We here at SFist are raising the stakes for food porn by infusing our food photos with unadulterated city porn. Gratuitously indulgent food items, photographed (and eaten) in front of iconic San Francisco backdrops.
Today's item: A Maple Bacon Breakfast Sausage Sandwich on the Ferry Plaza
Per the notes on the 4505 Meats menu board this past Saturday, the sausage patty in this sandwich had maple bacon in it. On the one hand, a patty like that is just looking to justify cramming more porky buzzwords in to a sandwich. On the other hand, we did enjoy how the sweet and slightly smokey flavor balanced out the salty breakfast sausage. We might even say it's a much more sophisticated way of making a McDonald's McGriddle. If we were the type of person who said things like that.
The egg was over easy, which is basically the chef's way of saying to you: "Hey man, slow down with your breakfast!" On a sunny and leisurely Saturday at the Ferry Plaza, that is actually the sort of dining intervention one needs from kitchen staff. The cheese was gruyere — a cheese commonly accepted as being delicious — and the peppercress greens were a nice reminder that there some things look like weeds, but are actually delicious to eat. The bun, since you were going to ask, was housemade and coated in toasted sesame seeds. It cost $8. We ate it on a pier on a 65 degree day in January.
4505 Meats operates their outdoor kitchen on the Ferry Plaza during Farmers Market hours: Thursdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m and Saturday's 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. The menu changes regularly.
Next time: A 49er Corn Dog at 6th and Market Streets.
P.S. Know an indulgent food item available near a spectacular or otherwise uniquely San Franciscan view that we should try? Then please, let us know.