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Lasarte - lunch?

Has anyone been since they reopened? I think it was closed for redecorating - is that right?
Also does anyone know if they still have a lunch menu that is a special price?

Jan 15, 2015
estnet in Spain/Portugal

Costco returns?

Guess I can't edit so....
I think there is a difference between spoiled wine and buying too much. My guess is if there is something wrong they will take it back, but not if you just buy too much.
This is a good thing, if true b/c they do sell some pretty pricey stuff :)

Dec 26, 2014
estnet in Chains

Costco returns?

Don't know where u live but can't return in California

"Cigarettes and alcohol: Costco does not accept returns on cigarettes or alcohol where prohibited by law."

Dec 26, 2014
estnet in Chains

Costco returns?

In california you cannot return alcohol

Dec 24, 2014
estnet in Chains

Recommendation for a moderately priced champagne/sparkling wine? [San Francisco]

I like Roederer Estate Anderson Valley - which can sometimes be found on sale for around 16 or 17, but now closer to $20. It, is, however perhaps overkill for mimosas

Dec 23, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

Crab season is upon us

Thanks, that's pretty much what I thought. I've had some that is really good, but the chance of getting some that isn't "off" seems IMLE to be about 1 out of 10 - just wondered how a restaurant could offer it is not something that can be counted on (altho I guess they do enough volume that they can pick the good ones)
Usually if it is a lighter color - like the pictured ones it is good, but if it is darker brown - then bitter and acrid tasting (but this is a limited sample)

Dec 23, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

Crab season is upon us

When I try the crab fat from crabs I've cooked myself and bought live (both from the dock and at ranch 99) I find it is often bitter and not edible.
Is there a secret I'm missing?

Dec 19, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

Pavlova, Eton Mess or other meringue-based desserts in SF or East Bay

Had one at Ame a few years ago (pavlova) but it was horrible so even if they still have it I wouldn't recommend.

Oct 06, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

Little China Kitchen - Downtown San Mateo

I don't find LS greasy, but was asking more about the quality of the prep - I'm buying for a group of (homeless) people who are asking for their favorites I know the quality of LS, but (at least on yelp which I can't evaluate) people are complaining of small portions and more important overly salted or otherwise bad food.

Aug 29, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

Little China Kitchen - Downtown San Mateo

Any updates? I'm buying food for about 10 people and was going to to to Little Shanghai (which I know), but someone suggested this place, but from the reviews here (old) and yelp (which I don't trust) doesn't seem like I should try this place.

Aug 29, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

Paid Food Testing Event - Downtown Oakland

If there is an age criteria (which there clearly is once you waste time filling out the form) you could save us all a lot of time by just saying so up front!

Aug 06, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

French Laundry solo? [Yountvile]

coi does not accept reservations for singles!

Jul 29, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

campton place? [San Francisco]

Realize it's different, but how would you say it compares to La Folie in terms of taste sensations?

Jul 11, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

campton place? [San Francisco]

Thanks. Photos look great - did they taste as good as they look?

Jul 11, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

campton place? [San Francisco]

Thanks Melanie, I was searching in the search box for this board. I had no idea that there was a way to search otherwise (duh) and I can see that the search I was doing was only picking up the string in the titles, but yours picks up within the posts. Learn something every day :)

Still, there is relatively little posted about the tasting menu and other experiences so if I do end up there I promise to post here.

Jul 11, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

campton place? [San Francisco]

Okay, so I found something from 2008 also asking about experiences. Has no one here had any more recent experiences? There was an article I the chron today, but I trust this board more.

Steak tartare

Wow, ketchup???? Never even thought of that - this wasn't an option any of the times I had it in France ;)

Jul 10, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

campton place? [San Francisco]

Can't find anything more recent that 2006 - am I missing something?

Jul 10, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

What happened to 231 Ellsworth? [San Mateo]

http://www.231ellsworth.com says they are closed, which you already know. From other sources I'd guess it closed in May, but couldn't find anything about the chef.

Jul 06, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

Barcelona Restaurant recommendations

I've had 2 different experiences there (both lunch), first was exceptional but the second was somewhat disappointing. dishes were served at the wrong temperature (should have been hot but served lukewarm), taste not nearly as good as the first time. It was almost empty so no excuse for being too busy..... maybe the chef wasn't in the kitchen the second time (he certainly was the first tie and even came out to speak to me - not sure why I rated such attention VBG)

Jul 04, 2014
estnet in Spain/Portugal

China Bistro San Mateo

Drove by tonight and there is a BIG banner saying GRAND OPENING - same name????????

Jul 04, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

El Pecat in El Born, Barcelona

Prices? a la carte or fixed menu?

Jun 23, 2014
estnet in Spain/Portugal

almond crescents near San Mateo?

These are the large ones commonly sold at deli's. Any source you can suggest?

Jun 15, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

NE Lobster Co. specials 6/04 [Burlingame]

Umm... lobster meat is $39/lb down from $49/lb per a phone conversation I just had with them. I think they'd sell out quickly if it was 7.95!

Jun 06, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

millennium? [San Francisco]

Not sure, I'll have to ask. I, too, am curious about their reason for the choice but won't have a chance to ask for a few days.
All I know is that this restaurant is not in my top 100 (or even on my radar). The replies have confirmed my thoughts that I should find a way to (gently) move to another place - Greens would have been fine with me, though.

Jun 05, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

millennium? [San Francisco]

It's not my idea - there are lots of other places I'd prefer but it is their suggestion.
All the reviews I read here were so bad that I was seriously trying to find a reason to change their mind (or mine if I was wrong). the reviews on on Open Table are okay but I don't trust them as much as CH

Jun 03, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

Honeymoon splurge dinner in SF

La folie?

Jun 03, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area
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millennium? [San Francisco]

Out of town guest would like to go - all the reviews I can find are quite old and suggest it is not good. Any updates?

Jun 03, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

Places to eat, second week of May?

I have to say I like your style - cheap lodgings and money on the important stuff -food!
The good part is that there are lots of good cheap places for some of the other meals you'll have. Since I mostly know the Peninsula I'll leave recs to those who know the city better.
Probably too late but unless you can eat a lot I might have said lunch before Manresa might be too much.
I haven't been to spqr but if you're looking at something as high end as Jardiniere I would suggest considering La Folie - even tho the regular restaurant doesn't do a la carte their prix fix is an amazing bargain and they do a la carte in the bar next door.

May 08, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area

China Village (Albany) is open!

Perhaps you should have offered a taste to mr Yao- so he could see if it was Kitchen error or "the 1%"

May 02, 2014
estnet in San Francisco Bay Area