Today's Food 4or Thought

Sweetheart Cafe Chinatown San Francisco

If you are looking for dessert and snacks in San Francisco Chinatown, Sweetheart Cafe is my go to spot.  They offer everything from traditional hot chinese desserts to icecream, milkshakes and crepes.

  • Crepe with icecream, bananas and nuts
  • Steamed egg custard, freshly made 

They are open till 10pm which is good for after-dinner desserts.  

Sweetheart Cafe
909 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94108

http://www.yelp.com/biz/sweetheart-cafe-san-francisco

Bella Italian Restaurant San Francisco

Located in Richmond district surrounded by many Asian restaurants, Bella is Italian Trattoria with fresh made pastas in a nice neighborhood romantic setting.

  • Bruschetta with tomatoes and burrata 
  • Gnocchi Verdi with mushroom and spinach
  • Frutt ‘E Mar - Squid Ink pasta with prawns, Calamari, and mussels
  • Linguini Vongole
  • Linguine with Truffles
  • Osso Bucco with pasta 
  • Veal Scaloppine with potatoes and spinach 
  • Their famous tiramisu dessert

The restaurant isn’t very large and reservations is recommended.  Parking is available on the street but you should allow for some time to find parking given it can be a busy area.

Bella Restaurant

3854 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

http://www.bellatrattoriasf.com/

North India Restaurant SOMA San Francisco

North India is a relatively new add+ to a group of restaurants that stretches between Howard to Market Street on Second Street in San Francisco.  Stopped by for a quick bite.

  • Lamb Pasanda - Spicy Lamb curry with sliced almonds
  • Dal Saag - Spinach and Lentils Vegetarian Dish
  • Plain Naan

The food is good, they also do a lot of takeout business.  The restaurant was also busy from the Dreamforce attendees.

North India
123 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.northindiasf.com

Brunch at Red Dog San Francisco

Brunch at Red Dog San Francisco

Red Dog Restaurant is sister to Il Cane Rosso at the Ferry Building by chef Lauren Kiino focusing on farmhouse style cooking.

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Dropped by a quick brunch to check out their offerings

  • Spicy Pickled Egg in beet and onion
  • Crispy pork trotter sandwich with pickled red cabbage

Will return to try out their other dishes

They are also operating Fearless, a coffee shop in the same plaza that I will need…

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Quick Casual Dinner Umbria Italian Restaurant San Francisco

Return visit - given it is in my neighborhood it is a regular stop

Previous visit are blogged here

  • Insalata Spinaci - Spinach, pancetta, goat cheese and toasted walnuts salad
  • Calamaretti Fritti - Crispy Calamari with tartar sauce
  • Pizza Bianca - Cheeses, procuitto, arugula, white truffle oil and parmesan cheese

Always a good neighborhood standard.

Umbria Resturant 

198 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 546-6985
http://www.ristoranteumbria.com

Brunch Gaslamp Cafe SOMA San Francisco 

A little neighborhood place in South of Market featuring breakfast and lunch and happy hour.  Taco Tuesdays 3pm to 7pm which I need to go back to try.  Blue Bottle coffee and Five Mountains organic tea.

  • French Toast
  • Gaslamp burger with egg

Look forward to checking out other dishes next time I visit 

Gaslamp Cafe
1599 Howard Street 
(415) 580-7493

http://www.gaslampsf.com/

Burger at Buckhorn San Francisco Metreon
Sometimes you just want a messy hamburger.
California Burger with avocado and bacon with fries
Next time I will have to ask if they can top the burger with some thinly sliced tri-tip.  If they can do it on a salad, they should be able to do it on a burger.
Buckhorn Grill 
101 4th Street Suite#1060 San Francisco, CA 94103
http://www.buckhorngrill.com/restaurants/?store_id=3

Burger at Buckhorn San Francisco Metreon

Sometimes you just want a messy hamburger.

  • California Burger with avocado and bacon with fries

Next time I will have to ask if they can top the burger with some thinly sliced tri-tip.  If they can do it on a salad, they should be able to do it on a burger.

Buckhorn Grill 

101 4th Street Suite#1060 
San Francisco, CA 94103

http://www.buckhorngrill.com/restaurants/?store_id=3

Breakfast at  Millies 24 Cafe at El Dorado Casino Reno

Breakfast is the main meal for the day when it is time to drive back from Reno to San Francisco.  Ended up going for a hearty breakfast at the Millies 24 Cafe at the El Dorado Casino in Reno

  • Portuguese Breakfast: Fried eggs, rice, linguisa sausage.  Actually reminds me of Chinese food in Macau, a very hearty breakfast
  • Black Jack with pancakes, egg and bacon
  • Chicken fried steaks and scrambled eggs with hashbrowns.

Portions are generous, service is friendly when we were there for breakfast.  Good place to charge up before long drive back to San Francisco

Millies 24 at El Dorado Casino in Reno

Eldorado Resort Casino

345 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501

http://www.eldoradoreno.com/reno-restaurants/millies24/