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Fried Dough in the Bay Area

The crawdaddy beignets at Brenda's are sublime. I dream of them :-)

Sep 30, 2010
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Fish and Chips?

I like Barb's Fish Trap way better than Catch Joanne's. I thought the batter at Joanne's was heavy and soggy, while Barb's is light and crispy. But, I always order at the "to go" window and eat tat the picnic tables.
We make trips from the city down to HMB just to go to Barbs and have a walk along the cliffs at Pillar point afterwards.

Sep 30, 2010
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Green Chile Kitchen...good New Mexican cuisine. [San Francisco]

Oh yeah, we live just a few blocks away. I love the Frito Pie (from the pie/ice cream location down the block). It's actually served in the bag of fritos with Niman chili, lettuces and sour cream.

The new place has a much better menu than the old location (the pie/ice cream place now). I'm very happy to have it in the neighborhood. Gets pretty crowded on the weekend mornings.

Aug 21, 2010
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Picnic supplies in Union Square?

Second this, check out the food court at the bottom floor in the Bloomingdale's shopping center. They have a really nice selection of everything. It's on Market street, just a few block from you.

Jul 29, 2010
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Feedback on itinerary

Do you like Dim Sum? I like City View just off Kearney. It's in a small alley near Pine street.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/city-view-res...

Definitely go to Point Lobos when down in Carmel. There is a safeway and other stores in the Crossroads shopping center where you can pick up a picnic lunch.

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City View Restaurant
662 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Jul 28, 2010
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Where in SF can I buy key limes?

Key Limes:
I stand corrected, there are 30 limes in the bag and they cost 1.79 a bag at the place on 23rd. Also, just saw the bottled stuff at BevMo, which I have used for the pies before.

Melanie:
Yeah, I'm back. I dropped off forums when I became self employed :-) But, I've taken up confections and was here looking for info.

Jul 28, 2010
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Where in SF can I buy key limes?

I buy mine at the produce market at 23rd and Mission. Right on the corner, about $2 a bag...no idea how many in a bag, 15? We use them for our margarita mix:-)

Jul 28, 2010
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Any recent Duarte's Tavern (Pescadero) experiences?

Just an FYI, Cunha's grocery store in Half Moon Bay sells Duarte's olallieberry pie in the frozen section.

Apr 27, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Turkish in Bay Area (doner kebab, hookah?)

I second Troya on Clement. The food there is the closest to what I ate while in Turkey. I like Bursa Kebab as well, but Troya edges out because they have a large selection of mezes.

Apr 26, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Cuban sandwich

Delissio's market on Broderick and Oak has a Cuban pannini. I had one the other day and thought it was pretty good...but it's the first time I've had one. It was pulled pork, ham, cheese ( I think), pickle, grilled on a press.

Apr 25, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Educate me about Village Imports' "Open Warehouse" events

Just sign up for their email list. It happens once a month. I suggest going on the Friday if possible to avoid lines. It is a warehouse, no frills. A lot of the items are bulk for the industry...25lbs of fondant anyone? One of the items I like is the hard cider. About $3.50 a bottle and not as sweet as american ciders. They have non-alcoholic too.

Apr 25, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Nachos in SF?

Velvet Cantena on 23rd and Bartlett (?) has some pretty good nachos. They use their version of liquid cheese goo. I forget what people call that liquidfied cheese with salsa.

Apr 24, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Ginger Ale?

Have you tried Cock and Bull? It's nice and spicy. I'm pretty sure it doesn't have HFCS. I've bought it at BevMo.

Apr 06, 2007
Sebby in General Topics

Poleng Lounge

Wow, I guess everyone is different :-)
I love Poleng Lounge and the eggplant tower is one of my favorite dishes. I love the ambiance and have always had good service. And the Monkey Love is one of the best cocktails in the city.
Oh well, to each their own.
Although I do agree on the seasonal produce (I get a CSA box myself), it's more of the exception than the rule I find for many places in SF. It's in season somewhere else (south america), just not sourced locally, seasonally.

Feb 20, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Mardi Gras food - organic Hurricanes, donuts & king cakes

Cajun Pacific out in the Sunset (46th and Irving) is having Mardi Gras dinners.

Feb 16, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Local Chocolatiers/Chocolate Shops?

There is the new place Five Star on Divisadero and Oak. There is another post about it somewhere on the boards. Guy who owns it use to work at XOXO.
The truffles are the same as XO's, but cheaper! My sweetie bought me some for valentines, *licks fingers*.

Feb 16, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

French toast greatness ... or at least ... goodness?

Kate's Kitchen in the lower Haight has some pretty good orange french toast. If you get the french toast orgy, it's the FT, fruit salad, yogurt and granola...enough to feed a family of four.

Feb 14, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Need SF lunch/brunch Sunday

How about Sidewalk Cafe on Lombard (x Presidio gate)? Depending on the weather , they have outside seating. I've only been there once for brunch, but my crab cake benedict was pretty good! Sometimes you can see the parrots (telegraph hill ex-pats) in the trees across the street.

Feb 14, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

SF Ferry Building

Feb 13, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Romantic Mediterranean in SF

Yeah, Tryoa is fantastic Turkish food...but not too high on romance.

Feb 13, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Gyro in SF?

There is a place on New Montogomery and Misson called Ayola that makes a pretty good gyro. ( I thought their falfael was a little bland.)
Gyro comes with the traditional thick pita, cuc and tomato salad and the yogurt sauce. I've gotten a few folks at work addictwed to them.

Feb 08, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

6th Ave and Balboa Restaurants, Bars & Cafes?

I really like the Richmond, (yes, that's the name) it's on Balboa and 7th. I'm not sure about vegitarian, but they always have a seafood entree. The chef always serves an amuse as well.

There is some korean hot pot place on the corner of 5th(?) that was some of the blandest food I've ever eaten, avoid them. My tofu hotpot tasted like water.

Feb 05, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Clams Near Dillon Beach for Making Chowder?

Maybe call Hog Island and see if they have any. It's just up hwy one. There is another place on hwy one too, but I can't recall the name.

Or, rent equipment from Lawson's Landing and do your own clamming on the beach. They still do that there?

Feb 02, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

In search of lekvar

the russian market is on the corner of 32nd and Clement (accross the street from the closed albertsons.)

Feb 02, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Easy hearty off 280 hwy on the way south

Hmmm, hwy 280 is strange no-mans zone.
There is Buck's in Woodside, or maybe the Elephant Bar in Serramonte.

Feb 02, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Dim Sum w/ Carts at Clement and 2nd-7th?

MuI think I was there on a Sturday, since they had carts.There is also validated parking at that tiny lot across the street from Bills Place. A rare find in the richmond...parking, not dim sum :-)

Feb 01, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Your fave sandwiches using your panini press?

We discovered that having a good roasted vegitable spread adds the love to a panini.

Awhile back we had a ton of vegis in the fridge (tomatos, peppers, onions, garic, eggplant etc). We roasted them all up in the oven, then put them in a food processor. The spread really adds a depth of flavor no matter what type of sammie you are making.

Feb 01, 2007
Sebby in Home Cooking

Organic breakfast restaurants/diners in San Francisco?

While not in SF, if you are ever up in Pt.Reyes (pre-hike?) the Pine Cone Diner in Pt.Reyes Station fits your bill pretty close. It's one of my favorite b'fast spots when I'm in the area.

http://www.5happy.com/pineconediner/i...

I don't know of too many places in SF where the "full" menu is organic. Many places do their best to use orgainic and sustainable products. Magnolia pub in the Haight has a pretty good brunch and they use local produce and niman meats.

Feb 01, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Good places to buy Chocolate Bars?

Whole Foods has a pretty good selection. Although, I don't understand why they put the Vosges bars (my personal favorite) over by the cheese section and not in the chocolate bar isle.

Feb 01, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area

Dim Sum w/ Carts at Clement and 2nd-7th?

Yet Wah, on the corner of Clement and 23rd. Yes, they have cart dim sum. I've only been there once (as an adult) and I thought the dim sum was pretty decent. Hard to tell, since I was starving at the time. Maybe a little on the greasy side, but they had a very extensive selection, including jook.

Feb 01, 2007
Sebby in San Francisco Bay Area