Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Hard Knox Cafe, 3rd Street Location in San Francisco, CA

The Hard Knox Cafe has a very special place in my heart. It sits right across from where my graduate school studio used to be, and I often caved and gave in to the Cafe's wonderful bad-for-you Southern style soul food.

I recently re-lived my glory days and paid the Hard Knox a visit for a Catfish Po Boy with a side of fries. Now the Catfish was, as it always has been, AMAZING. I usually order mine "blackened" instead of "fried" to trick myself into thinking it's healthier than it actually is. Delicious frikkin' awesomeness.

Unfortunately, the same can not be said for the fries. Slightly crispy, pretty soggy, and very underseasoned. And I hate to say it–because I truly do love this place–but the fries also came with a hair, which was definitely not mine. (I want to take a point off for the hair, but I'm assuming they don't always come with dead human skin cells, so I will forgive them for now. And this is the first time I've ever had a hair served with my food from this fine establishment.)

Price:$8.00 for a Catfish Po Boy with fries
Portion Size: Medium
Texture: Undercooked and soft on outside
Greasiness Level: 3 out of 5 (slightly greasy)
Seasoning: Very underseasoned
Fried in: Some sort of vegetable oil
Condiments: Choose your own condiments, ketchup, mustard,pepper, salt, hot sauce
Bonus Condiment: Someone's hair

Overall Quality of French Fries: 5 out of 10