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Little Star Pizza

                                                                 Little Star Pizza – Western Addition

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Located at 846 Divisadero St. is just one of their three locations. There’s one in NOPA, Mission, and lastly one in Albany across the bay. They serve up everything you’d expect a pizza joint to, from deep dish pizzas and thin crust pies to spicy chicken wings and even Caprese salads.

As the clock struck 2 P.M, I realized I was starved (as usual). So, my colleagues and I decided to grab a bite to eat. Everyone was very indifferent as to what and where we would eat. We made a last minute decision to come here and everyone was pretty happy that we did.

We walked into Little Star Pizza and were immediately seated. We decided to go all out by ordering the spicy chicken wings and a deep dish pizza complete with mozzarella, pepperoni, mushrooms, and anchovies. What a combo! I had stated that I really didn’t mind whatever toppings my workmates wanted to throw on the pizza, but after I heard what was actually going on the pizza I was a little hesitant.

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image_3The wings came very quickly while we waited for our Smörgåsbord of a pizza. Earlier, it had been foretold that the wings were superb and thus we had to to try them. And they were cooked perfectly. The meat was practically falling off of each chicken bone, making it a cinch to pick them clean. The wings came with some baby carrots and blue cheese dressing. The blue cheese was the perfect match for the slightly spicy chicken and carrots. The wings really didn’t need it, but it was nice to have nonetheless.

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Just before we could even finish our wings, the pizza had arrived. It looked a little unconventional and tasted much the same. Not to say that unconventionality is necessarily a bad thing! Although I was initially hesitant about the anchovies, they were used sparingly and actually added a nice touch to the pie.

The crust was amazing and possibly my favorite part. It was crisped on the outside, but only to such a degree where the inside of the pizza was still insanely fluffy. This worked very well with the heaps of tomato sauce, pepperoni,and mushrooms.

Little Star Pizza is a classy establishment that knows how to fill their niche and do it well. How classy are they? Apart from the modern decor, they were even so classy as to charge a mere 25 cents for the use of their in-house ATM. I don’t know how often you get that price at your local ATM, but 25 cents is unheard in regards to most ATMs in San Francisco (they usually charge a dollar or even two). Overall, it was a great experience. You stay classy Little Star Pizza!

 

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Chaat Cafe

image_3Chaat Cafe – SoMa

Indian restaurant located on Third and Howard.. It’s fairly close to Pazzia and since so many people on Yelp were raving about the Chicken Tikka Masala, I figured I owed them a visit.

I wanted something filling and boy did I come to the right place. Chaat Cafe has a huge selection of dishes, which for the most part are around $10 a pop. They’ve even got pictures of the dishes in case you’re like me in having no idea what Malai Kofta, Samosa Chaat, or Paneer Pakora are.

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I went in on a weekday evening; there were only a few customers, but they had around 8 people working there at the time. This made for great service, don’t get me wrong. However, I’m not sure if it was economically sound.

But I digress; The meal was pretty tasty. I don’t eat Indian food that often, so I wasn’t sure of the best way to tackle my Chicken Tikka Masala, or what the dish was comprised of for that matter. I decided to ladle the dish onto my plate of rice. This worked out very well and seemed like the best way to handle it. I discovered that the dish contains house roasted spices, tomatoes, onions, cream, and a little fenugreek after asking my waitress, who brought me my food very quickly.

image_2Good food & even better service at Chaat Cafe!

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Dos Equis – The Most Interesting Food Truck

Dos Equis‘ latest and greatest idea has arrived in the form of… Filipino food?? I got the heads up from a friend of mine that HapaSF had created the menu for this particular food truck. The Most Interesting Food Truck is making its rounds across San Francisco, offering free and interesting food to any old schmuck that’s willing to try their ‘interesting’ food. 

I was a little nervous about their menu. They had Duck Egg Itlog na Maalat, Chicken Feet Adidas Atchara and Pig’s Head Sisig. I decided to only get 2 items off their menu, the chicken foot, and the Pig’s Head Sisig. There were a couple of people waiting in line to order, but I certainly didn’t mind taking a couple of minutes to chat with the traditional Filipino dancers.

 

 

It was only few minutes before I was gifted with the Sisig and my lucky chicken’s foot. I wasn’t entirely sure how to tackle the chicken foot, so I asked one of the kind ladies who was working there.

She instructed me to start from the top of the foot and then to spit out all the little bits of bone. The first bite I took, I got a ton of tiny bones and very little meat. It was quite a bit of work to actually get at any of the meat. The small amount that I could get to was good though.

I’m not sure what I was expecting, nevertheless it took a little getting used to.  In addition to being one of the most difficult bites I’ve found thus far in San Francisco, there was a pigeon that kept following me around. He was obviously planning out some sort of revenge. He must’ve thought that I was gnawing on one of his brethren. All in all, it was good, but I don’t know when the next time I’ll eat a chicken’s foot might be. Also, not so surprisingly, it did in fact taste like chicken.

I didn’t get to try the duck egg, because it looked pretty mundane and I didn’t want to seem like a pig by taking all three dishes! Now if they had some Balut, I definitely would’ve tried it!

 

The Pig’s Head Sisig seemed like something you might find at a taqueria. It was served with rice and lime, which was a nice touch, but it made me want to wrap it in a burrito. I really enjoyed the Pig’s Head and I’m not even entirely sure which part of the head it was!

If the Dos Equis food truck is ever in your town, you should stop by for a minute or two. Even if The Most Interesting Man isn’t there, you’ll be sure to find some most interesting eats!

 

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