Ohmigod, I’m so behind in posting. We’ll see if I peter out toward the end of the pics…
Did we know that Night + Market does fried chicken???
Didn’t realize that Needle opens at 3PM, and we were hungry and in the area (and there around 2PM), so we got this. Not bad at all. There are long slivers of jalapeño. I needed more sauce or condiments (can’t recall if it had a bit of mayo in it?) b/c, while the chicken itself wasn’t try, the sandwich as a whole was a bit on the parched, and I could’ve some more lime in w/ the papaya salad.
Square One had apparently been closed and it now re-opened.
Didn’t realize salmon benedict (one of my fav dishes) is now weekend-only (was there on a weekday). You now enter through the patio, order at a counter, and the food is brought to your table. The patio has all-new furniture (incl renovated restrooms), and the tables are very nicely spaced and all have VERY big umbrellas. Cashier also does not allow customers to touch the tablet (EXCELLENT!). This was my first outdoor dining during the pandemic, and I felt relatively comfortable eating there (although I don’t think I’ll be doing outdoor dining until the numbers go down). Food is as good as it ever was, and I’m so glad that their opened. Blurry pic is of avocado toast (that had gorgeous watermelon radishes).
Had Melisse x Citrin for a special occasion toward the end of the month. Forgot to take a pic of the menu, so here it is from their FB page.
F*ck that was delicious. Basil brioche (not pictured) didn’t taste much of basil, although the brioche part itself was great. Honeynut squash velouté came in a TINY plastic container and didn’t look that interesting; it was DELICIOUS and rich. Lobster bolognese was so good that I was literally trying to lick the container. I still kind of dream about it. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a toasted barley sauce; I imagine it’d be kind of boring, but this had intense unami flavor. Only miss of the whole thing was that the short rib was either very intense… or surprisingly over-salted (and I like salt). I think all whipped cream should contain yuzu.
Partner thought it was all so good that he had wished we had ordered 2 portions. I thought 1 portion was just barely enough.
Finally tried the burger at Charcoal’s walk up. Burger was fine, but the steak fries get a special shout out.
I normally detest thicker cut fries, but these are done correctly. Slightly crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Not overly starchy.
If you’d made it this far, you get to see me in a Halloween costume: