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!


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

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