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Quick Chow tonight near Powell, Civ Center or Mission BART?

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djh Jul 13, 2006 07:36 PM

hitting a show at the warfield tonight. Looking for reccs for places fairly close to the BART line, where we can get in w/o a reservation around 6-6:30 and still get out in about an hour. Asian, Mexican or Indian sound good, but up for anything (as usual).

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: djh Jul 13, 2006 07:38 PM

    Gyro King.

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    1. Morton the Mousse RE: djh Jul 13, 2006 07:45 PM

      Farmer Brown would work. Just one block from Powell BART. I was there last Saturday - no wait for walk ins at 6pm, my meal took 90 minutes but I had an app, entree and dessert. I'm sure if you made them aware of your time constraint you could be in and out in an hour. Plus, they have a full bar which is nice for getting your buzz on before a show.

      Here's my report: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        TLR RE: djh Jul 14, 2006 05:11 PM

        Tu Lan on 6th and Market.... Good enough for Julia Child.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: TLR Jul 14, 2006 05:30 PM

          There are more and better cheap Vietnamese restaurants today than there were then.

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            rabaja RE: TLR Jul 14, 2006 07:32 PM

            The place with the Grandmother in the closet? No...shudder.

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              Peter Cherches RE: rabaja Jul 14, 2006 08:38 PM

              I hope this isn't a Psycho sort of arrangement.

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              Meatball RE: TLR Jul 14, 2006 07:59 PM

              Tu lan has some street creed. The bit about Julia Child seems to be in every SF guide book. I think the place is beyond gross and the food is mediocre at best. There are much better Vietnamese places in tenderloin, such as bodega bistro, hung ky, pho kien giang, turtle tower.

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              vuvy RE: djh Jul 14, 2006 05:34 PM

              I'd go and sit in the bar section of Jardinierre - but then I'd go there any chance I can get.

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                Peter Cherches RE: djh Jul 14, 2006 07:28 PM

                I find Tu Lan and Slanted Door to be two extremes of overrated.

                If I had gotten here in time I'd have recommended the Yucatecan place on 15th & Valencia, especially since Mexican was one of the requests.

                http://petercherches.blogspot.com

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