Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#9 of 50 - "The Rebel Within"

Gentle Friends.... another of the "50 Eats" is called the "Rebel Within."  Made at a lovely bakery called Craftsmen and Wolves on Valencia Street in the Mission.


....  the interior is bare and echoing.  It has a reputation as being very busy, and the crowds to get in can get daunting - I knew they open early and so we got there about 10 minutes after they opened to beat the crush of folks that always pack this place. 
We had tried to stop in for a lunch or a snack a couple of times but it was always packed both inside and out, so we just kept skipping it for other destinations.  But, when I read about one of things to "eat" from my list I knew then and there we would have to go really early.  The pastries they bake are lovely and displayed  nicely....


... the cold case is also quite attractive.....

I had done my reading and info gathering before going and knew a couple of things I wanted to try while I had the chance....  one was their "Twinkies"  the pale orange treat to the left of the picture....

... when ordering for breakfast Rico wanted to try the "Market-Inspired Quiche and pickled things" it was really quite tasty.....  we both had coffee

...  I also wanted to try one of the croissants, which btw are delicious, they do most layered pastries extremely well, and the reason for getting up early .... "The Rebel Within"...it's a savory muffin with a surprise inside....

... a soft cooked egg....  I'd seen that the egg was supposed to have a runny yolk, but I asked that it be heated up and that probably cooked the yolk, either way would have been fine as I do love poached eggs.  The "Rebel" comes with a little vile of Tabasco salt to sprinkle on top - a nice addition to kick up the flavour.  I really liked the "Rebel" a found it quite tasty.....

... we also got a couple of treats for later, Rico got a "Chocolate Croissant Stack"  pretty to look at and an interesting idea, but fell flat on flavour and was really dry and not worth  the hype....


I got one of the peach verbena "Twinkies"  - nice flavour, and much better than the stack.
.....  over all it was very expensive, to the point of over priced, but everything was of the highest quality and most of the things we tried we liked.  If I go back, I would get a "Rebel" but get it to go and skip the pastries, as I know lots of other bakeries near here that are better and sensibly price.

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

8 comments:

LDR said...

"The Rebel Within" looks so interesting -- I'd have to try it if given the opportunity. I've never seen anything like it.

valerie said...

Cool review, Edgar! I'm looking forward to hearing more about the top 50 eats in SF!

Mei said...

Happy Birthday, a little early! And I just love your blog. Stitching and Food and San Francisco are the best!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

I am enjoy your 50 adventure. At the end please share with us with your favorites

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I hate when the look and the hype don't live up to the taste - especially when it's expensive.

Jeannine520 said...

That's one special looking muffin. I know in the UK it's common to make a meatball with an egg inside (don't remember what it's called) but I've never heard of a muffin with an egg. Did they only make one flavor of "Rebel"? Wondering how a blueberry muffin would taste with an egg inside. Thanks for your review Edgar.

Gene Black said...

Interesting. I don't tolerate eggs so I would have to skip that one.

Kay said...

I could happily have eaten my way around this shop, especially the muffin with the surprise egg inside (and, yes, it does have to be cooked), and also the chocolate croissant stack. Just yummy. x