Sam of Becks & Posh recently posted on Blue Plate, one of my favourite restaurants in San Francisco. I've been there multiple times and have never been disappointed. It's located in the outer Mission, near Bernal Heights, and I consider it similar to Luna Park (another favourite) and Emmy's Spaghetti Shack close by -- really great food at reasonable prices, all with a very down to earth, cozy-casual feel that I believe epitomizes the best of San Francisco dining. On all Hallow's Eve eve Nora & I caught Spicy's show, "Gruesome Tales of Death & Destruction" at the Odeon. We got out around 930pm, and, instead of having to grab a burrito at one of the inumerable taqueiras that surround the area, we were gratified to find a fantastic alternative just across the street.
We hadn't had dinner, but were not very hungry, and felt that we just had room for an entree each. We were seated next to the front window, where some fabulous eerie blueish light poured down on the table and we had a great view of various costumed revelers heading off to their respective parties for the evening.
I ordered, and received, this absolutely enormous lamb shank, topped with sauteed rapini and served over super-creamy polenta and a pool of rich rich rich ultra-flavourful reduction of somethingorother.
Nora chose the meatloaf, a Blue Plate "classic" -- the menu changes daily, but this is one of the items that remains a constant.
And finally, here are a couple of other pictures with the flash...
3218 Mission St. (near Valencia)
Hours: Dinner 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday
until 10:30 p.m. Friday- Saturday.
Beer and wine.
Reservations and credit cards accepted.