5 Cravings, from Masala Chai to Aged Cheese

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Schuyler Bailey is hungry. Here are her cravings this month.


1. Cypress Grove Chevre's Midnight Moon Cheese

Nutty and creamy with just a hint of tang, Cypress Grove’s Midnight Moon will be on my cheese platter now and forever. Available at Cowgirl Creamery. (Embarcadero)

2. Chicken Noodle Soup from Sunflower Vietnamese Restaurant

I wouldn’t have survived cold season without Sunflower’s chicken noodle soup, chock-full of veggies, lime, basil, and a dollop of sinus-clearing sriracha. (Potrero Hill)

3. Jane on Larkin Sourdough Loaf

Jane on Larkin’s breadmeister, Jorgen Carlsen, is peddling one of the most delicious loaves in the city: lemon zest, thyme, and toasted polenta sourdough. (Tenderloin)

4. The Americana Burger from Causwells

Two all-beef (locally ground) patties, special (housemade) sauce, lettuce, pickles (lacto-fermented), onions—on an (artisan) sesame seed bun: The Americana burger at Causwells, with “house-melted” American cheese, blows the Big Mac out of the water. (Marina)

5. Samovar Tea Lounge's Masala Chai

The Masala Chai from Samovar Tea Lounge—whole milk, organic black tea, cardamom pods, black pepper, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and raw sugar—is the holiday spirit in a mug. Cheers! (Mission) 

This article was published in 7x7's December/ January 2014 issue. Click here to subscribe.

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