A Sandwich a Day: Steak Florentine at The Grove, San Francisco
In this great country of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
The Grove is a guarantee when it comes to a good lunch. Sizable salads bursting with fresh produce, breakfast all day, and killer macaroni and cheese for the cold days, the cafe-restaurant is as reliably tasty as it is charming. Now that there are four locations around the city, it's good to know that there are many neighborhoods in which you can find good beer on tap and a charming, bohemian ski-lodge vibe.
And sandwiches, of course. While there are many excellent options, my favorite is the steak florentine ($9.50). Flavorful, well-cooked steak is layered with creamy avocado, arugula, and tomatoes that burst juice with every bite on toasty pressed sourdough bread. The ingredients are all of the highest quality, as to be expected at the Grove. It tastes of a backyard barbecue, California-style.
2250 Chestnut Street, San Francisco CA 94123 (map)
About the author: Lauren Sloss is a bicoastal food-lover who splits her time between New York (where she is finishing graduate school) and San Francisco (where she does most other things). She writes about food, music, travel, and everything in between. Some of her favorite things include The Black Keys, goat gouda, and guacamole. You can follow her on Twitter @laurensloss