Monday, March 13, 2017

Sears Fine Food

(Thursday, March 9th, 2017)

(I have absolutely no idea who the two tourist-geeks standing near the entrance are. I was hoping that they would move along so that I could get an uninterrupted shot of the entrance and awning. Apparently the one in the white shorts was running late for an appointment to get his legs waxed. If you ask me, he coulda used a new facial, too.) 

Place: Sears Fine Food

Location: 439 Powell Street (between Post and Sutter Streets, just a half-block up from Union Square)

Hours: open daily at 6:30am 

Meal: (well, mine) Spinach Omelet ~ chopped spinach, sautéed onion (much like the "Food" portion of the name of this restaurant, they have "onion" in the singularity; while I am sure that my omelette did not have more than one whole onion in it, I bet there were several different onions cut up to make up this ingredient), cream cheese and fine herbs, served with hash brown potatoes and buttered toast and jelly; and a cuppa (and one refilla) their house Coffee 
(which I think our waiter/server-guy person said was Farmer Brothers®, but I forget which specific roast/blend)

I wasn't really expecting to get back to Sears Fine Food (see last 'blog-entry from Saturday, December 17th, 2016) again as soon as I did (it had been running a few years between visits previously), but I had a few friends (Hi, Greg & Cindy!) that were in town from Florida on their way to Hawai'i over the weekend, and they happened to be staying near Union Square; so this was one of the closer options down there. We mainly went to this particular restaurant because it was suggested by another couple of friends (Hi, Gary & Mary!), who were also stopping in San Francisco, coincidentally enough, on their way to Hawai'i and were also staying nearby Union Square, and they met us there for breakfast on Thursday morning, too.

I liked my omelette well enough. I would have preferred a different cheese other than cream cheese in it, though. Swiss cheese pairs much better with spinach (and we won't even state just how much betta Feta is a naturally perfect fit with spinach); I am not such a big fan of cream cheese in omelettes, anyway. I went with sourdough for my toast choice.

Cindy had the World Famous 18 Swedish Pancakes and went with the lingonberries jam option; she seemed to have liked the pancakes enough to finish them all, but she did leave a good amount of the lingonberries jam in the small ramekin portion (this was the exact opposite of what I found from when I had them on my last visit; I could have used a lot more). Gary and Mary split an order of Southern Corned Beef Hash and Eggs between themselves. They have eaten at Sears Fine Food several times before and liked this dish so much that they talked Greg into ordering the same.

For condimentary supplementation, Sears Fine Food only had Tabasco® Brand Hot Sauce 
(Original Red Sauce). I had come well-prepared and used some of my own Florida Gold Premium Habanero Hot Sauce (Thanks, Kerry!) on top of the omelette and some Pope's Whiskey River Hot Sauce (Thanks, Amy and Chef Joe!) on the potatoes.

Even though they call their restaurant just "Fine Food", singularly, I think we all enjoyed some pretty "Fine Foods".

Glen Bacon Scale Rating
Spinach Omelet ~ 6.5 
(Sorry, I didn't poll the rest of the table for their Glen Bacon Scale Rating)

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