Friday, July 24, 2009

tasty piggy day: carnitas at la taqueria and boccalone prosciutto ice cream at humphry slocombe

it has been a bit of a nutty day as i get ready to leave for the uk tomorrow. between the meetings, research, writing, and packing....i'm not certain how it happened, but i looked up from my computer and it was almost 4. i hadn't eaten anything all day. i decided i should take advantage of the opportunity to have all of my day's calories in one sitting and head over to the mission district. this way, i could engorge on a carnitas burrito at la taqueria and then stop over into humphry slocombe for some sophisticated sweet savory ice cream.

so i did and it was wonderful. i love la taqueria.

i've been going here for well over a decade.

yes, i always order the same thing....a carnitas burrito with cheese, avocado, and sour cream.

yum yum. sooo goooood.

then i walked down 24th street toward humphry slocombe....taking in the scenery and some of the beautiful murals....

and had to smile when i saw the google marker in front of humphry slocombe....

and smiled when i tasted samples of the the balsamic caramel and the boccalone prosciutto flavors...

decisions....decisions.... i was having a hard time deciding what my second flavor was going to be. the flavor that i was absolutely going to have was the secret breakfast (bourbon and corn flake ice cream that i've blogged about before)....and it was very difficult to choose between the boccalone prosciutto or the balsamic caramel. in the end, i decided upon the boccalone prosciutto

because i don't think that one is in rotation as often. i have a feeling that i'll be getting the balsamic caramel the next time i see it.

there aren't a lot of places where i would willingly ask to try prosciutto ice cream. yet, i'd be willing to try any flavor that humphry slocombe puts out. they are that amazing. the integration of the subtle and complex flavors...the savory...the sweetness...the creaminess...oh so heavenly. i'd even go so far as to say that they make succulent ice cream. it is incrediblely sexy stuff. sigh.

as i was walking back to bart, i think folks could tell that i was enjoying my ice cream. i mean, it was pretty windy and cold, and there i was savoring each spoonful...practically oblivious to everyone and anything else that wasn't in my compostable cup.

by the time i finished my ice cream and was waiting for the train in the station,

i was thinking about what an amazing meal and dessert i just had. truly. it was a great way to sate the senses and the tummy before my 14+ hour journey tomorrow. sigh. so lovely.

until later dear hearts....



la taqueria, 2889 mission street (at 25th), san francisco, ca 94110, +1 415 285 7117,

humphry slocombe, 2790 harrison street (at 24th), san francisco, ca 94110, + 1 415 550 6971, hours: tuesday-sunday, 12pm to 9pm, closed mondays, cash only


lyndsay said...

um, best meal ever-- burrito and ICE CREAM!

foodie hunter said...

thanks for the comment lyndsay. it was pretty great...