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Duck Confit Hash at The Tipsy Pig in San Francisco

50 Cities 50 HashesElizabeth Fuss Arnott at the Tipsy Pig in San Francisco!

I love good restaurant names.  Names that communicate the personality of the place and the kind of meals they serve are much more likely to pull me in.  New to the Bay Area, I did a lot of googling and found several ordinarily named restaurants that serve hash.  But when I came across a conversation on Facebook mentioning The Tipsy Pig I was first intrigued, then delighted when I saw that they served a Duck Confit Hash.

Duck Confit Hash at Tipsy Pig

And so, my husband and I made our way to The Tipsy Pig one Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago and met up with a long-time family friend and her partner for brunch.  We sat in the corner of the patio, shaded by trees, on wooden benches, in just-right warm weather, and discussed families and trips and good food and beer.

Tipsy Pig SF

We split an order of Warm Cheddar and Thyme Biscuits with herb honey, which was so good, I felt no shame in sucking that last bit of it off my sticky fingers, after devouring the tender, flaky biscuit. 

The Duck Confit Hash was so pretty, with brussel sprouts, red onion salad and salsa verde, and a fried egg on top.  The tender, flavorful almost sweet duck was a stark contrast to the crunchy red onions and the spicy salsa verde.  A wonderful coterie of flavors.

Duck Confit Hash #2 San Francisco Elizabeth Fuss

Fried chicken sandwiches with BBQ sauce and aioli, with a side of hashbrowns were heartily eaten by two hashcapaders, while the fourth enjoyed a truly beautiful Shaved Asparagus Salad.

Chicken Sandwich and Asparagus Salad

Nothing better than good friends, good brunch and just-right warm weather, at a place called The Tipsy Pig.

Elizabeth Fuss Arnott says, “I’m kind of obsessed with food. Eating it. Cooking it. Buying it. Every Saturday night is like Christmas Eve for me, because the Farmers Market is the next day. I just moved to the Bay Area and have so much to explore and discover that I get butterflies every time I think about it!” For fabulous food and a dose of humor, you can view Elizabeth’s blog, lizzyinthebay, and follow her on Twitter @LizzyDishes.

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