On my last day in San Francisco, I headed to The Grind Cafe before hitting the road.
The menu looked pretty good. Despite a lot of the dishes having vegetables, the combinations with the vegetables removed looked like they would have been pretty enjoyable. One dish in particular looked extra good to me, though, the Corned Beef Hash. I have always found that dish to have quite the name and a nice little mix of ingredients. I went to the counter to order, only to be told that they were all out of it. Disappointed, I checked the menu again and ordered the Breakfast Burrito, which came with eggs, bacon, cheddar, avocado, salsa and sour cream. It was too early and I had too many hours on the road to be eating sour cream, so I ordered it without. It also came with hash browns on the side.
When my burrito came, the hash browns were the first thing I noticed. A perfect little rectangle, they looked like the yin to my yang of burrito. The burrito was nice and big, and I went to work on eating the thing. About midway through my burrito, I set it down to eat some hash browns. The moment I took my hand off of it, it was snagged by my girlfriend, who had been sitting next to me and watching me enjoy each of my bites. I had to wrestle a bit to get my burrito back and made sure to never let go from there on out, even if I was eating hash browns. In a strange twist, I couldn’t even finish the thing and offloaded the last bit to her anyway.
It was a pretty good burrito, despite being my second choice, but there also wasn’t anything surprising or unique about it. Aside from the hash browns it came with, it was pretty generic and could use a little something extra to set it apart from typical breakfast burritos.