Saturday, May 2, 2015

Three 9 Eight Brasserie

Breakfast on Geary (redux[1]), Part 18

Place: Three 9 Eight Brasserie
Location: 398 Geary Street (imagine that; on the corner of Mason Street)
Hours: open daily at 7:00am
Meal: Chèvre, Arugula Omelette ~ served with hashbrowns; and a cuppa Coffee (and one and a half refillas)

(Okay, this restaurant is on Geary Street, but Mr. Zimmerman didn't have a song with a similar title.)

I was originally planning on having breakfast at Klyde Café & Wine Bar which is located in the same building (on either side of Hotel G's entryway) as Three 9 Eight Brasserie, but they weren't open this morning for some reason. Both restaurants are owned and operated by the same chef/ownership and offer a similar breakfast menu, anyway. This is in same location that used to house Max's on the Square (see 'blog-entry from February 5th, 2012).

It has a pretty large area with numerous and varied seating with tables for two to six people. It looked like it could probably hold more than 100 people total. It's one of those fancy places that uses "real" cloth napkins (which are always wasted on customers like myself).

(There were several quotes about San Francisco on one wall above the main seating area.)

Three 9 Eight Brasserie doesn't have that extensive of a breakfast menu (and, thankfully, they call their early morning meal "breakfast" and not "Brunch" even on the weekends). There were some possible other ideas that I was looking at: Almond French Toast (seasonal fruit and whipped cream); Liège Waffles (maple syrup, butter); or Huevos Rancheros (two fried eggs, Cotija, black beans, fresh pico de gallo, sour cream, avocado, and flour tortilla).

This was a simple enough omelette and prepared very nicely (well, unlike when I have ever attempted to make an omelette and just ended up with "scrambled eggs with sh*t in it"); it was made with lots of arugula and goat cheese. I found it strange that this was not served with any kind of toast, though. They do offer "Toast" as a "Sides" choice on their menu. But who is going to order a side of toast when it should normally come with a meal?

As far as I could tell, Three 9 Eight Brasserie only offers Tapatío® Salsa Picante Hot Sauce for condimentary supplementation. At least when I asked for some hot sauce, that is all that they brought out. I used some of that on the hashbrowns as I didn't bring any of my own collection with me this morning.

the Wild Parrots of San Francisco Interlude

As I was exiting the restaurant after breakfast (because it would be very hard for a person to exit before dining), I heard, then saw, a small pandemonium of three Parrots along Geary Street atop one of the other hotels nearby.

Glen Bacon Scale Rating: Chèvre, Arugula Omelette ~ 6.3; the Wild Parrots of San Francisco ~ 8.5

1. Stupid, useless cunning linguist pointer of the day:

"Redux" is a post-positive adjective meaning "brought back, restored", which comes from the Latin verb "reducere" ("to bring back"); (see "reduce").

(I should also point out that Billy-boy Gates and his group of Nazi Spell-checkering Brown-shirts at Microsoft do not recognize this oft-used literary term. Figures. 

These idiots must not be John Updike fans.

I bet both John Steinbeck and William Saroyan knew the correct usage of "redux", too.)

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