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black stone flower, chettinad cooking

Feb 25, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Fish for gefilte fish

I made mine with rock cod from Monterey Fish. They were kind enough to also provide the rest of the fish for making stock.

Feb 25, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Chinese Almond Cookies

I always get my Old Man Cakes at Modern. I am sure they have almond cookies. They are very busy and everything is fresh. Check before you cross a bridge.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/818950

Feb 24, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Angelo's Smoked Meats suffers huge fire (Petaluma)

If they don't have a BBQ cook off it ain't worth driving to. I understand that 100%.;-)

Feb 24, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Angelo's Smoked Meats suffers huge fire (Petaluma)

How the heck did you miss it in Sonoma only 1 mile from Gloria Ferrer?
http://www.rebeccagomezfarrell.com/wp...
Great jerky tasting.

Feb 24, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

black stone flower, chettinad cooking

Did you try Lhasa Karnak? Or maybe IKEA or Nordic House.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-sty...
http://www.nordichouse.com/

Feb 24, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Aquachile in San Francisco?

Feb 23, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

SRF "American Kobe" Roast Beef @ Costco

Real stuff apparently still available as previously noted on this site.
http://www.costco.com/.product.100082...

Feb 20, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Berkeley Grocery Outlet to close.

I hadn't seen this before.
http://www.berkeleyside.com/2015/01/2...

Feb 20, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Party tray needed for this Sat: Vietnamese egg rolls, EBAY

I like the rolls at Ba Le El Cerrito but a large order might overwhelm their tiny kitchen. Check with them.
10174 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 528-8882

Feb 19, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area
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napa lunch

Cindy's on the patio under the fig tree.
http://www.forkandbottle.com/restaura...

Feb 17, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to find aleppo pepper?

Pepper, Aleppo Lhasa Karnak
1 oz. - $2.00
4 oz. - $8.00
8 oz. - $14.00
16 oz. -$26.00

http://oaktownspiceshop.com/collectio...

pan roast

This one?
http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/ea...
Around here we skip the butter and cream and call cioppini.;-)

Feb 15, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Zagat's 10 Must-Try Chinese Restaurant [San Francisco]

Obviously the certification is somewhat fluid.
http://www.zabihah.com/sub/OB9InUnes0

Feb 14, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Catch Red Bank Chowdown

The original letter will probably show up on either Antiques Road Show or being sold to Rick Harrison on Pawn Stars. God! I love a good yarn. ;-)

Feb 10, 2015
wolfe in New Jersey

Solo Dining San Francisco

Just two of the threads that show up when you put solo or single in the search box at the top of the page.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8849...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9828...

Feb 10, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

amaro Zarri?

Best link I found.
http://www.brandyvillazarri.com/eng/a...

Almost as good as the Bowmore write up.
Tasting Notes by John Hansell, Malt Advocate

...What I think impresses me most is how the whisky evolves. On the nose and palate, this is a thick, viscous, whisky, with notes of sticky toffee, earthy oak, fig cake, roasted nuts, fallen fruit, pancake batter, black cherry, ripe peach, dark chocolate covered espresso bean, polished leather, tobacco, a hint of wild game and lingering, leafy damp kiln smoke. Flavors continue on the palate long after swallowing. This is what we all hope for (and dream of) in an older whisky!
wolfe on May 22, 2009 02:30PM

Catch Red Bank Chowdown

I believe creek should be capitalized.
"Despite what M-W says, the remark was first said by Benjamin Hawkins, q.v., and the phrase should be correctly written as 'God willing and the Creek don't rise'. Hawkins, college-educated and a well-written man would never have made a grammatical error[*], so the capitalization of Creek is the only way the phrase could make sense. He wrote it in response to a request from the President to return to our Nation's Capital and the reference is not to a creek, but The Creek Indian Nation. If the Creek "rose", Hawkins would have to be present to quell the rebellion."

Feb 07, 2015
wolfe in New Jersey

Pigs gone wild: Hunters play a key role in efforts to control them

Feb 06, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Korean BBQ in SF ?

I assume you are referring to To Hyang which od downgraded and the public agreed.

Feb 06, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Pigs gone wild: Hunters play a key role in efforts to control them

Free range, acorn foraging pigs.
http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/03/in...

Feb 06, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Korean BBQ in SF ?

Notice l left the citation. Credit where credit was due and a chance to expand on your experiences.

Feb 06, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Korean BBQ in SF ?

od_sf Apr 17, 2013 10:44 AM

Korean restaurants tend to do one or 2 things very well, so you won't find one place that excels at many dishes.

My Tofu House in the inner Richmond has the best soondooboo.

Um Ma Son has my favorite "home cooked" dishes, very clean flavors. Can't BBQ at the table. This is a hidden gem. Great for soups, bi bim bap, etc.

Muguboka on Balboa is another gem, solid food overall, my favorite ojingeo bokkeum (spicy stir-fried squid) in town.

New Korean House in Japantown has my favorite hae jang gook in town. Their soups in general are great. Avoid the BBQ, its mediocre.

To Hyang has, in my opinion, slipped a bit since the Anthony Bourdain visit. I've always ordered whatever specials they have. It used to be consistently good, lately it's hit or miss.

Seoul Garden in J-town has my favorite jumuluk galbi BBQ. Not a fan of anything else there, but it is well worth a visit for the delicious jumuluk galbi.

More facts about Elmwood Cafe racist incident

Wrongful termination hearing are heard by an Administrative Law Judge.

Feb 05, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Korean BBQ in SF ?

Some suggestions from Thrillist.
http://www.thrillist.com/eat/san-fran...

Feb 05, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Waitress at Elmwood Cafe Berkeley makes racist assumption

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/549112
As I remember this is thread that got national attention.
http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2013/08/...

Feb 03, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Waitress at Elmwood Cafe Berkeley makes racist assumption

You forgot the sarc mark.
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/a...

Feb 03, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Waitress at Elmwood Cafe Berkeley makes racist assumption

"Grocery stores and certain other food retailers in Alameda County cannot provide single-use plastic carryout bags at checkout.

Affected stores must charge a minimum of $0.10 per bag for each paper bag or reusable bag."

Book stores are not affected.

Feb 03, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Waitress at Elmwood Cafe Berkeley makes racist assumption

I am sorry if I am being insensitive but something similar happened to me, an old white man. I was dressed casually, long sleeve flannel shirt and chinos. I was sent by my wife to the Federal Court Building to pick up the voir dire for a case on which she would be working. I went into the only court where something was happening and to ask for directions for getting the papers. It was Vaughn Walkers Court and was filled with expensively dressed high end attorneys. Before I could ask for directions one of they turned to me and said "We are finished for now and will be out of your way so you can clean up." I asked where I could get the voir dire. Was the server rude? Possibly. Racist?????

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

The thought was that the Tonga Room was kitsch fun, Bix "sophisticated Saloon" and the Top of the Mark the hotel where the young ladies could rest after their night on the town.

Feb 01, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area