Appetite: Sticky toffee, casual clambake, Mama mia, Jimmy the Greek. and more - Page 2
Starting off with a choice of crespelle di frutta, a crepe-like dish with strawberries and ricotta, soup or sformatino di porri (a cheesy leek flan with Dungeness crab salad), you then move on to main courses: either a Parmigiano-Reggiano, egg, frisee salad, a braised leg of lamb, or grilled swordfish marinated in olive oil, lemon, garlic and oregano. Still hungry for dessert? It's sorbet and biscotti or chocolate tarlets with berries. With Mamma the beating heart of Italian life, you know she'll be treated right, Italian-style, at Bambino.
2931 16th Street
Cali-Casual Clambakes at Nettie's Crab Shack
I don't know why the word "clambake" evokes nostalgic memories for me - I partly grew up in Jersey, not nearby New England. But when I heard Cow Hollow's Nettie's Crab Shack turned Sunday nights into California Casual Clambakes (replacing Sunday Crab Feeds), I got a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. It's all family-style, from salad, cornbread, a pot of whole prawns, mussels, clams, Delta crawfish, spicy sausage and boiled potatoes, to Whoopee pies for dessert.
$35 per person
2032 Union Street