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SF: Anchor & Hope


Wednesday night, Will and I went to Anchor & Hope in the Financial District. The huge barn-like space is set up to vaguely resemble a New England seafood shack with west coast sensibilities. Tammi and I went there when we were in San Francisco in June and had a fabulous meal, so I wasn't surprised to have had such a great meal there again.

Everything we had was wonderful, starting with the oysters, which we sucked down far too fast for me to take a photo of.

I managed a moment of self-control for the Angels on Horseback:


These bacon-wrapped oysters presented contrasting and complementary textures and flavors. The soft, collapsing texture of the oysters paired perfectly. With each bite, the bacon shattered into a million pieces of smokey salty magnificence, only to reveal the softly textured oyster, also salty but with flavors of the sea.

The rest of the meal after the jump...

We also split an order of Calamari with sweet thai chili sauce. I love thai chili sauce and feel like it should be used more often. it was great here. The squid was perfectly done, none of the rubbery texture from the overcooked crap you get elsewhere.

For our mains, I went with a simple lobster roll, which hit the spot:


Will had a dungeness crab paella, which was a bit more complicated to eat, but has me craving saffron, just from the smell a day later.

If I had any doubt after my first visit (which I didn't) it's completely gone now. Anchor & Hope is now on my list of go-to places in San Francisco.

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