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Dave's Killer Bread at Safeway in San Francisco

I was just turned on to Dave's Killer Bread while up in Seattle. I was lamenting how I could not find it in the city. Now to be told it's sold at Safeway! Killer!!

Oct 03, 2011
janekathryn in San Francisco Bay Area

Colibri - Best Authentic Mexican Food!!

I've eaten there twice, and both times, left feeling very dissatisfied. I didn't find many of the dishes either entirely authentic nor innovative. Besides the fresh guacamole made tableside, I didn't think the other dishes were very fresh. I am pretty sure my tamale was made at least a week prior. And a few of the hot dishes came out luke warm. However, I am a big fan of their margaritas.

Nov 19, 2009
janekathryn in San Francisco Bay Area

Best San Francisco Italian Restaurant - Quiet

Third vote for Acquerello. Their oxtail dish is the best! Very expensive though...but so very worth it.

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Acquerello Restaurant
1722 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94109

Nov 11, 2009
janekathryn in San Francisco Bay Area

Watch 49ers v. Bears - SOMA/Union Square

Touristy, yes. Good grub, dependable. But always a game on: 4th st Bar and Deli, Jillians (located in the Metereon), and a tad more home-grown: Steff's Sports Bar on 2nd (btw. Minna and Natoma)

Nov 10, 2009
janekathryn in San Francisco Bay Area

Spring Rolls

Thanks for the very helpful suggestions sfbing! I'll be hoping on the 1 to New May Wah today!

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New May Wah
719 Clement St, San Francisco, CA

Nov 09, 2009
janekathryn in San Francisco Bay Area

Spring Rolls

I am making fresh spring rolls (Goi Cuon) for the first time. The recipe I am using says to use all-rice spring roll wrappers, but all I have been able to find is wrappers with a combination of tapicoa flour and rice flour. Is this a suitable substitution? Or will it not be the same in consistency/taste/ease of assembling/etc.?
If the latter is true, where can I find the all-rice wrappers? A lot of the Chinese stores in my area (nob hill/chinatown) don't have too many Vietnamese options. But I haven't checked all...

Nov 09, 2009
janekathryn in San Francisco Bay Area

Passion Fruit Puree

Yes, yes, Goya, not Zoya! Thanks. I was thinking I needed to head to the Mission. Btw, just checked Whole Foods, and couldn't find the product previous mentioned by others.

Nov 05, 2009
janekathryn in San Francisco Bay Area

Passion Fruit Puree

Thanks, I'll check Whole Foods and perhaps Rainbow

Nov 05, 2009
janekathryn in San Francisco Bay Area

Pre-concert dinner in Nob Hill area

There are many great restaurants on Hyde st. that are within walking distance to the Nob Hill Masonic. My absolute favorite is 1550 Hyde (on Hyde at Pacific). Wondefully prepared seasonal food with an equally amazing wine selection. Reasonable prices to boot. There's a nice seafood restaurant across the street that is delicious too. They specialize in fish en papillote (sp?). Also great is Frascati, Luella and Zarzuela further up Hyde st. (but away from California st and the NH Masonic).

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Frascati Restaurant
1901 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

1550 Hyde
1550 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Nov 05, 2009
janekathryn in San Francisco Bay Area

Passion Fruit Puree

I am in need of unsweetened passion fruit puree. I've heard the Mexican brand Zoya sells a frozen product that comes in tubes, but I've yet to find it! I checked a few neighborhood Mexican stores and they don't carry that brand or other PF purees.

Any suggestions??

Nov 05, 2009
janekathryn in San Francisco Bay Area