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Friday, June 11, 2010

Our 10 Favorite Meaty Dishes in San Francisco

Posted By on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 3:17 PM

click to enlarge The Alembic's pork belly with quince paste. - JONATHAN KAUFFMAN
  • Jonathan Kauffman
  • The Alembic's pork belly with quince paste.
We grew up in a family where meat in some form was the biggest slab of whatever appeared on the nightly dinner plate. Pork chops breaded and fried to a challenging state of stiffness, Swiss steak, sauerbraten in a sauce all grainy-sweet from crushed gingersnaps ― hell, even Spam. Nowadays we take animal foods more sparingly, respectfully, even, while accepting that we're too greedy or cavil to ever swing permanently vegan. Flesh is our destiny, but that doesn't mean we have to gnaw on just any old muscle. Behold 10 of our favorite meat dishes in San Francisco (or close by), culled from our SFoodie's 92 collection of favorite local eats. The carnivorous standouts in the following pages come from a variety of animals ― beef, chicken, pork, even duck ― sort of our version of Noah's ark. Only quieter.

Oh, and don't forget to consult our entire collection of SFoodie's 92 dishes, broken down into bite-sized posts: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. But before you go there, grab a toothpick and meet us after the jump.

click to enlarge JONATHAN KAUFFMAN
  • Jonathan Kauffman
1. Roast duck from Cheung Hing

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