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Ethiopian food

Have you tasted the berbere? That seems like a tremendous amount.

Mar 02, 2015
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

Nothing but Forgettable Fancy Tasting Menus at Bay Area French Influenced High End Restaurants - RANT

Michael Bauer is the restaurant critic for the SF Chronicle

Mar 02, 2015
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

Why are they standing in line ?

It wasn't eons ago because I'm not dead now.

Feb 27, 2015
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

wine suggestions to go with a salmon pie

Coulibiac or Koulibiak!

Feb 23, 2015
wally in Wine

wine suggestions to go with a salmon pie

Boring I know, but I would go with either a pinot noir or chardonnay.

Feb 20, 2015
wally in Wine

Pick up and shipping charges

The winery that is now only shipping is $27/case. I didn't check for LA.

Feb 20, 2015
wally in Wine

Pick up and shipping charges

No, if you make an appointment, which they may charge for now, you can go to the winery and taste. It is not a storefront and at individual appointments you have to key in a number at the gate.

Feb 20, 2015
wally in Wine

Pick up and shipping charges

I hesitated but decided to order because we like the wines. I actually added on two bottles toward the end and was charged the $15 again. I complained and it was reversed.
Another winery has decided there will be no more pickups. We have always picked up.Adding shipping charges raises the cost of the wine. I realize that people on the other side of the country don;t have that option.
There are a lot of services that handle shipping for the wine country. They are not equal in quality and service. I have had bottles arrive quite warm. The winery replaced them.

Feb 20, 2015
wally in Wine

Cafe Fanny granola sucks!

You are one of THOSE people, you reserrected an ancient thread, which I read the first time.

Feb 17, 2015
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to find aleppo pepper?

It depends on how much you want. I have seen it at the Pasta Shop on 4th St. in Berkeley Whole Spice brand. Small spice size jar.

Feb 16, 2015
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

Thinking of Leaving SF for Berkeley or Oakland. Crazy?

I really wish this was a separate or different post that wasn't over 200 posts long.

Feb 12, 2015
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

Top 10 underrated red varieties

I was given a bottle of Kindzmarauli by a Russian friend. He did say that there were better Georgian wines but not always available. The others on the list are somewhat available. I've had Pineau d'Aunis, most Etna Rosso is Nerello Mascalese, Trousseau is pretty available in SFBA from local wine makers.

Feb 10, 2015
wally in Wine

Where to buy whole suckling pig?

You are replying to a post that is 8 years old. Call first.

Feb 05, 2015
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

Waitress at Elmwood Cafe Berkeley makes racist assumption

People don't get bags here. You can get one if you pay $0.10.

Dungeness Crab Prices 2014/2015 Season

I bought 2 large live crabs for 7.99/lb from Monterey Fish on Saturday. Frozen seems odd.

Feb 02, 2015
wally in San Francisco Bay Area
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Communal dining in SF?

Nopa.

best pizza by the slice

IMHO the crust seems to lack salt.

SF/East Bay restaurant and food trek report, and thanks

I am sorry if I offended anyone, I am just so tired of things I know I read before coming up as unread. ( I loved Scream)

Jan 21, 2015
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

SF/East Bay restaurant and food trek report, and thanks

You resurrected the dead here. Scream died shortly after this.

Jan 20, 2015
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

Location, location

Actually, there are some August days in the SFBay area when a braised lamb shank would be fantastic.

Jan 17, 2015
wally in Site Talk

Sonoma County Brunch Recommendations?

Jeffrey's Hillside Cafe

Jan 09, 2015
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

First time posters

Only goes back to 2006.

Jan 07, 2015
wally in Site Talk

all discussions show as unread

+another very annoying

Dec 17, 2014
wally in Site Talk

Oyster Rookie

I did it on my own the first time without damage but George from Hog Island carefully showed me how to do it. I am still the slowest shucker in the world.

Dec 05, 2014
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

[UPDATE- We are back] Important Announcement: Site down on 12/2/14, from 9am - 10am PST for scheduled maintenance

So what, it was down a lot today also. A lot longer than 1 hour.

Dec 01, 2014
wally in Site Talk

Re-thinking Berkeley icons at holiday time

As said the mushroom pizza brings it up a bit.

Truffle Dinners at Quince [San Francisco]

I think that means you have had it a lot.

Nov 20, 2014
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

Battle of the Concord delis...Parma vs Luigi's...and the winner is

Thanks for that evaluation, not that I have tried it.

Nov 13, 2014
wally in San Francisco Bay Area

Live from Emilia Romagna

You can make it yourself if you have access to green walnuts.

Nov 12, 2014
wally in Italy

Where to buy nama age deep fried tofu in Berkeley?

I amy be totally out of line here, but Hodo sells a cube of tofu about 3x3 that is brown in color that is not flavored like the five spice and curry cubes that are smaller. I do not know what it is called but I have seen people buy it describing it as a brown cube, to use in stir fry.

Nov 10, 2014
wally in San Francisco Bay Area