I told myself that I am NOT going to wait in line for another crazy SF brunch...not doing it! But then, Shirley Y. told me about this place and she said that it's really good. You don't have to tell me twice about good food... So we stood, in the rain...watching people go by, staring at people's food very awkwardly through the window like creepazoids. I mean that guy's polenta looked on point! They are very strict about all people in the party being there on time. Honestly, if my party was not all there and my name was next, it sure would turn into a party of one real quick. But that's just me. We get seated and the service is SO NICE! I don't know why I get surprised by good service. Maybe because it's starting to get few and far in between. When we get seated, I had to choose between a glass of mimosa or a carafe of mimosa. I'd say that I went with the carafe MOSTLY because it was a more economic deal. But yes, I ordered my carafe for one and the waiter did not judge me. In fact, he encouraged it. I appreciate that! My friend ordered a bloody mary. We also asked for an extra glass so that I didn't look like I need to enroll in AA. We then ordered our food. I got the pork hash and my friend got the polenta (see, it helps to stare at people's food in the window). SOOOOO GOOOD! Basically, the only way you can be my friend is if you share your plates with me so that I can try everything on the menu. Shirley Y. made the cut for that reason (and she's awesome). I'm still thinking about that pork hash. But let me tell you my favorite part. Did these beezies put green chilies in the pork hash? I mean, you have to be pretty bold to do that and be an American restaurant! It was the perfect addition. So beware if you do not like spicy food, but if you do, you will be pleasantly surprised. Next, I want to try the pancakes. But really, I want to go back and order the pork hash and I want someone else to order the pancakes so that we can share.
Leena B. on Dec 7, 2015