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7 Great Bar Snacks for $7 and Under

Pork belly donuts, Negroni popcorn, chicken feet and other unforgettable drink-friendly bites
March 19, 2014
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by Tamara Palmer

Welcome to Zagat #BarBlitz, a whole day dedicated to the pleasures of an adult beverage. Read on for the latest in booze news you can use.

In honor of today's Bar Blitz, we're diving into the most delectable and affordable bar bites San Francisco has to offer. Forget peanuts and olives, it's time to tuck into some chicken feet and pork belly donuts. 

Chicken feet at M.Y. China

The bite: The cute little toes that are a staple of Chinese dim sum meals are deep fried, braised, and tossed in a black bean sauce.
The price: $5 during happy hour, 3-6 PM Monday through Friday.

845 Market Street; 415-580-3001

Pork belly donuts at Sycamore

The bite: A deep fried porcine pleasure is glazed in a Makers Mark sauce and served with maple syrup. It's salty and a little sweet too - perfect with a beer. 
The price: $5.75

2140 Mission Street; 415-252-7704

Manimal fries at Trick Dog

The bite: Inspired by In-N-Out Burger's animal style fries, these thick cut potatoes are boiled, double fried and doused with a Thousand Island-esque secret sauce.
The price: $7

3010 20th Street; 415-471-2999

Deviled eggs at Prospect

The bite: Creamy yolks are spiked with jalapeño and pickled serrano and topped with a jalapeño slice - for a slightly elevated take on the picnic blanket original
The price: $7

300 Spear Street; 415-247-7770

Negroni caramel corn at Perbacco

The bite: This bite originated on Perbacco's dessert menu as part of a caramelized white chocolate bar concoction but it was so good they decided to offer it all by itself as a bar snack. The popcorn is coated in a Campari caramel and accented with gin-spiced salt.
The price: $4

230 California Street; 415-955-0663

Bone marrow and more at Stock in Trade

The bite: This Lombard Street restaurant and bar offers a full menu of $5 bites at the bar for happy hour (until 7 PM). This roasted beef bone is split open to reveal a buttery center, lathered with garlic-caper gremolata. Other nibbles include fried pickles and a smoked kielbasa sausage plate. 
The price: $5

2036 Lombard Street; 415-829-3000

Cheesy tots at Burritt Room

The bite: Tater tots are now standard fare on bar menus but these pack in extra sinfulness with a blend of sharp cheddar, provolone and parmesan inside. They're served with a ketchup made of red pepper and Roma tomatoes.
The price: $7

417 Stockton Street; 415-400-0561

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