Saturday, October 01, 2005

Dinner at Anzu, San Francisco, CA

Seared Scallops with Green Salad and Poached Pears.

"Korean" Style Short Ribs
These ribs were more country french than Korean, and more pot-roast than ribs, but they were still good despite the misnomer.

Roasted Chicken in a light gravy.
Juicy, good flavor.

Meatballs with Creamy Mushroom Sauce.
These meatballs were easily the best dish; juicy, meaty, creamy and good.

Sauteed Shrimp in Garlic and Scallions.
The shrimp could have been bigger and more tender, but still good.

Seared Tuna with Mustard
Bland and uninteresting. Should have been raw in the middle, but was cooked through.

Food: 1
Service : 0
Decor : 1

Health Code Violations

Lunch at Cheese Steak Shop, San Francisco, CA

Mmmm, cheese steaks.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Dinner at Lulu's, San Francisco, CA

Heirloom tomato caprese salad.

Rotisserie Chicken with Green Salad $20
Nothing special. Good flavor, but I've venture to say that Costco has a juicier rotisserie chicken and for a quarter of the price.

Antipasti platter of pate, anchovies and cornichons. $13
Too bread heavy.

Roasted Suckling Pig with Green Salad topped with Fried Pig Skins. $23
Tender, salty and good.

Food: 1
Service: 0 (It's usually better, but today they were off)
Decor: 2

Health Code Violation

Lunch at Lightening Foods, San Francisco, CA

Spicy Chicken Ceasar $7
This salad is really a full meal. Juicy grilled chicken in a nice spice rub; a great default lunch if you can't think of anything else.

Food: 1
Decor: 0
Service: N/A

Health Code Violations - (We ate at the embarcadero location, but should be similar).

Breakfast at Home

Fried eggs and Bacon. Looks the same as usual.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Dinner at Home

Indian food leftovers.

Lunch at Work

Green Salad with Avocado and Vinagrette, topped with leftover barbequed pork and duck.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Dinner at Home

Saag Paneer
I used Queso Fresco rather than paneer, because that is what I had. Their textures are similar but the paneer is much more bland than the cheese.

Chicken Tikka Masala
Although I make saag regularly I had never attempted Chicken Tikka Masala (although we order it all the time). The color was perfect, but the flavor, while good, was not exactly spot on. Next time, I would reduce the acid (yogurt and lemon juice) and add butter or sour cream for a smoother, silkier flavor and texture.

Lunch at Plouf, San Francisco, CA

Plouf is one of the restaurants on Belden Lane, a little alley that has a European feel to it, as the all the restaurants have tables that spill out on the street, filling it up with patrons and hosts hawking their seats. Unfortunately this makes for a hurried staff, but is made up with by the bustling environment and great people watching.

Asparagus and Crayfish ($10)
Exactly what you would expect. The Asparagus was a tad underdone for my taste.

Mussels Gratinee Style ($13)
A little spare for the money (the other styles come in a pot with alot more mussels). The middle is a disappointing potato covered with cheese. The actual escargot style sauce was good, but when is way too much butter bad?
Service: 1
Food : 0
Decor: 2

Health Violations

Breakfast at Home

Fried eggs and Bacon. Looks the same as usual.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Dinner at Home

Lazy night dinner of grilled artichoke and jalepeno sausage with a green salad.

Lunch at Work

Same as yesterday.

Breakfast at Home

Fried eggs and Bacon. Looks the same as usual.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Dinner at Home

Spicy Coconut Curry Chicken

Steamed unknown vegetable with ponzu sauce. I found this at Ranch 99, but don't know what it is. It was a bit bitter, but sort of looked like giant broccoli rabe.

Lunch at Work

Homemade broccoli and cheese soup.

Green salad with vinagrette.

Bacon, red onion and artichoke quiche.

Breakfast at Home

Fried eggs and Bacon. Looks the same as usual.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Dinner at Home

Roast Duck from the Marina grocery store.

Lunch at Tony's House, San Mateo, CA

We grilled up some of the leftover ribs from last week and added to it a quick trip to the chinese takeout counter:

Barbeque Pork ($7)
A little on the dry side, but the sauce made up for it.

Broccoli and Beef ($4)
Actually quite good for cheap take out. Broccoli was still a bit crunchy instead of mushy.

Shrimp ($6)
Deep fried with red and green chilis and scallions. You eat the shell, but it is pretty tender.

Short Ribs
Barbequed after been marinated in a Korean inspired sauce.

Hot and Sour Soup ( $2)
Too gelatinous, but that is to be expected.

Seaweed Salad ($3)
Yummy, yummy seaweed salad.

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