Split Bread

On nice days I like to take a walk at lunch. Up near the Moscone Center and Yerba Buena Gardens is Split Bread. Split Bread is the artisan sandwich place started by the owners of Mixt Greens, another of my favorite SF places. Both places source locally and use organic ingredients. I usually get a salad...the Split Cobb is really good with fresh avocado and rotisserie chicken. But today I got the Braised Short Rib sandwich with the side kale salad because I have not been able to get my favorite green kale drink all week. Both ...

Tribune Tavern

Friday, April 12, 2013 0 , , , , Permalink 0

Eat Oakland checked out the Tribune Tavern last night, the newest downtown spot to get your food and drink on. This is another new spot by Chris Pastena of Chop Bar (see Lungomare in Jack London) and Temoor Noor of Grand Tavern. Chop Bar and Grand Tavern are favorites of Eat Oakland so we thought we'd check it out. A little bird told us there are also some Daniel Patterson alums in the bloodline. First the positives: It is a stunning space. It's everything we think a downtown spot should be: big windows, an large curved bar that invites you to ...

Albany Taproom/Grazzy Burger

Friday, March 29, 2013 0 , , , , , Permalink 0

The Albany Taproom is a nice casual addition to the great watering holes on the San Pablo Albany/El Cerrito corridor (others are Club Mallard, Hotsy Totsy, Elevation 66 and, if you care more about getting your swerve on than having high quality beer or mixologist cocktails, the Melodee.) They have a great selection of beer on tap for the beertologist. I know, look it up, there is no good word for the beer knowledgeable. Of which I am no longer one, but it is fun to belly up to a bar where they are excited about what they are selling ...