El Guajiro brings the essence of Cuba to Pier 23 Cafe

March 7, 2011

Singing traditional Cuban harmonies, EL GUAJIRO, shows what beautiful music can be made with just two voices and two guitars.

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JUST A TASTE…

March 7, 2011

Since we change our specials menu each week, we wanted to share some of our favorites like this one.  PAN ROASTED CHICKEN THIGHS served over a puree of sweet potato and grilled radicchio with rosemary lemon chili oil. *FOODNOTE: If you are a chicken enthusiast (grilled, roasted, or brick)...you will LOVE this dish.  The chicken is pan roasted to utter perfection with just the right amount of crisp to the skin.  The meat is so tender and ...

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Beet Salad on specials menu wk of Mar 2nd

March 7, 2011

Didn't your mom ever tell you to eat your beets?  Well, with this dish we promise you it won't be so hard.  A light salad of shaved asparagus and arugula served over macerated BEETS and blood orange with shavings of Manchego cheese.  You will be loving beets after taking a bite of this unique beet salad!

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AMERICA’S CUP NEWS !! OH SAY CAN YOU SEE… THE AMERICA’S CUP FINISH LINE? YES YOU CAN AT PIER 23 CAFE!

March 7, 2011

It’s been very exciting for us along the San Francisco waterfront these past few weeks with the announcement of the 34th America’s Cup in 2013.  While it would seem that there is a bit of time between now and the actual start of the event, in reality, the city is already abuzz. Opportunities up and down the waterfront will soon be realized and the inevitable influx of race spectators will be incredible. This world class event is a chance ...

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Have you heard about some of our new SPECIALTY COCKTAILS?

March 7, 2011

Wow.  There is a reason Pier 23 Cafe is known for its perfectly spiced BLOODY MARY.  It's time you come down and find out for yourself! The perfect addition to your Sunday Brunch, power lunch, or... whatever occasion!   Made of Ketel One vodka, fresh tomato juice, lemon juice, horseradish, tabasco, worcestershire, and pepper the best part really is the garnish of olive, onion, lemon and.... pickled green bean!?  What???  Yes, it's ...

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BURRATA! BURRATA! BURRATA!

March 6, 2011

The Burrata craze has swept the nation and thankfully made its way onto the Pier 23 Cafe specials menu. This beautiful appetizer features fresh slices of BURRATA served on smokey bread with slivers of green apple and crushed pistachio on top.  A drizzle of Arbequina oil finishes the dish off perfectly harmonizing the deliciously tart apple with the smooth cool melting burrata. *FOODNOTE: Did you know you can make Burrata by hand?  It's easy, ...

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The History of The Ladies of Pier 23 Cafe

March 4, 2011

The photograph of the naked ladies was taken during the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition held on Treasure Island.  Sally Rand, a local burlesque club owner and Grand Dame about town known for her very own famous “fan dance”, had brought her Nude Ranch to the island and it soon became the most popular attraction of the fair.  The now famous picture of the “Ladies” has overlooked the bar of Pier 23 for decades and been one of ...

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LIVE MUSIC NEWS !! NATIVE ELEMENTS HOLD IT DOWN EVERY LAST SATURDAY

March 3, 2011

Arguably the best reggae band in the bay, NATIVE ELEMENTS, will be playing Pier 23 cafe the last Saturday of every month.  Blowing the roof off the joint consistently with deep pulsing reggae beats and the most beautiful vocal harmonies... they make all the ladies go wild!  These boys are all heart showing love to the SF musical community by featuring up and coming reggae artists to open their shows.  One of our all-time favorites ...

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and introducing the DESSERT OF THE WEEK…wk of Feb 16th

March 2, 2011

This Caramel Pear Tart starts with fresh Bartlett Pears baked on to delicate layers of puffed pastry.  The dessert is then finished off with hot caramel sauce and a scoop of Vanilla ice cream. Now don’t you just want to take a bite!

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LIVE MUSIC NEWS !! LEGENDS & FRIENDS BLOW THE LID OFF !

March 2, 2011

What a night!  Legends & Friends were off the hook!   These SF locals described as the RECLUSIVE EPIC JAZZ SUPER GROUP fulfill their promise to “Jazz in your face”.  If you have no idea what these guys sound like imagine Miles Davis with Coltrane riding shotgun in a demolition derby against Nirvana.  Close your eyes and this is what you might hear.  Insane in the membrane improvisations.  Trumpet and sax solos crashing against ...

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