This past Wednesday I met up with a friend at a carnival themed restaurant called Straw. I wanted to try something new while hanging in a neighborhood I don’t usually venture to. So I of course took to the internet and searched my options in lovely Hayes Valley. It was a beautiful day and I wanted to soak up the sun on Octavia Street. Straw is located on Octavia & Oak street, the decor is carnival inspired, as is their various menu items. It certainly is a fun take on your traditional American lunch.
The menu was adorable, they used children books as the cover of each of their menus. My friend had a Spiderman Storybook. Isn’t this adorable?
&& as you are waiting for your food, they give a complimentary bowl of Gold Fish. Now that’s hospitality!
They had a great selection of salads and sandwiches. I went with the bearded lady which was a pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato tater tots and cole slaw. The sandwich was great. They served it with a generous portion of meat and I especially enjoyed it due to the soft sweet bread. I thought it was a great pairing, as sometimes pulled pork sandwiches are served on very hard bread and it makes the eating process quite difficult. As for the tater tots, I was not much of a fan. I like my tater tots extra crispy and these were a tad too mushy which kind of turned me off. Although, overall I still really enjoyed this meal especially the barbecue sauce on the side that I slathered on to my sandwich.
Straw is a nice restaurant that I can totally see myself visiting again, the restaurant was fun to go to in general, I admired their festive decor. the staff was very friendly, and of course, they had some good food!