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by Alison Mountford on October 31, 2012

Flooded taxis in NYC.

What a week! It began with elation as the Giants won the World Series (Go Giants!!) and then took a turn as Sandy ravaged the East Coast. In this day and age of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, we followed the storm through photos: flooded subway stations, ruined iconic landmarks along the Jersey Shore and power outages in Manhattan were surreal to look at. A large percentage of our staff is from the East Coast and we have tons of friends and family there- our thoughts go out to everyone affected. Donate to the Red Cross here to help with disaster relief.

Back here in the Square Meals kitchen we are hunkering down for Thanksgiving. Orders have started pouring in and we are getting more and more excited to sit down to a good meal with the people we like best, but not before we make sure your feast is taken care of first! Take a look at our menu and begin planning for your very own Stress-Free Thanksgiving! We have something for everyone, vegetarian and gluten-free diets included. Order by November 9 (next Friday!) if you want a free-range, locally raised turkey or November 16 without the turkey….it’ll be here before you know it!

Next week’s menu features a few of our favorite dishes with influences from all over the globe. We first fell in love with Shaking Beef at Charles Phan’s venerable Slanted Door restaurant. It’s balance of sweet, salty, tangy flavors paired with tender beef makes it a dish everyone loves at first bite! We’re pairing it with Ginger-Cilantro Basmati Rice and Roasted Winter Squash with a punchy Lime-Chili Dressing. We’ve also come up with a twist on the English classic, Fish & Chips. We’re coating grouper with a crispy panko exterior and baking it- all the crunch without touching a deep-fryer. Try it with our Sweet Potato Oven Fries and Pickled Jalapeno Tartar Sauce! The French have given us many a culinary gift, the humble gratin is their proof that simplicity can result in amazing. Thinly sliced heirloom potatoes, cheese and fresh herbs come together to create a creamy, comforting dish- just add a simple salad and voila, a bistro at your dinner table. We could never ignore Italy and pay homage in not one, but two ways this week. First up is our Medley of the Week: Autumn Vegetable Bagna Cauda- a beautiful salad of pristine fall vegetables- carrots, baby fennel, broccoli rabe florets, radishes and radicchio bathed in a traditional lemon-garlic dressing studded with minced anchovies. We continue our love affair with lasagna- this time with layers of fresh tomatoes, roasted red peppers, basil and mozzarella cheese- baked until golden and bubbly. What’s not to love about that?!

We look forward to cooking for you!

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Square Meals: Wholesome Prepared Foods, Meal Delivery and Catering. We deliver anywhere in San Francisco FREE*! Please order by 8pm* the night before you require delivery (we deliver Monday, Tuesday and Thursday*). Our store on Polk St is open 7 days a week for pick-up or eat-in.

Square Meals sources from local farms and ranches that use responsible and humane business practices to prepare guilt free, stress free meals made fresh for you. Order today!

**Delivery fees, schedule and lead-time for ordering varies for catering, please visit our website or call 415-674-1069 for more info.
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SQUARE MEALS – Pairings made easy for delivery or pick-up orders at our 2127 Polk Street storefront.

1. “Fish & Chips”: Panko-Crusted Grouper, Pickled Jalapeno Tartar Sauce; $26
Served with Carrots & Brussels Sprouts: Leeks & Chives and Sweet Potato Oven Fries: Parsley, Sea Salt

2. Sundried Tomato-Asiago Stuffed Chicken: Greens, Capers, & Shallots, Creamy Tomato Sauce, $18
Served with Beet Greens: Plumped Golden Raisins, Salted Almonds and Quinoa: Broccoli Rabe, Preserved Lemon, Pickled Onion

3. Shaking Beef: Lime, Watercress, Tomatoes, Red Onion, $19
Served with Winter Squash: Lime-Chili Dressing and Ginger-Cilantro Basmati Rice

4. Mixed Heirloom Potato Gratin: Parmesan & Gruyere, Fresh Herbs, $14
Served with Market Salad
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A la Carte Menu: Wholesome prepared foods for delivery, pick-up or eat-in. We’re your neighborhood locavore deli!
Turkey Meatloaf
Panko-Crusted Grouper
Sundried Tomato-Asiago Stuffed Chicken: Greens, Capers, & Shallots
Shaking Beef: Lime, Watercress, Tomatoes, Red Onion
Pork Tenderloin: Salt & Pepper

Pickled Jalapeno Tartar Sauce
Creamy Tomato Sauce
Minty Applesauce

Medley of the Week: Autumn Vegetable Bagna Cauda
Beet Greens: Plumped Golden Raisins, Salted Almonds
Beets: Walnuts, Tarragon-Mustard Vinaigrette
Carrots & Brussels Sprouts: Leeks & Chives
Winter Squash: Lime-Chili Dressing

Ginger-Cilantro Basmati Rice
Mixed Heirloom Potato Gratin: Parmesan & Gruyere, Fresh Herbs
Quinoa: Broccoli Rabe, Preserved Lemon, Pickled Onion
Farro Risotto: Butternut Squash, Arugula
Sweet Potato Oven Fries: Parsley, Sea Salt

Lasagna: Tomato, Roasted Red Peppers, Basil & Mozzarella

Parsnip-Ginger Soup
Fall Ribollita

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