Every now and then, we want to ditch the carrot sticks and throw down (like we did the moment we heard about Farmerbrown’s new lunch service).
Here, six spots to chow like the Brawny guy. Now, you the man.
Farmerbrown: Shrimp Po’boy
Plump shrimp, lightly dusted with cornmeal, are paired with Cajun remoulade and bread-and-butter pickles on this lunch-only sando served with Kennebec fries.
Bruno’s: Meat Loaf
Cochefs Ryan Ostler and Katharine Zacher’s classic gets a Southern spin with a session in a hickory-filled smoker.
The Broken Record: Bacon Burger
It’s one thing to top a burger with the strips. But it’s another, very delicious thing altogether to grind bacon into the actual patty.
The Pub at Ghiradelli Square: Tommy Tots
If General Tso turned his attention to taters instead of chicken, the result would be crazily addictive Tommy Tots, tossed with a spicy-sweet sauce and sprinkled with blue cheese.
Orson: Fried Chicken Sandwich
It may not be the Double Down, but Colonel Falkner’s juicy, finger-licking fried chicken gets piled high on a Parmesan bun slathered with sesame aioli for this lunch and brunch dish.
The Tipsy Pig: Mac ’n’ Cheese
Sure, the dish is everywhere, but the joint’s ginormous helping goes the extra mile with the addition of smoked bacon.
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