CAKE TIME!! And a little food news
This is what happens when ones birthday always falls around that Pride time in SF. Seems people have other ideas and things to do. Nowadays I just fall in line and while I mostly skip the festivities (you know, loud, crowds and HOT!) I'll still eat the cake! While it was the traditional red velvet this year, the SO made these little festive layer things because they looked cool and would be a baking kind of challenge I guess you could say. Either way, IT'S CAKE! WITH FROSTING! Like I'm gonna pass all that up? Then you don't read this blog enough! That is a lot of exclamation points! Turns out these were colorful, lightly vanilla flavored layers interspersed with a fluffy butter cream frosting. Something I might normally eschew in favor of cream cheese or something, but this had heavy whipping cream infused in it to give it more fluff and creaminess. This is what I mean when I say I like heft in my desserts, thick moist cake and loads and loads (and loads) of frosting to bring it all together. Sure, this can result in a sugar crash or two, but it is all worth it for the baked goodness---and icing. Good on the SO for pulling this baking challenge off! It is a load of sugar to get your week/morning started along with some food news of the sweet and not so sweet variety.
- Seems the Wooly Pig has finally opened on Third St and here is there menu. I was totally looking forward to them being in this new location from their Inner Sunset time, though when I popped in for their soft opening, they have mostly the same sandwiches from before yet their prices are almost double too. This is where you would see sad emoji face. I do rail against the $10 sandwich, and in this instance, I really can't abide by ones that are either $13 or $14. That is just too much to get on board with. Oh, well.
- First robot coffee now robot burgers? Creator opens June 27th in SoMa. How bad could they be for $6?
- Well, the World's 50 Best Restaurants list came out are teasing with the 51-100 places.
- Though not everyone is particularly happy with the finalized choices it seems. You can check out dissenting voices here, here and here. And looks like local chef fave Dominique Crenn was totally ignored, though CNN loves her.
- Looks like Locol's idea to change/revolutionize fast food in the Bay Area has come to an end.
- Two chefs, two Michelin stars and four tables. That is what you will get, along with a one hour drive to Palo Alto and $388 per person not including wine at Baume.
- Salt & Straw continues their unusual flavor parade as they team up with five chefs in the city to create ice cream. (scroll down to see SF ones then click on pick to see which chef is doing what)
- Chipotle, you know that small burrito outpost that originated on New Montgomery St in SF and then went full on nationwide with fast casual (and e coli outbreaks) is adding new menu items which will roll out to all stores this year. Hmmm, almost looks like they are slowly turning into a millennial Taco Bell. Avocado Toast(ada) anyone?
- Speaking of avocados, there is a "new one" of sorts which has a longer shelf life and you can get it now at....Costco?
- Wow, looks like the NY Times is in love with the new restaurant and food at the Asian Art Museum.