Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Diners, Drive Ins & Dives

When I was off work I watched the Food Network daily. I have always liked watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. I really get excited when I see Northern California places. Well in the past month I have gone to 2 places. Let me tell you the food is just as amazing in person as it looks on TV. 

Art and I went to Pacifica one weekend. We left early on a Saturday to get in line at Gorilla Barbeque. You have to get there early because they make so much food and when it's gone it's gone. We were the first people waiting in the parking lot. 

We ordered one brisket, sausage and ribs along with mac & cheese and coleslaw. The above picture is maybe a 1/3 of the meal. We split one meal. We eat ate and then had enough for another meal. The brisket and ribs were amazing. I wasn't a big fan of the rice & beans. It was very plain to me. The mac & cheese was delish! It has a crush of Gold Fish crackers. mmmmm

The next place I suggest going to during the day. It is NOT in the best part of San Francisco. 
Show Dogs on Market. It is a couple blocks from Union Square right by some lovely strip clubs. The people in the area are a little shady. Luckily I went with someone from work. We walked rather quickly those 2 blocks. 

I am known to take people to sketchy parts of town or sketchy hotel rooms. Ask my mom & Art about my terrible hotel room picking. 

Back to Show Dogs. They had the most amazing strawberry lemonade and blueberry basil soda. I haven't ever tasted anything like the blueberry basil soda in my life. They also make milk shakes with beer. That sounds 

Polish Dog with onion rings below

Italian Dog with fries below

Show Dogs also makes all their own sauces. 
I would go back to this place, but I would take Art with me. I think we might go on a Saturday sometime soon. He was VERY jealous of my adventure.