Lord George, San Francisco

Stopped by here one evening with some friends.

Seems easy to miss; coming down the sidewalk, I only noticed a small sign on the sidewalk.  The droop in the handwriting makes me smile.20160221LordGeorge1

 

Oddly, behind that copper bowl they chip their own ice.  Seems unnecessary.20160221LordGeorge2

 

We sat near oyster guy!20160221LordGeorge3

 

So, of course we got oysters:20160221LordGeorge4

 

Steak & Potatoes tartine.  Open face sandwich with some salad.  Horseradish aioli, chimichurri, carrot butter, honey.  Tastes good.  As soon as you bite into it, the whole thing pretty much falls off!
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Ended with a cheese board.  Though it might look plain, I think I enjoyed this more than my messy tartine!20160221LordGeorge6

 

Lord George, 555 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
http://www.thelordgeorge.com/

Tanto, Sunnyvale

A local favorite.  Everything I’ve tried I would get again!  I recommend making reservations with a group so that you can try most dishes.

 

From the street, Tanto looks rather unassuming.20160213Tanto1

 

Always tempted to get the sashimi salad.  Generous amounts of sashimi, with just the right amount of dressing and greens.  This is probably as healthy as my cravings will ever get.20160213Tanto2

 

Kani Gratin.  Cheesey crab goodness.20160213Tanto3

 

Kani Korokke.  Crab croquettes.  Couldn’t help from eating some before I took a photo.20160213Tanto4

 

Tempura Moriawase.  Assorted tempura; a classic.20160213Tanto5

 

Yaki Onigiri.  Fried rice balls with roe; this keeps me coming back!  At first I would share an order.  I no longer share.  (=20160213Tanto620160213Tanto7

 

Sashimi Moriawase 6 kinds.  Also a classic.20160213Tanto8

 

Garlic Steak.  Comes raw in a sizzling hot iron bowl, and finishes cooking as you stir it.  This was way better than expected, and tasted even better the next day!  Shortly after receiving this, I saw four similar orders arrive nearby; once you see and smell it you’ll know why.  #infuencer.20160213Tanto9

 

Tanto Japanese Restaurant, 1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Salt House, San Francisco

Went here with coworkers after a long day at the office.  From a previous visit, I remember liking the gnocchi here.

 

At first, I did not realize the 545 sign was for its street address.20160128SaltHouse1

 

Pain Epi from Acme Bread, I think.20160128SaltHouse2

 

I decided to try the Bruce Adams refresher.  I recommend it.  Grapefruit and ginger on the bottom.  A slice of lemon, and soda water.20160128SaltHouse3

 

The Beef Rib-Eye.  Served with black trumpet mushrooms, braised leeks, crispy potato, and baby carrots.  Much smaller than anticipated; I needed to go out for a second dinner after this dinner.  Probably should have ordered appetizers.20160128SaltHouse4

 

The inside looks pretty sweet.20160128SaltHouse5

 

The bar.20160128SaltHouse6

 

Salt House, 545 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
http://salthousesf.com/