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Paris by Mouth food tours experience/thoughts?

It sounds like wine is only a small portion of these tours, is that correct? I don't drink but am interested in a PBM food tour (most likely the Marais one).

about 8 hours ago
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How often do you drink at lunch during the work week?

Those who work in the Human Resources department care.

1 day ago
Frosty Melon in Not About Food

Ina Garten Frozen Dinners?

Looks like they're being discontinued. BC posted this on Facebook today:

"Several of you have asked about my Barefoot Contessa Sauté Dinners. After an amazingly positive reception in thousands of stores across America, the company that prepared my dinners has been sold to a much larger food company. I believe in being very involved and hands-on to ensure the quality of my dinners and the smaller company allowed me to do that. So, I’ve decided to hit the pause button and go back to what I love doing most – writing cookbooks. Thank you so much for your extraordinary support, and I hope you’ll continue to enjoy my cookbooks and television shows."

Jul 18, 2014
Frosty Melon in Food Media & News

Unique to SF or Cal - Must eats for out-of towners

Not exactly unique but I love treating out-of-towners to bread from Tartine. Also the pomme d'amour from Knead.

Jul 04, 2014
Frosty Melon in San Francisco Bay Area

Visiting San Francisco with baby

Limon the restaurant morphed into another Limon Rotisserie awhile back.

Jul 01, 2014
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Almond Kringle at Trader Joes

Soma store was out of them at 12:30 pm Thursday, but there was a sign, so they're stocking them.

Jun 27, 2014
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Trip report - first visit to Bay Area

I'm pretty sure I've overheard them describe the filling as buttercream.

Jun 25, 2014
Frosty Melon in San Francisco Bay Area

Trip report - first visit to Bay Area

They do chocolate ones too. They are really great. $4 each but worth it.

Jun 25, 2014
Frosty Melon in San Francisco Bay Area

upcoming san fran trip itinerary critiques please

Also note lunch is not offered all weekdays -- just Wednesday through Friday.

Jun 20, 2014
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Who are the best food/restaurant bloggers in SF, and where do they eat?

I love bunrab too, but they've been Portland-based for awhile now. Their site still has an archive of SF spots, but they're not quite current.

Jun 20, 2014
Frosty Melon in San Francisco Bay Area

Experiencing Paris through food?

Which public holiday is that? I see Assumption of Mary is a national holiday on Aug. 15. I'm curious as I'll also be in Paris Aug. 31-Sept. 4. Thanks.

Jun 16, 2014
Frosty Melon in France

Where to eat on a Sunday in Gothenburg (Göteborg)?

I can't tell online if it's open or closed on Sunday, but I loved Smaka in Gothenburg for dinner.

Jun 05, 2014
Frosty Melon in Europe

Porcellino [San Francisco]

Same menu on Sundays (with daily specials on the chalkboard, not shown online). It's just called Sunday Supper because they're not open for lunch (well, not until 3 pm).

May 28, 2014
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Porcellino [San Francisco]

That blood sausage grinder is really something else. Need to have it again before it's off the chalkboard menu.

Note they've changed their hours on Sunday to 3-9.

May 12, 2014
Frosty Melon in San Francisco Bay Area

High-end and about average restaurants in Union Square, SF

Not at all accurate on the addresses, but both somewhat close to Union Square.

Roy's: 575 Mission (Soma)
Perbacco: 230 California (Financial District)

May 08, 2014
Frosty Melon in San Francisco Bay Area

Souvla, Spit Fired Meats [Hayes Valley, San Francisco]

It's open, I went for lunch yesterday. At 1:45 they were out of the lamb. There were maybe 6-8 other customers, and lots of people poking heads in to have a look. Very casual, order at counter. Nice staff, and the owner walked around asking how people were enjoying it.

I had the pork pita sandwich ($10). I don't know a lot about Greek food, but I enjoyed it, the meat in particular was really nice, tender and juicy. I thought the tzatziki could've used more tang, but it was very satisfying overall. Tomatoes & cucumbers were very fresh. I felt like the pita was a bit too thick, and made it cumbersome to eat, but maybe that's as it's supposed to be.

Fries ($4) came out very hot and crispy (i.e., perfect) but came unaccompanied; I used some of the tzatziki which dribbled out of the sandwich.

It's a nice, bright space for being so small. One large communal table and maybe 4 individual tables. There are a couple of seats on the sidewalk at the big open window which looked like a good option on such a nice day.

Apr 09, 2014
Frosty Melon in San Francisco Bay Area

How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

This is a good summation. I'd also pay attention to the "cravings" and ask yourself if you're craving the taste, or the effect.

Apr 04, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014 [OLD]

Love the dried white peaches.

Apr 04, 2014
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Which Trader Joe's Holiday Items do you wish they had year-round?

The fried onion pieces are in stock now at the TJ store in San Francisco (Soma). I bought two cans yesterday.

Apr 04, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

I also don't care for the chocolate ones. Too sweet I guess. I love the kouign ammann though.

Here in SF yesterday I saw they had a ton of the pumpkin croissants. Leftover from fall, or are they not seasonal?

Mar 17, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Incanto > Porcellino [San Francisco]

Was there twice over the weekend and got seats at the bar (at or before 6 pm) both times also. That porchetta was really great; I wonder if/hope the Porcellino concept will have more dishes like it. Also had the lamb neck one night and the pork ragu pasta the other. The pasta was perfectly fine but I was kicking myself for not sticking to meat; the lamb neck was outstanding. Served with two forks to gently pull the succulence off the bones.

Mar 13, 2014
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Incanto > Porcellino [San Francisco]

I'd expect Incanto to be pulling out all the stops in the final stretch.

Side note: almost no reservations available on their website (but calling may present more options). I plan on trying to get a seat at the bar at least once more before the 24th.

Mar 07, 2014
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Which Trader Joe's Holiday Items do you wish they had year-round?

Sold year-round? Or around the holidays only?

Feb 10, 2014
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Which Trader Joe's Holiday Items do you wish they had year-round?

Which aisle did they stock them in? I've only seen them as part of a holiday-related display.

Feb 03, 2014
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

Jan 31, 2014
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

Huge yay to the Cowboy Bark. Usually I don't like things this busy but this stuff is out of sight.

Jan 31, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Which Trader Joe's Holiday Items do you wish they had year-round?

Seriously. I actually scanned the shelves for it yesterday, knowing full well it wouldn't be there. But there's some strange sense of possible surprise I get when shopping TJ's. I'm a bit hooked on it.

Jan 31, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Which Trader Joe's Holiday Items do you wish they had year-round?

They had the cranberry apple butter this year, at least in SF. I still have a little left from the holiday season.

Jan 31, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

I keep buying extra boxes of these because I thought they were seasonal. So good with cream cheese spread on them.

Jan 24, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Suggestions for visiting mom + Best Cal-Italian [San Francisco]

Range. Firefly.

Jan 22, 2014
Frosty Melon in San Francisco Bay Area