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any recent visit and thoughts on ame?

ah nothing like replying to my own question

great
- black cod in shiso broth
- service

good
- chawanmushi
- strawberry parfait

not so great
- the back room, to the left when you enter
- kampachi sashimi
- scallop and lobster
- green tea affogato
- expensive

May 04, 2009
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

any good eats near the Fox Theater in Oakland?

Luka's is nice if u can be in the main room, it gets pretty busy though
Good beer, I'm not sold on the fries

Apr 30, 2009
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

any recent visit and thoughts on ame?

Would try
- sushi
- Black Cod/Sablefish in shiso broth
- dessert

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Ame Restaurant
689 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Apr 30, 2009
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

any good eats near the Fox Theater in Oakland?

Flora place link

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Flora
1900 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

Apr 20, 2009
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Restaurants in SF with Communal Tables?

nopa
salt house
suppenkuche
brick

Dec 17, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

farmerbrown sliding downhill?

i would echo the sentiment of both posters, it was not that great to begin with
fried chicken was only ok, shrimp cakes and gumbo were good

it looks really more like a bar place, but the location is so suspect

Dec 17, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Jardiniere Recommendations

thx for the recs!
the scallops were indeed amazing, also liked that it was an appetizer so we could eat more

the short ribs were fine, very well executed but i just realized i didnt like braised meat so much

we also had soup (alright) and the duck which was fantastic, and huge

in general portions are generous

i wouldnt sit by the rail, good views but all that shaking is very earthquaky, even for sf

Dec 11, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Just stumbled upon your iPhone optimized site

have to agree with tommy, this qwapi thing is completely unusable for iphone.. if it sticks, there needs to be at least a way to go to the regular site

pretty please

Dec 10, 2008
kewlio in Site Talk

Cheap, good and filling breakfast places in the city for a Saturday morning?

maybe way out of left field but yummy noodles can be awesome breakfast

i suggest hai ky, get the chicken egg noodle thick, with soup on the side :-)

$8ish

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Hai Ky Mi Gia
707 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Dec 09, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Dynamo Donut, Mission, SF

word, i could not finish the chocolate spice!!

Dec 09, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Jardiniere Recommendations

I couldn't find anything very recent from the search, this will be my first visit. The seared scallop dish sounds amazing. What else would you recommend

Btw do you have to wear a jacket here??

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Jardiniere
300 Grove St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Dec 09, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Caesar Salad at CoffeeBar

not to be a total hater but the caesar in question is not really remarkable
then again i didnt get no anchovies

stick to the coffee and pastries

Dec 09, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Dynamo Donut, Mission, SF

ive tried the lemon+pistaccio and it's just alright.. looks great though
i have seen the chocolate one being ordered a LOT so it's strangely popular

Nov 13, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Waffle Mania Belgian Waffle Truck at Civic Center Farmer's Market - SF

weekend? i thought we were talking about the waffle truck
it is at civic center on wednesdays

seems to have been there last 4 weeks

Nov 13, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Waffle Mania Belgian Waffle Truck at Civic Center Farmer's Market - SF

call? What is their number

Nov 12, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Value after the symphony

my vote is for Cav

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Cav Wine Bar
1666 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Nov 12, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Dynamo Donut, Mission, SF

the vanilla one is indeed pretty average

I did not like the bacon or chocolate ones though, simply too strange, they might be for the more adventurous

I'd go back for the lemon one but in zero rush

Aug 12, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Updates: Rancho Grande, Waffle Mania, and Pizzeria Delfina

re: the waffle truck, prices went up 50 cents to $3.50
still worth it though

Jun 12, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Waffle Mania Belgian Waffle Truck at Civic Center Farmer's Market - SF

this fell thru months ago :-(

May 23, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Waffle Mania Belgian Waffle Truck at Civic Center Farmer's Market - SF

you know it's no longer a truck but a stand
same location and same good stuff (dough) from belgium

i was there wednesday also and the waffleguy wasnt around. i know he sometimes caters elsewhere on assignment so it's a bummer when we can't get our waffle fix. he needs to get himself a retail space or partner with one of our fancy coffee shops

May 23, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Tutti Melon - Frozen Yogurt on Irving @ 23rd Ave.

the logo treatment evokes pinkberry to sure, coloful and fun

the interior rips off jubili so bad it made me sad (tiles and that awesome wavy wall pattern)

If only they could rip off the taste: I found the yoghurt a bit lumpy, powdery - not smooth
it also tasted slightly off, i.e. bad

Not really worth even the 99 cent opening special (that price is without toppings, I tried pineapple)

Feb 08, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Scott Howard closed - vday refugee

I just read on tablehopper that scott howard is closed http://www.tablehopper.com/2008/02/ch...

Opentable has taken it offline

I had resy for vday so this sux even more, wondering where u guys would go now, this late in the game

thx

Feb 05, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

SOMA Monday night- Townhall, Oola, Ducca

woahwoah
town hall is loud but the food is pretty good! cmon

what are good dishes at ducca? price?

Feb 05, 2008
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Burmese @ By The Bite, San Francisco

i followed melanie months ago and was delighted by the bowl, i returned a few times and over the summer they took a break

i went today, i'm sad to report that things have changed for the worse. there is now a big sign of some tea shop that may be sponsoring the stand or something, hot milk tea (you can choose something else), watery as heck is "included" with lunch

the dish is served with the broth and the noodles + rest of the food separated (see picture), the noodle was still an egg noodle but flatter than i remembered. still rather soft. the broth seemed okay, the ingredients did not differed much, down to the lemon to squeeze although i question the addition of two fried squid rings, what gives (they were not good)

the real culprit is the chicken, it's these tiny bits around bones with not much meat around, i think the guy serving my food counted the number of pieces

maybe having to put the dish together was the deal breaker but i sense maybe some change in ownership or something

it cost $5.75, there was a lot of noodle

Nov 05, 2007
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Best take out roasted duck in San Francisco?

nice one, im not super into crackly skin myself

i like the roast duck from hing lung

Oct 04, 2007
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Best take out roasted duck in San Francisco?

that is a gorgeous picture!

Oct 03, 2007
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Range chicken hor fun soup (aka Pho ga) @ Huang's Kitchen, SF

im not thrilled with their in soup noodles.. especially ho fun.. nice post, thx

same ownership? interesting

Oct 03, 2007
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Duck Leg Ho Fun @ Hai Ky Mi Gia, SF

u know what drink is quite awesome, soy bean milk, hot
trust me :-)

Oct 03, 2007
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Bushi-tei, a report

how much is the omakase?

Oct 02, 2007
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area

Help...Ozumo, Sebo or Hime?

sebo for sure, just make sure u bring ur wallet

if u wanna get dazzled, show up early (like, 6pm) and sit at the bar for the omakase (or split it and order more fish)

avoid hime

Oct 01, 2007
kewlio in San Francisco Bay Area