Saturday, December 3, 2016

Pinecrest Diner

Breakfast on Geary (redux), Part 3b

Place: Pinecrest Diner
Location: 401 Geary Street (on the corner of Mason Street)
Hours: open 24-hours a day
Meal: Farmers Omelet (they have it on their printed menu as "Farmers" in the plural and with this spelling of "Omelet"; however, their web-site has it as "Farmer's Omelette", whatever... or what's ever) ~ mushroom, tomato, and Feta cheese, served with hash browns and your choice of toast (I chose sourdough); and a glassa orange juice

(There really is no EweToobular juxtaselections between "Pine" or "crest" and Dan Fogelberg. I was trying to locate any decent "Pine"-y songs and couldn't. So, I just decided to link some of my favourite Dan Fogelberg songs instead.

If you have a problem with that, take it up with Mr. Fogelberg, or start your own d*mn 'blog-thing.)

Since the last time I ate at Pinecrest Diner (see previous 'blog-entry from Sunday, February 19th, 2012), they have put up a new awning in front and I can not make fun of their name/s any more. Maybe they read my 'blog-entry about their fine dining establishment (but not diner-restaurant) and had it changed due to that. Nah, I doubt it! However, they still do not serve poached eggs or boiled eggs of any kind; they make sure to state that prominently at the top of their menu.

This morning for the authentic diner experience, I sat at the diner-counter (where there are nine seats/stools) directly in front of the kitchen-grill.

A couple of other ideas off their menu for those of the stupid vegetarian ilk: Spanish Omelet (or Spanish's Omellete?) ~ homemade salsa, Pepper Jack cheese, avocado, and sour cream; and Huevos Rancheros (or Huevo's Rancheros?) ~ salsa over two eggs (just never poached), black beans, four pieces of corn tortillas, and sour cream (hash browns & toast not included).

And for those of you that do partake of the dead, decaying animal flesh, both of these sounded pretty interesting: Italian Omelet (or Italian's Omelette?) ~ Italian sausage with house Bolognese sauce and Parmesan cheese; and the eponymous Pinecrest Omelet (or Pinecrest's Omelette?) ~ bacon, ham, sausage, mushroom, tomato, and cheese (That's a right full breakfast there, Uncle Bob!).

This was just your typical diner-style omelette (or omelet), but it had a lotta Feta in it; so that was a major plus (and congratulations are in order for Captain Plus; he had recently been promoted to Major). I think this might have been slightly better with the additional ingredient of red onions in it. The hashbrowns were very good, though, and served in a large crispy heap.

For condimentary supplementation, 
Pinecrest Diner offers both Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce (Original Red Sauce) and Cholula® Hot Sauce (Original). I had brought a couple of my own hot sauces with me and used some (well, a lot, really) Pope's Whiskey River Hot Sauce 
(Thanks, Amy and Chef Joe!) on the hashbrowns and some (this one was a bit hotter, so I did use just "some") Old St. Augustine Snake Bite Datil Pepper Sauce (Thanks, Cindy & Greg!) on the omelette (or omelet).

the Wild Parrots of San Francisco Interlude

Once again, I did not see any of the colourful chatter-birds, but heard some of them up on Geary (between Mason and Taylor Streets). I can only assume that there is a small pandemonium that roosts atop one of the hotels or buildings in that block.

Glen Bacon Scale Rating
Farmers Omelet (or Farmer's Omelette) ~ 6.2 
(due to the goodly amount o' Feta mostly);
the Wild Parrots of San Francisco ~ 8.5

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