YOUR WEEKLY DIGESTION OF FOOD NEWS TO CONSUME....AND BAD PIZZA! BAD PIZZA!
I think I've said before, in some version, that even bad pizza is still pretty good. Though occasionally, some place tries to prove me wrong, and not in a good way. Every neighborhood has that little corner spot that has been around forever. The food is just good enough or not so terrible that they don't have a few fans and are a go to when you are too lazy to want to leave your hood or even walk more than a block to get something. Down my way, one of those places is
. It does variations on Italian food, salads and sandwiches that don't cost too much in the grand scheme of SF things. They also do single serve pizzas which all run about $10. Not bad considering other options. When ordering these, it's best to call ahead as speed is not necessarily their forte. As for the pizzas themselves, well, you know, it's pizza. The crust is thin, but instead of being crispy, it suffers from soggy tip syndrome, which is surprising as they kind of skimp on toppings most times. Also, of all the ones I've had there, the crust never reaches that nice golden brown color. Probably why it always seems to taste just a little under done. The sauce is a bit too sweet for me, thus it's probably good they don't put too much on. And the cheese--there just never seems to be enough. Flavor in general also seems to be lacking. They could really use a kick of something--oregano, garlic, hot sauce? Anything to excite it up a bit. It's not the worst pizza I've ever had, but it is still far from the best or even the okay-ish. I sometimes feel like they could make just a few adjustments with the ingredients and it could be a more than decent pizza. As is, it's more of a--well they were close, I was hungry and I didn't see anything else on the menu I wanted kind of pizza. Not a ringing endorsement, but, when it's 9pm on a Saturday night and your are laying on the couch in your sweats nursing hunger pangs after a long day at work, then beggers can't be choosers as they say. Plus, it will be slightly quicker than delivery at least. To say me and the SO have done that more than once is, well, let's just not talk about it, ok?
- Corey Lee will head up the new restaurant In Situ at the new fangled SFMOMA when it opens. Seems he'll be copying famous chefs plates? Mmmm...k?
- Historic (?) Sam Wo restaurant will re-open in Chinatown. See, old school restaurants can survive in San Francisco!
- Mission Chinese introduces it's new creation. A burrito of salt cod fried rice and kung pao pastrami! Well, I guess if folks go ga-ga for Sushirrito, why not this.
- Koja Kitchen ye' of the food truck folks, have opened a brick and mortar location at Clement and 5th. Now you don't have to search around to get your fried garlic rice bun fix.
- Kickstarter cookbooks for a good cause are all the rage now.
- SFWeekly runs down the best places to get your Oktoberfest on in San Francisco.
- Another Castro restaurant closed down by the health department! Yikes!!
- Though looks like it happens in other parts of the city too.
- SFist runs down some of their fave burgers in the Bay Area, many on the high end side. Though, enough with the 4505 burger--it is overrated!
- And Thrillist offers a compelling argument why diner burgers are better than those fancy schmancy ones.
- Upscale, sustainable, organic, local, innovative, progressive, farm to table, etc. All the buzzwords you want in a pompous new SOMA spot.