Brenda’s fried shrimp po’boy sandwich is #42 on 7x7 Magazine 100 Things to try before you die in San Francisco list. Brenda’s has been busy since the first day the door was open. Open only for breakfast, brunch and lunch AND with a small restaurant space the size of a Socialite botox wife’s walk-in closet the lines are long. I like going during off-peak hours around 1:30-2pm (closed at 3pm).
I’ve been here several times because I get a hankering for her crawfish beignets; big pieces of crawfish squished inside a warm deep fried dough. Brenda’s po’boy is my sister and mine favorite in the city. I didn’t order the shrimp because I’m just sick of it. There is a lot of shrimp in Chinese cuisine (dim sum, restaurants, home cooked food) oysters are a different case. I love the contrast between the crispy crust and the hot juicy tender oysters.
The bread is slightly toasted, big pieces of tomatoes, shredded iceberg lettuce and drizzled roumalade sauce (ask for extra)
Tip: make sure you set your mobile phone to your meter because it’s 7 mins to a quarter and the meter maids are fast in this area.
652 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94102