Hops & Hominy brings Southern eats to Union Square

  Posted by - February 24, 2015 - $$ (20-50), NightTime, Restaurants, San Francisco

Fried chicken. Collard Greens. Pork Belly. Piping hot cornbread.

Why does everything so bad have to be soooo damn delicious??

Except at Hops & Hominy… it’s not THAT bad.

Like… the fried chicken isn’t TOO deep-fried. And the fried oysters has just the right amount of breading. And the collard greens… well, that just has the word green in it? They also serve locally raised ingredients in almost all of their dishes.

Basically, I’m trying to justify what I ate last night lol.

Anyways, Hops & Hominy is the perfect place to check out if you’re looking for some bomb Southern comfort food that really hits the spot with a nice cold beer.

Come here for a chill date night, then catch a movie down the street at AMC or Century (which is exactly what happened last night).

Hint hint: It’s perfect for date night: dinner + drinks + cuddle sesh at the movies. You’re welcome.

So. Moving onto the food:

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Every meal begins with a (complimentary) cornbread loaf in a cast iron pan. YESSS.

It’s soft and moist at the center, and then I coated each bite with whipped butter. Heaven.

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These fried oysters (omg). Hands down, one of the best fried oysters I’ve ever had. They were well-seasoned, plump & juicy with a delicate crunch. ($14)

This pork belly (unreal). Every bite practically melted in my mouth except for the skin- which was crisp and crunchy, just like it should be. The veggies were a terrific pairing and complimented the pork belly well. It comes with rainbow chard, spaghetti squash, and Granny Smith apples. ($22)

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Dare I say…one of the best fried chickens out there?  It’s a little pricey ($21) for 1 leg and 1 thigh, but unlike most places, the skin was (mostly) crisp while the meat stayed oh- so- juicy and succulent. Also comes with creamed collards, biscuit and hot pepper sauce.

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The brussels sprouts are cooked with bacon and molasses. Need I say more? ($8)

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This mac & cheese. (sorry for the slightly blurry photo, I was starving).

The mac and cheese is sooo yummy, creamy, and all things bad for you in the most delicious way. It comes out piping hot out of the oven, made with sharp cheddar cheese, topped with bacon and toasted breadcrumbs- delicious. ($9)

So. To sum it all up:

Hops & Hominy is located in Union Square, at the end of a short alley way… make sure you keep an eye out for their sign! Otherwise, you might pass by without ever knowing it. Once inside, you’ll find a lively crowd with a relaxed urban vibe. If you didn’t make any ressies, grab a drink at the bar while you wait for a table.

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  • Kelly - A Side of Sweet February 27, 2015 - 5:22 pm Reply

    I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve had southern comfort food! This looks so good and I’m definitely going to check it out! I know we’ve already connected via Instagram but happy to check out your blog via the Kitchit thread!


    • CynEats March 1, 2015 - 4:50 am Reply

      Let me know how you like it! Can’t wait for our bloggers brunch later this month :)

  • Danny February 27, 2015 - 1:13 am Reply

    damn that pork belly looks bomb. I heard their burger is pretty good too, did you get to try it?

    • CynEats March 1, 2015 - 4:32 am Reply

      The pork belly was my fav! I didn’t get to try the burger this time, I’ll keep it in mind next time I’m craving one :)

  • Veronica February 25, 2015 - 11:28 am Reply

    Have you been to Brendas French Soul Food? They also have some bomb fried chicken and grits!

    • CynEats February 26, 2015 - 6:05 am Reply

      Yes! They do have really good soul food. Except I think the chicken at hops is better and less dry!

  • Ernie February 25, 2015 - 9:15 am Reply

    Wow these photos are looking sharp! Did you switch systems?

    • CynEats February 25, 2015 - 5:29 pm Reply

      Thanks for noticing! I just got a new camera and am using a Fuji x100s. A good friend of mine recommended that camera to me!

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