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Sep 24, 2001 05:46 PM

Jitlada Thai Cuisine

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Yesterday the San Francisco Chronicle had the following review.

I did not know there was any Thai restaurant in Buchanan Street.


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  1. used to be Now & Zen, the vegan restaurant, which I sadly miss. San Francisco has lost a lot of vegetarian restaurants lately -- Valentines, Vegtime, Raw, Organicity -- what's going on with that?

    I haven't been to Jitlada yet, but it's right near Japantown where i live.

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    1. re: jujubees

      "used to be Now & Zen"? I remember the restaurant, although I never ate there.

    2. Another gushy Bauer review about how nice the owners are (what does the fact that her husband works for a cargo airline have to do with anything?).

      I don't see how he can write reviews like this and maintain any pretense of impartiality or anonymity.

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        I had the same take, Ruth. He seemed to be willing to overlook a bunch of flaws that would be fatal in other places. Wonder if we're seeing the kinder, gentler side of Michael Bauer? (g)

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          Exactly. When he finally got down to talking about the food, it turned out it was only ok. With the build-up he gave it (about the owner, how she dreamed of cooking her own way while working for someone else, etc.) I had expected that it would be this amazing, unique culinary experience, not just a nice neighborhood Thai place with overall lousy service.