Mostly the usual.
Tartine - no line before 4 during the week - I like the brownies and chocolate pudding, not so much the brioche bread pudding, nor the ham and leek quiche. Eating the oatmeal buckwheat porridge bread for lunch this week. Not bad, but I prefer Acme.
Kasa - The cauliflower/potato (gobi aloo?) and keema muttar roti were as good as ever. The dahl was bland (a good counterpoint to the spicy roti) and seemed beefy although I think it is based on a vegetable broth.
Mostly I ate in Berkeley as we usually didn’t leave for the city until 3: Great China, Brennan’s. Cheeseboard, Juice Bar Collective.
I did try Dapper Dogs twice. The regular dog had dill pickle relish and was too salty. The Chicago Dog was well balanced and had the requisite sweet pickle relish. The dogs themselves were large, had some bite and juicyness, but were only warm. I’d eat there again in a pinch. Actually the onion rings were the best thing there with a light, relatively soft breading (cornmeal like?)
Tried Castro Tarts for lunch Sunday. Lots of vegetables but not much of the bland chicken in my 5 spice chicken rice plate. The VN iced coffee was good though with lots of condensed milk making it taste like caramel (the way I like it).
I’ve sort of given up on eating in the Castro.