Best of the Bay 2011: BEST PORK DESSERT


If they shoot horses (don't they?) and make garlic ice cream, they might as well whip up a dessert with pork in it. And they do: the peanut butter pie at Straw, a nifty little carnival-themed restaurant that opened recently on Octavia Boulevard in Hayes Valley. The pie filling is a luxurious mousse and the crust is chocolate, so you could make a good case that such a confection wouldn't need pork — or anything else. But in the spirit of fun, the kitchen does lay some bits of candied bacon atop each slice. Candied bacon! When Homer Simpson finally dies and goes to heaven, this is what he will feast on. Until then, you can treat yourself to a little taste.

203 Octavia, SF. (415) 431-3663,


Jer and I recently dined at 'Straw' and enjoyed a fabulous dinner.
The menu is very creative. Our dinner choices were delicious.
Many people enjoy the taste of pork so why not add it to a sumptious dessert. For those who are not pork eaters there are MANY other menu options.
Kudos to Maura, Ari and their partners. We expect Straw to climb to the 'top of the restaurant charts!!'

Anna and Jer

Posted by Anna Green on Jul. 29, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

The team at Straw re-interpreted this dessert for our recent wedding rehearsal dinner as peanut butter mousse in chocolate cups. They were a huge hit, and we weren't sorry to take the rest home with us.

Posted by Marisa & Gil on Jul. 31, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

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