Tuesday, June 21, 2011

BBQ and Lobsters

On Saturday, we drove down to the New England Lobster Company in South SF. They get lobsters shipped in daily from Maine. It is a Father's Day tradition in our family to have a lobster bake for dinner. We wanted to continue it this year to have a taste of home & celebrate Erik! He is a Doggy Daddy, afterall!

We picked up two 2LB lobsters and brought them home to make for Sunday dinner.

After picking up the lobsters, we headed further south to Pacifica. We wanted to check out a BBQ spot that was on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives on the Food Network. The name of the BBQ spot is Gorilla BBQ.

For around $12, you get one meat and two sides. It comes with rice & beans, too. For our sides, we picked Mac & Cheese and Corn on the Cob.

Overall, everything was pretty good. However, I like my BBQ sauce thick and this was more spicy & thin/watery. My fave BBQ sauce is Sweet Baby Ray's, so you have a comparison.

On Saturday night, our friends Tiffany & Brett came into the city. We went to dinner in the Mission for tapas at LoLo's. It was a super cute place with funky decor. We sat outside on the sidewalk & with the heater overhead, it was perfect! We also brought our own wine for a $15 corkage fee.

We shared a bunch of dishes including...
  • Fried brussel sprouts
  • Pistachio encrusted salmon with wasabi cream sauce
  • Taco Tropical panko and spice dusted shrimp topped with a tropical relish and chipotle oioli
  • Ceviche Mirasol tuna, bay scallops, tomatillo marinated in mirasol chile and citr
We also had the soft shell crab tacos, which were a special that night. However, I only had a bite because it still had the legs on it. Ick!

After dinner, we went to Bi-Rite Creamery - a famous ice cream place here in SF. They have fun flavors and it is awesome!! Ironically, the weather got really cold and it was probably 50 out while we waited in line for the ice cream!! I had a small cup with two different scoops of ice cream:
  • Ricanelas (cinnamon with snickerdoodles)
  • Salted Caramel
The Ricanelas was ammmaaazing. It tasted like a Snickerdoodle cookie! The Salted Caramel was ok but it tasted burnt to me. Erik had the Roasted Banana which was delish. Brett got the Honey Lavender, which I tried, but it was a little too strong for me - tasted like I was eating Potpourri!

We also hit up a bar on our way home for a few beers before they headed back to the East Bay.

It was a full day & night of eating!! But, it was super fun and I love trying new places.

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