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Oct 2, 2001 01:44 PM

New South San Fransisco resident needs suggestions.

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Ok guys, I just moved to South City from the east bay. I need some recomendations on your favorite places. All types of cuisine are requested.

I would really like to find a good Thai place, a good breakfast place, and Dim Sum suggestions. Thanks Guys.

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    Melanie Wong

    Congratulations, Mikey. Here's an older thread to get you started. Definitely check out JoAnn's for breakfast.


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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      A friend of mine went here about a month ago and he said it's worth the wait.

    2. Has anyone been to Villa Del Sol? As far as I know, it's the sole Argentinian restaurant in the bay area, certainly So. SF

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      1. re: meatluver
        Zach Georgopoulos

        I've been meaning to go. An Argentinian friend had planned to bring a bunch of people there after a memorial at a cemetary in Colma, but when we went by he was distraught at the casual (read "hole in the wall") atmosphere (we were in a somber mood) so we wound up at one of the Italian places down Grand.

        All I remember is that Villa del Sol smelled damned good! The distraught Argentinian agreed and said he would return some other time because it "smelled like home."

        1. re: Zach Georgopoulos
          Paul Terrell

          Went there last night. My nose was stopped up from a cold, but the great smell pushed its way through. Very plain decore, with a large-screen TV taking center stage. (Mexican soccer was on.) But everything is clean, with cloth napkins and tablecloths, in Argentinian blue and white.

          I can't remember the Spanish name, but we had a mixed meat platter that was very satisfying. Different cuts of meat: beef, chicken, and pork. A few sausages. All cooked nicely. A salad on the side. $32 bucks and it can feed three.

          Used a Gusto card to get 25% discount, so entire meal for two with plenty of leftovers was $35.

      2. When I worked in SSF, my fave for lunch was Hong Ha Vietnamese, 427 Linden (downtown). They are also open for dinner, but close early (hours: 10-8, Mon-Sat).

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          Zach Georgopoulos

          If you're at all inclined toward the delicacies oferred by old fashioned, all American, greasy-spoon places (not nearly enough of those around nowadays), stop by Ed's Diner on Grand Ave. (can't remember the cross street -- it's in the downtown part, not the warehouse district).

          1. You didn't mention Mexican, but I can't help pointing out La Perla on Lux. Great all around, but the handmade corn tortillas, salsa and birria are stellar. The have a small store next door and sell tortillas. mmmmmm.