Brunch at Luna Park

My chilaquiles obsession continues unabated.  My first meal in SF was at Luna Park, a lively friendly restaurant on Valencia Street in the heart of the Mission district. First off the waitress was a hoot and alerted me to the 2 for 1 Bloody Mary brunch special (at $9 it’s hardly much of a special) but damn this Bloody Mary could be Brunch!  Pickled onion, a huge green olive, a wedge of lime and a huge stalk of celery.  I had no problem slurping down two of them and they were the perfect accompaniment to my equally huge plate of chilaquiles ($11.95) which has the nice addition of cooked spinach and pinto beans tossed into the mix along with the usual scrambled eggs and tortilla chips.

The room is a good size with a big bar, several big communal tables and some really fun booths tucked into the hallway as you go to the bathrooms.

Luna Park is the kind of easy-to-love restaurant with good basic food that makes you want to become a regular.  I can so easily see if I lived in SF that I would eat here every week!

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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