5 Cravings, from Winter Salad to Tostadas

5 Cravings, from Winter Salad to Tostadas


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

Winter salad at Blue Barn Polk St.

After a weekend-plus of stuffing myself silly, I’m craving greens and more greens. Enter the winter salad, piled high with a trio of mixed greens, arugula, and dino kale, plus enough roasted brussel sprouts, broccoli, roasted winter squash, pomegranate seeds, pinenuts, and parmesan reggiano to keep things interesting. Put an egg on it for good measure. // 2237 Polk St. (Russian Hill), bluebarngourmet.com

Menu al Prezzo Fisso at Cotogna

I challenge you to find a better lunch option than the one at Cotogna. The current menu al prezzo fisso (the Italian version of a prix fixe) gets you a bright salad of chicories, Valencia orange, pecorino, and walnut; classic strozzapreti cacio e pepe (pasta, cheese, pepper, yum); and a dark chocolate budino with nocino liqueur served in a dainty glass jar. Go ahead—live a little. // 490 Pacific Ave. (Jackson Square), cotognasf.com

D-Tox at Project Juice

Balance the holiday indulging with a bottle of cold-pressed D-Tox juice, which promises hydration, reduced inflammation, and an energy boost to help get you through the party, with a tropical blend of pineapple, young coconut water, mint, green apple, and chlorophyll water to boot. // Multiple locations, projectjuice.com

Oysters, fries, and rosé at Zuni Café

It's my favorite time of year to head to this classic haunt, when the daylight dwindles far too early and the warmth of the copper bar draws you in with its glow. On a dreary afternoon, fill a corner table with raw oysters (I love me some Marin Miyagis), impossibly thin shoestring potatoes, and a glass of crisp French rosé. Try topping that snack. // 1658 Market St. (Market), zunicafe.com

Trout tostada at Cala

The sex appeal at recently opened Cala is undeniable, and the bar is one of the hottest seats in town. Do yourself a solid by saddling up to it with a Paloma cocktail and plenty of apps, including the trout tostada: a toothsome chip topped with chipotle, layers of succulent trout, dollops of avocado, and crispy fried leeks. Yum. // 149 Fell St. (Civic Center), calarestaurant.com

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