Thank You Mama’s

SF Pride has came and went just as fast as it came this weekend! It was a huge shit show and unfortunately, I didn’t partake in any of the activities. I heard from many friends that it was the craziest it’s ever been, especially with the DOMA act being struck down and California finally legalizing gay marriage!

I tried to avoid anything north of my house on Saturday because I didn’t want to deal with the crazies, so Chi and I ate at Beretta, one of our favorite pizza and Italian restaurants in the city. We were driving on Valencia St. for a place to eat, and pulled over when we realized that it didn’t have a line out the door. Talk about a lucky day!

We ordered the broccolini and peperoncino, drenched in olive oil and garlic. I honestly just wanted something really light, since we didn’t eat ’til around 3 in the afternoon and I didn’t want to eat dinner too late.

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We also shared the hot salami, coppa, tomato, provolone & diavolicchino pizza. The fancy pants meat lovers, que no?

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But what I really wanted to show you guys was where I went on Thursday, with my middle school best friend. It’s one of those food places that are featured on every top five places to eat lists about San Francisco. I even briefly mentioned it on my Friday Five: Places To Bring Out-Of-Town Guests.

Mama’s.

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We only had to wait an hour, which was awesome. However, while I was in line, it made me wonder why I was so happy to wait in line for an hour to eat breakfast. Usually the wait is around 2-3 hours any day of the week, which is pretty ridiculous now that I think about it.

We finally made it to the entrance after getting a nice little tan in line. Once you get the okay to go in, you order in the front and they tell you which table to sit in.

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We found a cute friend next to us, he looks a little agitated from having to wait so long.

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First the drinks came out. I ordered an iced coffee because water seemed boring and orange juice was too expensive.

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Finally, my beautiful prosciutto and tomato benedict came. I almost peed my pants from excitement, it was cooked to perfection as always. Pictures can not do justice how good the food is. The line out the door everyday isn’t accidental.

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Vika got the Northern Italian omelet, which included pancetta, mushrooms, basil, tomatoes and garlic jack cheese. I was really fond of her selection and I would like to get it next time. But I know I’m going to have buyer’s remorse if I don’t get my prosciutto and tomato benedict. I’m one of those people that has to order the same thing every time they go to a restaurant once I found my favorite.

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We also shared the Kugelhopf: House Baked Brioche Bread with Golden Raisins, Cinnamon, Dates and Sliced Almonds. Every time I post I say it’s the best french toast ever, but it’s actually the ACTUAL best french toast ever. Served with a side of their house made strawberry jelly…mmm.

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Did you celebrate Pride in your hometown? If not, how was your weekend?

28 thoughts on “Thank You Mama’s

  1. I can only imagine how awesome pride was with DOMA being shut down! So exciting/crazy at the same time! Mamas looks amazing…love your neighboring bear πŸ˜‰

  2. I can’t even imagine how crazy the celebrations were there!! πŸ™‚

    Our weekend was very domestic (haha) – hung out and relaxed, did some apt shopping, and celebrated our 1 year anniversary with a low-key dinner!

  3. You and all your gorgeous foodie pictures! Love it! That benedict looks AMAZING! And, I don’t eat meat, but that pizza is making me drool, especially since I was craving pizza all weekend long!
    I saw plenty of pictures from different prides – lol, love celebrations! πŸ™‚

  4. That teddy bear is adorable! The food looks wonderful (as usual!). I always feel sort of weird whipping out my camera in every restaurant I eat at, but your pictures are so gorgeous that I’m second guessing myself! πŸ™‚

    • I feel the same way, which is a huge reason I wouldn’t want to keep a food diary. I also live in a city where a lot of people takes pictures of their food so I don’t feel so out of ordinary. There are definitely some restaurants I know to keep my cam at home, though!

  5. Mama’s looks and sounds delicious!! I always want to go try new restaurants in SF and then I think about how busy and small everything is and I turn into an old lady that doesn’t want to leave her comfort zone. I just couldn’t stand waiting in line for 2 hours! Oy vey. I really want to try Tartine but haven’t yet because of that reason. Maybe one day!

    • Oh, trust me you won’t be disappointed. I totally understand what you mean by going out your comfort zone, it can be a little intimidating. I ab-so-lutely love Tartine. I will take pictures for you next time I go. πŸ™‚

  6. Oh my lord, your eggs Benedict sounds AMAZING! That is one of my favorite breakfasts! I have never even heard of diavolicchino, but now I feel like I must try it. Love fancy pants Italian meats πŸ˜‰ My weekend was nice, no pride celebrations though, just a weekend down the shore.

    • I love them too! Wish they were a little healthier so I wouldn’t feel so bad consuming so much in a week! πŸ™‚

  7. Oo the prosciutto tomato benedict dish looks like heaven on a plate – hollandaise sauce is just AMAZING πŸ™‚ ! It’s make me hungry just looking at it! I love a good breakfast place – it’s such a lovely thing to do with friends and loved ones and when there’s no rush and you can just enjoy πŸ™‚

  8. I LOVE going out for breakfast, but I feel like any good breakfast place has quite the wait! Mamas looks so worth the wait though. Everything looks amazing, but that french toast looks especially wonderful. πŸ™‚ If I go to SF again (which after seeing all your posts about SF’s food HAS to happen πŸ˜‰ ), I’ll definitely need to visit Mamas!

  9. Your food pics are always AMAZING. like, 1 look on this blog and I’m suddenly starving. every. single. time πŸ™‚ and yeah i bet that parade was INSANE this year. even in boston, we already had our pride day, but over the weekend, people were out in full force celebrating. I love it. boston tends to be a really conservative city, but lately i’ve been seeing same-sex couples holding hands walking down the street and it makes me so happy!

  10. Wow…that Kugelhopf looks out of this world. I’ve been saying to my husband lately that I really wanna get out to CA, San Fran and Napa especially. Prob won’t happen for another two years or so, but Mamas is now another reason to convince him πŸ™‚

  11. Mamas is thee absolute must place you have to take your guests, or even yourself for brunch. There is a reason this small, cozy restaurant tops almost every must-eat list in San Francisco. The only thing I have to say besides try it is to be prepared to wait 2 hours during peak hours (read: almost every hour that it’s open). The line is crazy, but there must be a reason people will stand for this food. I haven’t been here for over a year, but I always keep a sweet memory in the back of my mind for this place. Maybe I will go back soon, since I have so much time on my hands now.

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