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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.
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

best pizza by the slice

At our house, we have a saying, "In Kenji, we trust." Words to live by

Jan 29, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Trying to find Kaiser rolls

Maybe not as hard as the traditional ones (I've never had one of these sandwiches), but you might try looking at a Safeway that has a bakery. They make rolls that look like that. I'm sure I'll get poo-pooed for recommending the Safeway bakery...

Goat Cuisine in the Bay Area

At San Jalisco it specifically says goat on the menu.

Jan 24, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Herring season 2015

Jan 22, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

US geography game : Bay Area restaurant edition

I was wondering about that. Seems weird. I love Lee's sandwiches. Especially in comparison to the over stuffed ones at Saigon Sandwiches. But I didn't ever think that they were native to San Jose. I know the chain started there, but... Hmm, hopefully Melanie will elaborate.

Jan 19, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Fatted Calf no longer at the Ferry Building Farmer's Market [San Francisco]

What are you talking about?

Jan 16, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Nice Restaurants that are baby friendly

They are really nice and the food is great at La Ciccia. Unfortunately, they didn't have high chairs when we lived around the corner with our daughter. We always brought our own. You may want to call ahead to see if that has changed.

Jan 14, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Restaurant for a smallish post wedding dinner - 4 children included

I also think the patio at Contigo would be nice. Intimate and pretty with great food.

Jan 12, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Restaurant for a smallish post wedding dinner - 4 children included

Sociale in Laurel Heights would be lovely. They have a really pretty patio or a really pretty private room.

Jan 11, 2015
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Tacos La Potranca in King City

We are headed from San Francisco to LA on 101 and we had a quick and inexpensive lunch at this taqueria. 7 tacos and a torta came to about $14 and it was delicious. The Lengua on my taco was probably the best lengua I've ever had. Super tender and juicy. All the others were good too. Cabeza, chicken, carne asada. The al pastor torta came on a soft telera roll. Not huge, but just enough of all the fixings. The only minus was the barely pickled, unspicy, unpeeled carrots on all the plates. We got some pickled jalapenos by request. Service was very friendly and quick. Great stop! We will be heading home next weekend and will probably stop again. My husband is dying to try the tripe torta. Mmmm, tripe.

Dec 22, 2014
srr in California

establishments that barter for meyer lemons

Not in the East Bay, but I noticed that Little Bee Bakery on Cortland in SF has a sign in their window saying they would trade for Meyer Lemons

Dec 21, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Pho Ga : SFBA Dish of the Month November 2014

I used to get the same dish at Irving Cafe Too on Mission in the Excelsior. It's now called Mission Noodle House or something similar. I haven't been there in quite a while because the last couple of times I went there the service was so bad. I could never get any jalapeños for the soup or on my Banh mi. The bean sprouts, what there were of them, were brown. The server always brought me a fork and no chopsticks. Just having to ask for every little thing. It just kind of drove me crazy. I liked that soup though. Then Ty Sandwich opened up a couple of doors down and they have much better Banh mi.

Dec 12, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Best martini olives?

We like Mazzetta castelvetranos.

Nov 30, 2014
srr in Spirits

Dungeness Crab Prices 2014/2015 Season

$4.69 at Manila on Mission

Nov 17, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Weekend Brunch at The Doctor's Lounge in the Excelsior, San Francisco

I LOVE those Panorama English muffins. I buy them at the Alemany Farmers Market. Delicious. They look kind of hefty, but toast up nicely with a delicate crunch. I'm having one with a fried egg on it for breakfast this morning.

Nov 17, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Help this cave dweller, navigate Asian food in SF.

I second that recommendation. #115 is the whole reason to go there. It's awesome! I also love #17. Just don't make the mistake of ordering it "spicy." My husband and I got it one time and could barely eat it. We like what we thought was really spicy stuff (habanero sauces, raw chiles...) and wow! was their spicy hot.

Nov 16, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Super Star Restaurant: Filipino-Chinese in the Excelsior (San Francisco)

Oh! I just noticed this place a couple of weeks ago. I was going into Safeway and there were multiple cars double parked (on Mission!). I've lived out here in the far out neighborhoods for about 5 years and never caught wind of this place. Can't wait to get breakfast sometime soon.

Nov 13, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

You Need This Handy Keychain-Sized Bottle of Sriracha

Unfortunately, they are backordered. My husband ordered 10 of them and they said it would be 45 days.

Nov 13, 2014
srr in General Topics

Best Burger near Broadway/Sansome? [San Francisco]

It's a little bit of a walk, but maybe Mo's on Grant?

Nov 11, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area

Corned beef in the Mission [San Francisco]

Mollie Stone's has Robert's.

Nov 10, 2014
srr in San Francisco Bay Area