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Kiss of Death for La Boulange

Wow, this is terrible! After many months absence, I returned to the Boulange at my farmer's market today. Its usually what I consider to be the best bread in the bay area, and thats saying a lot. Today I was sadly disappointed. The walnut boulet was dull as dishwater, the crossiant Safeway bakery quality. Has Starbucks already killed this place? How truly sad!!!!

Jun 24, 2012
maxinethecat in San Francisco Bay Area

RECAP & REVIEWS: 10 nights in Buenos Aires, grades

Thank you so much for this informative report! I'm planning a trip to BA fro March, and your report is going to help me a lot!

Feb 07, 2012
maxinethecat in Latin America & Caribbean

Decent Rye Bread in the east bay?

The bakery at Market Hall in Rockridge has a hearty rye. I bought a loaf a few weeks ago for a pastrimi sandwich, the pastrimi was from Marin Sun Farms. It was sublime!

Jan 09, 2012
maxinethecat in San Francisco Bay Area

Luxardo Maraschino Cherries

Genoa Italian Deli on Telegraph in Oakland has amarena whild cherries for 5.29 a jar. Have gone through several jars on Mariposa Aviations! They seem just as good as the more expensive luxardos and we are pretty snobby about our cocktails.

May 11, 2009
maxinethecat in San Francisco Bay Area

Need oyster knife asap

I have a few, one bought at Sur La Table, teh other Williams and Sonoma. I have literally opened hundred of oysters with them both . I like brand XOX (good grips) its very nice.

Dec 22, 2008
maxinethecat in San Francisco Bay Area

SF Restaurant Deals Due to Financial Meltdown?

I keep hearing that there are good deals for luch or dinner at some places in town. Anybody hear any good deals? I am looking for higher end but will galdly and gratefully accept any ideas! Many thanks Chowhounds!

Dec 17, 2008
maxinethecat in San Francisco Bay Area