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Chowdown Report: Lunch at Nido in Oakland

Great tx you

Jul 19, 2014
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Chowdown Report: Lunch at Nido in Oakland

Hi there, do you all gather on a certain day each month? It would be fun to join sometime...tx, MCW

Jul 16, 2014
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

Farm raised salmon Whole Foods or Costco

Please advise chowhounds…if one must bend and buy farm raised salmon do you recommend Atlantic King farm raised salmon-from Costco or Whole Foods?

Jan 12, 2014
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

Hamburgers - SF Dish of the Month September 2013

So I went to Mission Bowling to try the burger everyone has raved about lately last Saturday for lunch with a friend. We each ordered the burger with the mayo on the side (heard it is too heavy and best ordered so you can add as you like) and I ordered my burger medium rare as recommended with an english muffin as I tend to prefer a thinner bun. The burger was indeed delicious but was so salty that I left thirsty until the following day. My dining companions burger was not overly salted and near perfection. So, perhaps my patty was an unusual error. My favorite burger in SF remains to be the one at spruce- bar none. I still need to try the one at Nopa and Marlowe. Curious if anyone else had a similar experience at MBC.

Aug 31, 2013
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area
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SF Dish of the Month (September 2013) - Voting

Burgers please

Aug 27, 2013
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Is it just me or is it rather difficult to find good steak in the Bay Area?

Tx you, MCW

Apr 16, 2013
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

Is it just me or is it rather difficult to find good steak in the Bay Area?

Help me...what does "DH" stand for? So behind the times here...tx

Apr 15, 2013
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Brunch @ Prospect

Prospect offers THE BEST BRUNCH in SF right now. My omelette was filled with fresh cracked crab, artichokes,and shitakes with asiago -it was superb! 5 stars

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Prospect
300 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Nov 21, 2010
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What does SF do best ?

Sotto Mare, Sotto Mare, Sotto Mare...the BEST Sand Dabs and Cioppino in SF -far superior to Tadich's, Scomas or Sam's.

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Sotto Mare
552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Nov 03, 2010
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

Thermidor

Had lunch today at Thermidor. Sad to report I can not recommend it. The portions were very small, poor quality food overall, overpriced and amateurish service. I had a chicken salad. The chicken was breaded (not shredded and poached as stated on the menu) and tasted as though it had been prepared the day before. The chicken was served cold over romaine and the meat was not tender. The wait staff tried but it was clear the facility did not have the feel of a place where people who were genuinely interested in the food but more interested in being seen in a cool modern environment. Though the concept and interior were both appreciated and well executed the overall experience was lackluster and unfulfilling. So, thumbs down and not returning. Too cold of an ambiance - no soul in the food/restaurant.

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Thermidor
8 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103

Aug 19, 2010
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

Soft Shell Crabs for lunch

Hi hounds where can I find some delicious soft shell crabs (sauteed not fried or super lightly battered ok) this month and/or June? Thank you

May 27, 2010
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

In search of the best prepared Thanksgiving turkey/meal in the East Bay

Help...where does one order the best prepared thanksgiving turkey/meal in the East Bay? Thank you, MW

Nov 08, 2009
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

Best soft gingerbread and sugar cookies in the Bay Area

Where can I find the best soft gingerbread and sugar cookies in the bay area? Thank you

Dec 13, 2008
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

Sudachi anyone?

Has anyone tried Sudachi on Sutter yet? Better than Ozumo?

Oct 06, 2007
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

Help...Ozumo, Sebo or Hime?

Fresh, innovative japanese eg., I enjoy Nobu (NYC)and like Sushi Ran. I will be in SF during the week and thought I would give one of the three listed above a try. Thank you, mcw

Sep 30, 2007
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Help...Ozumo, Sebo or Hime?

I have read mixed reports on all of the above. I need to book a reservation this week-please help. MW

Sep 29, 2007
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

Prather Ranch has the Best Beef in the Bay Area

After reading all of the good press on Prather Ranch, I went directly to the Ferry Bldg. and purchased 2lbs of tri tip on Saturday. Please note that I paid nearly double than usual for the tri tips that I usually purchase at Whole Foods or Lunardis.But no worries since I was so excited to try what I had read as the "Rolls Royce" of meats. So, that evening, I grilled the meat with a light marinade and sad to report it was barely edible. The meat was tough and tasteless and I was terribly disappointed.

Aug 27, 2007
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

Best italian restaurant for Pasta in SF

Hi Hounds, I am in search of the most delecious pasta dishes in SF for Sat. night. I am thinking Restaurant Milano but is there a better restaurant for what I am on the hunt for or am I spot on? Thank you for your help in advance. Cheers, MW

Apr 11, 2007
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

Toast Restaurant in Noe Valley

Flat out dreadful in every way! Never again.

Sep 18, 2006
mcw in San Francisco Bay Area

italian food for birthday dinner

Help, I need a rec. for the best italian restuarant in SF. A dining experience that has a warm atmosphere, not as sophisticated as incanto or acquerrello and serves good, authentic italian food. My guest is requesting chicken piccata and gelato for dessert. Any suggestions? Thank you

Sep 13, 2006
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