While planning my latest trip to San Francisco, I came across a blog post about The Tipsy Pig in the Marina neighborhood. I instantly loved the name & immediately googled it to check out the menu… where I found Sunday brunch paradise.
Reservations were promptly made & I eagerly anticipated it for over a week.
We sat outside on their fantastic patio. I pretty much always prefer to sit outside, weather permitting. Despite being a rather brisk morning, the heaters did a great job keeping me warm. Since it was brunch (post killer 5-mile run), drinks were to be had.
Mimosa for me.
Spicy Bloody Mary for him.
I was pretty much ready to order the entire menu. It all sounded fabulous. Eventually we decided the Biscuits & Gravy, Chive-Goat Cheese Scramble, a side of hashbrowns & candied pepper bacon.
Definitely not your mama’s biscuits & gravy. The thyme-cheddar biscuits were a nice change from the standard buttermilk biscuit & I loved the little kick of spice in the sausage gravy.
I love anything with prosciutto, & I really love the addition of beans on the scramble. I specifically remember saying that’s something I love about California – unexpected vegetables on entrees. Also, the eggs were light & fluffy with a fantastic lemon buerre blanc.
McDonald’s hashbrowns WISH they could be The Tipsy Pig’s hashbrowns. Wonderfully crispy & salty, they definitely made the meal.
If you know me at all… Then you knew there’d be bacon. It wouldn’t be brunch without bacon (or mimosas). This bacon was exceptional. I was a little hesitant when I saw it was peppered bacon, but I figured it was worth a try. The spicy & sweet combination along with the crispiness of the bacon was delightful.
I really cannot say enough good things about The Tipsy Pig. The food was awesome. The service was good. The atmosphere was great. There are pigs emblazened everywhere. Also, they deliver checks in old hardback books.
How cool is that?!