Chef’s Corner – Peach and Mixed Berry Crisp

July 16, 2018

In case you’re wondering how we’re doing down at Pier 23…We're just peachy. The early summer heat has brought us a wave of deliciously sweet peaches that we’re using all over the menu. Like our Hamachi Crudo (grilled peaches and fermented red chilies) then we served a peach & almond frangipane crostata for our recent Pier & Beer dinner event, and now we’re featuring peaches on our new dessert menu with our new Peach and ...

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Chef’s Corner – Scallop Tartare Pier 23 Style

June 12, 2018

Summer Time Blues? NOPE! School’s out and here at Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar,  we're jumping into summer with great new dishes. Think splashy colors and bright flavors. One of the dishes I’m excited to introduce is our version of Scallop Tartare. For my recipe, I’m using Day-Boat* scallops from Maine, a mixture of sweet watermelon, mango and Korean melon dressed in a light Japanese-style ponzu sauce with fresh lemon, light ...

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July Pier & Beer Dinner with Lagunitas Brewing Company

June 11, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for our Tuesday, July 10 Pier & Beer Dinner. We're serving a Family-Style Italian antipasto platter and Pier 23 Cafe's Cioppino. Dessert is Peach Almond Crostata with Malted Honey Ice Cream. All courses are paired with with a selection of classic and limited release beers from Lagunitas Brewing Company. Beer lovers don't miss July's dinner. Call the Pier 23 Cafe to buy your tickets or visit Eventbrite to ...

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According to SF.Eater, We’re Kid Friendly…and Yes, We are.

May 30, 2018

It seems we've been keeping a secret, a secret that SF.eater.com let out. We love children at Pier 23. Not in the bar, mind you, but at the table with their family and friends. We have a menu just for kids, crayons for placemat art and cowboy hats to keep the sun out of their face but keep it on their smiles.    

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Just a Few Scenes…

May 23, 2018

...from our first Pier & Beer Dinner last night, Tuesday, May 22. If these pictures make you hungry and/or thirsty, sign up for our food emails or check back with us for the next dinner.  

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Experimenting with Gluten-Free Clam Chowder

May 10, 2018

When my good friend asked if I could make a gluten-free (GF) version of Clam Chowder to accommodate his girlfriend’s diet, I was initially dismissive since the classic recipe's use of a flour-based thickener seemed important to the flavor. But after thinking a few minutes about it, I realized that the chance to develop a tasty GF version was a worthy effort. I greatly underestimated how profound my experiment would be. ...

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Pier 23 Cafe’s Pier & Beer Dinner

May 4, 2018

Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar's Pier & Beer Dinner featuring North Coast Brewing Company. Get your tickets today, seating is limited. Call the Pier 23 Cafe to reserve your seats or visit EventBrite.com Menu   Hors D’oeuvres Avocado Crab Toast Jalapeño-Pineapple Glazed Bacon wrapped Scallop “Clam Chowder” Gouger Paired with Berliner Weisse Tart Cherry Brew Course #2 Smoked, Raw & Cured ...

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Celebrate Earth Day with Ocean Friendly Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar

April 22, 2018

We're excited to announce that the Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar is now certified by Surfrider Foundation as an Ocean Friendly Restaurant.   Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar has been a neighbor to the San Francisco Bay for over thirty years, and we deeply care about this Bay and our oceans, as both a seafood-focused restaurant and multi-generational residents of SF.   With our waters under siege from plastic ...

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Weekly Seafood Special

April 19, 2018

Hungry? Consider lunch with us this week. You can enjoy Poached San Francisco Bay Halibut with herb potato puree, sundried tomatoes, leeks, corn, and fava beans in a white wine butter sauce.  

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New Feature – Chef’s Corner

April 9, 2018

We're excited to have early crops of local asparagus (grilled with farm egg salad and salmon roe), fresh sweet peas and morels (under pan roasted salmon with lemon thyme butter) and what I'm most excited about is Shrimp and Grits with Green Tomato Salsa.

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