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Another classic bites the dust, La Borinquena. [Oakland]

Jul 18, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Restaurant Walkable to Fairmount [San Francisco]

"It's in their hotel"
OMG! Thank you for pointing that out.

Jun 29, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Restaurant Walkable to Fairmount [San Francisco]

Flat walkable: http://www.tongaroom.com/
http://www.big4restaurant.com/
Easy down. Hard back.
http://ruelepicsf.com/menu.php Pitons, rope and other climbing gear may be necessary for the ascent.

Jun 28, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to buy foie gras pate in SF?

Some places you might want to avoid.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1015...

Jun 24, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Anyone seen any ground Goat meat or a Goat burger in Eastbay?

So maybe a little schmaltz wouldn't hurt.

Jun 23, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Anyone seen any ground Goat meat or a Goat burger in Eastbay?

Try the Halal butcher at

Halal Food Market
West Berkeley
1964 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone number (510) 845-2000

Jun 23, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Bakeries that don't use malted barley flour or malt?

Morell bread list, some do some don't.
http://www.morellsbread.com/Morells_B...

Jun 20, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

King Tsin Under New New Management - CV Chef - Berkeley

My wife commented after our last take out that the chef had changed the recipes and she was going to have to look for a new go to. She was not happy but she doesn't take well to Szechuan.

Jun 18, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Looking for a place for a light lunch in Sonoma (town) that is not girl and the fig

El Molina Central but order carefully because the thick tortilla chips are enough.
http://www.elmolinocentral.com/menu/

Jun 15, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area
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Soylent: the protein powder Silicon Valley's techies just can't get enough of

Music, light, classical will never replace tea, Earl Grey, hot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOV8m...

Jun 09, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

More coffee choices at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Markets [San Francisco]

Your reply suggested you knew the difference between fresh and old as did your remark about the taste of pond scum. Your eidetic liquid taste memory impresses me.

Jun 08, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

More coffee choices at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Markets [San Francisco]

Personally I have never tasted battery acid, although my wife suggested at a wine tasting that an aged Csb had aged a bit long and tasted like BA. My thought was that you had tasted it both fresh and rancid.
" sugartoof 1 day ago

With Pete's it's more like rancid old battery acid"

Quite a diet sulfuric acid and lead.

Jun 08, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Like Ulysses' crew Bittman tastes of the lotus and remains, at least for now.

Jun 08, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

More coffee choices at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Markets [San Francisco]

It is a constant source of amazement to me the number of people familiar with the taste of battery acid let alone rancid battery acid.

More coffee choices at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Markets [San Francisco]

There their(sic) at least it doesn't taste like battery acid.

Jun 07, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Grocery Outlet, Bay Area June 2015

C-r-e-s-t-a B-l-a-n-c-a A blast from the past.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp7eL...

Jun 06, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Good restaurant with a hotel attached?

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn with Sante. Too far from downtown to walk but just .2 miles from El Molino Central.

Jun 03, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Mi Pueblo Home Style Chips ( Estilo Casero )

Mi Pueblo in San Rafael makes short ribs a joy
to shop for. Pick out the biggest, meatiest pieces and ignore the bony, fatty ends.
e.g. 9 good one bad.
https://sassyspoon.files.wordpress.co...

Jun 02, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

[Berkeley] Oscar's out, Sweetgreen in.

May 27, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Entree salad for lunch in wine country (Sonoma or Napa valley)?

What do you consider an entree salad?
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=...
http://www.vineyardsinn.com/vegan.pdf
Boonfly
Warm Arugula Salad - 14
CShallots, Local Goat Cheese, Poached Egg, Crostini, Mustard Pancetta VinaigretteAdd Smoked Chicken

May 24, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

good winery to visit near petaluma

I thought they looked good but not open Thursday. Still a call can't hurt.

May 20, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

The Bimini Twist [San Francisco]

May 18, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Hotel de France, San Francisco

Robert also remembered the Des Alpes green bean salad.

Robert Lauriston Apr 24, 2011 11:55 AM

green bean salad (2007)

This is my attempt to recreate a dish served at Des Alpes, a San Francisco Basque restaurant. The original was surely made with canned or frozen green beans. Amounts are very approximate.

2 lbs. green beans
1/2 red onion
4 eggs, hard-boiled
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp. wine vinegar
1 tsp. salt

Dice onion and soak in 1 cup water with a splash of vinegar for 30 minutes, then drain. Trim green beans and snap or cut into 1" lengths, steam five minutes. Mash egg yolks with vinegar and salt until smooth, then beat in olive oil. Put egg whites through egg slicer twice, turning 90 degrees. Toss green beans, onions, and egg whites with egg yolk dressing.

Update: Vineyards Inn does this with (slightly wilted?) kale, alone and with green beans, both are great.

May 15, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Hotel de France, San Francisco

I remember Des Alpes on Broadway near Stockton and the green bean salad.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/21469

May 15, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

South African spices in the Bay Area

Not sure what biltong spice is but I am still working on what to do with wattleseed.
http://www.herb-inc.com/products.html
http://www.cutanddriedgourmet.com/blo...
http://www.biltongblog.com/?p=78
What's gnu jerky?
http://www.biltongblog.com/?page_id=11

May 14, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Hsin Tung Yang sliced noodles?

http://htyusa.com/?page_id=5

Your order
6 sliced noodles
Product Total
Cart Subtotal $21.00
Shipping and Handling UPS: $11.07
Order Total $32.07

May 13, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

baking class - beginner

Tain't cheap but my bagels came out pretty good.
http://www.sourflour.org/workshops/

May 12, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Amusing incident at Antoine's.

That would have been ok as I am excrement bilingual.

May 10, 2015
wolfe in New Orleans
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Amusing incident at Antoine's.

My dining partner ordered the 3 course lunch menu with chicken, which she was assured was one of the best choices. She opted for salad and bread pudding as the rest of her meal. The salad was fine. The chicken, a very small piece, was red at the drumstick bone. She called that to the attention of one of the junior servers who took one look , said "shit" and grabbed the plate to take back to the kitchen. No offer of replcement was made. The senior server came back and said the offending meal had been taken off the bill. Apparently so had the dessert as she was told since she had a comped entree the dessert was eliminated. After a brief discussion she did receive her comped dessert. All part of a less than impressive meal, food and servicewise.

May 09, 2015
wolfe in New Orleans
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Cafe Gibraltar closes.

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/...
Creekside Smokehouse still a reason to stop at El Granada.
http://www.creeksidesmokehouse.com/

May 06, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area