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Zagat's for SF

Susan Marme Aug 6, 2000 10:37 AM

Picked the SF Zagat's up in prep for the big trip and was not impressed - very few listings, what I perceive to be a largely anti- Chinese food bias, and fairly dopey quotes in the "cleanest place for x weird foreign cuisine" vein. I know the reviewers are self-selecting, but surely a place with such a vibrant food culture should be able to come up with a better effort? Am I missing something? Is there a better SF Bay area guide (Z's being NY-based)?

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    Ed Aug 8, 2000 12:47 AM

    If what you are looking for is "A Narrated Roadmap to Dives, Joints, All-Night Cafes, Noodle Houses, Buffets and Other Cheap Places to Eat in the Bay Area", then the book:

    *Eat This, San Francisco* by Dan Leone, Sasquatch Books, Seattle, 1999 ISBN 1-57061-184-X

    should be right up your alley.

    BTW, if you work your way through the Zagat's Top 40 Food Ranking, you will have a quite enjoyble six weeks or so.

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      MA Aug 6, 2000 01:54 PM

      Do you want Chinese? There's House of Nanking in Chinatown. I must warn you about the line and the abrupt service. Then there's Ton Kiang out in the Richmond District.

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        Jim Leff Aug 6, 2000 12:18 PM

        "Is there a better SF Bay area guide (Z's being NY-based)?"

        It's not a question of where they're based...Zagat's the same in NYC.

        For the best guide on where to find the best food in San Francisco, use the link below.

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/california/b...

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