Sep 28

American Comfort Food at a Hidden Gem, Broken Record

Since we are leaving for our first trip to Europe tomorrow, it only seems appropriate to leave with a blog about a hidden gem located in the back of a dive bar in Crocker-Amazon, Broken Record, serving hearty comfort American food. Please know ahead that this place is Cash Only and the Kitchen hour begins at 6:15pm daily.  Broken Record can get very busy, so just be aware of that, the tables were packed before the kitchen opened!

I’ve been meaning to eat here for a long time and was so happy that I finally got to taste the hearty goodness of this place. I ate with a smile the entire time due to anticipation, the creativity of every dish was surprising and unexpected.

Pork Fries featuring pulled pork, waffle fries and cheese sauce. WOW, the most tender and tasty pork ever! I really don’t know what type of cheese they used but the flavors were uniting into perfection! You MUST get this if you go!

Mac & Goat Cheese served with roasted cauliflower, peas and Parmesan crust. Oh this dish just melted in my mouth. I know that not everyone likes goat cheese but this was damn good. Lately I’ve been thinking about the best way to cook cauliflowers, I think they found the best solution!

Sweet Potatertots…these words speak for itself. This was a huge basket of crispy fried sweet potato tots, sweet and salty and simply addicting.

Grilled Corn with chorizo and Cotija cheese. Okay, it was not anything like Cafe Habana in NYC, but the spicy chorizo definitely added a twist!

Beef and Bacon Burger featuring house-ground beef & bacon patty, Tillamook cheddar, ketchup and house mayo, lettuce & onion on the side. Everyone seems to rave about the burgers, the cheese was melted all around the meat, but unfortunately I did not love my burger. Maybe I just came on a wrong night for it?

S’more Sundae featuring homemade TCHO chocolate ice cream, graham cookie crust & bruleed marshmallow. I am not a huge chocolate lover but I do love the idea of s’mores, the gooey bruleed marshmallow mixed with the ice cream was so fun to eat! And, I also loved the fact that they featured a local San Franciscan chocolate manufacturer, TCHO, which is the only chocolate factory in San Francisco!

Peaches n Cream featuring summer peach tart, blackberries, pecans and homemade vanilla bean ice cream. For a lighter taste of Summer…this dessert was made for you!