2.24.2009

The Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Try Before You Die


I saw this list posted on a friend's FaceBook page (thanks CarOline!!) and am definitely inspired to start eating out more often in SF. It's a list of 100 dishes and drinks to try at various restaurants around SF:

The Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Try Before You Die


I'm also totally inspired to write my own East Bay version... but that will come later.

Of this list, I'm surprised I've actually had a fair number of these. I'm mostly surprised because I don't eat out in SF 1/10th as often as I do in the East Bay. There are sooooo many wonderful restaurants in Oakland, Berkeley, etc, I only eat in The City when I'm there for work, partying with friends, or going to a show or something.

I'm definitely going to have to write my own list. I'll probably put it on Yelp.

For the curious, of this list so far I've tried:

#7. Shaking beef at the Slanted Door is absolutely worth the hype. Totally and completely delicious with super tender steak.

#10. Baja-style fish tacos at Nick’s Crispy TacosI absolutely love taco's Nick's Way (crispy taco wrapped in a soft tortilla with melted cheese in between and a HUGE scoop of guacamole on top. Completely and totally delicious.The fact that it's the same location as Ruby Skye is hilarious. I think it's perfect decor for a taco joint. I haven't tried the baja fish yet. I'll have to go back.

#22. Vietnamese roasted pork sandwich at Saigon Sandwich enjoyed on a wild adventure of a night before boarding the Applause bus to watch drive-out theater "The Big Lebowsky" with a guy named Chicken John and a bunch of strangers. Then we all went bowling.

#29. Spaetzle at Suppenk├╝che is delicious. I also recommend the venison steak and the hunter's platter.

#40. Cheeseburger at Taylor’s Automatic Refresher should be enjoyed on their front patio on a hot sunny day, preferably with garlic fries.

#53. Garlic soup at Piperade I used to work just across Green St. from this Basque restaurant and and always appreciated the custom iron work on the front porch. I went for dinner with Myshelle once. We had our puppy with us and sat on the patio. The servers brought her a bowl of water and all pet her. Our waiter growled at her. It was really funny. It would have been funnier if he weren't serious. Never tried the Garlic soup.

#57. Goat stew at Kokkari Estiatorio I'm glad Kokkari made the list, this place is AWESOME. I haven't tried the goat stew but now I've got a good excuse to return.

#84. A margarita at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant they've got great tequila, just don't bother with the food.

#87. Fresh spring rolls at Out the Door I love me some fresh spring rolls. These are an excellent specimen.

#98. Basil gimlet at Rye is one of the best drinks I've ever had. Inspiring. Their Black & Blue is also very good.

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