Michael and I had dinner with his previous boss at Google and her boyfriend tonight at Sauce on Gough and Oak. When I used to work in eDiscovery consulting, my office was just a few blocks down Gough and I’d pass Sauce frequently and wonder how it was.
No more wondering. It was fantastic. There literally wasn’t anything we didn’t like and everything on the menu sounds appetizing. We have to go back and try all the other things. We tried to hit at least a wide variety of dishes tonight and I think we were successful.
Apps were the portabello fries, chorizo calamari, and deviled eggs. Entrees were salmon, braised short ribs, the butterfish, and fried chicken. The Sauce sampler for dessert which has four of their most popular ones.
The portabello fries were very tasty and I was comparing them to the ridiculously good ones I had in Dallas last summer. I would definitely get them again.
Sauce liberally uses bacon in everything. Even my quasi-vegetarian self liked it. Until next time Sauce. I must taste your S’mores.
Posted by Jennifer K. on February 12, 2013
Dinner and a show, the modern version.
I’ve wanted to try Farmerbrown for a little while, but that place is popular and good reservations are difficult to get. It’s also in the middle of one of the worst parts of the Tenderloin so not only is there a bouncer at the front, but it feels like dinner comes with a side of danger. Just how I like it.
I managed to weasel my brother Chris out of a dinner for three – him, me and mom. Dad was supposed to come, but he ended up having to work. He missed out on a fun dinner.
Farmerbrown is participating in Dine about Town which was a nice surprise so we got two prix-fixe menus and I added an entree for myself. It was plenty of food.
What we got:
Appetizers – crab cakes, seafood gumbo
Entrees – porkchop, fried chicken, cornmeal catfish
Dessert – banana cream pudding, pecan pie
Drinks – Grand Gimlet, housemade Arnold Palmer, housemade ginger beer
Delicious. I’d like to go back and try a few more of the dishes with Michael. In return for being weaseled, Chris was promised a ticket to see Anything Goes. Michael’s in India so had to miss the terrific show, but my brother and I enjoyed it very much.
Beautiful show and Reno Sweeney, played by Rachel York, was simply perfect.
Posted by Jennifer K. on January 18, 2013