7x7, the website about San Francisco, published a list of 100 foods you must eat in San Francisco before you shuffle off. It's an impressive round-up, and in just over one year I've had eight:
Tea-leaf salad at Burma Superstar
I had this with Ariel, who was in town briefly for work. She recommended this place, which usually has a crazy long wait thanks to its being on the Food Network and shit. But we didn't have to wait too long. At her request we had the fermented tea lead salad, a delicious concoction made right at your table. What they don't mention on the menu is that, HEY! You will be up alllll night if you are the least bit sensitive to caffeine. I think I flew home.
Beer sausage with sauerkraut and grilled onions at Rosamunde Sausage Grill
Right next to Toronado, a divey beer bar with an awesome selection and surly bartenders. Strike that, make it bartender. They are always understaffed. I had a beer sausage one day with a hefeweizen after a sunshine-y day in Golden Gate Park. Yum.
Prime rib at House of Prime Rib
I don't like prime rib all that much, but the best I've ever had. The beet/iceberg salad they serve before hand is almost as good.
Cheeseburger at Taylor’s Automatic Refresher
I love working so close to the Ferry Building.
Buckwheat crepe and a French cider at Ti Couz (minus the cider)
A cheese slice at Arinell Pizza
Simple, thin crust, so good.
A margarita at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant
Came here for my roomie's birthday party. The food at this place is not so hot, but the margarita will make you fall in love.
Irish coffee at the Buena Vista Cafe
Actually had this on vacation back before I moved to San Francisco. I don't like Irish coffee all that much.
Tonight, I have the chicken pot pie at Liberty Café. I have a date with my roommate; this place is in our neighborhood. It was complete coincidence that we planned to pot pie the day this list was published. I can't wait.