Food doesn't get more soulful than fried chicken and waffles. Word has it that the combo surfaced in the Jazz days of 1930s Harlem, when after long evenings of crooning and jamming, late night diners wanted something to satisfy both their dinner and breakfast cravings. Fried chicken on its own is the ultimate in savory comfort–crisp, golden batter and moist flesh that bursts with the herbed flavor that can only come from a long brine.
Right around July is when that "summer" funk creeps in. Sundresses hang lonely in San Francisco closets, and we walk around pasty in pea coats. Though it is a bit chilly, it makes it that much more exciting waking up to a balmy day in the city. And what can make it even better? Parks and sandwiches. To prepare for your upcoming sunny adventures, here are some awesome parks, and what treats you should eat and drink nearby.
After opening their doors last December, Lower height's Maven has secured steady praise from critics for their refined bar food, and drinks that are equally relevant. Now that they've shown they can hold their own in the dinner space, Chef David Kurtz, GM Jay Bordeleau, and Bartender Kate Bolton are taking on brunch with a menu that, they're aiming, is as concise, thoughtful, and detailed as dinner.
Tired of the standard mimosa on the weekends? Needing daytime libation inspiration? Not to worry, a few of our city's finest bartenders are here to the rescue. We've asked them to whip up their favorite daytime drinks to set your spirits straight. Bottoms up!
There must be something magical about breakfast burritos, because no matter what your morning entails, once that warm aluminum bundle hits your hand, things start seeming a lot brighter. If you were hungover, had your boss on your case, just found another parking ticket–whatever the case–it somehow doesn't matter as much. Eggs, salsa, beans, cheese and avocado all wrapped in a soft tortilla. They are oozy, they are gooey, and that salsa packs enough punch to put pep in any step. Here are nine of the most awesome breakfast burritos around the city.
As much as it pains me to admit, the bacon dessert fad may have gotten a little out of hand. But I will tell you one trend I am not over: Pizza. Anyone who has experienced the pizza craze in SF knows that our fine city knows its pizza and does it well. When you combine our love of pies with our love of brunch, a beautiful thing is born: The breakfast pizza.
Occasionally, nothing beats the comfort you get from indulging in eggs nestled in soft bread, topped with melted cheese and salty meat. Other times, you might just need to soak up whatever you did the night before. No matter the case, here are six of our favorite breakfast sandwiches around San Francisco. Eat up.
Days-old, thirsty bread, soaks up its custard bath until sizzling butter sears it to browned perfection. Cut into the crisped crust, and your knife gives way to a soft, pudding-like interior. One bite, and savory egg meets a drizzle of sweet, rich maple syrup. French toast is just one of those dishes that is comforting and all-around satisfying. But, when runny poached eggs, creamy hollandaise, and tender braised meats dance around your brunch menu, it is very rarely ordered. French toast has become somewhat of an underdog in the brunch game. So to inspire some pain perdu loyalty and support, here is a roundup of eight fabulous renditions that will out-order even the runniest of yolks.
On weekends when brunch just seems too much a commitment, a pastry could be just the treat you need to kickstart your day-- less hassle, but special enough to enjoy on the weekend. These are some of our favorite confections from bakeries around the city to put on your breakfast bucket list.
In a city whose favorite meal is weekend brunch, it's no wonder there's an hour and a half wait at tried and true favorites, like the Brenda's, Outerlands, and Zazies of San Francisco. But these aren't the only spots in the city where you can get your brunch on. Here's a list of 11 off-the-radar places that serve a mean pancake or two.
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