Farmer’s Market Sandwich at Harrow: Harrow is a fairly new lunch spot in the Financial District which offers up some great sandwiches and salads. The Farmer’s Market Sandwich is perfect with plenty of fresh ingredients (eggplant, piquillo pepper, feta spread, english cucumber, arugula, kalamata olive spread) mixed between two slices of ciabatta bread. Harrow is located at 357 Kearney Street.
Duck Ramen at Hapa Ramen pop-up at Wing Wings: Richie Nakano and his Hapa Ramen team are just starting construction on their brick-and-mortar restaurant near the Fillmore. But the crew continues to dish out pretty amazing bowls of ramen at pop-ups and the Ferry Building Famer’s Market each week. This week’s version was one of his best yet, the Muscovy Duck Ramne, which featured juicy and succulent duck breast and braised duck leg. A real hit in my opinion and hope it stays on the permanent menu.
A pint or two at Biergarten: The best thing about the weather heating up is the fact that means we can finally start to enjoy al fresco dining and drinking. And one of the most popular spots for that is the Biergarten at the Proxy Project in Hayes Valley. A number of beers on tap and by the bottle and plenty of tasty bites as well. Just be aware, it gets pretty crowded during business hours (3-9 Wed-Sun). Biergarten is located at 424 Octavia Street.
Grilled Corn at RoliRoti: Most people wait in line at the RoliRoti truck on Thursdays and Saturdays at the Ferry Building Farmers Market for one thing and one thing only: the porchetta sandwich, which is delicious. But the latest menu item is corn on the grill: Brentwood sweet white corn with crushed Sardegna peppers and French gray salt. Another yummy treat from the RoliRoti crew.
Pickled Egg at St. Vincent: St. Vincent, the newest project by super sommelier David Lynch, has an extensive wine and beer list. But the food is pretty great too. Executive chef Bill Niles, formerly of Bar Tartine, has a unique menu featuring great smaller bites and other bigger plates as well. My love of eggs led me to the Pickled Egg, which comes with beet and horseradish or curry. Just an amazing appetizer at a great new restaurant. St. Vincent is located at 1270 Valencia Street.