Remembering Radish, Specchio, Hi Lo BBQ, and I guess Hog & Rocks

I don’t actually recall much about any of them to be honest, but the Ford GoBike map is keeping the dream alive:

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The Lexington Club is definitely still kaput though.

Also what ever happened to Emily’s Seasonal Soulfood?

King Kong, the sandwich

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Turner’s Kitchen, of course:

Egg salad, roasted pork belly (sliced thin and gently reheated so it melts) baby spinach (place the warm pork belly on the spinach so it wilts just a little) crispy onions and fresh thyme-black pepper mayo on sliced sourdough.

[via Turner's on Instagram]

Look at this sandwich

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Turner’s of course. Read all about it.

Benedict bonanza for brunch at Foxsister (also the Foxsister Burger is the new best burger in SF)

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(It’s weird, back in the day we would’ve written 10 posts about Foxsister by now, but this is our first. We go there all the time and recommend it to people all the time; we just don’t write blog posts very often anymore.)

Anyway, Foxsister rules, definitely check it out if you haven’t been. And also they just started doing brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 11am-3pm and the brunch is real good. I know it’s a long way til the weekend, but pencil it in now so you don’t forget — and start saving up appetite.

The fried chicken Benedict was REAL good, and the burger (only available at brunch) knocked our socks off. Plus the atmosphere (and four frozen drink options and cheap Hites) are perfect for brunchtime.

Here’s the menu:

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[Photos via Foxsis on Insta]

4505 Meats returns to the Mission! (via this special brisket Cubano this week only)

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Available til the 1st at Media Noche on 19th Street.

[via 4505 Meats on Instagram]

MORE GLUTEN

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Turner’s Kitchen explains:

Made a little change, we added stuffing aka more gluten to the Turkey-Cran-Brie-Darling sandwich that was a delicious hold over from Clare’s Deli (can you fucking believe it’s been almost 3 years!) Smoked turkey, melted Brie, chunky cranberry sauce and mustard-sage stuffing (brown butter+onion+celery+chicken stock+sage+garlic+whole grain Dijon mustard) on a ciabatta roll.

Get it! [via Turner's Kitchen on Instagram]

Drink of the Week: This cool mimosa

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(Thanks, Nick!)

FREE summertime cocktails this Thursday at Virgil’s

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Summer is just about here, and local bar-with-a-big-patio Virgil’s wants to celebrate in a very generous manner:

Please join us on the patio and Enjoy FREE SAMPLES of our summer cocktails like the Spicy Watermelon Margarita (made with fresh watermelon juice and jalapeno tincture) and the Apiary (with house infused Apricot Absolut vodka). We would love to see you there! All are welcome!

RSVP and invite your friends (and peruse the full cocktail menu) here.

Helluva Hawaiian hoagie!!!

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From the fine fine folks at Turner’s Kitchen, on the menu for the next few days at least, probably. Here’s whatsonit:

Pulled pork, crispy spam (cooked in bacon fat), caramelized pineapple (cooked in spam and bacon fat), jalapeño-lime coleslaw and crispy jalapeños on King Hawaiian rolls or Dutch crunch.

Alo-HAHHHH! Read on for most-excellent suggested chip and soda pairings (which you can take next door to 500 Club for most-excellent beer and shot pairings too).

Pal’s Take Away is back in SF! Fridays only, at Birba Wine Bar in Hayes Valley

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After a long absence from San Francisco, Pal’s is back!!! Every Friday at this place Birba, which is an acclaimed but modest little neighborhood wine bar full of nice people and plenty of places to sit and scarf a big ol’ Pal’s sandwich.

And despite the long absence, the sandwiches are just as we remember them — big and rich and full of character and freshness and fun flavors and textures. (And when we went a couple Fridays back, the menu was very familiar — 4 or 5 sandwiches to choose from, including that legendary Lao sausage.)

It’s 11:30am to 3ish, every Friday now. Birba is in Hayes Valley, yes, but think of it more like a 5-minute bike ride from Zeitgeist:

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Here are a couple more closeups, courtesy of the Pal’s Take Away Instagram, to help warm up your tastebuds:

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[Map by Google]