Here We Go Again

In class last week, we received a fun surprise…we are embarking on a Curiosity Crawl! Essentially, this crawl is a compilation of things to taste and culinary sights to see in San Francisco. The pursuit is meant to keep us, as aspiring chefs, curious and passionate about collecting flavor memories and culinary experiences. And the best part…there is a prize for whoever finishes the list first. Naturally, I’m gunning for it.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may recall that I embarked on a similar mission back in 2012, when I ate each and every item on the 7×7 Magazine’s list of 100 Things to Eat in SF Before you Die. It was one of my favorite projects ever so I am more than excited to be at it again.
There are a ton of items on the Curiosity Crawl list that I’ve already eaten. However, I’ll have to do them all again because we have get a picture of it and include a logo of the SF Cooking School in the picture. Luckily, the overlap items are all worth repeating, and there are plenty of delicious new items to check out as well.
Here’s the full list, if you care to check out any yourself! I’ll be updating the list to cross items off as I go. What are some of your San Francisco favorites?
Fried Artichoke at Locanda
Hummus at Terzo
Bloody Mary at Zuni Cafe
Bahn Mi at Saigon Sandwich
Porchetta Sandwich at Roli Roti

Brunch at Camino
Carnitas at NopalitoBurger at Mission Bowl
Fried Fish in Chile Pepper at Spices II
Onion Pancake at Old Mandarin Islamic
Brussels Sprout Chips at Marlowe

Octopus Stew at La Ciccia
Kougin Amann at b. patisserie
Rebel Within at Craftsmen and Wolves
Chicken with Explosive Peppers at Z & Y
Ice Cream at Bi-Rite
Pho at Turtle Tower

Burger at 4505 Meats
Breakfast Potatoes at Plow
Tuna Tostadas at Tacolicious
Spaghetti at Delfina
Pizza Slice at Golden Boy

Chilaquiles at Primavera
Oysters at Swan Oyster Depot
Charcuterie at Fatted Calf

Fattoush Salad at Insalata’s
Focaccia at Liguria Bakery
Lion’s Head at Shanghai Dumpling King
Baguette at Acme (Ferry Building)
Laminated Pastry at Four Barrel Coffee
Honey Cake at 20th Century Cafe

Tea Salad at Mandalay
Fried Chicken Sandwich at Bake Sale Betty’s
May Wah Market
Economy Restaurant Supply

Alemany Farmers Market

Mushroom Selection at Berkeley Bowl
Used cookbook at Green Apple Books

Off the Grid

Line at Tartine BakeryChocolate Making at Dandelion 



  1. Oh wow! Can I please join you on this mission!? It sounds/looks amazing!! Where to first!? 🙂

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