Food

Work Lunch of Note

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I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Urban Picnic (which used to be Chill Cafe, same owner, different concept). Very slow service, inconsistent food and a relatively high price ($7-9 for BANH MI???) were what originally deterred me. I’ve come back recently and found that they’ve really cleaned their act up. The wait has been much shorter, the food tastier, and the staff nicer, although they do still seem unhappy to be at work.

Gotta give credit where credit is due- I LOVE their kale and quinoa salad. Today they were sold out by the time I dragged my butt to lunch, so I took a chance and got the “Slaw”.

Here’s what’s inside, according to their website: green cabbage, watermelon (pomelo for this one), daikon, carrots, shaved red onions, Thai basil-mint-scallion-cilantro medley, topped w/ crispy shallots & peanuts, with a garlic lime vinagrette. For $6.75.

Seriously seriously great. It was light and fresh and actually “enough” food.

The banh mi continue to be what I consider expensive, but hey, there’s always Cafe Dolci for that.

Food

San Francisco Brewcraft

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San Francisco Brewcraft is like a portal to the South- that exists on Clement St.!!! Clement is basically San Francisco’s second Chinatown, so I had a momentary chuckle walking into the store. It was just so unexpected for the neighborhood.

The moment I stepped in I felt like I’d been transported to some tackleshop in rural Arkansas. It was cluttered, friendly, and craaazy in there. Okay, that doesn’t describe my experience growing up in Little Rock at all :). To be fair I only popped in for a second to purchase a capper, but wow, what a shop! I’ll be back soon I’m sure!