SF: Jackie’s 100 Things to Eat Before You Die

Mussels

Poulette Mussels at Plouf

Egg Custard Tarts

Egg Custard Tarts at Golden Gate Bakery

Salmon Ochozuke at B Star Bar

Salmon Ochozuke at B Star Bar

If we have met, you’ve probably heard me mention 7X7’s  100 Things to Eat Before You Die. It’s been the unofficial guide to my eating adventures in San Francisco for the past three years. I get excited when I can try something that’s on the list and check it off (I’ve eaten 40 things off the list this year). While I have a lot of respect for 7X7, I find that I don’t always agree with everything on the list. I question why some dishes made it, while others were overlooked.

Strawberry Fields Drink

Strawberry Fields Drink at the Tipsy Pig

Considering that today is my last day as a San Francisco resident (sniff), my parting gift is my list of 100 things in San Francisco that you should eat before you die. This is the best of the best (at least in my world). Some of the things overlap with the 7X7 list. I’m sure there are so many other delicious foods/drinks that could be added, but I can only vouch for the items that I’ve personally eaten. In no particular order, I present to you:

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Asian Fusion Goodness at The House

Miso Cod

Miso Cod Special

A couple of weeks ago, my friends and I celebrated Sarabeth’s birthday and I finally got to check out one of the restaurants on my list, The House. The House is a small restaurant nestled in North Beach. In a district full of cheesy and over-the-top Italian restaurants, it’s a little funny to find a Asian fusion restaurant tucked in the corner of Grant Avenue and Broadway Street. But, it was absolutely delicious and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Hamachi Special

Hamachi Special

Crab Cake

Crab Cake

Salmon

Salmon

Sea Bass with Noodles

Sea Bass with Noodles

Pork Chop

Pork Chop with Pomegranate Sauce

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SF Birthday Extravaganza II: Tapas in North Beach’s Campanula Kitchen and Bar

The birthday festivities continued with a fun group meal at Campanula Kitchen and Bar in San Francisco’s North Beach area. I first found out about Campanula from UrbanDaddy. Since North Beach is mostly, touristy Italian restaurants, I was definitely intrigued to try a tapas bar.

Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes

Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

Beet Salad

Beet Salad

Lamb Meatballs

Lamb Meatballs

Pork Belly

Pork Belly

Osso Buco

Osso Buco

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