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What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

Corn flakes in milk with a bit of sugar or dark toasted bagel with cream cheese

Apr 30, 2015
srr in General Topics

LIGHT sides with ribs

I know someone said cold broccoli salad, but I love that "broccoli ceviche" from the NY Times. I make it all the time. My only change is that I use a little less oil. The leftovers are awesome too. It's great with meat!

Apr 23, 2015
srr in Home Cooking

Din tai Fung comes to Bay Area

Oh no! It's not AUTHENTIC! The horror! Ahhhhhhhhh

"Bang-Bang" - I knew I wasn't alone in this . . .

Yep. But it's usually when I'm totally annoyed at having paid for a fancy meal and still being hungry at the end(Locanda SF I'm looking at you).

Apr 21, 2015
srr in General Topics

Staples Ad Won't Go Away

Every single time! They must be giving chow.com a billion dollars. It really sucks

Apr 21, 2015
srr in Site Talk

Food bucket list - 1 day in SF

Macarons at Tout Sweet. Weird location in Macy's, but DELICIOUS

Apr 20, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Cragel by House of Bagels

How much are these? I encountered the guy selling them in front HoB a while back and I remember being floored by the price, but I can't remember the number. I didn't buy any. And this is from someone who can be very frivolous about spending on baked goods.

Apr 15, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

closest thing to fresh Langer's rye around here

I love Acme NY rye too, but it seems a bit dense for a sandwich. That Beckman's bread looks awesome too. I hope I can find it somewhere

Apr 04, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

closest thing to fresh Langer's rye around here

I've never had Langer's rye bread, but I really like the rye bread at Wise Sons on 24th in SF.

Apr 04, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Private Dining for marriage proposal

No view, but Elite Cafe on Fillmore has pretty private booths

Good vacation rental where I can roast a pig outside?

How many people? And what's the budget? You might try the Druids Hall in Point Reyes Station. A friend of mine rented it for her wedding and some people stayed there over night. It's a really beautiful spot

Mar 28, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Croissant in SF/Bay Area?

Oh, I love the croissants at Neighbor Bakehouse. Especially the one with seeds and a thin layer of cream cheese. And I've never had anything but really friendly service. We usually go early on Sunday morning. It seems like the people working there are always very patiently describing each and everything on offer, to each and every person. Different strokes, I guess...

Mar 28, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Sandwich in Berkeley?

I put mustard on BLTs. As a native Californian, I wonder where the "sandwich experts" are born? Is sandwich making taught in schools in other states?

Mar 27, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Is tipping now a insult to waitpeople w/new living wage pay hike?

Ah, no. The vocal minority is ruling the press. The majority of wait-people still live on tips. And the majority don't recieve a much of a paycheck because the tax from their tips negates it.

Mar 25, 2015
srr in Not About Food

Takeout ideas for bar party (San Francisco)

I saw someone with catering platters from Ali Baba's headed to Dolores Park one time that looked great. Hummus, salads, pitas, tabbouleh, shawarma meats. Can't be all that expensive, and can feed carnivores and veg/vegans too

Mar 25, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

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

Bauer "dropped a rave" last weekend

Mar 25, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Where can I find aji amarillo?

If you're in SF, Casa Lucaz in the Excelsior has them in jars, whole and paste. They might even have them frozen.

Mar 25, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

"Non-traditional" sit-down breakfast places in SF

I'd love to hear if anyone has been recently to ANZU for the breakfast buffet. We've considered going a few times because we love Japanese breakfast, but haven't made it happen

Mar 13, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Tasting menu for neanderthals?

I agree. We left hungry

Mar 05, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

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

Go to La Folie

Feb 28, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area
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Best dim sum for group of 40?

I made a reservation at Ton Kiang after my wedding. I got married at Lands End. There were 25 of us. I'm pretty sure Canton will make a reservation for a large group, too. I don't know about Yank Sing, but I'd call them too.

Feb 25, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Cashew cookies for Chinese New Year?

I used a small ring mold

Feb 24, 2015
srr in Home Cooking

Cashew cookies for Chinese New Year?

I ended up making some cookies very similar to these.
http://melspantrykitchen.blogspot.com...
They are pretty tasty. A little dry, but delicious with tea. Really nutty. Not too sweet. I'll definitely make them again

Feb 18, 2015
srr in Home Cooking

Cashew cookies for Chinese New Year?

Here's my dilemma: Our Chinese landlord's elderly mother lives in an in-law apartment off our garage. We've lived here for five years and every year for Chinese New Year she brings us all sorts of gifts. Cookies, roasted pork, red envelopes for our daughter, the most delicious sesame coconut wonton things. I never know what to give her in return. After some internet research, I've settled on making some cashew cookies for her. Anybody have any tips or great recipes they can aim me towards?

Feb 17, 2015
srr in Home Cooking

Sausalito – Fine Dining – Murray Circle

If you've been there before and enjoyed it, I certainly wouldn't knock it out of rotation in response to a Valentine's dinner. V-day is THE WORST day of the year to go out. Almost always a total rip-off. Restaurants that don't normally offer prix fixe menus do it on that night and often don't do it well. People go in to restaurants with crazy, built up romantic ideas so everyone is on edge. None of the servers want to be there. The owner of the place sees it as a cash cow. Just a recipe for disappointment all around. Go back on a normal weeknight and enjoy yourself. You'll be happy you did.

La Nebbia from owners of La Ciccia (Noe Valley, SF)

Who is the new chef? I was under the impression that Massimo from La Ciccia was chef/owner. Are there any big changes to the menu as a result?

Feb 12, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

SF Trip 2015

Rough way to start your request. Blah! I say figure it out in your own if you hate this website so much.

Best Bar Steak in SF ?

That was my first thought. I've never actually had a steak at the bar. I always get steak tartare and fried mushrooms. It's a real one, two punch! And a martini. But I know they do serve steak at the bar. Love that place!

Feb 09, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Your Favorite $5 or under bites in San Francisco

I know you mention the buns at Wing Lee, but their jook is a great snack too. I think the price is $3.00 for a bowl, chicken and mushroom or pork and 1000 yr egg. Rich and delicious.

Feb 06, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

NEW: Neighbor Bakehouse in the Dogpatch, SF

Good stuff! My daughters and I stopped in last Saturday morning after the Alemany Farmers Market. We got a chocolate croissant, an "everything" croissant, a savory pastry with sauerkraut, cheese and roasted peppers and a savory pastry with mushrooms, Asiago and green onions. Everything was great. Our favorites were the chocolate("Mom, this is DARK chocolate!") and the sauerkraut. The bread/pastry is amazing! Perfectly crispy with a tiny bit of chew. I know they've just started with retail, but they're on the right track as far as service goes. Totally friendly and patient. They had no descriptions or prices posted, so they had to repeat themselves a lot. Bare bones operation, but who cares, when the product is so delicious. I can't wait to try more

Feb 02, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area