Sunday, January 20, 2013

When Good Food Calls


Travel Channel and travel shows are mainstays in our tv viewing schedules. We particularly love Anthony Bourdain's shows (No Reservations, Layover) and keep an eye on the places he visits so we can visit them too. He's been in San Francisco on these shows and in one of them he visited a liquor store in the Mission that serves good Cuban sandwiches. So when Tony says the food is good there, we must go check it out for ourselves.

This happened a year ago and I'm so behind in my blogging. I remember about this now because the visit to the little liquor store was during the San Francisco Giant's Fan Fest which I blogged about here.

The Mission District is one of the most colorful neighborhood in the city, full of shopping and eating establishments.

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That's It Market is located at the corner of 23rd and Mission. Wasn't difficult to find.

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They have different kinds of tortas (sandwiches). We chose one with variety of meat.

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She adds eggs too. It's not for the dieters.

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Then it's ready to eat :)

While the torta was being prepped, I went outside and spied the wall along 22nd Street. The mural was pretty neat, as with the other murals in Mission.

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Enjoyed the torta at the Fan's Day.

I have not returned for another torta, I'm still trying to burn the calories I've ingested from that one sandwich :)

MY WORLD TUESDAY

MONDAY MURAL


24 comments:

arabesque said...

love a. bourdain too.
and a good writer as well,
bought a book he wrote some many years ago. ^0^
and that yummy torta is killing me!

Pam and Wayne said...

I couldn't handle that sandwich, but now I want to come wander around and find the murals! Great desert scene.

Carver said...

The food looks delicious and I love the murals.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

My mouth is watering at the sight of the torta. And my eyes are eating up the feast of murals you decided to post. So many to choose from in the Mission. Food and murals. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Gary said...

Looks good!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Marcia said...

What an interesting and delicious sounding spot.

Sylvia K said...

It does indeed look delicious!! I love the murals! Terrific captures for the day!! Have a great week!!

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you for these great impressions of your environment. Please have a good Tuesday.

beyondzephyr.com said...

The food looks good, and the murals are outstanding!

bettyl said...

Oh, yum! The murals are cool.

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderful photography of what must be delicious food and gorgeous mural ~

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Karen said...

What a great area. Love the murals, and the tortas...ymmers!

Al said...

That does look good. San Francisco is such a fun city to explore.

Rajesh said...

Very colorful place of the city with nice food to eat.

Luna Miranda said...

did you really finish the sandwich all by yourself?!*lol* love Bourdain, too...i keep watching reruns of his shows.

eileeninmd said...

The torta does look delicious. I love the murals, very pretty. Wishing you a happy week ahead!

Indrani Ghose said...

Yumm captures.

Fun60 said...

Seems a really vibrant area to take a stroll and see what's happening. Great murals. Not sure I could cope with the amount of food in the sandwich though.

JM said...

This couldn't look tastier! :-)

Ash said...

That torta looks amazing!

LifeRamblings said...

i love the murals and the torta does look yummylicious.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You live in a fabulous City for food! And it's great that you investigate tips from your fav TV host. That sandwich does look oh so good.

When we were RV traveling all the time we saw a Food Channel program on the best barbecue "joints" in Kansas City, just as we were getting there -- we had a great time visiting them all!

Ginnie said...

When you get a recommendation like that, how can you resist! Thanks for sharing. :)

AVCr8teur said...

The Mission is the place to be to see murals! Do you live in the Bay Area too? I have never had a Cuban sandwich. It looks huge and needs 2 hands to hold it! :D I saw another of episode of Anthony Bourdain's visit to SF where he featured a Thai Restaurant and a mobile eatery.