It’s lunchtime! So allow us to suggest a great midday option should you find yourself in the Union Square/TenderNob environs: the suckling pig sandwich at new Sons & Daughters takeout spot, Sweet Woodruff (798 Sutter at Jones). It’s as fine a pork sandwich as you’re going to find, with the added bonus of homemade ciabatta, homemade pickles, a bright and tangy salsa verde, and a perfectly spiced aioli made with the legendarily deadly ghost pepper.
It’s a sandwich that strikes that sweet balance between meat, fat, spice, bread, and green-acid flavors, and always comes with a couple of expertly seasoned, house-made pickled baby carrots.
We previously mentioned their pheasant "hot pocket" and little gem salad as winners, but you should also note that they’ve extended their hours to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, so you can drop by for any of the above or their daily changing $13.50 dinner special — which may be one of the better deals in town, given the quality of ingredients and the combined talents in the kitchen.
Earlier on Actually Pretty Awesome:
Crudités at Saison
The Roasted Broccoli Sandwich at Split Pea Seduction
George Mendes’s Partridge in a Pear Tree
The Buffalo Burger at Double Decker
A Preview of Dishes at Haven
Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas
The Cocktails at Outerlands
The Meatball Gigante and the Honey Pie at Tony’s Pizza
Three New Gins from St. George Spirits
The Date Night at Sneaky’s BBQ
Crab and Dumplings at Pican
The Fried-Chicken Sliders at The Lookout
The Tripe and the Pickles at Bar Tartine
A Dinner of Small Plates at Frances
Fried Chicken and Cornmeal Doughnuts at Beast & the Hare
Aaron London’s Take on Vichyssoise at Ubuntu