Natalia doesn’t bake, so you’d probably call say she has “a roast in the broiler”

Menus for the week of November 14th

Some of you may have noticed that Chef Natalia has been missing from behind the counter for the past couple weeks. Well, she’s about 5 months pregnant (hooray!), but unfortunately an accident has injured her shoulder and so she’s taking maternity leave early. If you’d like to send her your love, you can leave a note with Chef Leigh, or post it to our facebook page.

Here’s what we’ve got planned for this week:

  • Monday travels the dirt roads of Eutawville, SC to seek out legendary BBQ
  • Tuesday re-visits the Maghreb on Mission St. (aka Foreign Cinema)
  • Wednesday continues to explore India, and comes across Kongu Nadu
  • Thursday re-plays Early Thanksgiving, since it was such a hit last time
  • Friday wanders the tiled streets of Lisbon

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our 2nd birthday party! :)

Stop in, say hello, grab a bite to eat.

-Jesse-

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Here were some of the highlights from last week:

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Braised Korean Style Short Ribs. Gai Lan. Shiitake Rice.
(served last Thursday)

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Grilled Squash with Serrano Salsa. Cabbage & Corn Relish. Ranchero Baked Beans. White Rice with Peppers.
(served last Tuesday)

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Chicken Cacciatore. Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic Vinaigrette. Hard Baked Polenta.
(Served last Monday)

How did your Halloween weekend go?

Menus for the week of October 31st

Do you look like a zombie because you dressed yourself that way, or because you went from party to after-party to after-after-party and then repeated that cycle?

Here’s what we’ve got planned for this week:

  • Monday is entranced by the colors of Mumbai spice markets
  • Tuesday checks in on Oaxaca… yup, still delicious!
  • Wednesday pops into SQIRL while visiting LA
  • Thursday smokes shisha in Cairo
  • Friday sips Sherry in Jerez, Spain

Just a reminder that our 2-year birthday party is next week, on Friday the 11th from 5-8pm. Join us for an ice cream social! :)

Stop in, say hello, grab a bite to eat.

-Jesse-

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Here were some of the highlights from last week:

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Tamarind Pork Riblets. Brussel Sprouts with Garlic-Miso Vinaigrette. Toasted Brown Rice.
(served last Monday)

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Parmesan Popovers. Beluga Lentils with Fennel. Endive and Walnut Salad. Roasted Broccolini & Fried Garlic.
(served last Thursday)

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Ghoulish Chicken Legs. Wild Rice with Magic Mushrooms and Poisonous Forest Berries. “Candy Corn” Carrots.
(Served last Friday)

“People don’t change, only their costumes do”

Menus for the week of October 24th

This is the best pumpkin carving I’ve seen so far this year:
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Gonna be hard to beat…

Here’s what we’ve got planned for this week:

  • Monday fully inhabits its favorite character in Harajuku, Tokyo
  • Tuesday just can’t wait until Thanksgiving to eat turkey & stuffing
  • Wednesday discovers how amazing white wine can be in Alsace, France
  • Thursday applies Bay Area skills to classic mom-recipies
  • Friday gets real freaky in preparation for the Halloween weekend

Stop in, say hello, grab a bite to eat.

-Jesse-

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Here were some of the highlights from last week:

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Pounded Chicken with Mushroom Sauce. German Potato Salad. Juniper & Wine Braised Cabbage.
(served last Friday)

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Chard Lasagne. Brussels Sprouts with Sherry Vinegar Gastrique. Little Gem Lettuce with Hazelnuts. Smashed Sweet Potatoes.
(served last Thursday)

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Sesame Pork. Chinatown Market Greens. Brown Rice with Sauteed Onions.
(Served last Wednesday)

Could an early rain foretell a good ski season?

Menus for the week of October 17th

I can’t remember the last time we’ve had a good rain in October. Finger’s crossed that we’ll have a winter that stocks the slopes and replenishes the reservoirs.

Here’s what we’ve got planned for this week:

  • Monday mourns for Haiti’s loss from Hurricane Matthew
  • Tuesday explores regional hummus recipies in Amman, Jordan
  • Wednesday bravely orders the “drooling chicken” in Chengdu, China
  • Thursday cruises the strip with a bunch of fancied-up Midwesterners
  • Friday is super late to the Oktoberfest party

Stop in, say hello, grab a bite to eat.

-Jesse-

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Here were some of the highlights from last week:

Baby Back Ribs with Espresso Rub. New Potato Salad. Late Summer Fruit Sala
Baby Back Ribs with Espresso Rub. New Potato Salad. Late Summer Fruit Sala
(served last Friday)

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Drizzle. Baked Eggplant with Tomato Sauce. Escarole Salad with Crispy Artichokes.
Caprese Salad with Balsamic Drizzle. Baked Eggplant with Tomato Sauce. Escarole Salad with Crispy Artichokes.
(served last Thursday)

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Chicken Legs with Roasted Grapes. Parsnip & Potato Puree. Chopped Broccoli Rabe & Cauliflower.
(Served last Monday)

The joy of cooking? Heck, what about the joy of eating?

Menus for the week of October 10th

What’s wonderful about good food is that if you focus solely on what’s in front of you, you can lose yourself in a dish, even if momentarily.

Here’s what we’ve got planned for this week:

  • Monday pairs up satisfying culinary bedfellows
  • Tuesday momentarily considers expatriating to Sayulita, Mexico
  • Wednesday imagines what a Bennigan’s in Beirut would serve
  • Thursday weds English & Italian cuisine in Marsala, Sicily
  • Friday hoots & hollers at a back-porch BBQ in Alabama

Picnic’s 2nd birthday party is just a month away, so mark your calendars for an ice cream social on Friday, November 11th! More details to come… though that’s really all you need to know.

Stop in, say hello, grab a bite to eat.

-Jesse-

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Here were some of the highlights from last week:

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Chicken with Dijon and Garlic. Green Bean Salad with Tarragon Aioli. Cranberry Bean Gratin
(served last Tuesday)

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Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese & Leek Frizzles. Quinoa Salad with Corn. Cabbage Slaw with Avocado Vinaigrette. 3 Bean Salad.
(served last Friday)

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Braised Beef Brisket in Tamarind-Palm Sauce. Melon & Cucumber Salad with Thai Chiles and Lime. Jasmine Rice with Coconut.
(Served last Monday)

Gotta love our October summer weather

Menus for the week of October 3rd

Whether you joined the throngs at Hardly Strictly last weekend, or avoided it for that very reason, you can get your fill with this fun bluegrass cover of Rocket Man.

Here’s what we’ve got planned for this week:

  • Monday backpacks into Sukhothai, Thailand
  • Tuesday welcomes the many French ex-pats in SF
  • Wednesday squeezes all of Western Europe into one menu (see if you can spot each country!)
  • Thursday swings in a hammock with a Mediterranean Breeze
  • Friday basks in our gorgeous October Summer

Stop in, say hello, grab a bite to eat.

-Jesse-

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Here were some of the highlights from last week:

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Country Pate “Pate de Campagne” & Pork Headcheese. House-made Pickled Vegetables. Josey Baker Bread.
(served last Thursday during CHARCUTAPALOOZA!)

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Roasted Carrots with Yogurt & Pumpkin Seeds. Green Salad with Heirloom Cucumbers. Snowcap Beans with Confit Tomato. Amaranth with Snap Peas.
(served last Friday)

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Roasted Chicken Legs with Fenugreek, Yogurt & Dill. Stir Fried Cabbage & Green Beans with Turmeric. Pulav.
(Served last Thursday)

Charcutapalooza Lineup Announced!

Menus for the week of September 26th

What could be more exciting this week than watching the most consequential debates in a generation? Charcutapalooza, of course! That’s right, the lady-chefs are rolling up their sleeves extra high this Thursday to bring you Country Pate, Pork Headcheese, Bourbon & Chicken Liver Pate, and Duck Rillette.

Spreadable and pressed meats are a personal specialty & passion of Natalia & Leigh, so you DO NOT want to miss this event. I can assure you we will sell out of everything.

Here’s what we’ve got planned for this week:

  • Monday missed the Die Antwoord, concert, so is serving it up like they do Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Tuesday sails to the isle of Sardinia
  • Wednesday listens to Bapuji in Gujarat, India
  • Thursday goes all-in on meat for CHARCUTAPALOOZA
  • Friday tosses some flowers in the air for Wedding Season
    Stop in, say hello, grab a bite to eat.

-Jesse-

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Here were some of the highlights from last week:

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Streaky Bacon. Roasted Button Mushrooms. Sweet & Tangy Baked Beans.
(served last Monday)

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Little Gem Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing. Broccoli & Carrots with Garlic & Chile. Braised Leeks with Thyme. Navy Beans with Tomato.
(served last Tuesday)

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Pumpkin Seed & Sesame Seed Chicken. Marinated Poblanos and Bell Peppers. Brown Rice with Black Beans.
(Served last Thursday)