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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
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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

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

Range. Firefly.

Jan 22, 2014
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New Years Trip to SF Review - Underwhelmed by Tartine

Tartine's country loaf also holds up well if frozen and then toasted. I bought a loaf from Good Eggs last week I'm still enjoying today (I sliced it before freezing, so I thaw and toast a slice at a time).

Jan 22, 2014
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Anything new in the Castro, SF?

Pica Pica in the Castro is closed "for modifications". The sign in the window last night indicated they'll reopen for take-out & catering purposes. But I'm not holding my breath.

I like the banh mi from Dinosaurs (downstairs in the weird complex that houses Books Inc. on Market) a lot.

Jan 21, 2014
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Etiquette for your birthday

Exactly right. Make a plan for the near future to get together, which should supersede this particular one-off event. If the MIL still holds a grudge after that, the issue is hers.

Jan 21, 2014
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Best Pad See Ew in San Francisco?

PSE is so similar everywhere I've had it. What made it amazing in your case?

Dec 30, 2013
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - November 2013 [Old]

Someone brought these gingerbread men into the office today and I was sure they'd suck. Wrong -- I can't stay out of the box. They're really good.

Dec 05, 2013
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - December 2013 [old]

I'm lukewarm on the shortbread w/salted caramel on top as well. They're fine but I still have an unopened box I can't get excited about breaking into.

What are these giant chunks you speak of? Do you mean the standard dark chocolate sea salt caramels?

Dec 05, 2013
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Trader Joe's--Best Holiday/Seasonal Items--2013

Yes, they were at the Soma store in SF this past Saturday. If you can't find them, I've noticed a very similar-looking item at Whole Foods and (gasp) Walgreens.

Dec 05, 2013
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - December 2013 [old]

On the topic of caramels, has anyone tried Caramels Caught in a Blizzard? Described as chewy caramels dusted with powdered sugar, they come in a square tin. I bought some but haven't opened (I may give to a coworker), and the checkout girl paused and said she hadn't seen them before.

Dec 04, 2013
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NEW: 3 Potato 4 in SF - who's tried it?

The stumbling block for me here is the word "baked".

Dec 02, 2013
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Dungeness Crab Prices 2013/2014 Season

Update on the Woodhouse deal: Yesterday (Sunday) the price was up to $18.

Nov 25, 2013
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Dungeness Crab Prices 2013/2014 Season

Parking around the Market Street location isn't difficult during the day. Harder at night.

Nov 22, 2013
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - November 2013 [Old]

Oh these mini dark chocolate mint stars are seriously good. Somehow way better than the plain dark chocolate stars. Huge enthusiastic yay.

Nov 22, 2013
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Dungeness Crab Prices 2013/2014 Season

Yeah, the $16 deal applies at the Market Street location too, in case there's any confusion. Walked by last night and the place was full, but not overflowing. I'm going to have to go back this weekend.

Nov 22, 2013
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Woodhouse Fish Co - both location SF $16 whole crab dinner!

I went last night at around 9 pm (Market Street location). Sat at the counter since no tables were available. Fun vibe, tables covered in paper, most people with whole crabs in front of them. Crab was very meaty, really tasty. We were told the crabs were around 2 pounds. Chard & potatoes surprisingly good. Garlic bread could use some improvement. We left planning another visit before the special deal ends on 11/26.

Nov 21, 2013
Frosty Melon in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to get great pasta in SF on short notice?

Incanto.

Nov 21, 2013
Frosty Melon in San Francisco Bay Area