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CafeCito for Cuban food- thoughts?

My wife loves Cuban food. In the recession we want to watch what we spend. City Search had great ratings for CafeCito but I wanted some real foodie advice. Go or no go? If no go- where in Manhattan?

Looking forward to responses.

Dec 20, 2008
dkgoody in Manhattan

Best DIm Sum in SF?

I am sure this can been asked before-- but its fluid!

Lets hear it...

Sep 07, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Teach Me Something New About Berkeley/Albany -- Anything

holy land shines on the falafel front and has excellent hummus. A good shawarma string on the hound might be worthwhile. Israeli shawarma is gennerallyy turkey. Arab is generally lamb. Both good a bit different. I have not been able to find Turkey shawarama anywhere in the Bay Area.

Aug 11, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

House of Nanking - yay or nay?

a big yay. Its very greasy but the onion cakes are superb.

Aug 10, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

best chinese food in berkeley

hit me... all provinces

Aug 10, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Teach Me Something New About Berkeley/Albany -- Anything

awesome israel food at holy land restaurant on College. Try the Israeli malt drink too (albeit a bit expensive)

Aug 10, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Fresh fish in Berkeley marina

Is there a place in the berkeley marina that sells fresh fish from the Bay?

Aug 10, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

The best of the Brooklyn Caribbean restaurants

Christies on Flatbush and 7th (I think) Great patties and that amazing bread

Jul 17, 2006
dkgoody in Outer Boroughs

Cool "theme" restaurant in LA

We are going to LA for the first time ever and wanted a fun, cool, "theme" restaurant - very LA style that also actually has good food at decent prices. All the glitz...

ANy ideas SoCal hounds?

Jun 29, 2006
dkgoody in Los Angeles Area

Gluten Free Menus in San Fran

most welcome.

:-)

Celiacs of the world unite!

Jun 28, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Best New York Style pizza that's not Arinell?

As a former Brooklynite I would say:

1- Village Pizzeria on Clement has some great slices- NY Style crust is a little thin

2- Georgios on Clement- thicker crust, more NY style but not as good as Village.

ENter the fog in Richmond for a taste of Brooklyn

Jun 26, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Park Slope Recommendations

Cool! Pinos is an institution so I would have to agrue on that.

Jun 26, 2006
dkgoody in Outer Boroughs

Is it just me, or is Lee's Deli Horrible?

agreed. I think we are all just sick of Specialy's

Jun 26, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Is it just me, or is Lee's Deli Horrible?

interesting.

Jun 26, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Jack's Bistro & Wine Bar in Glen Ellen

amazing food. But the wine was simply in everything. We really enjoyed it- got in the car and drove back to SF feeling great

Jun 26, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

inexpensive dining in frisco and napa?

Sonoma:
Jack's Bistro & Wine Bar
14301 Arnold Dr.
Glen Ellen CA 95442
707-933-3043

Jun 24, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Murphy's Deli - Home of the Muffaletta

We ate here a few times for lunch and I got the muffaletta. Granted, I only heard about this from a sandwich documentary I saw on TV so I never ate one in New Orelans. Honestly, I thought there was too much olive taste and not enough of a special sandwich taste. Bascially, it was sort of an olive sandiwch made from so-so olives out of a can

Jun 24, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Jack's Bistro & Wine Bar in Glen Ellen

Has anyone been here? We went last week and they had the best bread I have ever eaten- I think its made from wine yeast. In fact, it seemed (rightfully so) that everything had wine in it.

Jun 24, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

gluten-free in SF

http://www.enabling.org/ia/celiac/#subscribe

Hello all,

My apologies - I meant to do this a long time ago, and then I saw today's message with the same question that I posted a while ago..

Thank you all for the answers regarding SF and the Bay area GF. Some of you sent your own summaries, so I'm posting those as well.

Stores: Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are the major ones carrying a nice selection of GF stuff in SF. I found that WF (on Franklin & California) have the better selection. Also, supermarkets such as Cal-Mart (Laurel Village) and Cala-Foods have some stuff too.

Dining:

Jane recommended Outback which has a GF menu (in Sausalito) and Nick's Lighthouse, where she was able to have the chef make a few changes.

Terri recommended Crave, A San Francisco Bakery - cravebakery.org - brownies, cookies, etc. they have a list of locations where their goodies can be found.

Jeff suggested www.goodhealthpublishing.com for a list of 105+
national/regional restaurants and their lists of gluten/wheat free items.

Summary 1:

Anne forwarded to me the following summary that was posted by Marian from Feb. '05 list:

Restaurant list:

Rainforest Cafe
Alioto's
Lori's Diners
Frantoio's
Scoma's
The Fish Market
Max's Deli
Hobees
PF Changs
Outback
Whole Foods (groceries
)Trader Joes (groceries)

Following are excerpts from responses I received:

Contact Rainforest Cafe at their website and they will accommodate you =
in=20
S.F. =20
Alioto's and Fisherman's Grotto on the pier. Great view.

Lori's Diners...a chain. Just make sure your eggs are not mixed in with =
the pancakes, etc.=20
They're all designed like 1950's era.

Marin county.... Frantoio's or something like that,=20
where they actually press olives in a real olive press in front of the=20
diners....behind glass. Expensive. Not kid oriented.

... Scoma's, where I've had great meals....in Sausalito...
I think there is also a Scoma's at Fisherman's Wharf in=20
S.F.

South of the airport in the San Mateo area is The Fish Market. Loved =
their=20
food. Lots of choices.=20

Max's Deli, where you can buy lo-carb....just meat...dishes and I'm =
sure, salads. Not sure of the night,=20
but the waiters sing opera sometimes. There are other Max's Deli's in =
the=20
city. The portions are enormous and everyone enjoyed the ice cream =
sodas.

"Hobee's" in the Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale area.=20
They are kid friendly, they have veggie=20
meals, BUT I can not guarantee that you will get a gluten-free meal.=20
http://www.hobees.com/

PF Chang's in Sunnyvale w/ GF menu.

PF Changs. Outback. Both of those places are kid friendly and would =
have veg. options. Maybe not so much at Outback but they do have salads =
and steamed veggies. =20

I sent a summary to the list regarding SF and the Cuppertino areas for =
food options. Here is one of the links I got for information:
Click here: San Francisco Bay Area Celiac Support Groups Restaurants =
with Gluten Free Items=20

Try going to www.goodhealthpublishing.com for a list of 59 =
national/regional
restaurants and their lists of gluten/wheat free items. There's also a
gluten free dining card that can be presented to restaurant personnel to
ease the ordering process.

Summary 2 ( by Shereen):

Hi, Thanks to all for your suggestions. First there is a website,
>www.bayareaceliacs.org/restaurants.htm, which is a blog on restaurants
>in the Bay Area. They don't have restaurants that have gluten free menus
>except for the usual Outbacks and PF Chang's, etc. That was disappointing.
>I am from New York and we are fortunate to have numerous restaurants with
>special GF menus courtesy of GFRAP. The Bay Area should too!
>
>Old files were generously provided, but some restaurants and cafes that
>were accommodating are no more, like Alma's. The Dolores Park Cafe's gluten
>free baker passed away,I was told, and not replaced.
>
>I went to an organic live food restaurant, reasonably priced and lovely,
>Cafe Gratitude, located at 1336 9th Ave, which is near Golden Gate
>Park. It is also at 2400 Harrison St in SF and 1730 Shattuck Ave in
Berkeley.
>Its web site is at www.CafeGratitude.com. They said that most of their menu
>is gluten free except for what contained soy sauce. I felt okay after eating
>their pizza, no stomach complaints nor telling DH symptoms. I would highly
>recommend them.
>
>I went to Eric's, a Chinese restaurant in Noe Valley (Sanchez and 27th) that
>was recommended. They were not very communicative about the gf, and I was
>disappointed in this. I was steered away from the mango chicken by the
waiter,
>who said that it might have soy sauce. He would not let me talk to the cook
>or manager (not there he said). I had a cod dish and veggie/tofu with white
>sauce dishes. I did not get sick, but was turned off to their lack of
>communication. Would not go back there.
>
>I went to Amberjack Sushi, also on 27th and Sanchez. It was fine. My friend
>insisted on my getting vinegar free rice and they were accomodating. My
>friend recommends this restaurant for the quality of the sushi.
>
>I was told that the Daily Grill at 347 Gearywas accomodating. I went to
>Buckeye's in Marin. The waiter's mother in law had celiac disease,
>miraculously, and he was helpful. However, I itched my DH the next day. I
had
>eaten simply with salad fish and veggies.

Eat well and stay healthy!

Cheers,

Asya

Jun 24, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Gluten Free Menus in San Fran

My wife found this so will share will fellow hounds

http://www.enabling.org/ia/celiac/#subscribe

Hello all,

My apologies - I meant to do this a long time ago, and then I saw today's message with the same question that I posted a while ago..

Thank you all for the answers regarding SF and the Bay area GF. Some of you sent your own summaries, so I'm posting those as well.

Stores: Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are the major ones carrying a nice selection of GF stuff in SF. I found that WF (on Franklin & California) have the better selection. Also, supermarkets such as Cal-Mart (Laurel Village) and Cala-Foods have some stuff too.

Dining:

Jane recommended Outback which has a GF menu (in Sausalito) and Nick's Lighthouse, where she was able to have the chef make a few changes.

Terri recommended Crave, A San Francisco Bakery - cravebakery.org - brownies, cookies, etc. they have a list of locations where their goodies can be found.

Jeff suggested www.goodhealthpublishing.com for a list of 105+
national/regional restaurants and their lists of gluten/wheat free items.

Summary 1:

Anne forwarded to me the following summary that was posted by Marian from Feb. '05 list:

Restaurant list:

Rainforest Cafe
Alioto's
Lori's Diners
Frantoio's
Scoma's
The Fish Market
Max's Deli
Hobees
PF Changs
Outback
Whole Foods (groceries
)Trader Joes (groceries)

Following are excerpts from responses I received:

Contact Rainforest Cafe at their website and they will accommodate you =
in=20
S.F. =20
Alioto's and Fisherman's Grotto on the pier. Great view.

Lori's Diners...a chain. Just make sure your eggs are not mixed in with =
the pancakes, etc.=20
They're all designed like 1950's era.

Marin county.... Frantoio's or something like that,=20
where they actually press olives in a real olive press in front of the=20
diners....behind glass. Expensive. Not kid oriented.

... Scoma's, where I've had great meals....in Sausalito...
I think there is also a Scoma's at Fisherman's Wharf in=20
S.F.

South of the airport in the San Mateo area is The Fish Market. Loved =
their=20
food. Lots of choices.=20

Max's Deli, where you can buy lo-carb....just meat...dishes and I'm =
sure, salads. Not sure of the night,=20
but the waiters sing opera sometimes. There are other Max's Deli's in =
the=20
city. The portions are enormous and everyone enjoyed the ice cream =
sodas.

"Hobee's" in the Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale area.=20
They are kid friendly, they have veggie=20
meals, BUT I can not guarantee that you will get a gluten-free meal.=20
http://www.hobees.com/

PF Chang's in Sunnyvale w/ GF menu.

PF Changs. Outback. Both of those places are kid friendly and would =
have veg. options. Maybe not so much at Outback but they do have salads =
and steamed veggies. =20

I sent a summary to the list regarding SF and the Cuppertino areas for =
food options. Here is one of the links I got for information:
Click here: San Francisco Bay Area Celiac Support Groups Restaurants =
with Gluten Free Items=20

Try going to www.goodhealthpublishing.com for a list of 59 =
national/regional
restaurants and their lists of gluten/wheat free items. There's also a
gluten free dining card that can be presented to restaurant personnel to
ease the ordering process.

Summary 2 ( by Shereen):

Hi, Thanks to all for your suggestions. First there is a website,
>www.bayareaceliacs.org/restaurants.htm, which is a blog on restaurants
>in the Bay Area. They don't have restaurants that have gluten free menus
>except for the usual Outbacks and PF Chang's, etc. That was disappointing.
>I am from New York and we are fortunate to have numerous restaurants with
>special GF menus courtesy of GFRAP. The Bay Area should too!
>
>Old files were generously provided, but some restaurants and cafes that
>were accommodating are no more, like Alma's. The Dolores Park Cafe's gluten
>free baker passed away,I was told, and not replaced.
>
>I went to an organic live food restaurant, reasonably priced and lovely,
>Cafe Gratitude, located at 1336 9th Ave, which is near Golden Gate
>Park. It is also at 2400 Harrison St in SF and 1730 Shattuck Ave in
Berkeley.
>Its web site is at www.CafeGratitude.com. They said that most of their menu
>is gluten free except for what contained soy sauce. I felt okay after eating
>their pizza, no stomach complaints nor telling DH symptoms. I would highly
>recommend them.
>
>I went to Eric's, a Chinese restaurant in Noe Valley (Sanchez and 27th) that
>was recommended. They were not very communicative about the gf, and I was
>disappointed in this. I was steered away from the mango chicken by the
waiter,
>who said that it might have soy sauce. He would not let me talk to the cook
>or manager (not there he said). I had a cod dish and veggie/tofu with white
>sauce dishes. I did not get sick, but was turned off to their lack of
>communication. Would not go back there.
>
>I went to Amberjack Sushi, also on 27th and Sanchez. It was fine. My friend
>insisted on my getting vinegar free rice and they were accomodating. My
>friend recommends this restaurant for the quality of the sushi.
>
>I was told that the Daily Grill at 347 Gearywas accomodating. I went to
>Buckeye's in Marin. The waiter's mother in law had celiac disease,
>miraculously, and he was helpful. However, I itched my DH the next day. I
had
>eaten simply with salad fish and veggies.

Eat well and stay healthy!

Cheers,

Asya

Jun 24, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Park Slope Recommendations

I grew up in Park Slope in the 70s and 80s (yes the Squid and the Whale was about someone like me - heck even went to Midwood High School) so here is what an old time "slopie" has to say:

Pizza: PINOS!!! Roma a distant second

Carribean: Christies (on Flatbush & 7th) amazing beef patties and that bread... the name may have changed but you can't miss the place

Bagels: La Bagel Delight (also have a great Shrimp salad) I used to go there every day, get plain bagel with shrimp salad and pass out watching Magnum PI

Chinese: Shezuan Delight on 7th and Garfield

Burgers: Grand Canyon- they have a "wine Burger" which is great and the fries are excellent

5th Ave now has lots of good places (although it was a dump when I lived there) but Stone Park is simply amazing- I go there every time I come to visit my parents

Jun 24, 2006
dkgoody in Outer Boroughs

Is it just me, or is Lee's Deli Horrible?

Could not agree more on the Specialties comment. I think people order it to the office because they have a great online ordering portal saving the orderer from human contact

Jun 24, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Is it just me, or is Lee's Deli Horrible?

You think its a New York style salad bar/ lunch place. But it is just bad. What do others think? They have multiple downtown locations.

Jun 23, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

best burger in san francisco?

AVOID Flames on 2nd street
Dirty place. Burgers are not terrible but just a sty.

Jun 23, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Gluten Free Menus in San Fran

My wife is celiac patient. Where are the places in San Fran that have a large gluten free selection, the wait staff have a clue, and perhpas they even have a GF manu?

Jun 23, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area

Kosher Delis in San Francisco

Where can I find a good kosher deli in San Francisco. Been to that place is Berkeley- sub-par at best

Jun 23, 2006
dkgoody in San Francisco Bay Area