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Plow
7.3

Plow

It’s an anomaly to have a huge line of customers waiting and have a bad meal as we did at Dottie’s True Blue Cafe.   At Plow , however, as in most instances, there is plenty of reasons to wait in line.  Plow has seats outside with about the same wait..
Urchin Bistrot
8.8

Urchin Bistrot

I completely disagree with Michael Bauer, Food Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle about Urchin Bistrot.  His Sunday review found the location to be ‘disjointed’ – NOT.  I found the bright orange seats a wonderful contrast to the starkness.  The space is very comfortable, both upstairs and down.  Mr. Bauer..
Kitchen Story
6.9

Kitchen Story

Kitchen Story at 16th and Sanchez used to be Tangerine.  Tangerine was good enough but didn’t seem to draw enough people to sustain the place, despite happy hour and free drink offers.  It appears that Kitchen Story doesn’t need gimmicks and promos to get a crowd.  We went there for breakfast,..
La Cocina Street Food Fest

La Cocina Street Food Fest

This August was the 6th and final La Cocina Street Food Festival.  With Dave gone to China, I was on my own.  The Street Food Festival was from 11am to 7pm on Saturday.  I was there when they opened and still had a 15-minute wait in line to pick up..
Monsieur Benjamin
8

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..
Silver Crest
5.9

Silver Crest

I like dive diners as much as I like dive bars. Although I’ve lived in Bernal Heights for ten years and frequent the Bayshore corridor, it wasn’t until last week that I saw Silver Crest, on Bayshore just south of Oakdale. Open 24 hours, it has the great outside look..
Brasserie S&P
4.6

Brasserie S&P

I was meeting my son for lunch in the Financial District.  Since his consulting job gives him just enough time to eat lunch, I wanted to make sure the restaurant was close enough and available enough for him to spend more time with me and less time walking.  So, I..
Dottie’s True Blue Cafe
2.6

Dottie’s True Blue Cafe

Dottie’s True Blue Cafe is one of the hottest breakfast spots in the city.  There are lines there all day long.  People were worried that when Dottie’s True Blue moved from the Tenderloin to a block from Mission and 6th, another dangerous area, that they wouldn’t survive.  Absolutely not so...
Zeke’s
8.1

Zeke’s

You know I love dive bars.  Zeke’s is where we almost always go prior to the Giants games at home.  The food and booze is inexpensive, the ambiance of a perfect dive bar with sports broadcasts blaring from all over the venue, and the service is outstanding.  Once the fine..
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.  ..