Wine, Steak, And Great Company. A Perfect Meal.
I drove over an hour in Bay Area commute traffic the other night to meet a friend for dinner at a steakhouse (i.e. I ventured through hell for food). It was totally worth it. Between the absolutely delicious wine, the extra bread, the sop-up worthy drunken prawns, and the key lime dessert, there was Steak au poivre greatness! My sides were fairly boring – steamed broccoli and sweet potato tots – but they were prepared and cooked perfectly. My friend had an in-bone cut, flanked by the restaurant’s own super cheesy potatoes au gratin and creamed spinach.
We stuffed ourselves silly and had great conversation that my soul really needed. I got to take home all the leftovers, and I did not argue! The food was just as good the next day.
She also bestowed upon be a fabulous piece of jewelry. There are two more on the way, which I should be receiving tomorrow.
If you’re ever in San Carlos, CA, I highly recommend Izzy’s Steak and Chops. There is also a location in San Francisco, and one in Oakland, but I can’t vouch for them.