Friday, July 24, 2009

S&S Restaurant--An Inman Square institution

Lo and behold the amazing brunch at the S&S Deli. Just as the S&S Deli has been passed down from generation to generation, so it is the same for the families that come year after year to this very Inman Square institution.

It warms our hungry deli loving hearts that S&S has kept on truckin' throughout the years. Serving up the same comfort food that Bubbe you used to love (from the decadent chocolate cakes to the smoked whitefish sandwiches), S&S has also adapted to the changing palates of the generations. Yes, you can still find the classic Lox and bagel schmeer, but you will also find a tantalizing vegetarian quiche and roasted salmon hash.

On this particular Sunday, we decided to try a bit of the old and little of the new. One of the FANTASTIC highlights of the S&S experience is that most their brunch meal comes with their signature fresh bagels and a wholesome cup of fresh fruit. Going with the old, we ordered a mushroom, spinach and havarti omelet ($9.95). It was as delicious as you would expect and equaled any greater diner omelet moment we could imagine.

A bit of the old
Then we went rogue and ventured into the strange delicious menu combinations that is the S&S. We ordered an Eggs Oscar ($12.95)-- poached eggs on potato pancaked topped with bearnaise sauce, asparagus and crab meat. We are happy to say that the unique combination flowed well and we dined happily.

Something New
No need to doubt that we are and always have been (generations before) frequent fans of S&S.

S & S Restaurant Deli
1334 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 354-0777

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Uva Trattoria

After a day of fine wine tasting, we craved some delicious italian food to fill our wine swollen stomaches.
The pasta was HUGE and provided us for hearty leftovers when we cracked open another bottle later in the evening.
The roast chicken was hearty and succulent. The green and yellow beans were vibrant.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Marshall Store and Pacific one

While cruising down Pacific 1, we felt it was very needed to stop for grilled oysters.

Tangy, slippery, spicy, salty, fresh goodness with a slurp!

Not to mention, the view was great.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Udupi Palace‎--mujhe dubhashiya cahiye

Fine South Indian food that heats up your stomach and reddens your face. Happy smiles all around.

This Masala Dosa was frightly like the ones they served in a certain West Bandra Mumbai restaurant. Watch out for green chutney, it will put hair on your chest.

We actually gave this Thali a standing ovation after we finished it. We especially liked the Sambar (tomato soup).

Udupi Palace‎
1007 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110-2405
(415) 970-8000

Monday, July 6, 2009

Mayflower Seafood Restaurant

Imagine...sitting at a white table cloth table without a menu, your stomach rumbling, as waitstaff parade past you eager eyes with platters laden with Chinese delights. Yea, thats Dim Sum.

This was some type of congee dish that was sprinkled with dried shrimp.

A dim sum experience would not be complete without the taste of chicken feet.

Steamed dumplings were devoured as soon as they were placed on the table, you're lucky a picture even exists.

Some type of stuffed mushroom, probably with pork but your guess is as good as mine
They said that this was fried ginger, but we really have no clue

Mayflower Seafood Restaurant
6255 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121-1821
(415) 387-8338

Friday, July 3, 2009

Boskos--Pizza in Calistoga

After a day lounging at a nearby hot spring, the Palateers craved Italian. So before heading back to SF, we stopped in the small town of Calistoga for a bite to eat.

The grilled chicken spinach salad was quite nice, with hot fresh off the grill chunks of chicken with fresh lettuce and roasted peppers. A good way to start off the meal, especially partnered with a glass of a very berry-infused Pinot Noir (heck, we were in wine country).

The lasagna was a boat of cheese. We could hardly discern the actual lasagna under the many layers of cheese. Of course, we didn't mind, and one of the Palateers even added additional parmesan.

After indulging in the cheesy lasagna, we thought, heck, why not try some of the sausage meat pizza as well?

Boskos Trattoria
1364 Lincoln Avenue
Calistoga, CA 94515

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tops Coffee Shop

Gee Golly this was a fun find. We really got a kick out of the black stocking 50's style waittress uniforms. Not to mention the groovy juke boxes, which didn't have a single song after the 1960's.
We ordered a tuna fish sandwich and sucked up the scene, while sucking down a coca-cola.

It's Tops Coffee Shop
1801 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 431-6395