Saturday, September 5, 2015

Baker Street Bistro

Place: Baker Street Bistro 
Location: 2953 Baker Street (between Lombard and Greenwich Streets)
Hours: open for "Brunch" Saturday & Sunday at 9:00am
Meal: Oeufs Baker Street Bistro ~ ratatouille, poached eggs, English muffins, tomato sauce, served with homefries and mixed greens (i.e. rabbit-food stuff); and a cuppa (and one and a half[1] refillas) Coffee

Yeah, it is already September again and that means that there is just one month left of Regular Season Baseball, so it's time for a workout of my Breakfastary Starting Rotation once again. I am starting with Baker Street Bistro (see last 'blog-entry from April 19th, 2015) mainly because I felt like it (if you have a problem with that, you can take it up with Chantal).

As it was a very sunny morning for a change, I decided to sit outside. I didn't even need the sweatshirt-jacket thingy that I was wearing. It was actually pretty comfortable (just a bit cool) in the shade of the awning over the sidewalk patio-café area. The extra-added bonus of sitting outside is that you get to eat with any dogs that may have brought their humans out for breakfast ("Brunch", whatever). There was a pretty cool dog the next table over from me that was having a good time guarding the entrance door from any unwanted customers and also protecting his personal area from other mangy canines walking by on the sidewalk.

As always, the Oeufs Baker Street Bistro was an excellent choice. I like this much better than plain ol' Eggs Benedict or Eggs Florentine. I never really noticed before, but they actually grill the English muffins, which was a nice added touch I thought. Again, even if Baker Street Bistro didn't have the Best French Toast (well, Pain Perdu) in San Francisco (and just possibly the entire U.S. of A.), this meal would be worth a return visit in itself.

For condimentary supplementation, Baker Street Bistro only has Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce on all the tables. Knowing this full-well (Do you think that people ever know anything "half-cistern"?), I just went with some of my own Florida Gold Premium Habanero Hot Sauce (Thanks, Kerry!) on top of just one of the poached eggs and some Toad Sweat Chocolate Orange Dessert Hot Sauce (Thanks, Sean!) on the homefries. Yes, I used a "dessert hot sauce" on my potatoes! It was actually pretty tasty on the potatoes, too. And for any of you that may be sneering at the use of this hot sauce on my breakfast potatoes, I would just like to point out that this combination is 100% All-American (well, South or Central American), as chocolate, chillies, and potatoes are all New World foods. (Hey, don't knock it until you have tried it. And I am pretty sure that there is little chance that anyone else will even attempt it, anyway, so you will never know for sure.) This one would probably be pretty good on pancakes or French Toast ~ just not on le Pain Perdu Ultime at Baker Street Bistro, as that would be completely blasphemous. 

the Wild Parrots of San Francisco Interlude

I was completely shutout this morning from seeing any of my noisy little friends. I had parked over by the Lombard Street entrance to the Presidio again and arrived just a little before nine a.m., but there was neither hide nor feather of them in any of the tall eucalyptus trees there. They must have gotten an early jump on the day. (The early pandemonium catches the worm?)

Glen Bacon Scale Rating
Oeufs Baker Street Bistro ~ 7.2


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

I  got to use one of the few Spanish phrases that I know (which I had actually learned at Baker Street Bistro a while back) when I asked for a "half-refilla" from the Mexican server-dude: "La mitad, por favor!"

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