After touring Alcatraz, we were starving! After seeing so many goodies at the Ferry Building, we decided to go back there to taste some of the awesome looking food. Our first stop was Acme Bread Company. They are famous for their sourdough bread. We got a large loaf of sourdough to take home and a small sourdough cheese roll to munch on. I thought the bread was very good, nice chewy crust with a perfect amount of cheesy taste. Jay was just happy to finally get some food in his belly!
Next stop was Cowgirl Creamery. I have heard many good things about this place. When we went in the morning, the shop was a total mob scene. They have a counter attached to their shop, like most food storefronts here.
We decided to go with the Macaroni and Cheese, one of their new menu items. It went wrong from the beginning…. the girl behind the counter seemed like she didn’t give a $hit when she took our order. Then after our food was ready, she must have walked by it about 10 times. Then I thought… “oh, maybe it’s not ours?”. I was wrong. Finally, one of the cooks had to give us our food. Then I was just happy to dig in. Unfortunately, the mac and cheese was not good. It was bland, and the pasta was overcooked. I’m sure it was sitting there all day. For being cheese-centric, they should have a fantastic mac and cheese. They should just take it off the menu.
Next was Boccalone, a place I remember seeing on the Food Network. It has “tasty salted pig parts”. This is Jay’s dream come true.
I knew that they had a “Salumi Cone” from that show. The cone is a regular paper cone that they line with 3 types of their cured salumi (cured meat). I was so excited, I just ran up and said … “I’ll have a meat cone!”. For $3.75, I think it’s a fair price to get a sampling of some goodness. The cone of the day was Mortadella (outside ring), Prosciutto (inner ring), and Brown Sugar Fennel Cured Sausage (in the middle). The best by far was the Sausage, we even bought a link to take home with us (and used it to make something friggin awesome, I’ll post about that tomorrow).
Even though this wasn’t too much food between the 2 of us, we were actually decently full. So we headed back to our parking garage to make the 2 hour trip home. We walked through a little garden where everyone was staring up at a tree. We had to check it out. I couldn’t believe it, right in front of us were wild parrots! They even have a documentary about them, “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill”. Then it was time to go home, what a wonderful day in San Fran!
What is your favorite foodie destination?