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URFA BIBER.

no retail, just web or phone orders, sorry.

Apr 03, 2008
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

URFA BIBER.

found it! its caled juliet mae, she is located in the presidio.

Mar 30, 2008
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

URFA BIBER.

there is a new herb/spice store in the presidio, cannot recall the name but run by a very nice woman.

Mar 30, 2008
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

Boccalone salumi tasting (what'd you think?)

the head cheese with the pickled onions is called coppa di testa

Sep 15, 2007
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

Feedback on Mecca in SF?

2 of us dined at Mecca about 2 weeks ago. We shared the foie gras, baked oysters and a raw fish appetizer- all were good but the foie seemed over cooked and was not cheap- $24. I had "last nights red wine braised short ribs" $24, good but not as good as my partners filet-$36, the filet was the winning dish of the night- perfect. I had a glass of wine and my partner had a cocktail, it was an expensive meal, $162! I would not rush back as there are better places to spend almost $200 with tip. Eating at Mecca feels very 1980's but it was a busy sunday evening and the bar was packed.

Apr 20, 2007
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

Christmas Eve Dinner

Incanto on Church Street in Noe Valley is doing their annual "Feast of the 7 fishes" dinner, cost is $75/per the link follows:

http://incanto.biz/fsf_menu.html

Dec 12, 2006
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

Make your own Bloody Mary bars in the Bay Area?

Elixer aka jacks elixer does a sunday bloody mary bar, its located on guererro at 16th.

Dec 09, 2006
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

russian river dining suggestions?

since my last post was deleted due to an honest opinion, i still recommend The Farmhouse Inn in Forestville and The Applewood Inn in Guerneville. I would avoid K&L. (is that better moderators?)

Nov 29, 2006
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

Lambs' kidneys

Try Prather Ranch at the ferry building.

Nov 29, 2006
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

Incanto, SF report w/ pics

That was not the mystery flight, it was the Piedmont flight and it is $18.00 just to clarify.

Nov 26, 2006
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

Mission and Castro Area

We went to Sumi for the last time quite a while ago- food has gone way downhill, cute place, affordable prices but awful food.

Nov 14, 2006
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

seeking lark creek steak feedback

there are several reviews on yelp.com, lark creek is open 7 days for lunch and dinner the menu is on the web site.

Oct 23, 2006
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

westfield centre. the horror. but korean food!

It was worth the price, we had the grilled gruyere with black trumpet mushrooms and truffle oil- yum, and the hot coppa with roasted pork and onion confit- yum. It is not a place to go if worried about cost. 2 sandwiches and 2 bottles of water were around $24. with tax, not cheap, but i am not eating there everyday either. tom colicchio was there also.

Oct 09, 2006
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

HORRIBLE experience @ Bar Crudo

Delfina has alot more seats than Bar Crudo and they always hold a few tables for VIP's and regulars even when they say they are fully booked. but what a nice touch to send you something when you go back.

Sep 01, 2006
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

Chicken Fried Steak in SF

Orphan Andy's diner in the Castro has excellent, cheap CFS....my favorite breakfast in town.

Aug 26, 2006
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

offal and game meats in sf

you can dine solo at the bar at incanto, there are many offal dishes on the menu now including a grilled lamb trio with heart, liver and kidney and tripe with orange and tomato. they are serving roasted lamb neck with polenta also. good luck.

Aug 24, 2006
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area

Liverpool Lil's not open until 1 am as advertised

Craving one of those "club burgers" we treked across town lastnight to Liverpool Lil's on Lyon near the Presidio. Knowing they were open late we even checked their website to make sure. It clearly states they serve until 1 am. Well when we arrived at 11 they told us the kitchen was closed. The waitress said they started closing at 11 on sundays and mondays...humm... i called this morning and spoke to a manager and he said they started doing this about 5 months ago so be warned. He also stated he didnt agree with the decision and apologized but we wont be back. Just thought i'd pass it along....

Aug 01, 2006
pateman in San Francisco Bay Area