Recently, Brown's travels took him to San Francisco. His first stop was Craftsman & Wolves in the Mission District, where he hoped to get his hands on one of their signature dishes, The Rebel Within. This savory cheese, meat muffin with a soft-boiled egg couldn't be missed but, unfortunately, he showed up at 3:30 on a Friday afternoon and they were unsurprisingly out. Brown had to "settle" for a savory cake with sesame butter, shitakes, bok choy, kimchi, and togorashi peanuts (highly recommended).
But enough about what didn't make it home. In addition to great coffee, pastries, breads, desserts, and savory items, CAW also has a mini-store with take-home essentials like the smoked butter caramels Brown brought back to Brooklyn. These soft, chewy little morsels have a rich, sweet brown butter taste with just a wisp of smokiness at the end. We can't wait to try their other candies like yuzu almond caramels and smoked almond brittle. All of them are available online, but you should probably just find an excuse to go pick some up in person. --Red and Brown
746 Valencia Street San Francisco, California 94110