Saturday, August 20, 2011


… arrivederci!

(Ignore the idiot at the end of the video, I have no idea who he is or how he got in there.)

Chow Church was my intended destination this morning when I headed over to the Castro for breakfast (see 'blog-entry from May 8th, 2010 to understand that, if you care to). Chow Food Drink has four locations in the Bay Area: one in the Castro District (on Church Street); one near Golden Gate Park (in the Sunset District on 9th Avenue); one in Lafayette; and one in Danville. The Church Street restaurant is the original location ~ operating there since 1997. The really neat thing about all four restaurants is that they all have "patio seating" areas available, so you can enjoy dining al fresco all year round ~ weather (or whether) permitting.

The menu at the Church Street spot seemed about the same as the one at Park Chow. They offer several breakfast items from which to choose. I went with Quesadillas* (Cheese), salsa, avocado, scrambled eggs. For those of you meatatarians out there, this can be ordered with some dead, decaying animal flesh, too. I also had a side of home fries, cuppa
Thanksgiving Coffee, and a glass of fresh "squeezed" (organic) apple juice.

This was all a pretty simple idea, which made nicely for a lighter breakfast. I thought at first that it was going to have the scrambled eggs inside the tortilla (which I was interested in seeing), but this way worked out fine, too. The quesadilla comes with a nice pico de gallo and fresh guacamole; the idea seemed to be to cut a little piece of the quesadilla and top it with some scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, and guacamole … and enjoy. The coffee was good and strong; local, Fair Trade, and organic, too (I have found this brand to be either really good or not so good, depending on where it is brewed; they do a decent cuppa here, better than my normal swill). The fresh "squeezed" apple juice was very refreshing still; not sure what kinda apples were used in making it, though.

Chow offers as condimentary supplementation Tabasco® (standard red), Cholula®, and Pickapeppa Sauce®. The Cholula® would probably have gone very well with this meal; however, I used the last of my El Yucateco® Chipotle Habanero sauce on the quesadilla and eggs, and some Trees Can't Dance ~ Belizean Habanero Sauce (Thanks again, Cindy and Greg.) on the home fries.

Of note, while crossing Market Street on my way to the restaurant, one single pair (one single pair?) of Wild Parrots of San Francisco flew overhead.

Glen Bacon Scale Rating: Quesadilla(s) ~ 6.5

*(They had this as plural on the menu, but you really just get one large flour tortilla/quesadilla cut into four triangles, which was more than sufficient for my appetite, anyway.)

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