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Small cooking surface of Tramontina fry pans.

I have the same set and the finish is not "mat", I guess it is a mirror finish because it is shiny compared to my Revereware stainless steel pans. Just polish with Barkeeper's Friend, it is easy to clean. Just remember that it does conduct heat up the sides, so do not use high heat or flame.

Feb 20, 2013
sunyfun in Cookware

Does anyone have experience making or good recipe for Lamington's?

David Lebovitz's blog has a very good recipe:
http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2011/11/...

Dec 08, 2012
sunyfun in Home Cooking

Great Breakfast wanted near Mark Hopkins Intercontinental in Nob Hill

You can get a very good breakfast at Miller's East Coast Deli on Polk Street, between Clay and Washington streets. Just down the hill 7 blocks and 2 blocks north--you can catch a bus back up the hill, right there on Clay. They are open at 8am.

http://www.millerseastcoastdeli.com/d...

1725 Polk Street, San Francisco
415.563.3542

Apr 08, 2012
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Banana Bread

One Tablespoon of baking soda? This must be an error for One Teaspoon. Unless the reaction is to get a very high rise in the bread.

May 23, 2011
sunyfun in Recipes

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

I had my first tortillas and beans at the Hot House after hanging out at Playland.

Mar 20, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

Wow! The Cadillac Bar was fantastic-but this thread is just making me wonder what I have forgotten in my life. Grateful that all you guys are recalling my past.

Mar 20, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

Does anyone remember the Taj on Pacific Ave between Stockton and Powell, where you also had to go down stairs to the basement level, but it was very nice and had good Indian food?

Mar 19, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

They have the concession at the ballpark named in honor of Edsel.

Mar 19, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

How can anyone forget Clown Alley-so many late nights in NB in need of a big juicy burger and coffee milkshake. Across the street was North China (when it was a hole-in-the wall place) before moving to Van Ness with upgraded digs-I still have dreams about the dry braised beef. I think the place went downhill and out of business after the chef died with his recipe.

Mar 19, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

I remember the oyster crackers with the white clam chowder-my uncle took me there when I was a kid. I think it was the Hoffman building.

Mar 19, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

Private dining room upstairs and frog legs-yum.

Mar 18, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

I remember "Nutcrackers" placed around the shop and the beautiful over-sized swing, it felt like a dream.

Mar 18, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

I loved the cucumber salad with sour cream and paprika at Paprika Fono, simple but so good.

Mar 18, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

The blog just directed me to another old memory "Wolo" who drew the Hippos. I grew up in NB so we were lucky enough to go to his shop on Grant Ave with a swing in the middle of the room and just ride it. No one ever bother us (as kids) in a very nice store to leave because we never bought anything. And Mrs. Wolo was the kindergarten teacher. Colorful times growing up in NB during the 50s & 60s.

Mar 18, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

Blums Coffee Crunch Cake : http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/b...

Mar 18, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

Thanks trixieSF for starting this great trip down memory lane for all of us who apparently are old enough to be your parent. Of course we will be wondering for days trying to remember places that we have no way recalling due to our age.

Mar 18, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

I remember going there as a fourteen year old and the waiter sprinkled the cheese in the air which landed on top of my spaghetti-which was perfectly al dente and the sauce also memorable.

Mar 18, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

I used to go to The Iron Pot once a week and The Butcher Block was a great place that should never have gone out of business.

Mar 18, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Who's familiar with old San Francisco restaurants?

You can still get the Coffee Crunch Cake at YASUKOCHI'S SWEET SHOP on Sutter Street, I ordered one for my birthday a few years ago and it was marvelous.

Mar 18, 2011
sunyfun in San Francisco Bay Area

Tramontina cookware sets: All stainless steel clad or some SS/some cast iron?

I actually bought the SS10pc set last year from Walmart after ATK's review (they are sponsored by All-Clad and they still recommended this set). I would get the mix-set if you don't already have CI or LC dutch ovens. I have really enjoyed using these SS pots and saucepans because they are so easy to clean (BarKeeper's cleanser to keep it polished) and I needed something that was non-reactive. I usually use my CI pan for everyday use but wanted to maintain the seasoning without worry about acidic foods (lemon, tomatoes) used in many of my foods. The 10 pc set is really takes up a lot of space in my postage stamp size kitchen but if you have the space-go for it. The quality is great-each piece has a good weight and even cooking. Costco has a set from this company and it is cheaper--but it does not have the same tri-ply for the entire pan it is only on the bottom-so temperatures up the sides are not the same. I have my own problems deciding on a pizza stone or a cast iron pizza pan---of course--do we really need all this stuff? Go ahead and buy the mix bag set just for the fun of finding out what works for you--it is the least expensive set for the quality. I don't usually shop at Walmart, but this is the only place you can buy the set.

Mar 16, 2011
sunyfun in Cookware