YOUR WEEKLY DIGESTION OF FOOD NEWS TO CONSUME...AND DONUT CREAM PUFF THINGY
Back atLa Boulangerie de San Francisco I felt I couldn't resist this lovely (not so) little round cream puff donut like thing that was calling my name. Seems it is called a tropezienne and can come in larger sizes too! It's a brioche cake bun with puffy thick cream filling and coated with sugar granules and powdered sugar. It's almost like a round eclair without the chocolate. This one was about the size of a regular hamburger for $3.50. The minute you bite into it the cream comes gushing out and luckily enough there is enough of the filling to go with every bite. The bread is somewhere between a brioche bun and donut--sturdy yet still fluffy. The sugar on top gives it a bit of crunch too. It is a dessert that seems light and airy but has the heft of a "real" dessert like I go for. I can only image this in a large tort form. Soft, creamy, crunchy, sweet goodness--enough to make me want to traverse back across town to the Fillmore District to get another one.
- All you can eat in San Francisco?!! I'm gonna be all over that Farmer Brown one!
- Yeah, so I know this isn't SF specific, but seriously, if this comes to town I'm gonna have to try it.
- Those famous NY halal guys have finally found a spot--in the Tenderloin--that new hotspot of trendy dining.
- Food Inc. on Divis is closing after 20 years. I hadn't heard of them either but they managed that long under radar.
- Sparky's Diner seems to have met a similar fate. Or has it?
- This sparse, tiny, set price and dishes places has finally opened. Let's wait and see if it takes off.
- Alfred's Steakhouse has reopened and it seems to be a big deal for many in town.
- Google takes on Amazon (again) with instacart grocery food delivery service.
- Guatemalan hot dogs are back in business and you can get your late night Mission drunk on for one.
- Reveille Coffee Co. has finally opened their cafe in Mission Bay. You get check them out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have an extensive menu from a chef formally of Hops & Hominy.
- Is San Francisco really obsessed with Japanese cuisine?
- Even Rainbow Grocery, that bastion of left leaning workers co-op is overwhelmed by the homeless tent city nearby.
- As Samovar Tea Lounge in the Castro closes, Le Marais Bakery moves in. Restaurant spaces don't stay empty too long.
- Joe's Of Westlake is also making a comeback after two years.