As we gallop into the holiday weekend and celebrate our country’s independence, it seems only fitting that I bask in what constitutes classic America and classic San Francisco.
The former is easy: Johnny Depp. The cover of this magazine and his new movie’s premise (essentially cowboys and Indians, what’s not to love?!) evokes the pioneering era of America’s past. And even though he has a dead crow on his head, JD strangely pulls it off, and as always, I remain strangely intrigued.
The latter takes shape in a quintessential San Francisco restaurant: Delfina Pizzeria. Adjacent to the restaurant on the culinary block of the Mission, you aren’t a true resident or even a tourist without visiting here at least once. Burrata, while not the best in the city (that honor belongs to this resto), is still a solid appetizer, and their pizzas are of course, the star.
Being a shellfish person (and apparently a punny one), I opted for their clam pie. Sans cheese, this pizza is a great meal that makes for a not-too-heavy evening dinner. Clams, like most mollusks, are salty, so if that’s not your thing than I would recommend their classic Margherita or any of their seasonal offerings; I believe they are currently serving a broccoli raab pizza – yum!
When the weather is nice, take advantage and sit outside; the tables are small, but then again, we’re all here to eat aren’t we?
I hope everyone has a fantastic July 4th flanked with red, white, blue and sugar. I’ll be back next week with a new recipe for you!