Featured on Food Network’s Triple D (I have to admit I love Guy Fieri’s charisma but not always his recommendations.) Grubstake opens until 4 a.m. EVERY night so it is perfect for late night eats rather than crappy Video Cafe or Lucky Penny. Grubstake is built out of a old railroad car with strung Christmas lights above and hung pictures of black and white movies like my favorite actor Bogey.
The caldo verde soup is kale, linguiça and potatoes. The bowl is hot and the soup was steaming which is how I like my soups. The kale is cooked until broken down, a good amount of linguiça and light on the potatoes. This soup would feel incredible after a night of debauchery or in bed with a cold.
They serve breakfast, lunch and a Portuguese section with dishes up to $17. We ordered the buffalo wings, pastrami sandwich and big breakfast. The buffalo wings was baked with charred bits and really fantastic with their homemade chili verde hot sauce. The hot sauce is spicy tangy and puree thick, sold at $7.50 a bottle.
1525 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94109