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Looking for best Bloody Mary

I second Zuni Cafe...their amazing tomato juice and balsamic vinegar are their secret weapons! I also think that Eastside West makes a great bloody mary.

Aug 21, 2008
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Good place to take 16 year old gourmand

I second Incanto

Jul 23, 2008
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

What to make with Pina Coladas?

Sounds delicious...where could I find the recipe?

Jun 12, 2008
christineb in Home Cooking

What to make with Pina Coladas?

That's a great idea! I'll search epicurious for a recipe...

Jun 12, 2008
christineb in Home Cooking

What to make with Pina Coladas?

Hello there!
I'm attending a Pot Luck dinner, and the host is planning on serving Pina Coladas. I'm at a loss as to what to make...any ideas?
I'd like to make a hearty appetizer, or a main course. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Christine

Jun 12, 2008
christineb in Home Cooking

Return to SF

The fried chicken at 1300 on Fillmore is absolutely fantstic...you could even swing by Yoshi's (the new one in San Francisco) for a show afterwards.

Apr 23, 2008
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Sky's The Limit In SF. Recommendations?

Michael Minna could be a good fit for you.

Mar 17, 2008
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Campton Place for brunch?

Campton Place would be an excellent choice. Beware of the champagne cart though...it's an easy way to rack up the bill. Cafe Majestic could be great as well. It's one of my favorite spots for dinner, but I have yet to go for brunch.

Mar 17, 2008
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Russian Hill

I don't want to get into any wars regarding Frascati, but it happens to be my favorite restaurant in the city. Quaint atmosphere, fantastic food, and great service. I'm a regular, and have never been unimpressed.

Feb 29, 2008
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Must Try Places for Weekend Visitor

Wow, you left that wide open. A few of my favorite spots in the city are:
La Folie (French)
Zushi Puzzle (Japanese/Sushi)
Cafe Majestic
Absinthe (French)
Frascati (Italian, but so fantastic I had to mention it)
Isa (French/small plates)
Coco500

Feb 14, 2008
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

ISO Sunday Dinner Suggestion

Humm...what about La Folie?

Feb 13, 2008
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Butcher in San Francisco?

I'm a big fan of Golden Gate Meat Company in the Ferry Building.

Feb 13, 2008
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

What to serve with braised pork belly?

All great reccomendations...thanks everyone!

Feb 12, 2008
christineb in Home Cooking

Value dining near Fort Mason?

I'm a big fan of Dragon Well...you get great food, nice ambiance, all at a reasonable price. I'd also suggest Zushi Puzzle, although we usually rack up a pretty big bill there.

Feb 12, 2008
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Visiting SF with infant -- great dining recs?

I know that Luella in Russian Hill has a family friendly night on Sundays...not sure you'll be in town then, but you may want to check that out. Other than that, I would definitely reccomend dining on off hours. I love kids personally, but I know that San Francisco is not a very baby friendly town.
http://www.luellasf.com/news.html

Feb 12, 2008
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

What to serve with braised pork belly?

That's what I was thinking...brilliant. Thanks!

Feb 12, 2008
christineb in Home Cooking

What to serve with braised pork belly?

Hello fellow Chowhounders! I'm making braised pork belly as a special Valentine's day meal for my boyfriend. I'm having trouble coming up with something to pair it with. I was thinking of a sunchoke puree, but I'm afraid the plate will lack color.
Does anyone out there have any brilliant suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Feb 12, 2008
christineb in Home Cooking

Bauer's Top 10 for '07 - whadda think?

I dined at quite a few on Bauer's list. I thought that Laiola was disappointing, that Cafe Majestic was absolutely wonderful (request the foie gras ice cream), and Perbacco was totally worth the hype. Their staff is fantastic too!

Jan 03, 2008
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Steak dinner in SF?

Alfred's is a really cool steak house...it has a very old school kind of theme, and great, traditional food.

Sep 24, 2007
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

best sushi in SF

I'm a huge fan of Zushi Puzzle on Lombard and about Webster. Don't plan on being blown away by the decor or ambiance, but I think they have the best fresh fish in the city. But be sure to get a reservation at the sushi bar...not the same if you don't.

Sep 24, 2007
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Frascati report

Ashley,
I am still extremely impressed by Frascati, even with the chef change. Frascati has always been one of my favorite restaurants as well, and my last two visits did not disappoint. Definitely get the gnocchi!!!

Jul 30, 2007
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

A16 is it me?

Chowpiggy,
Finally someone on the Chowhounds board had the same experience I have. And I've been twice. I'm not a fan of A16, and I think it's totally overhyped.

Jul 24, 2007
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

any thoughts on Coi?

I agree with Paul...I was really impressed.

Jul 24, 2007
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Help -- quiet SF Sunday dinner for 10-12

I agree with Bong Su...I think it would be a great choice! It's nice and quiet, and the food is incredible. Be sure to order the calimari.

Jul 20, 2007
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Dinner Thursday, where?

I thought Chez Spencer was good, but not great. If you want really good French food, try:
La Terrasse
Clementine
Chapeau
Les Amis

Jul 11, 2007
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

5 Days in SF. In need of opinions/suggestions?

If you're looking for great sushi, try Zushi Puzzle. The decor is a little off-putting, but they have FANTASTIC sushi. Definitely try to sit at the sushi bar (call to make reservations), and try the butterfish.

Jul 02, 2007
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Aziza with a baby - will it work?

Sorry Civil Bear...didn't read your second post.

Jun 29, 2007
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Aziza with a baby - will it work?

God, people in San Francisco can be so selfish. As long as the parents are attentive and the baby isn't screaming, what's the harm? Personally, I enjoy kids.

Jun 29, 2007
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Tonight, no reservations, where can I go?

I liked Sociale...didn't love it. The service was great though, and the patio is totally adorable.

Jun 29, 2007
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area

Relaxed Restaurants on Polk Street or Filmore?

I think that Luella could be right up your alley...it's on Hyde and Green. Parking is really tough though, so I'd suggest public transit or a cab.

Jun 28, 2007
christineb in San Francisco Bay Area