Chops, baked potatoes, sliced tomatoes

Chops, baked potatoes, sliced tomatoes

A woman peruses the menu at San Francisco’s John’s Grill. John’s Grill is one of those places in San Francisco that is filled with history and photographs of many of its famous patrons as any self-respecting, well-established, hundred-plus year old steakhouse should be.

Aside from its longstanding spot on Ellis Street, the restaurant is famous for a scene in the Dashielle Hammett novel, The Maltese Falcon. The title of the photo above is what Hammett’s fictional character, Sam Spade orders in the novel. That dish is also on the menu. Sadly, I didn’t hear what she wound up ordering.

We like to stop by here on quiet weekends when the place isn’t jammed with tourists. Such was the case yesterday when we had a seat at the tiny bar for an Anchor Steam and toasted Miles Archer, the poor bastard. 🙂

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