The highlights of my San Francisco trip:
Double Double (mustard fried) + Animal Style Fries @ In N Out Burger – I had previously underrated In N Out as I had a bad first experience when I had it about seven years ago in Las Vegas. At that point, the food took like 45 minutes, and I wasn’t aware how much better ordering off the “secret” menu made the meal. Spectacular.
Chicken/Pork Combo Banh Mi @ Pho Garden (Mountain View) – I think we’re gonna see a banh mi revolution over the next couple years in America. The extent to which these sandwiches DOMINATE Subway for around the same price cannot be overstated.
Chicken curry korma, lamb curry @ Shah Restaurant (Sunnyvale). We were by far the only white people in here which means we came to the right place. The lamb was just out of this world.
After the rough Badgers loss, I wandered around San Francisco searching DESPERATELY for something that could numb the pain. I asked strangers on the street where I should go, walked into those places, and left them because they wouldn’t quite do. I stumbled into this Vietnamese restaurant, asked the Asian couple what to order, and they suggested the 7 flavors of beef combination plate. I was not disappointed. I ate too voraciously to take pictures of the food, but here’s the menu – it was even better than it sounds.
Molinari is a great Italian deli in San Francisco that I went to with my friend Steve. They cure their own salami, and it is astonishingly delicious. We split a sublime turkey/salami sandwich.
Steak burrito at La Tacqueria in San Francisco:
Southwest Burger @ Steak Out (Mountain View) – Grass fed beef topped with guacamole, bacon, and pepper jack, this was one of the better burgers I’ve had in a long time.The restaurant doubles has a Bavarian beer hall and has a great outdoor patio.
BBQ Ribs and Chicken at High Life BBQ (San Jose)