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Stock in Trade Bottomless Dinner

bottomless dinner

If you follow Brunch Club, you know we love Stock in Trade for their excellent bottomless brunch. You can imagine our reaction then, when they told us about their bottomless dinner. We headed over posthaste, and it definitely lived up to expectations.

Bottomless dinner is every Thursday night, and since Stock in Trade has lots of TVs it’s perfect for catching Thursday Night Football over a beer or two or ten. I was shocked at how empty it was, but no complaints; we got a great table and the service was great.

The Bottomless

$21 for two hours of unlimited beer (except Guinness), house wine and prosecco. You have to order food, but that’s not a problem because…

The Food

As with Stock in Trade’s bottomless brunch, their bottomless dinner has really good food – much better than you’d expect from a sports bar. We started with some appetizers; the pork sliders, their deviled eggs and the animal style fries. The eggs were solid, each topped with some bacon, and the sliders were excellent, with tender pork, great sweetness on the sauce and nicely toasted buns. The fries were the real standout, though. They were smothered in cheese (and not the cheap nacho kind), caramelized onions and their pulled pork, which you should definitely add.

For entrees, we went with mac and cheese, ribs and the burger. I tried some of each, and they all get a thumbs up from yours truly. The ribs were solid – not as good as you’d get at a real BBQ place, but still tender and flavorful. The burger was a little messy, but that’s just because it was covered in caramelized onions and the beef was juicy. Easily my favorite of the bunch. The mac and cheese was also excellent; you can tell they don’t skimp on the quality cheese. It’s also topped with breadcrumbs to give it a nice texture when you first take a bite.

The Service

Top notch – I never saw the bottom of a glass. They also didn’t cut us off after the first two hours; we were there for a full football game. Our server was friendly, and we had a great time.

Overall

I’m really surprised that more people weren’t at bottomless dinner – it’s an amazing deal if you’re looking to get dinner and drinks on a Thursday night, and it’s perfect for watching a game. I highly recommend it!

Rating: 🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻

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Non-brunch Reviews

Sushi Delight

sushi delight sf

Let’s start with the obvious here – Sushi Delight SF is not a brunch spot. This is not to say that I’m against the idea of sushi early in the day; after all, dim sum brunch at Chubby Noodle has been one of the best we’ve gone to. Unfortunately, Sushi Delight just doesn’t open until 5pm.

Nonetheless, I think it’s worthy of a review here because even if it doesn’t have brunch, it does have bottomless. Specifically, it’s all you can eat sushi (and assorted other Japanese food) and all you can drink beer and sake. If that’s not in the spirit of Brunch Club, I don’t know what is.

The Bottomless

All you can drink will run you $25, but if you’re coming to Sushi Delight, you might as well show up hungry and just do the all you can eat and drink for $29. There’s a two hour limit, but unless the place is packed they’re pretty liberal about that. The drinks include your standard Japanese beers (Sapporo, Asahi, Kirin) and house sake (only hot, but they’ll at least bring it to you room temperature if you ask). In case you were wondering what the etiquette around dropping your sake into your beer is here, “Sake Bomb” is explicitly listed under the drink section of the menu.

You can also get soda but, y’know, don’t.

The Food

I’ll be honest – I’m generally opposed to all you can eat sushi. Sushi is one of those foods where quality matters, and you’re not getting great quality at this price. The chefs take the usual route to cover up the low quality here; the vast majority of the rolls have fried fish and/or are doused in sauce. If you’re a sushi snob, be prepared.

That said, there’s a whole host of other Japanese food on the menu that’s actually pretty solid. You can start with some gyoza and tempura then move onto chicken or pork katsu for a good meal (which, let’s not forget, you’re paying $4 for).

The Service

Sushi Delight SF is a small restaurant, so there’s always someone nearby to get you another round of food and/or drink. The sake and beers both come out in bottles, so you’re not liable to run out even if you’re doing round after round of sake bombs.

The staff definitely know what kind of crowd they’re drawing, so they take no offense if you’re a little drunk and boisterous.

Overall

Sushi Delight is a fun spot, just not the best place for sushi. Still, it’s a rowdy environment with good service and certainly a fine way to kick off a Friday or Saturday night with a whole lot of drinks for a reasonable price.

One last important note – it’s right next door to The Mint (and in fact there’s a door that goes straight from Sushi Delight into The Mint), so once you’ve got your liquid courage in you, you don’t have to go far to let loose your finest rendition of Kiss From a Rose.

Rating: 🍾🍾🍾

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