For the record, these were supposed to be posted yesterday, but since I ate at three different places this weekend I thought that I would spread them out. It’s out with the old and in with the new. Not too long ago, I mentioned that I would be discontinuing Thought Catalog Roundup and I’m happy to announce that we’re now replacing that Sunday column with Bay Area Eats! Similar to Seattle, San Francisco and the Bay Area in general is home to so many incredible restaurants. I’ve been a fan of this state’s food since the first time I bit into an In N’ Out burger. Needless to say, we could have only gone up from there.
Bree and I had made plans for dinner that night, but were unprepared because we didn’t realize how busy it would be in Downtown Mountain View on Friday at 7:00PM. Who knew, right? Some restaurants had an hour long wait and by the time we had walked more blocks than we could count, we decided that we just needed to settle. Scratch was once described to me as the type of restaurant you might eat at when you “IPO” so with that in mind, we were a little bit nervous about breaking our wallets. In fact, I’m pretty sure after I glanced at the menu, I turned to Bree and asked her if there was anything we could celebrate for this occasion. Scratch is pretty fancy and while we enjoyed our dinner, I’m not quite sure if we were in the right mindset to eat there that night. Bree ordered the risotto while I had the Potato, leek, and bacon soup with an order of the Steamed P.E.I. mussels (pictured above)
Also Bree and I were feeling particularly adventurous so I convinced her to try oysters for the first time! Her response? “It tastes like beach.” For the record, she has now tried oysters and eel while with me and no longer trusts me to make a food suggestion that she might like.
I’m not sure if it was because I was recovering from my cold that week and texture was very strong for me that night, but that oyster left me with an after taste that I did not enjoy. I know that Scratch generally does oysters well though so I’d be willing to give them another shot in the future.