Friday, September 24, 2010

Good Eats: Brickhouse Cafe

I don't eat to live - I live to eat.

This is probably quite obvious since the majority of my tweets usually revolve around food in one way or another. American, Japanese, French, Indian, Thai, Korean, Chinese - you name it, I love it.

I get a surprising amount of questions about my favorite places to eat even though my main focus is beauty, makeup, etc. That's understandable though, because who doesn't love food? Since I spend a lot of time between southern and northern California, I thought it would be fun to share gems I've found along the way.

For my first foodie entry, I present you - Brickhouse Cafe & Saloon.


It's only fitting that I start off with "The Brickhouse" as I call it. I find it has a better ring when you add "the" don't you think?


Anyways, this is probably one of my favorite places in the whole of San Francisco. It's located in SOMA on Brannan Street between 3rd and 4th. It may not look like much, but this is my kind of food joint -laid back, casual, and eclectic. I also really love and enjoy the staff. Everyone is kind, friendly, and helpful - even when the place is packed full of people. Most importantly though, the food is outstanding. Whether you pop in for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, I can promise that you will walk out very pleased.


My personal favorite is the chicken brie sandwich (shown above) - which I've tweeted about numerous times. Between two pieces of focaccia, you'll find grilled chicken, gooey brie cheese, onions, fresh apple slices, and a pesto aioli to top it all off. Fresh apples?! Yes, that's right - fresh apples. It may sound a bit strange, but I think this small element is what sets this sandwich apart from others. You get savory, sweet, juicy, and crunchy in every bite. It's pure heaven. If you order the chicken brie, try to get garlic fries with it. They technically don't start serving garlic fries until dinner, but if you ask nicely you can sometimes get them during lunch hours. If you can't get them, just order regular fries but ask for the chipotle aioli dipping sauce that comes with the garlic fries. Again - HEAVEN.

In addition to the chicken brie, the Brickhouse serves burgers, salads, and full dinner entrees like salmon - as well as a variety of breakfast dishes. They also have a wide assortment of drinks ranging from beer, wine, and cocktails, to cranberry lemonade (my drink of choice!) and chocolate shakes.

*stomach grumbles* Oh dear, I think I've discovered the downside to food posts - cravings! Haha

My hunger aside, definitely stop by Brickhouse if you're ever in the area. Everyone I've taken becomes instantly hooked - and I'm sure you won't be any exception! (:

P.S. I almost forgot! One of my favorite things about the Brickhouse is the question of the day. If you answer it correctly, you get 25 cents off your coffee. I don't drink coffee, but I'm a sucker for trivia and random facts!

21 comments:

  1. OMG that sandwich looks too good! Too bad I live on the other side of the country!

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  2. I really wanna know the answer to that trivia question! Lol.

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  3. The food sounds fantastic and I'm loving the Question of the Day. That's so cute! I've never seen that before and that alone would make me want to stop in. :D

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  4. Ooh this sounds like a great little restaurant! Definitely checking it out when I'm in SF! :) Thanks!

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  5. Grilled chicken+Brie+Onions+apple slices with focaccia! and pesto aioli! What a great combination. I will try that this weekend. I love aioli and make my own, is it popular there?

    I also live to eat. I love love love food. I have a photo of me hugging a rice cooker and eating rice with hands and a big smile on my face...as 12 months old baby.

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  6. That is totally my kind of sandwich! the garlic fries sound amazing too.. to bad i'm all the way on the other side of the country lol.

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  8. naw i wish we had these places in the uk haha!xx

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  9. I watch you on youtube and I love your blog! This restaurant sounds great!

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  11. Oohh, I will have to check that out net time I go to SF, that sandwich looks delish. Now I'm hungry, haha!

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  12. hey
    hmmm im soo hungry now :(

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  13. I definitely live to eat too! Eating is a hobby and a passion for me haha
    The sandwich looks so yummy♥

    Just wanted to tell you I love watching your videos on Youtube :D

    xoxo

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  14. yum! I go to AAU and I have class on Brannan. HAVE to check this place out.

    xx

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  15. i love that you love food as much as ME!!!! i cant wait to write my first restaurant review! your videos and blog are always my favorites to read and watch <33

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  16. That sandwich looks so delicious. I love you youtube channel, glad to know you have a blog as well!

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