Finally through the summer chill to enter the “heat” of our fall

Menus for the week of September 19th

Currently in season at the Farmer’s market: bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, grapes, figs, corn, tomatoes (nearing the end of their run!)

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

  • Monday ‘as a spot of brekkie for dinner, which you Yanks call lunch
  • Tuesday nods silently in approval of Hardscrabble Pioneer Women
  • Wednesday rolls out the red carpet for the Return of the King
  • Thursday shows signs of the lasting legacy of California’s Mexican heritage
  • Friday weaves through the crowds in the streets of Shanghai

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 Pork Belly. Mushroom & Nori Rice. Roasted Acorn Squash with Soy-Mirin Glaze.
(served last Monday)

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Oven Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes. Escarole Salad with Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette. German Potato Salad. Stuffed Eggs.
(served last Thursday)

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Lemon & Herb Chicken. Roasted Carrots with Crushed Pepitas. Chickpea Salad with Turmeric Vinaigrette.
(Served last Friday)

Old sayings are best sayings

Menus for the week of September 12th

Serr tnin ya’rfouh alfin (a secret known to two is soon known to thousands)
– ancient Algerian saying

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

  • Monday simplifies in Sapporo, Japan
  • Tuesday soulfully sings the “America” song from Team America
  • Wednesday appreciates what Nopalito brings to the neighborhood
  • Thursday traces our lineage back to the Germanic “Deer Hunter” clan
  • Friday uncovers lost secrets in Algiers

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 Braised with Cider & Herbs. Gigante Beans with Roasted Leeks. Grated Beet and Carrot Salad.
(served last Wednesday)

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Red & Golden Beets with Shallot, Orange, & Mint. Eggplant & Zucchini Casserole. Turmeric & Fried Garlic Basmati Rice. Iranian Chickpea Salad.
(served last Tuesday)

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Southwestern Beef Chile. Loaded Smashed Baked Potatoes. Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Citrus, Thyme.
(Served last Friday)

More like “no-labor day”, amirite folks?

Menus for the week of September 6th

Put away your white clothing, people. Labor Day is over. Or you could break the rules and wear white year round, you rebel.

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

  • Monday slept in and lounged around
  • Tuesday sneaks past the border into Isfahan, Iran
  • Wednesday loves that bar food has been elevated to gastropubs
  • Thursday plays ball in the Dominican Republic
  • Friday sets sail for Athens (Texas)

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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Ham Steak with Bourbon Gravy. Lima Bean, Corn & Okra Salad. Buttermilk Whipped Mashed Potatoes.
(served last Tuesday)

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Braised Blue Lake Beans. Charred Eggplant with Olive Tapenade. Parmesan Polenta. Cannellini Beans with Tomato Conserva.
(served last Monday)

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Chicken with Sherry Vinegar Gastrique. Short Grain Brown Rice with Saffron & Sofrito. Chopped Salad of Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes & Heirloom Peppers.
(Served last Wednesday)

OK, now that all the Burners are gone…

Menus for the week of August 29th

They say that the easiest time to get a table at SF’s trendiest restaurants is during the week of Burning Man. Better snag something before they all come back, hungry & covered in dust!

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

  • Monday goes for baroque in Turin
  • Tuesday sweats even while sitting in the Carolinas
  • Wednesday basques in the Bilbao sun
  • Thursday caravans to Lahore, Pakistan
  • Friday goes temple-hopping in Java

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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Porchetta Style Pork Shoulder with Kevin’s Bay Salt. Shelling Bean Ragout with Artichokes. Roasted Broccolini with Pine Nuts.
(served last Thursday)

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Mora Dar. Parsi Style Greens. Cucumber & Feta Salad. Basmati Rice with Chiles.
(served last Wednesday)

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Chicken Salad with Coarse Dijon & Capers. Cucumbers with Dill and Sour Cream. Sweet and Sour White Bean Stew.
(Served last Tuesday)

Mr T. says “I pity the foo who skips lunch”

Menus for the week of August 22nd

Sorry, but watching Stranger Things on Netflix has got my head all stuck in the 80’s.

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

  • Monday absorbs the passage of time Ayutthaya, Thailand
  • Tuesday puts on the lederhosen and heads to Bavaria
  • Wednesday hears what Zoroaster had to spake
  • Thursday eats food in Aricca, Italy*
  • Friday slaps together Picnic’s once-a-year sandwich lunch.

*Editors Note: this Thursday’s menu is FREAKIN’ AMAZING!!!1!

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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Roasted Pork with Citrus & Herbs. Salt Roasted Purple Potatoes. Roasted Corn & Summer Squash.
(served last Wednesday)

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Roasted Zucchini Salad with Queso Fresco. Red & Green Cabbage Slaw. Red Rice. Black Beans.
(served last Friday)

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Red-Cooked Chicken. Broccoli with Roasted Pumpkin Seed, Black Bean & Green Onion Sauce. Steamed Forbidden & White Rice.
(Served last Monday)

Sometimes, less is more.

Menus for the week of August 15th

Nothing new to announce… just 5 more days of deliciousness… that is all.

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

  • Monday woks like mad in Shanghai
  • Tuesday leans in Pisa, Italy
  • Wednesday basks in the Golden State
  • Thursday is steeped in Jordanian history
  • Friday dances at a Mexican wedding

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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Rosemary Beef Brisket. Skillet Roasted Rainbow Carrots. BBQ Baked Beans.
(served last Friday)

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Moroccan Spiced Carrots. Sauteed Greens with Oil Cured Olives. Freekeh Tabbouleh. Cauliflower & Garbanzo Stew.
(served last Wednesday)

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Roasted Chicken with Grilled Lemons and Herbs. White Bean Cassoulet. Cucumber & Radish Salad.
(Served last Tuesday)

It’s always a beautiful day in SF… above the fog

Menus for the week of August 8th

Sometimes, the weekend of Outside Lands is a sweltering cloudless 80°, and sometimes you’re shivering in the depth of a cold summer fog… and sometimes you’re dealing with both, depending on which stage you’re standing at. So it goes.

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

  • Monday nourishes the altitude dizzies in Lima, Peru
  • Tuesday lies in the blazing sun of Toulouse, France
  • Wednesday says, MORE SUN!, and heads to Cyprus, Greece
  • Thursday sees what happens when Mama Nasty takes the wheel
  • Friday nods slowly to the pioneering woman behind Drummond Ranch

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 Cacciatore with Fried Rosemary. Shaved Fennel & Radicchio Salad. Red Wine Braised Lentils.
(served last Monday)

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Snowcap Beans with Confit Tomato. Farro with Snap Peas. Roasted Carrots with Yogurt & Pumpkin Seeds. Green Salad with Heirloom Cucumber.
(served last Tuesday)

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Lamb Keema with Cherry Tomatoes. Green Beans with Cilantro Chutney. Saffron Rice, Toasted Almonds and Currants.
(Served last Friday)