After much anticipation and counting down of days and hours, today was finally the day to experience Wayfare Tavern!
For those that don’t know, Wayfare Tavern is Tyler Florence’s new restaurant in San Francisco. The menu features down home classics such as fried chicken, steak and eggs and fresh seafood, all with a classy touch.
Oh, and I love Tyler. Really, I do. He’s from Charleston, too, and once we bonded over our mutual love for buttermilk biscuits. Okay so he probably has no idea who I am, but I swear I did meet him and he’s a super nice guy! Plus, he makes great biscuits.
Naturally, I couldn’t wait to try out his new place. I like to support the South in any way, shape or form and if that means stuffing myself with fried chicken, watermelon and sweet tea, so be it!!!
There were five of us there today and we ate A LOT. Starters included some beautiful fig creation:
Watermelon salad with ricotta salata and fennel
Padron peppers (my love!)
Steak tartare (I hear the collective eeeeewwwwwwwww…it’s an acquired taste and I’m not too big of a fan)
Oh! And a gorgeous heirloom tomato salad but I forgot to take a picture.
For my meal, I ordered the burger. Yes, yes I did.
This was actually not my burger but I couldn’t get far enough away from my own meaty delight to take a photograph since we were all crammed into a small booth. Mine pretty much looked just like this, minus the egg. It was local grass fed beef topped with Mt.Tam cheese (mmmmmm) and bacon on a fresh house made brioche bun. I didn’t eat the bacon because as you can see, this was sort of intense to say the least. I did pick at the fries though!
And drink some vino vino
You only live once, right?? heh heh heh
I obviously don’t eat indulgent lunches like this all the time, but once in awhile it’s a wonderful treat. And heck! I hiked six miles yesterday.
The restaurant had a gorgeous bar—I loved the dark wood and the almost hunting lodge feel to the whole place. Unfortunately I didn’t see T-dog himself, but I doubt he would remember yet another crazy blonde girl throwing herself at him after three glasses of wine at a gala dinner.
Not that that was me or anything…I’m speaking hypothetically of course. Oh wait…I was brunette then so it doesn’t count! Muhahahahaha