A quick glimpse of Nopa (NOrth of the PAnhandle, get it?)...
I've been meaning to put up some photos of this popular neighborhood place since it opened a few years ago.
I went there with Ms. Croix de Candlestick and lo, these many years later, I had strong memories of the braised short ribs and the fries with harissa dip.
One of the other quirks of Nopa that I like a lot, is that they take local water (SF has some of the best) and carbonate it themselves. No expensive guilt-inducing carbon trail... Love it.
Yes, I ordered a salad!! A warm salad of chicories with a poached egg and yummy bits of housmade bacon. The egg had that great farm fresh color and I have to say, I even liked the bitterness of the chicory.
THIS is what I wanted though. The fries, with the harissa and feta.
Feeling slightly guilty, I ordered some grilled broccoli with lemon and anchovy-- cause, y'know, greens cancel out the fattening qualities of fries. Psst...here's a tip...the fries are better.
Feeling adventurous, I also ordered some little fish--smelts maybe?-- fried whole and serced with lemon and romesco sauce.
Pssst... here's a tip... the fries are better.
For my Omnivore, seared duck breast with spinach, celeriac puree and chanterelles. Yep. Yep... Yum.