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Favorite Supermarket in SF?

As I'm spoiled by Berkeley Bowl, I'm too still unsettled with not finding a good alternative in SF. I live right near Falletti's and Divisidero Health Haven. They both works great as expensive walking-distance choices, but when I decide to give up my parking spot or hop on a bike, I still don't know where to go, after living here for 1-1/2 years.

Just did the SF Supermarket Street Sweep recently, (awesome! http://supermarketstreetsweep.blogspo...) and ended up at Molly Stone on Portola. I could see myself getting back there.

For seafood, I just made my way to Sun Fat Seafood Co. in the Mission. I'm definitely going back there too.

I always feel like I'm paying too much on everything but bulk food at Rainbow...

Berkeley Bowl
2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

Voila Juice Lover - Where to buy?

So, I'm kind obsessed with Voila! brand Orange Juice, out Oakland. It really has revolutionized my OJ drinking experience....

Anyway. I can get it at Berkeley Bowl ($7.99/gallon), and working in Berkeley, its not too hard to get to. But when the weekend comes and I've run out I don't feel like driving across the bridge to buy more. I've found it at CalMart in SF, but don't know of anywhere else, and CalMart is hard for me to get to.

Does anyone else out there drink Voila! juice. If so, where do you buy it?

I've sent the company emails 2x, but no response. What gives?

Berkeley Bowl
2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

How do you like your oatmeal?

Can't seem to find anything I love better than my banana oatmeal....

1/2 cup cooked oats
~3 tbsp chopped pecans (great little crunch added)
1 banana, cut lengthwise then sliced
~1/2 tsp vanilla extract
~1 tbsp amber agave nectar


Dec 18, 2010
ntvandehey in Home Cooking

WTF: Natural Peanut Butter

This takes all the trouble out of a new jar of PB.

Oct 24, 2010
ntvandehey in Features

Friends over for BBQ planning questions

Thanks for all the help everyone! With all this good advice it seems like I'll be able to pull this off... also the idea of inviting the neighbors (even maybe onle a half-assed invite) seems like the way to go on that front.

Sep 24, 2009
ntvandehey in Not About Food

Friends over for BBQ planning questions

I'm planning to have some friends over for an informal BBQ (just moved to San Francisco and would like to bring together different groups of friends). I'm thinking like 10-12 people or something like that. (all 20-something professionals)

I'm not really much of an entertainer myself (ex-wife would have been better at this) so hopefully the chowhounds out there can help me get by on my own...

Anyway, I've got a few questions...

(1) Planning on hosting on Oct. 10. I was going to put up a facebook event invite... when is the right time to do that? Now since I already know that that date works for some people?

(2) I live in a three-story flat (share backyard with two other apartments). Would it be okay to put notes on their doors (or something) requesting they don't also plan a party for the same day?

(3) I really can't afford (time or $) to get everything together myself for this... what (if anything) can I ask others to bring? I was thinking I should say that I'll buy the drinks (beer/wine) and/or meat and buns for grilling and then suggest that others could bring a side or dessert. Does that work?

(4) I'm definitely thinking informal... buffet style and eat when food is ready, rather than a sit-down type of affair. Any tips on how to make that work well?

Thanks in advance!

Sep 20, 2009
ntvandehey in Not About Food

So what's the average Chowhound's age?

I'm 27... only had an interest in this type of stuff for about 1-2 years.

Mar 31, 2009
ntvandehey in Site Talk

Butter on a Doughnut??

Flickr has a great description of what I call a cruller/crueller.

Both types are here... Wisconsin will call the one on the right a cruller

Then the inside with a good view of its fantastic glazing

Thanks for all the replies... I'm happy to hear others are enjoying buttered doughnuts too. Now its time for me to try a fried cinnamon roll....

Mar 06, 2009
ntvandehey in General Topics

Butter on a Doughnut??

Has anyone ever put butter on a doughnut? I ask because I remember growing up that it was something my family did with a crueller.

I know it may sound like the grossest thing ever to some of you, but if you get the right amount on the right doughnut... it can be heavenly.

Anyway, please let me know if you've ever heard of this practice or if you have indulged in it yourself.

Mar 04, 2009
ntvandehey in General Topics