Depending on where you live and how old you are, the word “maverick” can bring to mind all sorts of interesting things.
If you live in the Bay Area, you can add another thing to your “maverick” list… Maverick Restaurant on 17th and Mission in San Francisco. This teensy weensy place on 17th street is easy to miss, but it is definitely worth checking out. We had our mother’s day dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed everything we had to eat and drink.
We started with a couple aperitifs, though I was enjoying myself too much to make a note of specifically what they were.
I know mine was something to do with black pepper, lime, and strawberry. It was tasty.
Big sis got some kind of sparkling grapefruit thing with lillet.
We got one of my favorite appies, fried green tomatoes. I loved that these weren’t breaded too much, but were still nice and crispy.
Next we got sardines on toast. Surprisingly yummy and not too fishy!
My main course was beef short rib over grits with crispy onions and chard. The sauce was a reduced stout beer sauce that mixed perfectly with the grits.
Sarah had pappardelle with duck. It came with broccolini and spring onions… and lots of parmesan cheese.
Mamacita ordered stuffed pork tenderloin with this yummy fig filling, wrapped in country ham, and served with yellow beans and herb salad.
Somehow we managed to save room for dessert.
Rhubarb pie with brown butter ice cream for me.
Chocolate devil’s food cake with coffee ice cream for big sis.
And bourbon pecan pie for the mama.
We’re not going to talk about how much this all cost… but I will say that it was worth it. We all left happy and stuffed and will definitely be back soon!