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establishments that barter for meyer lemons

someone else did mention ice cream, and specifically I have brought bags full of meyers to Nieve Cinco de Mayo at Fruitvale Public Market, and the owner Luis has always made really good use of them (won some recognition for his lemon ice cream) and offered free/bartered ice cream in exchange. he was also interested in the blossoms, so I brought a bag full of those once, too, though I am not sure what were the results...

Re-thinking Berkeley icons at holiday time

That green sauce is what they consider hot sauce, used as a replacement for the red pepper flakes at most pizzerias. You can buy it by the pint.

The best San Francisco sourdough?

random sourdough surprise: got some soup at the Lakshore (Oak) Arizmendi and it came with a large slice/slab of very good bread - nice sour flavor, chewy texture, crisp crust and with little dotted pan markings on the bottom.

Longbranch Saloon - Berkeley

Yes, fondly remember Lucky Lion. The Chinese food at Hunan Yuan is good enough if you're in the area. Folks also like Sparky's burger across the parking lot.

How to rent/hire an ice cream truck or cart in San Francisco?

This is an OLD thread - Scream doesn't exist any longer - but in case someone checks it for updated info, a beautiful new truck with great gelato has been around: https://www.facebook.com/TuttoBeneGel...

Help finding an article about food in India?

Not the article you requested, but did you see this recent issue?

Gift Basket

Can you overnight a Muffaletta and some pralines?

And/or something from a local distiller - http://www.axs.com/new-orleans-three-... - maybe a full set of Sazerac or Vieu Carre ingredients?

Nov 11, 2014
foodeye in New Orleans

Luxardo Maraschino cherries not at all worth the price

Could be interested, but why would you not wait and do the plug when your web-site overhaul is complete so that a purchase could be made?!

Nov 07, 2014
foodeye in Spirits

Evelyn's Place

Sad news, though knowing him only from the nicely written tribute story from ScrumptiousChef, he had a heck of a fun run.

Anyone know if the Louis Prima set is still on the jukebox, or know where else that may be found?

Nov 05, 2014
foodeye in New Orleans

Suggestions for Novices: Wine Tasting/Pairings in Sonoma County

This may be worth a visit: http://www.mayofamilywinery.com/Reser...

And if you stay in Glen Ellen, which is a casual small town, Glen Ellen Star has good wines by the glass that they would suggest, though it is not a "pairing" as at a fine dining place. There are many more food and wine options in this tiny town than one would imagine.

You may even want to have a guide for a day, and then you don't have to worry about driving. For example (no personal experience, but well reviewed): http://www.yelp.com/biz/toms-secret-w...

Fresh Turkish Delight near San Mateo, CA

Maybe try calling them before going out of your way, just to make sure they have some.

What's good near Lincoln/Auburn? [Follow this discussion on our California board]

No personal experience, but SF Chron just did a full ad/review section on the area: http://www.sfgate.com/food/article/Wh...

Quiet place for a drink downtown?? [San Francisco]

If that far from 3-5th Market is OK, how about Cafe Terminus? It is small but a Tuesday is not typically a full-house, so it can be pretty quiet. Good drinks, no food, after lunch time.

Fresh Turkish Delight near San Mateo, CA

Try Miette. They have been making it lately.


New Yorker looking for quintessential San Francisco cheap eats 2014

The soups are good at Mijita, and the nachos with a margarita, too, are always a fun treat. The tacos and salads are not worth a detour.

Next door, Delica has some interesting items to snack on, too, but the consistency/quality is not always excellent (under cooked rice is a repeated problem).

New Yorker looking for quintessential San Francisco cheap eats 2014

Note: Roli Roti is at FB Thurs. and Sat., but not on Tuesday.

(I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a Porchetta Sandwich today.....)

East Bay places to sit, eat, and watch the World Series

If a really small spot is OK, the newish restaurant in Fruitvale Public Market (where Taco Grill started out), The Half Orange, has a TV. The food is casual but well-sourced and carefully prepared and the beer list is short but interesting. Never seen a crowd there, but YMMV.

SF in January

I have not been to Kin Khao, so I am not comparing, but respectfully disagree on skipping Slanted Door (though I am OK with your thought that it is "not authentic"), as they have a really great wine list, well-sourced, great tasting food and a fun location for tourists. Yes, it is pricey, and yes, it can be loud.

Longbranch Saloon - Berkeley

Greg Kihn Band, with the Rubinoos as opening act. Coffee at Le Bateau Ivre beforehand....(not old enough to drink)

North Beach/Telegraph Hill/Chinatown [San Francisco]

Here are the spots I equate with North Beach, not yet mentioned: Tosca ($$$$, but great, and retains the old school look - you can get a drink and a snack at the bar), Tommasso's (old school red-checked table cloths and family-run atmosphere with good old-school pizza), Mario's Bohemian (where you can get a sandwich on Ligura's focaccia, a cold beer and a good espresso). Walk along Columbus, around Washington Square Park, then down Grant Ave. and get a drink at Savoy Tivoli or The Saloon (historic local dives, also Specs and Vesuvio are classic NB dives) or a coffee at Cafe Trieste. For shopping, stop in at City Lights book store, Molinari deli (old school Italian deli), Little Vine (new school wine/deli shop).

For Chinatown, Golden Gate Bakery egg tarts (if they are not on vacation!), Red Blossom tea shop, produce shopping along Stockton St., and R&G Lounge for salt & pepper crab (in local Dungeness season).

Sonoma by Bike

Scribe - make a reservation, it is a great experience, though maybe only if it's not raining that day! Next door-ish is Gundlach Bundschu, worth a visit. And down the road is Hooker's House where you can reserve for a spirits tasting, if you are tired of tasting wine...though it may make for some tipsy biking. But all of that area is fairly wide and flat roads, so not too hard.

Napa birthday dinner, group of 13

How about here: http://www.angelerestaurant.com/ Food, drinks, ambiance and service were all great when I was there last summer.

Recommendations for Nov trip to SF please!

The oft-repeated advice is to read this board and ask for comments on places that appeal to you...

and also often recommended: be sure to plan to visit the Ferry Building, preferably for the Sat. morning farmer's market, but anytime.

and along the waterfront to the north of the Ferry Building, but not as far as the wharf, are a few places you could find veg/vegan eats: would Spanish (Coqueta) or Peruvian (La Mar) count as ethnic? *_*

for your bday dinner, maybe Verbena, but there are a lot of places that can accommodate the veg/vegan preferences, so back to the first idea: search a bit on this board and re-post for more specific comments.

"Secret" gems in Paris?

Not sure if I am stating the too obvious or breaking any of this site's codes, but this is who I go to for Paris info: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/paris/

Oct 09, 2014
foodeye in France

The Barrel Room, Oakland Rockridge

You said "Hard ciders for your designated driver," but hard cider is an alcoholic drink, and depending on the type, it's not really a good idea.

According to Wikipedia:
Cider or cyder (/ˈsaɪdər/ SY-dər) is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from apple juice. Cider alcohol content varies from 1.2% ABV to 8.5% or more in traditional English ciders. In some regions, cider may be called "apple wine".

Does Bubba Gumps Have the best Turtle Soup in New Orleans?

Now that we've done drifted -

How about a Cafe Brulot? Yeah, ok, maybe not for breakfast...today, anyway!

I think hopefully that the coffee shop scene is improving - but maybe only more in the Marigny/Bywater.

Any favorites among these?: Spitfire Espresso Bar, The Orange Couch, Sólo Espresso Bar, Saint Coffee

Or any others?

Sep 25, 2014
foodeye in New Orleans

Restaurant suggestions at Sonoma Valley


ETA - Sonoma Valley may need clarification - the County is pretty big - so are you planning to be around the town of Sonoma, or near Healdsburg, which are about an hour's drive apart?

If you're staying in the area, like at Gaige House, everything they serve at Glen Ellen Star is delicious, though my favorite counter seat location may not be the intimate romantic date you are seeking.... another great, very casual place in the area is El Molino Central. And the newish Aventine is in a really pretty location. I think Sonoma is generally more casual than the other side of the mountain in Napa.

We recently had lots of fun doing tastings at Scribe Winery and at HelloCello/Prohibition Spirits; reserve ahead for those two, too.

What do dirt-poor French people eat?

Here is an article about a local organization here in SF: http://www.cuesa.org/article/fighting...

Sep 12, 2014
foodeye in France

What do dirt-poor French people eat?

Like what is (was) known as Government Cheese in USA.

Sep 12, 2014
foodeye in France

Chocolate: What do you look for?

I have now tried the Scharffen Berger bar, and did not care for it: very dry and savory, not really sweet at all. Maybe it would be nice in a creative salad or something.

Sep 08, 2014
foodeye in General Topics