Doesn't every city have one? You know, a place that once you've been to, you want/need to go back to every time you return.
It doesn't have to be fancy; as a matter of fact, it's better if it's not, really. Who rushes back to places that are offering 8 course meals for $250 a person; gimme a great $25 or under meal any day of the week.
Significant Eater and I recently spent our 15th anniversary in San Francisco, a city we like a lot. After all, it's got great food and drink, it's got an $11 an hour minimum wage with a booming economy (take that Boehner, you douche) and the cab drivers still understand a little English. Also, it's got some pretty nice views...
Even though it's an oyster "depot," oysters are not why we rush here. Actually, they were 86ed on oysters by the time we arrived, but the offerings go way deeper than that...
Metacarcinus magister, better known as the Dungeness crab (my favorite crustacean, actually).
Yes, there are fancier salads. And yes, there are healthier salads...that Louis dressing is, after all, mostly mayo, cream and chili sauce. But, there's nothing more delicious - and here, where they top off your iceberg with almost a half-pound of delicious Dungeness...well, you'll understand why Swan Oyster Depot is this city's must-go-to every time we return...
Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk Street, San Francisco
Monday, February 25, 2013
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Crab looks good. Good food, cocktails, and a view of the bridge...not a bad trip.ReplyDelete
Landlocked in Cleveland and drooling over your photos, Mitch!ReplyDelete