restaurant food thingy these days.
- Another food truck is going brick and mortar, in the Mission of course.
- Bon Appetit says San Francisco is the best food city in the country right now, duh.
- If you didn't get enough at the Pier 70 SF Street Food Festival, well, there's always this next weekend.
- Even the Wall Street Journal has seen fit to highlight the City food scene with a legendary Mexico City chef.
- A food blogger is opening her own restaurant. Named after her blog, 'natch.
- Someone's growing grapes and making wine in Bernal Heights.