Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Merigan Sub Shop, the new sandwich joint helmed by A16′s Liza Shaw, offers San Franciscans a taste of elevated East Coast-style subs. The price of the food has been a huge sticking point in the restaurant’s first few months of opening. Are they worth the expense? Kate Williams checks it out.
Chef Liza Shaw has worked in some of the hottest Bay Area restaurants: Redd Wood, Pizzando and A16. Now she is gearing up to open her own place near the Giants ballpark: Merigan Sub Shop.
Yes, this 1950s staple is my route to affordable steak sandwich success. Made from either the top or bottom round, cube steak undergoes a serious pounding that helps tenderize it into submission. So, although you start off with a chewier piece of meat than the upmarket prime rib roast or tenderloin, you end up with something that works beautifully when pressed into a bun. As a busy mom, I also love that this dish takes less than 10 minutes to make.
I’ve always loved road trips. When I was a kid, my sister and I would lounge in the back of our parents’ blue Caddy: heads on the leather seat; feet propped up on the door near the open windows. We would nap, read, play the license plate game (where you got to punch your sister […]