Once upon a time I was completely trying to impress my fiancé with an incredible and unique dining experience. My first step was to check Chowhound to find a restaurant that could offer as unique of a dining experience as one worthy of a true chowhound palate. I honestly did not have to look far as on one of the first few pages I searched was a post that caught my eye, "beef and cauliflower at Aziza". You had me at beef and the cauliflower is a throwback to my childhood, ( long story, trust me not enough time. ) The palindrome definitely appeals to my analytical nature and the whole food approach of the restaurant I was certain would appeal to my fiancé.
Here is where it gets a little tricky. Aziza is in San Francisco ( I know you knew that... ) and we live in Las Vegas. Soooo, this meant a weekend road trip was necessary. We chose to fly Virgin America from Las Vegas to San Francisco, “Amazing”, period. We then rode the Bart to downtown and hopped on the #37 bus to take us over the hill and down Geary Blvd. The service was amazing and the food was incredible. The next morning we were back on Virgin America flying back to Las Vegas.
The moral of the story is that without Chowhound I would have never found such a unique and wonderful restaurant and without the reputation that Chowhound has built for itself over the years could I have been able to attempt such a trip. In our case an entire cross country trip was planned and executed with culinary brilliance based on the input from the Chowhound community.