By Pati Navalta
If you’re craving a taste of classic San Francisco, you can’t get any more authentic than Boudin Bakery. World-famous for The Original San Francisco Sourdough Bread, this San Francisco culinary treasure is as iconic as the city’s cable cars. While there is still no dine-in option, the eatery’s management has found a way to create a safe atmosphere for diners, while making the dining experience festive and scenic at the same time.
Bistro Boudin, located at the Bakery’s headquarters on Fisherman’s Wharf, is offering a waterfront pop-up and alfresco feast called “Boudin Summer Grill & Crab Fest”, featuring multiple food stations of fresh crab, wood-fired sourdough crust pizzas, barbeque, wine, beer, craft cocktails and of course, its legendary sourdough bread. Diners can indulge in a variety of crab dishes: whole cracked crab, roasted crab with garlic sourdough breadcrumbs, crab salad sandwiches, crab cocktail with a house-made sauce and crab cakes served on a bed of arugula salad.
The menu also has plenty to offer for vegetarians and meat lovers, alike — from heirloom tomato salad to pulled pork sandwiches.
Numerous safety measures have been taken to ensure the health and safety of guests, including amply spaced tables, single-use, compostable paperware and utensils and digital menus.
“Our top priority has always been to provide a memorable San Francisco experience for our guests, so we’re pleased to have found a way to embrace our beloved city and the best of Boudin while adhering to city and county guidelines for safe dining,” said Dan Giraudo, chairman of Boudin Bakery.
The Boudin Summer Grill & Crab Fest is available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 160 Jefferson St., 415.351.5561. bistroboudin.com
Photo courtesy of Bistro Boudin