Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Latest Addition To The Brunch Spot Favorites List

This morning I woke up and for a panicked (yet thrilling) moment, I did not know where I was. Then my brain clicked on and made a series of calculations and I realized I was safe in the middle of Preethi's living room, lying on an air mattress. Her apartment has an incredible view of Kezar Stadium:
and even cuter deck chairs to sit and stare at it on:


The sun was shining today and when that happens, San Francisco makes me fall in love with it again. I am forever telling the City no, I am not going to return your calls because I cannot deal with its wishy-washy hot and cold. I like the bright side and it seems to me as though the City gives me more gloomy days than sunny ones. But today it's as if the City is trying to be extra cute to win me over.

After getting up, Preethi decided today was a good day for me to join her and Birt at Brenda's, a brunch spot in the Tenderloin she has talked about forever. We all sat down together and I said, "Preethi talks about you all the time, it's good to finally meet you." She said, "You too, it's not everyday I meet a Cambodian." And I said, "And I should say the same, Ms. French Soul Food!"

We had these wonderful beignets (fancy donuts). They were amazing on their own, but also delicious with the peach jam on the table. I should mention the ridiculousness of the jam; it made everything taste like peach cobbler. Yes, it was that good.

Hangtown Special: Oyster and bacon scramble, potato hash and a heavenly biscuit of butter. The oysters were a nice element not ordinarily found in a scramble and were fried in a light, slightly spicy batter. The hash consisted of nicely spiced, tender potato chunks. The biscuit of butter speaks for itself and tasted even better with a generous heaping of the peach jam.

13 comments:

sloan aka nevergohome said...

wow, my mouth was watering as i read about those beignets! i do the same thing every morning, im a sleep-walker so i never seem to wake up in the same place i was the night before. love you blog!

-sloan

_ySaNg'18_ said...

_WoW!!
_HoW NIcE,
_i wish i cud vicit ur place!!


_nice view hUh!!


_a Lots of food!!


_hmMmm!!

Chloe said...

Oh yum! I just love a good breakfast.

Miss Ena Abîme said...

Oh my...!
Everything looks wonderfully delicious!

geek3y said...

Ohhh those beignets look soo good...

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Biff said...

ooh you got my taste buds flowing. time for lunch, yummy.

Katie said...

That food looks so TASTY! Too bad I read this post right at suppertime when I can't find anything good to eat. :P

The Misguided Prodigy said...

Hello, I love your writing style and stories. I am saddened to hear the situation with the "nice man you live with" and wish you both the best. I will continue to read and check in on you and hope that you don't mind. Enjoy life to the fullest, it is a gift and not a right.

Sobrina Tung said...

Sloan -- that must have taken some getting used to waking up in a new place each morning? I've only ever sleep walked/slept walked (?) once when I was about 5.

Katie -- that's the worst, thinking about food right before bed. Sorry my post caught you at the wrong time! ;P

Misguided Prodigy -- I definitely don't mind at all! Thanks for the kind words.

EchoStatik said...

Having frequented the New Orleans area (and being of cajun decent) I can vouch for the fact that beignets are pretty much the greatest food ever.

Sobrina Tung said...

EchoStatik -- so they are a bona fide soul food? I might have thought they were made up. haha. Are the ones stuffed with fillings as good as the plain?

preciousluv said...

where r u from

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