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Tuna Heart Source

Boccalone sells (or last year they did) the cured tuna heart Incanto used in their pasta dish. I think it was $10 for a small container of it.

Safe SF bar crawl for newly-minted 21-yr-old?


Waitress at Elmwood Cafe Berkeley makes racist assumption

Having a bag or keeping the receipt is just good common sense and it applies to non-minorities as well. Although I don't agree at all about the iPad/laptop carrying case.

Would you buy your neighbors' home cooked food

Only if I lived in East Hampton, and the neighbor was Ina Garten.

NEW: The Market at the Twitter Building, SF

I'm curious but mostly to know how it differs from Whole Foods, which is closer for me (and I'm assuming prices are comparable). Hope to get in for a look this week.

Forbidding photographs is absurd given the location and primary customer base (even just from a promotional standpoint). What was the reason given, if any?

A sit-down-and-order "cheap eats" that takes rezzies in the Mission or Soma, wine and beer?

Lolo is a great idea. Mau might also work. Limon Rotisserie.

Suppenkuche only takes reservations for 6+.

Query - Quick SF visit for the end of January, 2015

Exactly my thoughts.

Sports bar in the Castro? [San Francisco]

Hi Tops on Market between Noe and Sanchez is your best bet, and the food is better than average (I like the soft pretzel and fried chicken sandwich). It's likely to be pretty crowded.

I wonder if Harvey's at 18th & Castro might show sports on their TVs on Sundays -- probably worth asking since it's much closer to the theater. I haven't eaten there in years, following too many mediocre meals.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams truck in the Bay through Sunday

I've seen Jeni's pints at the Church & Market Safeway too.

Anchor Oyster Bar question... [San Francisco]

Ah, that's A.G. Ferrari. Down a bit closer to 18th.

Any new places in the Castro district? [San Francisco]

I don't think Aatxe is open yet. It'll be in the Swedish American Music Hall at Market & Sanchez.

Abbot's Cellar closing [San Francisco]

In other Valencia news, Grub, located in the same block (maybe next door?) is also closed. All papered over. Yelp says nothing but Google Maps says "permanently closed".

Anchor Oyster Bar question... [San Francisco]

No tables at Rossi's, in fact no place to sit/stand and eat at all there. It's purely take-out.

Cozy & quiet near(ish) 7th and Brannan SF [San Francisco]

+1 for CB -- but it's Folsom, not Harrison.

Crab season is upon us

Sadly no. When I tried Thursday night the place was packed (Market St location) and I couldn't wait.

Crab season is upon us

That's disappointing. Last year the price was $16, and came with garlic bread, but I remember the same thing re: the carapace. Still I hope to give it a shot tonight or tomorrow.

Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog

That's where I saw it at the Church/Market Safeway the other day.

Rome: Need Sunday night, solo, jet-lagged dinner near Jewish Ghetto

That looks perfect -- and just a 4 minute walk from the apartment I'm renting. Grazie!

Nov 17, 2014
Frosty Melon in Italy

Rome: Need Sunday night, solo, jet-lagged dinner near Jewish Ghetto

I'll be arriving in Rome at around 3-4 pm next Sunday, will be jet-lagged and probably looking to eat dinner by 8 at the latest. Staying near Jewish Ghetto and Campo di Fiori. I won't feel like challenging myself (or wait staff) trying to speak Italian well, and won't want anything very fancy. Simple, casual pasta or pizza would be great, or meat/seafood. Maybe a salad or veg too. Price (no alcohol) around 25-30 euros but flexible.

Will I have trouble finding a decent place to walk in (would rather not make a reservation) and getting something to eat on a Sunday night in that area? Even a place with take-out slices might work, but not sure that exists nearby either.

Nov 17, 2014
Frosty Melon in Italy

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

So does Walgreens. Haven't had any but the Trader Joe's ones myself. They are so good.

Nov 14, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

The 9th Street store in SF had the three-pack of nut oils yesterday.

Nov 06, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Jewish Ghetto Rome

Thanks for this, Cynsa, from a fellow SF hound. I'll be staying in CdF/Jewish Ghetto area at the end of this month so will mark down these tips. Will be my first time in Rome (or Italy, for that matter).

Oct 30, 2014
Frosty Melon in Italy

Talenti Gelato -- crazy good supermarket gelato

Holiday flavors now on shelves: Pumpkin Pie, Egg Nog and Peppermint Bark. The pumpkin pie is really fantastic. Pumpkin's the 4th item on the ingredient list after milk, sugar & cream. Not cloying nor overwhelming with pumpkin spices, and there are little bits of pie crust (graham cracker? gingerbread?) mixed throughout.

Oct 30, 2014
Frosty Melon in General Topics

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

Same is true using these chips with a garlicky hummus. For me the flavors are a perfect combination. I've bought at least 6 bags of them so far this season.

Oct 29, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014 [old]

I'm not a fan of the spiced pumpkin seeds, but the Soma store in SF has them in stock today by the registers.

Oct 16, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

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

Just notice that last week. Thanks for updating the info here.

Meta Discussion on Trader Joe's Threads

I'll throw in that I'd really like each month's discussion to be "locked" when a new month's is started. But I'm guessing the mods won't just do that by request.

Trader Joe's "pumpkinundation" 2014

That and pumpkin spice coffee are the only things missing that I can tell.

Oct 03, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Chris Cosentino Deeply Regrets Television Appearances

You're saying his reasons for accepting the TV opportunities need to be more original?

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014 [old]

Wait, I need more on that last part. These are peanut butter cups with speculoos instead of peanut butter? Are they stocked in the plastic tubs with the rest of the candy/chocolate covered nuts?

Oct 02, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains