October af&co. Eats

The af&co. team sure was hungry this month! From a new Italian restaurant in the Mission, to reviews of some of SF’s staples, we tasted our way through some of the best that the area (and NYC!) have to offer. Click the links below to read our full reviews of brunch at Foreign Cinema, Mister Jui’s, Matador, Dumpling Time, Great Gold, and Maialino.

 

Brunch with Marcelle at Foreign Cinema

 

We loved everything about our experience. The ambiance to die for. The service prompt, friendly, professional, and kind. The cocktails perfectly balanced. The food as delicious as ever.

 

Alyssa Makes It To Mister Jui’s

 

I really enjoyed the experience and definitely noticed the staff’s creative efforts in action. Would I go here on a regular basis? No. Instead, I think it is a valuable restaurant to keep on one’s radar when a moment of curiosity and exploration arises.

 

Macie and Friends Go To Matador

 

I have had many different styles of queso in my lifetime, but I can confidently say this was the most interesting queso I’ve ever had.

 

Alley Strikes Gold At The Mission’s Great Gold

 

This was not the kind my mother would quickly whip up on a weeknight, but it tasted just as good and comforting. It was like the carbonara I know got all dressed up and moved to the city.

 

What Time Is It? Dumpling Time!

 

 I’ve found that many dumpling places make their buns incredibly thick, but the bun to pork ratio at Dumpling Time was perfect. The dough was fluffy and sweet with tangy pork inside. I could eat these every single day.

 

Alyssa Goes To Maialino in NYC

 

 It exuded a welcoming café-like energy in an up-scale environment. The staff were all attentive and knowledgeable and the food spoke for itself with bold Italian flavors leaving a lasting impression.

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