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A Sandwich a Day: Dungeness Crab Cake Po' Boy at Starbelly, San Francisco

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[Photograph: Lauren Sloss]

Considering Starbelly has some of the best Caifornia-style pizza I've ever had, it didn't surprise me that they serve up a distinctly Bay Area-breed of po' boy, as well. The Dungeness crab cake po' boy ($15), available at lunch and brunch, is as fresh and produce-oriented as a sandwich involving fried fish can be. Couched in a warm, fresh roll, the sandwich is certainly smaller than its New Orleans' cousins, and seems to have tomato slices as thick as the red pepper-laced crab cakes. Still, the flavor of the crab most certainly shines through, and an ample dollop of Old Bay aioli keeps the sandwich from feeling too healthy.

Definitely don't miss out on the chance to add a side of fries or a salad ($2 extra); the salad is generously studded with sweet grape tomatoes and crumbles of goat cheese.

Starbelly

3583 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 (map)
415-252-7500; starbellysf.com

About the author: Lauren Sloss is a bicoastal food-lover who is based in San Francisco. Some of her favorite things include The Black Keys, goat gouda, and guacamole. You can follow her on Twitter @laurensloss.

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