Our Sunday Supper tradition is going strong – pretty much every Sunday we try some new recipes and sometimes invite some close friends or neighbors over, or we head out to a casual, fun restaurant for a meal. This past Sunday inspite of all the Thanksgiving uber-excessive overeating, the hubby and I had a seafood cook off. He made some super delicious swordfish kebabs on the grill and I made a gussied up version of my prawn curry in a hurry. It lead to much lobbying, smack-talking and taunting about who made the better dish. No one picked a winner (that’s just lame!) and now another Sunday Supper cook-off is being planned. Sometimes, it is just easier to go out.
And go out is what we did with some friends recently to Starbelly in the Castro for Sunday Supper. We love the back patio at Starbelly and when you go with kids, it is often early enough to get a spot outside. The restaurant does get crowded, so try and make a reservation a few days in advance. The food is best described as Cal-American with family friendly options like pizza, burgers, pastas, soups and salads. I loved the grilled caesar salad with avocado and now think all caesar salads ought to be grilled. The kiddos could not get enough of the french fries with three yummy dips. The food is not earth-shatteringly good (like my prawn curry!), but it is quite well prepared and a notch above most establishments. Not a “food adventure” in the typical sense, but sometimes you just need to well-made good ol’ American food.