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Cala
9.8

Cala

Hi friends, family and followers!!!  I’ve taken some time off, but here I am, back in the action.  And what better way to start than one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a while – Cala.  Even Michael Bauer, Food Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle entitled his November..
The House of Prime Rib
9.9

The House of Prime Rib

The House of Prime Rib is exactly that. You get prime rib!! BUT, it is a set meal with a few choices, like size of prime rib cut. (OK, so they do have a fish dish as a special.) We ordered the King Cut when we went to The House..
Green Chile Kitchen
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Green Chile Kitchen

It might be just me, but I’ve always thought that Chile is a country, and chili is something you eat.  Green Chile Kitchen makes me completely wrong.  I’ve been wanting to go to Green Chile Kitchen since they opened nine years back.  The restaurant is at McAllister and Baker, making it GU..
Monsieur Benjamin
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Monsieur Benjamin

It was my birthday yesterday, and Dave took me to Monsieur Benjamin, Corey Lee’s of Benu and formerly The French Laundry fame new French bistro near the theater area in Civic Center.  Corey, like Thomas Keller, is a Francophile, having studied in France and New York.  Corey wanted to have..
Benihana
6.6

Benihana

I really wanted to take my friends to Mifune Dun for my recently discovered okonomiyaki (see my Japantown tour article), but Dave was afraid that I might be putting our friends over their limit in terms of unusual and unique food, so we ended up at Benihana in Japantown.  ..
Yakini Q BBQ
8.7

Yakini Q BBQ

Yakini Q is a Korean BBQ place in Japantown where you cook your own meat.  It is owned, in part, by the brother of the owner of Yakini Q Cafe downstairs where we enjoyed a pumpkin latte on our Japantown tour.  Our friends were in town for the Giants day..
Zuni Cafe
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Zuni Cafe

This is an updated repost of an article a few years back. Sadly, the amazing Judy Rodgers, Zuni Café Chef/Owner and James Beard award-winning chef passed away recently. She had an amazing following and some of the most simple yet innovative food around. Zuni Cafe Brick Oven [/caption]Zuni Cafe is..
Swan Oyster Depot
8.6

Swan Oyster Depot

Swan Oyster Depot is one of the most popular restaurants in San Francisco. In the family for generations, fresh fish awaits you.

Acquerello
9.1

Acquerello

Dave is now an official member of the San Francisco Wine & Food Society, and our first event as members (actually only men can be members) was the dinner at Acquerello on Monday night, the 13th. We thought we had been to this restaurant before, but once we showed up,..