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Reveille Coffee Spills Food And Design Details – Plywood Special – Eater SF

This soon to open brick and mortar certainly deserves your attention. If the truck and the coffee you’ll find there is any indication, these java purists will create a stunning cafe. We’re already planning the drive over there to report first -hand.

“One of the biggest perks of the new space is an elevated open kitchen that will overlook the coffee bar. The day will start with assorted breakfast pastries, biscuits with jam and butter, and sticky buns made from scratch in the mornings. Lunch options will move into “simply prepared seasonal antipastas and sandwiches,” including a tuna conserva sandwich, and a farro salad with beets, avocado, and pistachio. The menu will start small and grow as the cafe does.”

Check out the full article on SF EATER:

Reveille Coffee Spills Food And Design Details – Plywood Special – Eater SF.


Tout Sweet

tout sweet confections

tout sweet confections

Checkout this new website for the new San Francisco treat, Yigit . He’s opening a new shop in the Union Square Macy’s appropriately called, Tout Sweet.

I love his mission statement and couldn’t agree more with the sentiment:

Somewhere, in the transition to adulthood, most of us lose track of our inner child.

I personally created each one of our irresistible products available here and in our shop in Macy’s Union Square with one goal in mind; to transport you to a playground bursting with flavor and character that will delight your inner child.

Read more about this fabulous man and his inspirations, here.

yigit pura patisserie, Tout Sweet

yigit pura patisserie, Tout Sweet


dessert landscapes series: the jalousie by thorough bread & pastry

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the 'jalousie', by Thorough Bread & Pastry, Church St, SF

 

Thorough Bread and Pastry
248 Church St (between Market St & 15th St)
San Francisco, CA 94114

Neighborhood: Castro


dessert landscapes, the bostock

 

the Bostock, breakfast pastry at Thorough Bread and Pastry, Church St., San Francisco

the Bostock, a thick-cut slice of brioche soaked in rum which is then baked with a layer of almond cream with sliced almonds and finally, finished with a dusting of powdered sugar- available at Thorough Bread and Pastry, Church St., San Francisco

Thorough Bread and Pastry
248 Church St (between Market St & 15th St)
San Francisco, CA 94114

Neighborhood: Castro


lunching at my favorite cafe, starstream

Roasted fig, fresh basil and stracciatella cheese sandwich with salad of arugula, red onion and fingerling potatoes

Roasted fig, fresh basil and stracciatella cheese sandwich with salad of arugula, red onion and fingerling potatoes

Given the choice of trying a new restaurant or going back to one that is tried-and-true, I’ll usually opt for the former rather than the latter. So if a place does manage to keep me coming-back on a fairly regular basis why, that’s an endorsement in and of itself. Starstream certainly is that kind of place, and it certainly has a hold on me. I keep going back. And without fail, every time I do there’s at least one new thing waiting to be tried, something that blurs the line between sweet and savory (a distinguishing factor for which Starstream is known, check out my previous review here). As much as I try to resist that bit of sweet at the end of the meal, I can’t. (It is the best cookie in San Francisco, after all) And then there’s Remi, the owner and chef, who is a true gem.

The following is a lunch in pictures. Joining me on this latest visit was MUS•e•YUM Trustee, L., a former advertising exec. who’s eaten at some of the top restaurants in town and beyond, so he has a refined palate and holds the bar high. L. always presents a neutral and unbiased review. . . it was his first time eating here, in fact. (Not his last, he really liked it!)

On my plate were the roasted fig, basil & stracciatella cheese sandwich and the salad of arugula, pickled red onion and sliced fingerling potatoes . Both of these dishes reflect Chef Remi’s signature approach of bringing savory and sweet together, in a deftly-balanced way. L. also loved his meal, the Pork Conserva sandwich and Citrus Salad. He appreciated how well-balanced all the flavors were on his plate, as well.  The brightness of the citrus fennel salad was a real highlight, as well as the iced Bergamot tea he ordered with his meal, very aromatic and rich. We both agree the rolls on which the sandwiches are served are pretty great and well worth mentioning; they’re beautiful, they’re flavorful, and they’re made in-house by Remi, as well. We also agreed the portion size is exactly right. We left completely satisfied, but not stuffed. In fact, as always, I had room for a little dessert, the dark chocolate and red chile pepper scone, dusted with gorgeous crystaline turbinado sugar. The flavor of the scone was nothing short of amazing, the richness of the chocolate totally satisfies your sweet tooth, and it’s accompanied by a real nice “kick” on the back-end, thanks to the chiles. Awesomeness.

And this visit we found out about a bit of exciting news from Chef Remi- . . . so stay tuned for a big story mid-February!

 

Pork Conserva sandwich and arugula/fingerling potato salad at Starstream Cafe

Pork Conserva sandwich and arugula/fingerling potato salad at Starstream Cafe

figarella sandwich at Starstream

figarella sandwich at Starstream with the delicious iced bergamot tea

dark chocolate and red chile pepper scones at Starstream

dark chocolate and red chile pepper scones at Starstream

Starstream Cafe, on Harrison Street, SF

Starstream Cafe, on Harrison Street, SF

Starstream

1830 Harrison at 14th St (near the Best Buy)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: Mission
(415) 864-6370

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am – 4 pm

Links to articles in the Press:

https://sites.google.com/site/mattegrayinsf/journals/journal-2010

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2010/10/star_stream_belgian_waffles.php

http://www.rundown.com/article.php?article_id=1445

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2010/09/best_chocolate_chip_cookies_san_francisco.php


dessert landscapes series: coffee cake at Thorough Bread and Pastry

 

coffee cake, by Thorough Bread and Pastry

coffee cake, by Thorough Bread and Pastry, Church Street, SF

 

 

Thorough Bread and Pastry

248 Church St (between Market St & 15th St)

San Francisco, CA 94114

Neighborhood: Castro


dessert landscape series: croissant @ Tartine

 

croissant, Tartine Bakery, the Mission, San Francisco

croissant, Tartine Bakery, the Mission, San Francisco

 

 


dessert landscapes series, I

achingly beautiful landscapes created by the confluence of butter, flour, sugar and fruit . . .
to view FULL SCREEN click on the ‘still’ image below, to jump to the show. ENJOY.

link to dessert landscape slide show

link to dessert landscape slide show