Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Some SF Updates

Hi y'all!  It's been a while, but rest assured I've been eating well, both near and far.  For this post, let's talk about near:

I'm not sure why I've never written about Straw before, but this carnival-themed eatery comes complete with a separate vegan menu full of tasty tasty options, like the portobello sandwich (above) served up with their infamously good sweet potato tots.  The star of the show?  A blueberry bbq sauce for dipping.  YUM.  I inhaled it before I snapped a picture, but I highly recommend their "hippie love" salad too.  The combination of the peppery arugula, tangy cider vinaigrette, and briny green olives makes no sense (at least to me) but it really really works.

In other news, I finally tried the nachos at Herbivore and OMG they are the best things ever.  I am always dubious when it comes to plant-based cheeses, but whatever they are using, it kicks ass.  Crispy chips covered in cheddar and sour cream with plenty of beans and guacamole and salsa really hit the spot.  Try some, trust me.  They are addictive and I want more right now.

Ok, I'll be back soon with some more eats by the bay soon.  Meanwhile, eat well!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Where Else Would I Have My Birthday Dinner?

So, OF COURSE, I went to Millennium for my birthday dinner.  To be clear, this was actually a few days after my birthday, an event which was celebrated at home with all my friends and included a ton of vegan food and cake.  I meant to take pictures.  I failed.  So, instead, here's what I had at Millennium.

Brik Pastry Purse.  This hearty gem was stuffed and floating atop a sea of mushrooms, potatoes, and greens.  Deep savory flavors abound.   Go now and get it before the menu changes, as it does fairly frequently.

My favorite dessert at Millennium is always the Sweet Ending and a scoop of whatever ice cream sounds the best to me in the moment.  This time it was a cacao nib ice cream served alongside a plate of truffles, cookies, and an apple cake that took me by surprise.  I don't normally go for fruity desserts, but this cake was moist and cinnamony and a really nice contrast to all the chocolate.  All the delicious, rich, chocolate.  :)

That about sums it up.  Thanks to Millennium, as always, for providing incredible food and stellar service.  Love that place.  What's next, you ask?  I have family coming into town soon so I'm sure we'll hit up some Bay Area eateries.  Stay tuned!