Food and things and brunch quiche!
See, it always sweets and pastries with me, I can do savory. This time at Jane the Bakery I opted for the quiche of the day. Spinach and chicken and a slice will only set you back $5! That is a deal in this town. It is also a nice hefty slice and not some tiny little sliver either. Bonus, eat in and they will heat it up for you. I do so love a good quiche and this is a good one. Plenty of fillings and the eggs were so light and fluffy. Almost like a pudding or panna cotta in texture. The spinach and chicken give it some added texture to make it feel like you are eating something. And the crust is a lovely buttery delight, crisp in all the right places. Sure, you can say, but a quiche is easy to make, which is not exactly true. For such a simple dish so many things can go wrong from soggy crust to runny eggs. But when you can get it right, it is great savory slice perfect for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner. I mean the only other sliced thing you can say that about is pizza, right?
- Looks like KQED revamped their whole Bay Area Bites website. There is surely a lot of stuff and video going on now.
- Also getting a new look, Old Skool Cafe in Bayview, a youth run supper club, has reopened.
- Coffee shops, hot beds of political activism once again. In Oakland at least.
- Here's your updated (almost continually now) list of recent SF restaurant closures so you won't show up unaware.
- I guess if you have Netflix, then Nailed It! is the hot new cooking show you should be bingeing now. It is only six half hour shows, less than your average couch binge.
- Paolo Lucchesi asks if the food scene at The Ferry Building still matters. Seems it can if you are looking to sell out and go global. What, too harsh?
- Here's how their farmer's market made them a super tourist destination.
- Since it has spawned citywide markets, here are other ones around the area you can check out too.
- Casey's Pizza in Mission Bay is now slowly rolling out their lunch hours with the addition of Friday and Saturday as their brunch pie makes a comeback.
- Nico is also set to reopen in their new spot at 710 Montgomery St in early April after a six month -relocation.
- A ramen vending machine has opened at Metreon because we all love Cup 'O Noodles and eggs from a vending machine. You know, like sushi at the mini-mart.
- Seems every off-beat restaurant in town gets their own cookbook. Now Hawker Fare becomes one of the many.
- Seems you gotta' be careful what shellfish you eat these days. See people, if you've watched Blue Planet, you know we need to take care of our oceans!
- Hey! One of those empty storefronts in the Castro is getting an Indonesian fusion restaurant. Okay then.
- Finally, when Little Griddle, in that "challenging" stretch of Market St. closed, I assumed they were pretty much gone for good. Seems it really was just for a revamp--that took almost two years! They have reopened.