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Dear RuBo: My Name Is Not Fucking "Sweetie"

The profanity might be tolerable if any trace of wit could be found in this piece. Unfortunately, I can find none.

Dec 19, 2010
grishnackh in Features

Yikes! $48.72 for 4 takeout dishes from King Yen Chinese in Berzerkley?

For delivery or takeout American Chinese in Downtown Berkeley, I always rely on nearby King Dong restaurant. The prices are cheap, the portions are large, and the delivery is prompt.

King Dong
2429 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

ISO Goat

Marin Sun Farms almost always brings fresh goat meat to the Saturday Ferry Building Farmer's Market. I've had good luck with their bone-in goat legs. Rolled boneless shoulder, shanks, noisettes [boneless rolled loin], and rib racks are other common goat cuts they'll typically offer.

What should we get at Barbacco?

Thanks for reporting back! I'm glad to hear that you had such a nice meal.

What should we get at Barbacco?

I've been twice times now and had the braised thighs both times. They are great. In terms of starters, their salumi and bruschetta both seem reliably good. Enjoy your meal! I think Barbacco is a great spot and a great deal for the money.

230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111


I only went once a few years ago, but it was only okay.

For similar money you could get a decent steak at Alfred's Steakhouse or AYCE ribeye at Prime Rib Shabu Shabu.

Alfred's Steak House
659 Merchant St., San Francisco, CA 94111

Prime Rib Shabu
308 5th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

they're still cooking their hearts out at Oliveto

Thanks for the report. Oliveto is a true gem.

Dinner tonite !!Can U recommend restaurant not too far from H.Slocumbe ice cream

I second Limon Rotisserie. Its a good value for very tasty food. The chicken is mildly spiced enough for kids and there are fried starches aplenty.

In search of picnic shoulder for porchetta

I've seen it in the case at the 3rd and Townsend Safeway in SOMA.

Robert Lauriston's New Restaurant in East Bay - "Locanda da Eva"

Congratulations, Robert, and good luck on this new venture. I will definitely come by to try out a restaurant opened by of my favorite posters.

Corn Chips Cause Joyous Weeping

I agree that these are a great brand of chips. The Jalapeno are the best for dipping in salsa or guacamole. The Olive are so good they almost don't need an accompaniment, but taste great with hummus.

Oct 19, 2009
grishnackh in Features

Best cheap eats for a vegan?

Weird Fish at 17th and Mission has great vegan brunch and dinner options.

Weird Fish
2193 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Shabu Prime Rib on 5th Avenue

I went on Sunday and had a great meal. The all-you-can-eat option appears to be an all-week menu feature.

The first two plates of meat we had were very lean. A quick conversation with the waiter solved this problem, and the subsequent plates of beef were richly marbled and thick cut. The lamb and beef were both fresh-tasting and flavorful.

The seafood variety wasn't very extensive, being limited to whole head-on shrimp, squid & fish balls, crab sticks, and cherry clams, but the flavors were good.

The vegetable variety was good, and included some thick-stemmed Asian greens that I couldn't identify. What I can do is say that it was a bit smelly uncooked and delicious once boiled.

The flavored broth, while not a traditional shabu shabu feature, made for a tasty soup at the meal's end.

With attentive service, reasonable alcohol prices, and an attractive interior, I don't see myself visiting Mum's any time soon. This is my new all you can eat shabu shabu destination.

Oliveto Tomato Dinners

Any reports yet from the first night of this year's Tomato dinners?

Campari and soda in North Beach

Vesuvio is a good spot in North Beach for a before or after-dinner drink.

Vesuvio Cafe
255 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

100 Days in the White House: A Garden Menu

I'm with zendrive. Please keep politics off of Chow.

Apr 29, 2009
grishnackh in Features

Sushi Sho is For Sale!

I am saddened to hear that they are selling this place. Berkeley chowhounds should make the trek to experience this unique restaurant before its gone.

What is the second dish to order at Shalimar?

The lambs' brains are excellent when they appear on the menu. Imagine the creamiest most spicy scrambled eggs possible and you have some idea what they taste like.

Deep Fried Pickle Chips?

Deep fried pickles are on the menu at Weird Fish in the Mission.

Weird Fish
2193 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Bong Su Closing?

Add me to that chorus. I am sad to see Bong Su go.

Breakfast out toward GG Park

Park Chow just south of the park makes a fantastic breakfast.

Park Chow
1238 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

Vegan Visitor from Down Under

One good vegan bet not mentioned on those threads is Weird Fish in the Mission. Featuring both real and vegan faux fish, Weird Fish is a solid bet for lunch and dinner are also solid. They also make a mean brunch featuring both real eggs and tofu scrambles.

Weird Fish
2193 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Restaurant Gary Danko Review - a GREAT experience

Thanks for the reports, you two. Adding link.

Gary Danko
800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Specialities Bakery Cookies - moved from San Francisco Bay area board

I do remember the dried fruit cookies. They were a delight.

I do wish that Specialtys would get around to releasing ingredient lists for their cookies.

Specialtys Cafe & Bakery
150 Gateway Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Feb 23, 2009
grishnackh in Home Cooking

Quiet Drinks near Embarcadero?

Perry's, One Market, Mexico DF, Chaya Brassiere, and Marketbar are some nearby locations you might consider.

Prime Ribeye Steaks at Costco $8.99/lb

Wow. That is a great deal. Was this sold boneless or bone-in?

Prime Ribeye Steaks at Costco $8.99/lb

Their ribeye primal cuts are almost always USDA Choice. Did they sell you one that was USDA Prime?

Easter Sunday Brunch

For reference Easter Sunday falls on April 12th this year.

The owner of Schnitzelhaus has passed away

I read this rumor on Yelp and just confirmed it with a phone call to the restaurant. The person answering the phone confirmed that Hans died on January 13th. His former co-owner, the Austrian woman familiar to many longtime customers, had apparently left the business about a month prior.

The restaurant had just expanded into the former cafe next door last fall. I had only been back once, on January 2nd, since the expansion. The food quality was still excellent though the expansion had changed the feel of the original premises room quite a bit. Hans was of course present and a gracious host as always. RIP, sir, you will be missed.

294 9th St, San Francisco, CA

New Yorker's SF Review

They remain bean-only and, in my mind, the best place in the city to buy coffee.