People like Thomas Keller and Alice Waters get a lot of credit for the Bay Area being such a mecca of culinary inventiveness, but why? Did either of them invent the Burger Dog? No, Frisco Fried did.
Here to blow your mind, FF's the spot for all manner of delectable "SF-style soul food" -- including the aforementioned/groundbreaking innovation -- lovingly cooked up by a couple of lifetime Hunter's Point residents in a comfy space near Candlestick, with orange and black everything, and wall-mounted sports memorabilia like a signed Rice jersey, and baseballs signed by McCovey, Mays, and Bonds, James Bonds...JK it's Barry ROFL! A big part of what they do's fried chicken that's flaky n' tender, and comes either with jumbo Belgian waffles or sides like collard greens and mac n' cheese; or opt for fried snapper, catfish, prawns, or oysters, any of which comes with a big ol' pile of "Frisco Fries", which'll tempt you to point out that real SFers don't call it that, 'til you remember you're in Hunter's Point and from Walnut Creek. But the two most awesomest menu items're said Burger Dog (a tube of seasoned ground chuck served in a hot dog bun with hella mustard, relish, BBQ sauce, etc), and the Chef's Special -- a heaping mound of succulent Dungeness crab legs n' flesh drenched in garlic butter and priced for 3+ people/Mo'Nique.
You don't necessarily have to wait 'til next season to order the Tailgate Special, a monstrous spread of 20 pieces of fried fish, 20 wings, 3 family sides, 10 pieces of cornbread, and 10 Burger Dogs -- a manly meal truly worthy of Chez Penisse.
Published: February 9, 2010 at 4:00am EST
5176 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94124
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