I had brunch with V at Burger Bar. It’s located on the 6th floor of Macy’s at Union Square. We met there around 11am and were seated right away (they open at 10:30am). By the time we left, there was at least 5 parties waiting for tables.
We ordered from the Chef’s Burgers side of the menu.
Vicki ordered the Hubert Keller burger which is buffalo, carmelized onions, baby spinach, blue cheese served on a ciabatta bun ($22). I didn’t try it but V said the onions were a bit too sweet. The burger comes with skinny fries which were nice and crispy.
I ordered the low-carb burger which is black angus beef, portabello mushrooms, grilled peppers, coleslaw, pesto sauce, and a mixed baby green salad ($15.95). No fries. The pesto was delicious and so were to mushrooms and peppers. The meat was a bit dry and a bit oily. Next time maybe I will make my own burger or try the $60 Kobe beef and foie gras burger! (We decided to save it for a special occasion…).
After lunch, we did some shopping before heading back to Macy’s lower level demo kitchen for a free cookie swap event. I’ve been trying to find events downtown to attend and so this is the first one I’ve had time to go to. The chef today was Thia Boggs, an Oakland native, who demonstrated her pecan pralines. The guests also shared a recipe of our own so the chef made it interactive by inviting people up to talk about their recipes and answer questions. We got a free sample and a few recipes to take home. Check out Macy’s Events for future events. This Thursday Sept 16th will be a demo by Tyler Florence of his new cookware, 6pm, RSVP at http://www.macys.com/events!
Burger Bar San Francisco
251 Geary St
(6th floor Macy’s Union Square)