A North Carolina-inspired dish at Bluestem — Photo courtesy of Bluestem Brasserie
If the restaurant business is cutthroat in most cities, in San Francisco - where everything is about your tourist dollar - it's a knockdown, no holds-barred, backstreet fight. Just to be mentioned as a top restaurant in San Francisco, you have to get a long list of criteria perfect, including the strict use of regional foods with a large wine and inventive cocktail selection.
All of this must be done with impeccable service and at a price that's competitive with the best of them. On top of all that, you need a convenient location and a space thoughtfully created by today's top designers.
Restaurant Bluestem Brasserie has all of that, so it's in the conversation of great spots to eat in this food-crazed city. In order to have its voice heard over the din of other fantastic chefs and wine connoiseurs, Bluestem has created a signature night in San Francisco: the virtual American Road Trip.
During this Thursday special, the chefs at Bluestem go beyond the Bay Area boundaries to create classic American cuisine using only the best of that region's ingredients and cultural influences. Whether it's the “Jersey Diner Menu” that features an Italian hot dog, pork roll and egg and cheese sandwich, or "New Mexico Night" - with cumin-scented roast lamb saddle, green hatch and chile relish - you can take your taste buds on a road trip without even leaving your seat.
Chef Hogan continues his culinary tour across the country, showcasing each state’s rich, diverse culture and unique local ingredients in a weekly Thursday Sandwich du Jour (lunch) and Plat du Jour (dinner). Behind the bar, owner Adam Jed features a peek into the region’s liquid culture with a weekly Sip of the State cocktail, which begins on Thursday and runs throughout the entire week.
Bluestem Brasserie has a convenient location, right near the Moscone Center and Union Square.