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Pizza for a crowd near Fairmont Hotel [San Francisco]

I can always count on you to set me straight, Robert.

Jan 29, 2014
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Pizza for a crowd near Fairmont Hotel [San Francisco]

Tommasso's doesn't deliver but it is very nearby

Jan 28, 2014
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neighborhood for cheap eats? [San Francisco]

A couple of my friends stayed at an AirBnB on 42nd Ave. in the outer Richmond and it was a nice, cozy in-law very close to GG Park, the Pacific Ocean and good cheap food.

Dec 22, 2013
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Where do you purchase broccoli rabe in San Francisco?

Two vendors at Alemany Farmers Market carry it during the season and I've seen it at Andronico's.

Jul 26, 2013
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Okra - minimizing the slime

Leave the pods whole, just trim the hard end. Cuts way down on slime in any preparation.

Jul 26, 2013
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15 Iconic SF Greasy Spoons from EaterSF

Sorry I don't know

Jul 25, 2013
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15 Iconic SF Greasy Spoons from EaterSF

I think Peter D's (est. 1959) at VanNess and Broadway deserves to be on the list

Jul 25, 2013
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Single Dining/Counter near Union Square-Castro [San Francisco]

Yes, this is the one. I am sorry I am not very savvy with posting links. You will find enough alternatives to bivalve/crustacean to make it destination worthy.

Jul 07, 2013
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Single Dining/Counter near Union Square-Castro [San Francisco]

For a splurge go to Anchor Cafe on Castro near 19th St. Wonderfully executed seafood dishes and raw bar. This is very near the Castro Theatre and has counter seating.

Jul 07, 2013
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Duboce Triangle (SF)

I like Jasmine Garden Vietnamese
708 14th St
(between Church St & Belcher St)
San Francisco, CA 94114

the carpaccio is soooo gooood

Jul 05, 2013
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Shanghai Dumpling King [SF] - Is it going downhill?

thanks for the giggle

Jul 01, 2013
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Shanghai Dumpling King [SF] - Is it going downhill?

Has anyone been back to try it since they have re-opened on Balboa??

Jun 30, 2013
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Over the Top Bloody Marys?

The Riptide on Taraval and 46th Avenue has an amazing Bloody. Optional bacon garnish.

Jun 08, 2013
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Downtown Farmers Market

Yes, that is the one I went to last time. I will be coming after ACL so hopefully no conflicts. Do you happen to know the vendor that sold breakfast burritos. One of their salsas was legendary.

May 22, 2013
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Downtown Farmers Market

Can someone tell me if the FM runs all year round on Saturday? I will be visiting mid-October. The one I want to visit is the one not far from the So Congress Bridge

May 21, 2013
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Comstock Saloon + Tosca Café [North Beach, San Francisco]

Went to Tosca last night (Saturday) for a final shout and expected it to be crowded even at 6:00, but, as Goldilocks would say, it was just right. Crowd was diverse, mature, and very convivial in the spirit of securing a lasting last impression.
Sad chapter closing.

May 19, 2013
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Flour & Co - NEW Bakery, SF - any reports?

Everything looks good, especially these housemade pretzels with rare roast beef. I tried a savory item: sandwich on ciabatta with Italian meat and cheese. It was fine but nothing to honk your horn over.

Apr 28, 2013
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Indian restaurants [Sonoma County]

I was there mid-March and stupidly ordered Pork Vindaloo while remarking that one never sees pork offered in Indian restaurants. Really tough and dry and not very spicy. The vegetables on the side were a frozen medley (lima beans, carrot cubes, etc.) with curry sauce on them.
The chai was fantastic. Despite my experience I would give it another shot but be very careful ordering, perhaps giving the namesake Tandoori a try.

Apr 16, 2013
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ISO cheap, yumminess around Outer Sunset near GG park for lunch [San Francisco]

Why would it be blasphemy to recommend Curry Village?? I find it consistently good.

Apr 16, 2013
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ISO cheap, yumminess around Outer Sunset near GG park for lunch [San Francisco]

If you do, in fact, want the Outer Sunset than I am crazy about the Beach Side Cafe. Excellent coffee. Desserts and breads baked in-house. Not ethnic, but very good flavors and portion size. It is on Judah and 47th Ave, way out there.

Apr 15, 2013
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Haig's Delicatessen [San Francisco]

They were around on Saturday, the 23rd.

Mar 24, 2013
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Schmidt's: Bad service. Ok food. [San Francisco]

Sorry to hear you had a crummy experience. I've been there twice and food and service was very good. It's been about a year, maybe personnel has changed.

Mar 18, 2013
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Nicasio Square - Farmstead washed rind cheese

If I take the back roads to Petaluma I stop there. The unadorned Foggy Morning is a must try and I like the Halleck, too. This is a very worthwhile stop, much less commercial than Rouge et Noir, though I like their cheeses as well.

Mar 18, 2013
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Haig's Delicatessen [San Francisco]

Melanie, sorry I didn't see that you had posted on this woeful topic. I got the Middle Eastern turnip pickles that are tinted with beets, some rose water, orange water, some looseleaf tea from India with colonial packaging, some big caperberries from Italy, some dried galanga (sp?) for Thai cooking, haloumi cheese, a large can of foul mamoudas and some palm sugar.
The licorice was nearly gone. The only rice I saw was parboiled. What I really want is the sign that says "Sultan's Gift Table"

Mar 13, 2013
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Korean BBQ in SF for 10 ish, any rec's?

They typically do not service the tour buses on Wednesday nights. When the buses are there, it is between 5:15 and 7:15.

Mar 13, 2013
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Haig's Delicatessen [San Francisco]

The old Clement Street outpost for spices, hummus, etc. will be shuttered on March 31 after 50+ years. Shelves are being decimated quickly with a 50% reduction storewide, so if you want a souvenir best hustle down there.

Mar 13, 2013
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Nosa Ria in Hayes Valley - Spanish import shop with food + cookware [San Francisco]

Yes, they carry those. Not the Rosa Inales brand, but equally tasty

Mar 01, 2013
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Cafe Zitouna [San Francisco]

Honestly I'm not a fan of b'stilla but have been really pleased with everything else I've tried there.

Jan 02, 2013
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Cafe Zitouna [San Francisco]

After a long period of indeterminate closure I was pleasantly surprised to see Zitouna was open last night and crowded at 8:30. They are closed Mondays, as always, and have modified hours of dinner 4:00 - 9:00 Tuesday - Sunday.

Jan 02, 2013
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Best Bay Area Osechi for the New Year?

Kappou Gomi on Geary will serve Osechi Dec 31 & Jan 1 but I don't know the price

Dec 30, 2012
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