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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What to Have for Lunch Today: Meat Loaf with Tomato Jam from Delessio

Posted By on Wed, May 5, 2010 at 7:32 AM

click to enlarge Meatloaf with barbecue sauce and tomato jam; spinach with raisins and pine nuts ($9.95 per pound). - JOHN BIRDSALL
  • John Birdsall
  • Meatloaf with barbecue sauce and tomato jam; spinach with raisins and pine nuts ($9.95 per pound).
Weds., May 5, 2010

click to enlarge KEVIN Y./YELP
Get there after what you guess was the lunch rush, and Delessio's pay-by-the-pound buffet can feel like a wedding spread after the guests have moved on, when the band's free to pile up plates. Plenty of time to read, for instance, that the beef in the meatloaf is from Marin Sun Farms, though with its double slather of barbecue sauce and tomato jam ― an approximation of ketchup, only sweeter ― you can't exactly taste it. Go for the spinach sautéed with raisins, pine nuts, and sherry vinegar, and what you get is a lunch that glorifies the sweet-tart condiment. End result: Your reward of Chocolate Bubble-Wrap tastes that much more plush.

Delessio Market & Bakery 1695 Market (at Valencia), 552-5559

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