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Whole Foods 2001 Market St at Dolores, SF opens Wed 11/6/13 - Glaze Baum Cake; Naia Gelato Sandwiches

I could be mistaken about the brand, but I think they've been selling those gelato sandwiches at the WF on Ocean Avenue. I've only had the key lime graham cracker ones. Pretty good.

Nov 05, 2013
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Buying abalone direct from divers

There's an article in today's New York Times about one-day abalone diving courses near Salt Point: http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/...

Oct 09, 2013
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Special occasion restaurant in Richmond or Sunset for tomorrow night? [San Francisco]

Second the recommendation for Chapeau!, but it will be hard to get a table. Also recommend The Richmond, at 615 Balboa.

Oct 04, 2013
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Champa Garden SF Branch to open soon -- any favorites?

Had a late-ish dinner there last night. So glad to have this down the street from my house. My only complaint is the pacing and order in which they bring out food -- entrees preceeded starters, and then came out while we were still working on the starters. As we used to say, "what's up with that?"

But most of the food was great. Larp (chicken) was a huge portion, very bright flavors. Spicy eggplant (with beef) and pumpkin curry (chicken) were perfectly sized portions, with fresh, well-cooked vegetables and a decent amount of protein. My son's "medium" bowl of "chicken noodle" soup was about the size of a wading pool. Leftovers for at least two. Only disappointment was the fried calamari, although the green sauce that accompanied it was good -- seemed to have either some mustard or horseradish in it. All this (plus one bowl of rice) for $55, including tip.

The space is nice, although the tables are small and quickly become crowded with plates, as noted previously. Service was very solicitous. All in all, a great addition to the neighborhood.

Sep 13, 2013
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area
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Boulevard [San Francisco]

We went on Tuesday, and, other than not bringing everyone's food to the table at the same time (i.e., half the plates came out, the others followed 30 seconds later), it was every bit as good as it's ever been. Portion sizes, which used to be too large, are now just about right.

I tried a bite of the sweetbreads/raviolini appetizer, which was amazing. Very pure flavors. Only complaint I had about the white asparagus appetizer that there was just one stalk, albeit large. Grilled swordfish with smoked potatoes was fantastic, perfectly cooked fish. Of course, having a table at the Embarcadero-side window didn't hurt, either.

Jun 06, 2013
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Padrecito, SF

We were looking forward to trying it this coming Sunday, but for reasons that still remain unclear, they called a couple of dayt ago and told us they were cancelling our reservation. Absent some good explanation, I'm not inclined to spend my money there.

May 01, 2013
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Wednesday Burger at Biergarten [Hayes Valley, San Francisco]

Asparagus??? That's what I call jumping the shark . . . or going round the bend. :)

Apr 10, 2013
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Copita Tequileria. Anyone tried it? [Sausalito]

We happened to be in Sausalito a few months ago and popped in for late lunch on a Saturday. Food was tasty and service was fine. I put it in the same category as Tacolicious. I wouldn't necessarily make a special trip, but would definitely eat there again if I was in the neighborhood.

Apr 10, 2013
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

L'Olivier [San Francisco]

FWIW, I went a couple of times, ten to twelve years ago. I wasn't thrilled about going then and saw no reason to return. About the nicest thing I could say was that the table we're well-spaced.

Apr 05, 2013
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Mexico City Food in Bay Area

We had a nice meal at Chilango last night (Church just south of Market).

Mar 22, 2013
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Shorty Goldstein's FiDi Jewish Deli,SF opened 3/5/13 - any reports?

Walked by at 11:50, and there were probably 20 people in line.

Mar 07, 2013
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to eat near City College [SF]?

Newly-opened Whole Foods across the street.

Oct 30, 2012
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Tony's Pizza - the St. Louis Style [San Francisco]

I lived in St. Louis for a couple of years in the mid-90s. Your report reminded me of the mediocre, but cheap, pizza buffet I'd occasionally frequent at Maurizio's. I could never understand provel. I guess it's because I didn't grow up eating it.

Sep 06, 2012
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Help me WOW my English partner with amazing SF food...

Cotogna takes reservations; call one month to the day before you want to dine. My wife and I ate there last weekend for our anniversary and had a nice meal, although the food was very rich (and I don't usually complain about that). If you want a really nice meal, Quince, next door, is even better, and the service is much better. More expensive, of course.

Aug 10, 2012
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

I cry I CRY FOR JEWISH RYE!!!

Wise Son's Deli in the Mission?

Aug 07, 2012
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Atelier Crenn--please clarify menu options for me

We celebrated our anniversary last year at Quince, and it was wonderful.

Jun 22, 2012
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

French Laundry

Well put.

Jan 28, 2012
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Cole Valley -- anything worth eating?

Burgermeister is worth eating at.

Jan 18, 2012
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to buy wild boar in San Francisco?

Thank you -- bought some shoulder at Golden Gate Meats in the Ferry Building today. $12.10/lb.

Jan 16, 2012
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to buy wild boar in San Francisco?

Any ideas about where to buy some wild boar in SF? Only need a couple of pounds, for sauce. Thanks in advance.

Jan 15, 2012
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Remi Martin Louis XIII Cognac

Something tells me the OP isn't interested in dropping two grand on a bottle. http://www.bevmo.com/Shop/ProductDeta...

Jan 10, 2012
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Foodie from Chicago needs to know what SFO Neighborhood to live in.

One of the areas "near City College off Monterey Bvld." is the neighborhood I live in, Westwood Park (between Monterey & Ocean, bisected by Miramar). Wonderful little neighborhood with detached homes and some small green spaces (although I wouldn't call them parks). Only downside is that there are not a lot of places to walk to for something to eat. But there is a Whole Foods opening in spring 2012 on Ocean just east of Plymouth!

Dec 14, 2011
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Foodie from Chicago needs to know what SFO Neighborhood to live in.

What is most important to you? Is it proximity to transportation/freeway access, given your twice-daily long commute? Is it a place for your dog to be outside? Is it neighborhood where you can get breakfast and dinner everyday? Access to good shopping?

Dec 13, 2011
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Chinese Takeout

Have you tried Xiao Loong on West Portal? Nothing terribly "exotic," but it is a nice spot to eat in with good service, and they deliver. Further afield, in Mission Terrace (I believe) is Beijing Restaurant, which has been highly recommended on this board.

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Xiao Loong
250 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127

Oct 24, 2011
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Need to find a place to get married!

Our wedding was on a Sunday; they must have changed things. What about the Art & Garden Center in Ross/Greenbrae?

May 02, 2011
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Need to find a place to get married!

We had our wedding and reception at the Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley. About 85 people. Very nice spot -- ceremony in small garden out back, drinks/hors d'oeuvres on patio, and reception inside. I seem to recall it being about $1500 for the space for the entire day, but that was in 1998. They don't provide food/drinks/music--that's all your own choice from your own vendor(s).

May 02, 2011
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Butter Burger @ Maverick - has anyone tried?

So 12 replies, only one of which answered the question.

Apr 20, 2011
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Fine-ish dining - Tenderloin / Union Square

Not at all. I had an asparagus soup to start, which was pretty good, although it needed some salt. Entree was the pork chop with grits and some greens that I don't recall. This was fantastic. It was a double chop; I ended up separating the two bones and gnawing on them.

Mar 31, 2011
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

Fine-ish dining - Tenderloin / Union Square

Gitane's a great idea, if you can get it. Had a nice meal at Fish & Farm last week, which is just around the corner from the Clift.

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Gitane Restaurant & Bar
6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108

Mar 31, 2011
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area

falafel?

I walked past there at 12:30 today and was shocked by how long the line was. Must have been 30-40 people. Are they handing out Benjamins with their food, or is it really that good?

Nov 12, 2010
Jeff in San Francisco Bay Area