Deep dish is to Chicago as ______ is to San Francisco?
January 30, 2013 3:29 PM Subscribe
Every year for the Super Bowl we make food from the teams' hometowns. This is our seventh year, and it's the first time we've had difficulty finding a food for a team! (Although two years of Hoosier Pie was no fun for anybody.)
posted by goodbyewaffles to Food & Drink (42 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Baltimore's easy (crab cakes! tempeh crab cakes! french fries with Old Bay!), but we are stumped about San Francisco. It seems odd, since it's this very culturally important city - like, it was way easier to find food from Pittsburgh and Green Bay - so I think we're just missing something.
Things we have considered and are not super interested in:
- Chinese food (we are trying to eat things we don't already have all the time, and Chicago has lots of good Chinese food)
- Sourdough bread (see above; also this just seems insufficient - unless there is some kind of spread/dip/sandwich people in SF eat sourdough bread with??)
- Burritos (again...Chicago, which, no offense, has better Mexican food than SF)
We're also not looking for specific brands of regular things, or for really general suggestions like "California cuisine" or "fish".
So help me out: what are some foods that are quintessentially San Franciscan? Appetizers, entrees, desserts - anything goes. Bonus points for recipes!