EATING OUT

Juanita More Loves Food So Much She’ll Personally Cook Your Valentine’s Dinner

Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 2.36.26 PMWhen Juanita More isn’t raising money for excellent local causes or hosting wildly successful events around San Francisco (including an impressive eight-year run of her party Booty Call at Q Bar), you can usually find her with another one of her passions — food.

Her blog Juanita Eats Out is dedicated to her love of good eats, and regularly features guest diners and interviews among the many mouth-watering recipes.

This Valentine’s day, she’s putting her money where her fashionably done-up mouth is by taking over the kitchen at HECHO Restaurant in the Castro to create a prix fixe V-Day menu with some of her favorite family recipes, including her grandmother’s bread pudding. More info on that here.

Since Juanita is always asking her friends about food — you can find her interviews with Looking stars Jonathan Groff and Russell Tovey here — we thought we’d turn the tables to get a taste of her epicurean inspirations.

Here’s what she had to say:

What is your favorite dessert?

I am a chocolate lover. And, always have some in my apartment. Sometimes just a small piece of a great bar can be so satisfying.

What restaurant would you call your home?

I am not that adventurous when it comes to going out to restaurants. I spend so much time entertaining and cooking in my kitchen that I rarely adventure out to eat. But when I do it’s to get the things that I love the most about dining in San Francisco. I go to Zuni Cafe regularly for lunch, Bull Valley Roadhouse as often as possible and still my favorite spot is Boulette’s Larder at the Ferry Building.

Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 2.37.03 PMWhat is the strangest or most inspiring thing you’ve ever eaten?

The most inspiring thing I’ve ever eaten was in the dining room of Chez Panisse — a ribeye steak came to the table which had been grilled over grape vines. I will never forget that sweet smoky smell.

What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a kid?

Cap’n Crunch

What is your favorite food to pig-out on after the club?

Scrambled eggs are my favorite thing to eat when I get home from the club.