Sarah Cathers, SF Film Society
Sarah Cathers, Director of Operations for the San Francisco Film Society tells about finding authentic fried chicken in the Bay to soothe her Southern soul.
IF YOU WERE TO HAVE A LAST MEAL AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT, WHERE WOULD IT BE?
Normally I would cook for myself, but I don’t like to eat alone so I would most likely go to Blue Plate.
WHAT WOULD YOU ORDER?
I expect I would be in a celebratory group, so I would make sure we got all of my favorite appetizers: the farro and slow egg, sardines, pork belly, squid salad and duck confit. I would order the fried chicken for my entrée because it reminds me of home in the midwest. Of course, I would have leftovers, so it would really be my last meal and a half.
Blue Plate has been my neighborhood restaurant through various acquaintances, since I moved to SF. Now two of my best friends work there, so if it were the last night on earth and only I knew, I would want to be with them. The wine list is out of this world and I feel like a queen. I’ve always known that if I were on death row, I would ask for fried chicken as my last meal. Well either that or surf and turf, but I have a feeling a prison would do better with fried chicken. Thusly, fried chicken is my go to last meal. I mean come, i’m from Ohio, ok? And seriously no one does fried chicken better than Blue Plate.