Sunday, November 27, 2011


I revisited Savor on 24th Street over in Noe Valley (see last 'blog-entry from September 5th, 2010). I was almost tempted to sit outside in their large patio area, but it was still a bit chilly this morning and the Sun really wasn't hitting back there yet; it has (retractable) canvas awnings and overhead gas heaters, but that kinda defeats the whole purpose of eating outside, right?

Savor has a very large and cool Christmas nutcracker collection on display already for the holidays. There is even a "Wizard of Oz" set: Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, Glinda ~ the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West, and even a Flying Monkey with Toto in the basket; the only one missing was the Wizard himself.

Savor offers many different types of sweet and Savor-y crêpes to choose from, plus several omelettes and egg scramble dishes. I went with one of their Savor-y crêpes: Mazatlán[1] ~ Avocado, tomatoes, sharp cheddar, and chipotle[2] peppers, with salsa fresca and sour cream; served with home potatoes and mixed greens. I also had a large glass of Cranberry- Lemonade (which was just ½-cranberry juice and ½-lemonade that I asked to have made).

This had lots of chipotle flavour, smoky but not overpoweringly spicy, and lots of avocado in it, which is always nice when it is stated as the first ingredient (Perry, please take note). The home fries were very good, too ~ a large portion and perfectly crispy/crunchy. I mostly left the mixed greens untouched, again.

Savor only has Tabasco® (the standard red) on all of the tables as condimentary supplements, but the notes from my last trip stated they have both the red and green (Jalapeño) Tabasco® and Tapatío®; so, I came prepared with a couple from my own collection, but only ended up using some Benito's Original Naranja (Thanks, me!) on the potatoes, the chipotle flavour in the crêpe really didn't need to be messed with.

Glen Bacon Scale Rating: Mazatlán Crêpe ~ 7.0

[1] I have never been to Mazatlán, but would like to make a trip there one of these days. For those of you that also have never been:

[2] Stupid, useless cunning linguist (and pseudo-culinary) pointer of the day:

"Chipotle" comes from the Nahuatl word "chilpoktli" meaning "smoked chili pepper". It is just a smoke-dried jalapeño pepper.

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