Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 carrot (grated)

1 zucchini (grated)

1 onion (thinly sliced)

2 tablespoons garlic (minced)

1 teaspoon ginger

1 pound ground turkey

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 tablespoon sesame oil

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 pack mushrooms (~1 cup)

Micro greens

2 green onions plus more for garnishing

Lettuce

Cheese

Avocado

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Grate the zucchini and carrots.
  2. Sauté the onions, zucchini, carrots, ginger, and garlic together.
  3. Once the onions turn golden add the ground turkey.
  4. Mix in the rice vinegar, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Cook until the turkey is browned.
  5. Add the cup of mushrooms and continue to stir. Once the mushrooms are soft (around 4 minutes) add the green onions and micro greens.
  6. Place the mixture in the lettuce cups and add your toppings.

Hodgepodge of SF Restaurants

A varied assortment of restaurants from fall 2015, ranging from burgers and beer to authentic Mexican burritos.

Biergarten (Hayes Valley)

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Outdoor beer garden serving authentic German beer and food at communal tables. Their sausages and pretzel sandwiches are delicious. The atmosphere is lively and social. Their beer menu changes but I usually order whatever dark beer they have on tap. Recommend: Bratwurst with potatoes. (4 taste, 5 atmosphere, 4 service)

Roam Burger (Marina and Lower Pac Heights)IMG_4007

Artisan burgers. A little pricey ($11 for just a burger, no fries). Recommend: French and Fries Burger (a burger with parmesan truffle fries, gruyere cheese, avocado, and caramelized onions). (5 taste, 4 atmosphere, 4 service)

Slider Shack (Financial District)

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Kalua Pork with a fried egg on Tater-Tots

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Food truck that serves Hawaiian burritos and sliders. They use 100% grass fed meat. They slow cook their beef for 10 hours until the meat falls apart. The servers are very enthusiastic and eager to talk about the menu. Recommend: BBQ Pulled Pork Slider. (4 taste, 4 atmosphere, 5 service)

Nick’s Crispy Tacos (Russian Hill)
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Great Taco Tuesday deals. $5 for 2 large and delicious tacos. Be sure to get them “nick’s way” which adds guacamole and a crispy taco inside your taco. This is a pretty lively and rowdy Taco Tuesday scene. Recommend: Any taco nick’s way. (5 taste, 4 atmosphere, 4 service)

Taqueria Cancun (Mission)

IMG_3508Simple burritos and tacos. Make any burrito super if you’re feeling ambitious. Pictured above. Recommend: Chicken burrito. (3 taste, 3 atmosphere, 3 service).

Mamacita (Marina)

IMG_3875A trendy and upscale Mexican restaurant. Less authentic and more expensive than Nick’s but the food is high-quality and delicious. Recommend: Veggie and Carne Asada tacos. (5 taste, 4 atmosphere, 4 service)

Gott’s (Ferry Building)

IMG_3818Upscale diner food. They also serve beer and have outdoor picnic tables where you can enjoy your meal on a nice day. Recommend: Burger and Fish Tacos. (4 taste, 4 atmosphere, 4 service)