Whenever I travel to San Francisco for work, I geek out well in advance planning my various meals, and a restaurant that has topped my list of "must-visits" since it opened in late 2014 is Chef Chris Cosentino's Cockscomb. Known for his incredibly delicious and approachable use of offal (though I was tempted to try the night's special "Hot Mess" dish of seared foie gras and pig trotters with berry sauce, I didn't think I could convince my co-workers to be quite that experimental!), I'd been eager to sample Chef Cosentino's decadent fare at this meat-centric brasserie. Each and every dish surpassed my expectations -- the grilled cheese with duck egg and honey was a wonderfully rich take on a traditional comfort-food dish; the coulotte steak with chimichurri was gorgeously cooked and had a delightful kick. And of course, I had to order the "ham" burger topped with seared foie gras because...how could I not? Though we found ourselves salivating -- despite our sated bellies -- as we watched family-style, "shared supper" platters of pinbone steak pass us by, we managed to find just enough room for a spoonful each of a surprisingly light and airy take on sticky toffee pudding. Though I love trying out different restaurants every time I visit the city, I can already tell that Cockscomb definitely deserves a re-visit on my next trip!