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Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $85,000 to support Berkeley’s proposed soda tax

Curious if you think the insane, uninformed drinkers of coke and pepsi should be allowed to vote on the measure.

about 9 hours ago
Civil Bear in San Francisco Bay Area

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $85,000 to support Berkeley’s proposed soda tax

...for now

about 16 hours ago
Civil Bear in San Francisco Bay Area

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $85,000 to support Berkeley’s proposed soda tax

you forgot soda-pop.

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $85,000 to support Berkeley’s proposed soda tax

Plus - taxing those things policy makers feel are bad for individuals has the added bonus of funding their utopia.

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $85,000 to support Berkeley’s proposed soda tax

How about we all just be allowed to make our own decisions.

p.s. I don't drink sugary drinks and I'm against the tax.

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $85,000 to support Berkeley’s proposed soda tax

So red meat is next?

neighborhood restaurant recommendations for November in SF?

Crab season is in the last half of November so it sounds like from your original post that you will be out of luck.

Chinese Restaurant in the Richmond or Sunset district for a large group

Second HKL2. Took my father there for his 70th b'day party.

Your favorite thing at Tommy's Joynt? [San Francisco]

Lamb Shanks

SF in January

Be sure to get one of the dungeness crab options at M.Y. China as the crab will be in season locally.

Costco rotisserie chicken...why is it so good?

Inject mon, inject! :)

Oct 15, 2014
Civil Bear in Chains

What Is America's Worst Restaurant Chain?

I'd rather eat at Taco Bell than Chipotle. Filler in their ground beef or whatever, at least it has flavor.

Oct 15, 2014
Civil Bear in Features

Tommy's Joynt [San Francisco]

If there on a Thursday or Saturday the lamb shanks are quite good and a good deal. It's the only thing I return for now days.

Tommy's Joynt [San Francisco]

Always felt the sandwiches were not a good deal at Tommy's due to the meat to bread ratio. Much better to order the pastrami plate (or meat of choice) which comes with a roll.

Miss Ollies in Old Oakland now open for dinner

Had a fantastic meal at Miss Ollie's last night. Island pork was succulent and paired nicely with the accompanying side of spicy tart slaw. Fried chicken was also great with notes of clove and allspice, as were the warm potato salad and al dente greens. The Bajan hot sauce was the most authentic I have had outside of Barbados. Service was wonderful too.

Thank you Chowhound for turning me on to this place!

p.s. don't forget to order the donuts for dessert.

Miss Ollies in Old Oakland now open for dinner

Yes, it is the first time I have been able to find a true Bajan hot sauce with any real heat outside of Barbados!

Little Yangon, Authentic Burmese in Daly City

Just had an underwhelming meal at Little Yangon Friday evening.

The samosa soup was truly awful with what must have been freezer burned potatoes, under cooked lentils and disintegrated samosa wrappers in a very thin broth.

The Burmese style BBQ chicken was made of flattened chicken breast and had nice flavors but was overcooked.

The palata in the palata & chicken curry dish was good but the chunks of chicken were tough and dry as bones. The curry itself was also watery.

The lone hit of the evening was the Burmese papaya salad which quite tasty although a tad dull. Squeezed lime provided as a garnish from BBQ chicken dish brightened it up quite nicely though.

Lunch recs on Pacific Coast Hwy b/t Half Moon Bay and San Francisco

Pescadero is south of HMB.

Ngoc Mai back as Tuyet Mai, bun bo Hue as good as ever. [San Francisco]

Thanks again for the heads up. I can confirm that the bun bo Hue is as good as ever. Was also told the mom is still cooking while she trains other family members to carry the torch.

Ngoc Mai back as Tuyet Mai, bun bo Hue as good as ever. [San Francisco]

Great to hear! Wasn't the mom the cook though?

Appeals court deals blow to Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

It will be interesting to see what the reduction in supply and competition will do to the oyster prices next year.

neighborhood restaurant recommendations for November in SF?

Agree the food at Park Chow is not special, but it does fit the OP's initial criteria.

neighborhood restaurant recommendations for November in SF?

Re Trick Dog, it really depends on when you go. If it is at five to have a cocktail or two before getting in line at Flour & Water (or other nearby resto without reservations) then it will be fairly empty. Prime time and it will be a zoo.

neighborhood restaurant recommendations for November in SF?

If you are looking for a food centric neighbourhood (fellow canadian here), the the Mission is your choice. If you want to be in the center of it all then I would say somewhere near North Beach.

Meh to Foreign Cinema. Folks seem to either love or hate Namu Gaji (at least it is different), and if you are going to Trick Dog for drinks then you might as well hit up the parent ship Flour & Water for dinner) you can typically get a table there if you show up just before opening).

neighborhood restaurant recommendations for November in SF?

I believe the commercial season opens 11/15 (pending weather and price agreements). It would be shame if you just missed out.

O'Mai Cafe on Clement: Kobe beef banh mi, Vietnamese iced coffe in Mason jars -- and anatomically correct Bun bo Hue [San Francisco]

American Wagyu can be just as succulent. It would just be a bit disingenuous to call it Kobe if its not from Japan.

neighborhood restaurant recommendations for November in SF?

Depending on which end of November you plan on coming, our local Dungeness Crab may or may not be in season. If it is, you will want to be sure to get some. Steamed or in a ciopeno are great ways to go, and perfectly acceptable versions can be found even in Fisherman's Wharf (i.e. Scoma's). The local Vietnamese and Chinese versions are also wonderful and unique.

neighborhood restaurant recommendations for November in SF?

All of those places are great, but just know they require tough to get reservations.

neighborhood restaurant recommendations for November in SF?

Park Chow immediately comes to mind. Great value, good American food near Golden Gate Park, and does not typically require reservations.

p.s. jeans will be fine at all but the most highest end restos in SF.

O'Mai Cafe on Clement: Kobe beef banh mi, Vietnamese iced coffe in Mason jars -- and anatomically correct Bun bo Hue [San Francisco]

I wonder if it is real Kobe imported from Japan.