YOUR WEEKLY DIGESTION OF FOOD NEWS TO CONSUME...AND YES, ANOTHER CINNAMON ROLL
Peet's is my go to coffee/tea shop when I wanna HEARTY iced black tea unsweet. It's a slightly bitter dark brown caffeine kick in the rear when you really need it. They also have a relatively decent selection of pastries that I've perused over the years. I am a big fan of their gingerbread loaf. Whether by choice or just lack of awareness, I never really knew they offered a cinnamon roll. Even though by looking at it you can tell it doesn't have my requisite cream cheese icing, I still decided to get one and give it a try. Baked goods in coffee shops can sometimes be hit or miss due to the fact they get deliveries early in the morning, thus if you hit the place up in the late afternoon, items have been sitting out for awhile. This can lead to things that are not all the moist, drying out even further. Such was the case with this particular roll. If ever an item could use a little heat and some butter, this was definitely it. Maybe if it have the cream cheese instead of the sugared icing, I might have been willing to look a little past it, but sadly, I could not. It does have a nice swirl of cinnamon throughout so you do get the flavor, but not the flaky softness of what the roll really should be. Of course, there is always the distinct possibility that I could get one that tasted fresher, by arriving when they open and getting the first ones they put out. As much as I like a cinnamon roll, even I can't get up that early, ever. Maybe if you are getting a hot chocolate or even a coffee and you want to dip and eat, this could work. As a stand alone enjoy and eat roll, I'm gonna have to take a pass. I'm okay with that though, they've still got the gingerbread loaf as a fall back, along with that tea and a pumpkin bread loaf that also ain't too bad. Thus my hefty dessert sweet tooth will be fine without it.
- Yes, October is only weeks away, so why not start planning your Oktoberfest now with this handy guide from SFEater.
- Chef moves, more and more chef moves.
- Say goodbye to popular sandwich pop-up Pal's Take Away, at in San Francisco, he's moving across the bay to Oakland. A little to far to go for a sandwich, no matter how good it is.
- Dat Spot takes over the old Chez Maman location in Potrero Hill. Same owners but new concept of rotisserie something or other.
- After a parting of ways between head chef and owner, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse announces new pastry chef and an upcoming fall menu of new treats, plus old favorites.
- Bi-Rite Market is turning 75! And celebrating this week with a birthday party for themselves.
- See, you can eat cheaply in San Francisco at these $1 spots 7x7 recommends. Though there are a lot of oysters on here.
- Hoodline has a wrap up of some SOMA dining news including a new pizza slice place that I'm sure will try to win over baseball fans instead of people who actually live in the hood.
- Not content with Super Duper, Delarosa, Starbelly, etc., Adriano Paganini is opening yet another place. This time in Hayes Valley.
- Munchery continues to skirt zoning rules in the city to the consternation of it's neighbors.
- It's called Farmigo and it's in Bernal Heights and has something to do with food, I think.
- Okay, so the Giants aren't going to make the play-offs this year, I mean it's not an even numbered one after all. But they do have some home games left for which you can get cheap tix and Around the Foghorn is rounding up their 10 best food options at the park.