Consuming Culture at Cassava

In a post-Outside Lands stupor, my friend Alicia and I ventured out to the Outer Richmond for breakfast before her flight. Cassava is a hip and trendy restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For morning meals, Cassava is known for their Japanese breakfast, which is exactly what it sounds like – a traditional Japanese breakfast, providing a different and unique break from the traditional American breakfast. Every once in a while, maybe you should eat breakfast with chopsticks.

We basked in the nice sunlight shining through the large windows and enjoyed the plethora of different flavors in our meal.IMG_3658IMG_3664IMG_3662

 

Spiced Honey Latte – awesome, albeit a little too sweet for my taste.

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Spiced Honey Latte Pt. II – Iced, with no added sugar. Even more awesome.IMG_3665

The Japanese Breakfast –¬†koshihikari rice, seared albacore, cured lemon natto, house made miso, market pickles, “hot spring” soft poached egg. ¬†We were not huge fans of the natto, but every other dish was great.

IMG_3675Scramble Eggs + Toast + Jam – fluffy scramble eggs in olive oil, rustic levain toast, house made market fruit jam, small salad.

 

A Richmond gem. Who says the Richmond isn’t hip?

 

Cassava

3519 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 640-8990

 

 

San Francisco Pizza Tour Stop #2: Pizzetta 211

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Ask me what my favorite pizza place is, and here’s my answer: Pizzetta 211.

Pizzetta has always felt like my neighborhood secret, four tables tucked away in a cozy restaurant in the Richmond District of San Francisco. This is where I would go as a child to celebrate a good grade in Math or a good job on the soccer field. While the setting is cozy and conjures good memories for me, the pure excellence of their pizzas is the reason why Pizzetta is my favorite. The crust is thin, but not too burnt or crunchy, the ingredients are always fresh, and the flavors and options are always delicious (the menu changes weekly). I always get their pizzas topped with a farm-fresh egg. As for non pizza options, the field green salad and daily cheeseboard are great ways to start, and if you still have room, the housemade flourless chocolate cake is delicious. Be warned, however: tables fill up fast and a line outside is a daily occurrence. Because Pizzetta 211 is so small, it can only accommodate a few parties (there are no reservations). Arrive early or bundle up and be prepared to wait in the Richmond fog. It’s worth it.

Pizzetta 211
211 23rd Ave.

-M

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