|Top L: Harley, our foodie guide, Top R: Alta California Mission, the oldest building int he city
Bottom L: one of the many murals in the Mission, Bottom R: Cheese tray at Mission Cheese
Recently, Hog & Rocks, earned a top spot as one of San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants. We sampled a ham and oyster plate. The ham was thinly sliced and velvety and the oyster fresh, cool, and salty.
The cocktail menu is fun and diverse with cocktails ranging from a “Figment of my Imagination” to a “Bittered Sling“. There was nothing stuffy about this gastropub and our group relaxed in the lively open atmosphere.
|Venga Empanadas on Valencia Street, Mission District, San Francisco|
|Pesto Sauce at Venga Empanadas in the Mission District|
The market has been passed down through several generations of the Mogannam family and the original art deco facade has been diligently maintained. Several generations of the family still run the grocery and many people describe its pulse as “the beating heart of the neighborhood“.
|Fiddlehead Ferns! I have yet to taste these cute little vegetables as they don’t grow in the south|