On several leisurely weekend afternoons, I've found myself at Bar Jules in Hayes Valley for lunch, and I'm never disappointed. I love the handful-and-a-half of simple brunch and lunch items; I love how the chalkboard menu changes daily but not too drastically; and I adore the cheery, comforting blue and mustard walls. I even love the bathroom decor.
This weekend, I revisited Jules's preserved tuna sandwich, which I first enjoyed a version of several years ago, and it was better than my memory. The fluffy, oil-preserved tuna, flecked with herbs, is served simply on slabs of grilled country bread accented with piquillo peppers.
I love tuna, but I wish tuna salad sandwiches like this were as ubiquitous as the standard mayo-laden versions. So Hayes Valley of me, I know.