wing wings.

wing wing sauce: a little soy, a little spicy; fries with chicken-mushroom gravy.

wing wings – lower haight, sf

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2 sisters bar and books.

the last two weeks have seen the arrival of two new watering holes to the hayes valley neighborhood, both of which i find pretty exciting. i haven’t yet checked out suppenkuche’s newly opened biergarten, but i did stop into a little spot called two sisters bar and books to check out the food, drinks and books–easily three of my favorite things!

they offer up beer and wine based twists on classic cocktail concepts (while awaiting their full liquor license), a small menu, and there is a collection of beautiful books available for folks to take a book and leave an old book of their own.

we tried out a few plates and beverages: as far as beer, the 21st amendment back in black ipa delicious. cocktail-wise both drinks i tried were reminiscent of classics: the port of sf (madeira, lime, ginger, ipa) was a light twist on a mule; and the duke’s son (amontillado, carpano antica, bitters) is a nice take on a whiskey drink.

food-wise, the deviled eggs with bacon, ancho and cream were not my favorite–i’m a deviled egg lover and prefer a more traditional take. the roasted wild boar sausage with yukon gold potatoes in garlic and rosemary oil was tasty and would definitely lure me back.

canadian thanksgiving…

i love thanksgiving. its easily my favorite food holiday, and i could eat thanksgiving anyday, anytime of year. in honor of being canadian (or just as an excuse to feed my obsession with thanksgiving food) we made thanksgiving dinner in october.

fresh herb, lemon and garlic roasted chicken
mashed potatoes with creme fraiche
boxed stuffing (guilty pleasure)
roasted beets and carrots with goat cheese dressing
thyme gravy

another month, another wedding!

the reason for my recent weekend jaunt to montreal was my cousin’s wedding, minus the cold and rain it was awesome, and we were spoiled by yet another wedding with great food. following the ceremony was a cocktail hour including gin+tonics with cucumber slices (in my opinion the best gin garnish), a sparkling fruit cocktail, and passed apps: scallop ceviche, crab cakes, cheese and chorizo croquettes, tuna tartar crostini, and foie gras w/ apple crostini.

the party then moved into the reception hall for a six course meal, wine, cocktails and dancing! dinner included: butternut squash soup, venison carpaccio, seared salmon with guacamole, goat cheese and beet salad, filet mignon with lobster tail, wedding cake, and a huge dessert spread (fruit, cheese, cakes, brownies, candy and more.) and we got to drink a hundred year old bottle of aquardente (portuguese firewater) that was incredible!