We are starting our New Year with lunch at Clove & Hoof in Oakland California. This restaurant slash butcher shop serves quality meals with some fancy modern pedigree meat. We are no strangers to this butcher shop and wanted to take advantage of the break in Bay Area traffic because of the Holidays. Parking karma was in full force today possibly because the Great White Hunter was not here to jinx our luck. We parked right smack in front.

My fried  porkchop had Piment d’Espelette jam, arugula, bleu cheese mayo, and pickles on a potato pepper bun. Ms. Goofy had the Philly Cheesesteak which consisted of thinly sliced tender sirloin, onion confit, grilled and marinated mushrooms, matchstick cut turnips, mayo and warm beer cheese fondue on a hero roll. They both were fantastic. Clove and Hoof is our destination stop for a top notch meal.  What a great start to a New Year.