7×7’s 2010 List of Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Try Before You Die

I was super excited when I stumbled across this list of big eats in SF published by 7×7 a few months ago!  Have you scrolled down this list yet?!  Well, what are you waiting for?!  This list is just amazing.  No.  Amazing does not even do it justice.  It is freakin’ phenomenal!!

Unfortunately, I am sad that I did not post this earlier as there is only 28 days left of this year.   However, I am still very much interested in trying all 100 things from the list.  And I certainly look forward to trying the 2011 Big Eat list!  Wish me luck… lots to eat, so little time.  San Francisco… get in my BELLY!

p.s. I plan to strike through the listing just to keep track of what I have eaten.

1. Roast chicken and bread salad at Zuni

2. Coffee-rubbed pork shoulder at Range

3. Carnitas taco at La Taqueria

4. Fried chicken and waffles at Little Skillet

5. Chasu ramen at Katana-Ya <—– OMFG what a freakin’ good bowl of spicy miso chasu ramen!!  Definitely the best.

6. Basil gimlet at Rye

7. Crab with cellophane noodles at the Slanted Door

8. Morning bun at Tartine Bakery <—– it was good, but the frangipane croissant and/or the double pain au chocolat deserves to be on this list because it was much more tastier!

9. Tofu soup with kimchi at My Tofu House <—— definitely some good soon tofu!

10. Nick’s Baja-style fish tacos at The Taco Shop at Underdogs

11. Pork sugo with pappardelle at Delfina

12. Porchetta sandwich at RoliRoti <——- awesomeness.  it was porky goodness.

13. Soup dumplings at Shanghai Dumpling King  <—– not quite Joe Shanghai’s caliber in NYC, but still a good West Coast alternative when craving XLBs.

14. Beef brisket sandwich at Il Cane Rosso

15. Any seasonal flavor at Scream Sorbet

16. Katsu curry from Muracci’s Japanese Curry & Grill

17. Samusa soup at Burma Superstar

18. Oysters on the half shell at Swan Oyster Depot <——– yummy.

19. Lobster pot pie at Michael Mina

20. Salumi misti plate at Perbacco

21. Pizza margherita at Pizzeria Delfina

22. Vietnamese roasted pork sandwich at Saigon Sandwich

23. Beer sausage with sauerkraut and grilled onions at Rosamunde Sausage Grill
(Bonus: Bring it Toronado next door and grab a beer to go with it.)

24. Blue Bell Bitter from the cask at Magnolia Pub

25. Loaf of bread straight out of the oven at Tartine

26. A bottle of Burgundy at RN74

27. Papaya salad with salty crab at Sai Jai Thai

28. A Gibraltar at Blue Bottle Café

29. Tuna tartare and a gin martini at Bix

30. Burger at Fish & Farm

31. Tuna Tostada at Tacolicious

32. Pupusas at Balompie Café

33. Prime rib at House of Prime Rib

34. Way too much cold sake at Oyaji

35. Salted-caramel ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery <— I heart their salted caramel ice cream!  It’s my McCreamy!

36. Dry-fried chicken wings at San Tung <—— It’s alright.  My parents make this MUCH more yummier.

37. Rotisserie chicken at Limón Rotisserie

38. Burger and fries at the bar at Spruce

39. Pierna enchilada torta at La Torta Gorda

40. Cheeseburger with sweet potato fries at Taylor’s Automatic Refresher

41. Pho ga at Turtle Tower

42. Fried-shrimp po’boy at Brenda’s French Soul Food

43. An Old Fashioned at Alembic

44. One of Neyah White’s shrubs at Nopa

45. Secret Breakfast from Humphry Slocombe <—- Some would argue this was better than Bi-Rite Creamery.  I completely disagree.  But the secret breakfast ice cream was pretty damn good!

46. Chips and salsa at Papalote

47. Ceviche and a pisco sour on the patio at La Mar Cebichería Peruana

48. Angels on horseback at Anchor & Hope

49. Ginger snaps at Miette

50. An obscure Belgian beer at The Monk’s Kettle

51. Maccaronara with ricotta salata at A16

52. Coconut buns from King’s Bakery

53. Carnitas at Nopalito

54. Spiced-chocolate doughnut at Dynamo Donut with a Four Barrel coffee

55. Chicken porridge for breakfast at the Bush Street Out the Door <—– WOW. So many layers of flavors!  It falls right behind my Mom’s turkey rice porridge.

56. Nuestra Paloma at Beretta

57. Agnolotti at Quince

58. Chicharrones from 4505 Meats

59. Huarache with cactus salad at El Huarache Loco
(Saturdays at the Alemany Farmers Market)

60. The Little Star at Little Star Pizza

61. Egg custard tart at Golden Gate Bakery <——- it’s really the best egg custard tart ever, especially when it’s fresh out of the oven!

62. Dim sum at Ton Kiang <—– I think dim sum at Gold Mountain Restaurant in Chinatown is much better.

63. Meatballs with grapes at Aziza

64. Sand dabs at Tadich Grill

65. Cookies-and-cream cookie and milk at Anthony’s Cookies

66. Pig parts at Incanto <—— DELICIOUS, and amazingly well prepared offal.  See my review.

67. Paper masala dosa at Dosa <—— yummy!  I crave their dosas!

68. The housemade hot dog at Absinthe

69. Foccacia at Liguria Bakery

70. Omakase menu at Sebo

71. Scotch egg at Wexler’s

72. Shanghai Buck at Heaven’s Dog

73. Popovers with strawberry butter at the Rotunda

74. Corned-beef sandwich with Gruyère at The Sentinel

75. Fried green beans at Coco500

76. Chicken hash at Ella’s

77. Eggs benedict on the back patio at Zazie

78. Super burrito at Taqueira Cancun

79. Onion strings at Alfred’s Steakhouse

80. Apple fritter at Bob’s Donuts

81. Chicken curry lunch special at Punjab Kabab House

82. Fried chickpeas at Piqueo’s

83. French fries at Universal Cafe

84. A margarita at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant <—– the food and margarita is just alright.

85. Pulled-pork sandwich at Roadside BBQ

86. A cheese slice at Arinell Pizza

87. Sesame balls at Yank Sing <—- would much prefer them at Gold Mountain Restaurant in Chinatown.

88. Buckwheat crepe and a French cider at Ti Couz

89. Lettuce cups at Betelnut

90. Korean taco at Namu’s market stand <——– it was good, but that was it.  Nothing spectacular.  It was basically chopped kalbi korean bbq with rice, daikon, kimchee salsa, teriyaki and kimchee remoulade wrapped in toasted seaweed.  It wasn’t worth $3 for one taco.  At least we tried it.

91. Albondigas soup at Mijita

92. Bacon-wrapped hot dog from a cart in the Mission

93. Seven courses of beef at Pagolac

94. The house cappuccino at Tosca Café

95. 3 a.m. bowl of caldo verde soup at Grubstake

96. Ube ice cream from Mitchell’s <——– My all-time favorite ice cream flavor from Mitchell’s.

97. Lamb schawerma at Truly Mediterranean

98. Bloody Mary with brunch at Foreign Cinema

99. Clam chowder at Hog Island Oyster Co. <——- love this.

100. Menage a Trois at Ike’s Place

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