Monday, June 17, 2013

Market & Rye

(photocred! Andrew Marks)
Me & The Bay

     “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confucius

     Taking a quick, well-deserved break after a work event last week. The event took place in Potrero Hill on a sunny day, aka a city dweller's dream. The views up there, as you can see, are simultaneously breathtaking and sustaining. If we weren't so hungry we probably could have stayed up there all day.
      We headed down the hill and into Market & Rye, right before their massive lunch line formed. It was sunny and hot outside, and somehow sunny and cool inside. 
       Market & Rye is spacious and pristine, with white walls and tall windows which let the notorious Potrero sunlight come in and prance around. Also, they have board games (bonus points)! 

(photocred! Andrew Marks)
Brown Sugar, Rosemary & Black Pepper Crusted Bacon BLT
with Black Garlic Aioli, Roasted Roma Tomatoes, Sharp Cheddar, Greens on Sourdough

      I ordered the ridiculous, delectable piece of work you see above. I've had plenty of BLTs in my day, but this one takes the bacon cake. In fact, the bacon practically IS cake - Brown Sugar, Rosemary, and Black Pepper Crusted Bacon to be exact. Of course, a restaurant that puts this much care into their B must embellish their L and T as well. This sandwich also came with Fresh Greens, Roasted Roma Tomatoes, and Black Garlic Aioli on a Sourdough bun. And yes, it was as good as it sounds.

(photocred! Andrew Marks)
Market & Rye Wagyu Beef Burger
with Bacon, Housemade 1000 Island, Fried Egg, Cheddar on Brioche

     My coworker Andrew got the Market & Rye Wagyu Beef Burger, with Bacon, Housemade 1000 Island, Fried Egg, and Cheddar on a Brioche bun. This burger was just as innovative and tasty as my BLT. The combination of the fluffy fried egg and 1000 Island sauce made it like biting into a cloud - a somehow hearty, beef-filled cloud. Perfection.

Overall Experience

      Market & Rye is a fantastic local sandwich place. Their menu is innovative, with an intentional focus on giving a twist to a classic recipe. I am determined to return for their cornflake-crusted chicken sandwich, or at least something like it, as their menu changes often. 
     The atmosphere is casual yet serene, with an open, airy feel. And did I mention they have BOARD GAMES? They have board games. This place is worth taking a detour for. 


  1. 1) That view is incredible and I am insanely jealous. After reading your blog I am realizing how bad I need a road trip to SF! 2) Both of those sandwiches sound ridiculous. I might have to try to make some copycat version!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    1. Thanks HVC!! You should def try to copycat the recipe - I know I am. Let me know how yours goes!

      Also, def come up to SF! No one regrets an SF trip.


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