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Contact Deborah Olson at CJ Olson Cherries in Sunnyvale for the latest information and availability.

Oregano Marinade

Adding a clove of garlic would be nice.

May 21, 2008
Bigfiddle in Recipes

The 2008 cherries are here !!!

I agree, Deborah is the third generation providing the very best available anywhere. The Cherry Festival is well worth attending.

Looking for an awesome porkchop

The brined double chop at Acme Chop House.

Starving for BBQ

Yes, I agree. Brisket and the beans are great.

Half Moon Bay??

I enjoy Sam's Chowder House. Paul Shenkman is a wonderful owner and host, coming from Cetrella he brought chef Lewis Rossman with him to create a really interesting menu emphasizing seafood. He also brought over a wonderful Happy Hour promotion with half priced drinks...ALL alcohol from 5 to 7 PM, weekdays. Very friendly with good food and service.

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor

They are open at 9:00am for Brunch on Saturday and Sunday and serve it all day in addition to the regular menu. You can have beans or chilaquiles and another good option is for one tamale.

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor

I went back for lunch yesterday to enjoy the best Pozole in the City and see what changes Cesar has made to the menu. He has added Brunch on Saturday and Sunday with the usual Mexican themed egg dishes but with house-made Chorizo and a clever "Divorced Eggs" dish with one served in a green tomatillo sauce and one in a red ranchero sauce. Recent very good published reviews in the Chronicle and Tour San Francisco plus the new wine and beer license are proof of the contiinued successful efforts that Cesar is putting into the business.

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor - Update

I returned again on Thursday for lunch to check out any changes from the last time I visited three weeks ago. Cesar is constantly adding to the menu and offering more specials every day.
The specials that day included Pork Ribs, Deviled Prawns (you are asked what spice level you want) and a superb Zucchini Squash Tamale with fresh Crab.
The best addition for me is that Maria from the original Roosevelt’s is back in the kitchen and making her great Pozole and Menudo. They are only available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, however.
Cesar is a wonderful host and in chatting with him discovered that previous positions included the restaurants Farallon, Masa’s and the Carnelian Room.
It was also interesting to see the surrounding area on 24th street being upgraded with new shops and restaurants.
What a pleasure to see this venerable location being reincarnated into an authentic Cal/Mex restaurant serving mostly organic, clean tasting food.

Carne Asada Burritos in the Peninsula?

Bill Addison, new restaurant critic for the Chronicle, likes Sancho's in Redwood City. Here is a link to his full article on the search for the best burritos in the Bay Area.

Client worthy Steak Houses in San Francisco?

Joe DiMaggio's Chop House is the one that will most impress.

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor

A little more than the Mission Taquerias, but the quality of food and service is so much better. Apps, small plates, combinations, tamales & enchiladas $4.95 - $9.95. Large plates with specialties like fajitas, skirt steak and beef tenders are up to $13.95

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor

Update: After new owners re-opened the restaurant several months ago I went back for lunch today to see how it has settled in.
They have added a daily special, soup and desserts since we were there. Everything is house made, well prepared, not greasy and delicious.
The tamales are amazing..only remembering tamales from the original restaurant which were not special, we decided to order them today. The pork and beef tamales were both outstanding, made with organic stone ground corn, tender chunks of meat and a perfect red mole sauce. They are served with a fresh chopped cabbage salad.
I also ordered the chicken soup which was also very different from typical Mission restaurants. The first thing I noticed was there were no bones to deal with but a clean, clear broth with shredded chicken, carrot, zucchini and red bell pepper slices with a piece of tender cabbage. It is served with lime, chopped onion and celantro on the side with house made tortillas. The chips are served warm with a nice salsa.
The special today was boneless chicken with tomatillo cream sauce served with rice and pinto or black beans. There are many vegetarian choices as well.
We were very happy with the new restaurant, the food and manager Cesar Morales' gracious manner and pride in the food served.
If anyone is interested in experiencing delicious Cal/Mex food beautifully prepared, then I can recommend RTP.

El Dorado Kitchen or Cafe La Haye

I really like the Girl and the Fig in Sonoma.

Name of SFO area restaurant

You may be remembering the restaurant that was in the Coyote Point area. Rustic, wooden building and very good food. I tried to find it again last year, but it is no longer there.

Suggest some places I may never have been- Polk Gulch, TL, Mission...

You might like to try O'Reilly's Holy Grail. It is located in the former Mayes Oyster House. Good food and nice setting.

Social work dinner - need *round* table for 8/downtown SF/$$$$

You might consider the Grand Cafe across the street from the Clift or Fleur de Lys a few more blocks out on Sutter.


You will be taken care of very well by host and co-owner Giancarlo and the wonderful experience of Chef Suzette Gresham's food. Robert's advice of the prix fixe (Chef Tasting Menu) with wine parings is the way to go. Parking is across the street.