Archive for the ‘Food and Drink’ category

Chinatown Cheap Eats For Brave Souls

February 28, 2011

$2 a plate! And you think it’s expensive to eat here.

Ok, so you might have to eat some goose feet. Still, that’s a deal. Goose feet cost $10 each in Hong Kong.

Rosemary Water

February 28, 2011

Yes, this is a rosemary water, no ice. It’s what everybody was drinking tonight at Beretta, even celebrity chef Danny Bowien.

I didn’t love it, but it worked okay so long as you had a Fernet-on-the-rocks-with-a-twist-of-orange back.

Don’t You Mean Young Coconut WATER?

February 26, 2011

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No? It’s better for you though!

Previously:

COCO LOCO

NYC Burrito Makers Have Weak Arms

February 25, 2011

Everyone thinks that the secret to our excellent burritos is the ingredients. New theories indicate that it’s all in the upper body strength of the maker.

The recently NYC transplanted sexpigeon has more to say on the matter.

P.S. Pret-ty sure that’s Dos Toros. A place I visited last summer and of which I posted a very similar evaluation concerning proper rolling technique:

…the pierced and tatt’ed young lady who wrapped my burrito really didn’t know what she was doing. Her end folds were way too big pushing all the contents to the middle. She tried to cover things up with an exaggerated triangle fold to bring the edges in, but this just resulted in burrito contents shooting out of the tip at a higher velocity after the second roll. The whole structural integrity of the burrito was therefore compromised, as you can see from the cracking of the overloaded bottom half…

[via sexpigeon]

CONTEST: Win Tickets to Mission United!

February 25, 2011

Check it out! Public Works in a couple weeks is throwing a party devoted to the Mission. Several of your favorite DJs will be there (Yo, Primo!), along with good food and drink, and a fashion show. And it’s eight hours long!

Mission United
“A party celebrating all things Mission”..

For $5 admission, FREE FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS (between 8pm and 10pm) click attending on this page!

Public Works presents an 8 hour event celebrating our melting-pot neighborhood, San Francisco’s Mission district. Cherry-picking some of the best in music, performance, art, fashion and food. Mission United brings the sights and sounds of our favorite hood under one roof.

Proceeds of the event to benefit:
SF General Hospital // SF General’s Dr. Rick
Psychiatric Department Volunteer & Rehab Services
Root Division — http://www.rootdivision.org/
SFSmiles — http://sfsmiles.org/

What’s more, we’re giving away free tickets. They say they’re celebrating “all things Mission,” so peruse the lineup and leave a comment below letting them know if they’ve forgotten anything key. The two best suggestions (as judged by us based on merit) will win a pair of tickets each. Contest ends Monday at 5pm.

See the full lineup, RSVP and invite your friends via the event’s official Facebook page.

Your Mom’s Cocktails

February 25, 2011

Your Mom's Cocktails

We Be Sushi is awesome. Their sushi is reasonably priced and super tasty. Sometimes your server will even give you a personality reading with your food. Not in a rude way, in an . . . intuitive way.

The thing that always boggled me about this place is the sign out front. We Be serves beer, sake, that kind of thing, but I haven’t seen any liquid actually being mixed. And nothing in a martini glass. The plain looking sign on top suggests that the sushi is made the way that somebody’s mom made. The sign below is more specific. It’s also specifically awesome.

So, what’s the deal with the sign? It’s been a sushi restaurant for over 20 years, did they ever have a full bar? According to a server who’s worked there for a while the cocktail sign is actually original, even though they never had cocktails. At some point the sign was made special for the owner. She pointed him out behind the counter, expertly rolling sushi, and said that the mother’s face is actually his own.

At that point I kind of figured I had gotten enough of the story. Better to leave the rest to conjecture. The fact that it fits that well and is also totally out of place is part of what I love about it.

Earlier Mission Mission Mini Mystery at WBS: Curious Bathroom Art.

Taqueria La Vallarta’s All-Day Breakfast Special

February 23, 2011

7am-10pm! Does it even qualify as a “special” at that point? Maybe I’m just a square. It’s 2011 and Taqueria La Vallarta clearly doesn’t care what my old-fashioned idea of what breakfast is. That’s cool. Don’t mess with brunch, though. That’s sacred.

What’s next, all-day “happy hour” at 24th Street bars? I hope so.