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Seeking best Peking Duck in SF Chinatown

It's true, the Empress of China Peking Duck is really good. You have to order in advance, and you have to be up for the strange mix of old-school and tourist (out of which, on occasion, I get a giant kick), but I thought the Peking Duck was out of this world.

Served to our party of six tableside, carved on it's little trolley then delivered to each plate in a pancake.

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Empress of China
838 Grant Ave Ste 5, San Francisco, CA 94108

Food trucks: which ones are really good and which ones are just fads

Have to give a shout out to Liba Felafel -- pretty fast, quite delicious, and you get to add as much of the inventive toppings to your felafel salad ($9) or sandwich ($5 - $8) as you like at the topping bar.

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Liba
San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

40th Anniversary - Need advice for 2 dinners!

I have very much enjoyed delicious tasting menus, elegant atmosphere and impeccable service at Jardiniere, Masa's, and Gary Danko. All were excellent... Jardiniere was the most exquisite food-wise, Masa's the most private atmosphere (tables luxuriously far apart) -- but the service at Gary Danko was just incredible. They were attentive but unobtrusive, friendly without being familiar, and my favorite part: not everyone at the table has to do the same number of courses, so for example one person can get a five-course while the other gets three, and you can share cheese and dessert. If you're into that moderation thing. I highly recommend the wine pairings at all three.

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Gary Danko
800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Masa's Restaurant
648 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108