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Quick bite to eat near 4th and Brannan

PacificaMel Jul 17, 2006 04:00 PM

I have a class down there tonight and want to eat something before hand. Any recs on an inexpensive place in walking distance? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: PacificaMel Jul 17, 2006 04:21 PM

    Shan at 474 Third. Cheap Pakistani, style, menu, and prices very similar to Shalimar or Naan 'n' Curry. Very clean as those places go.

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      SoMaHound RE: PacificaMel Jul 17, 2006 04:31 PM

      For a quick inexpensive sandwich or salad, try the Brickhouse Cafe on Brannan between 3rd & 4th.

      I tried it last week for the first time and was impressed.I got an above average burger with bleu cheese and very good thin crispy fries all at a pretty reasonable price.

      Our total bill for two burgers, a chicken sandwich and four Fat Tires was about $40.


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        rworange RE: SoMaHound Jul 17, 2006 04:45 PM

        Thanks for the link to Brickhouse. I ate there when they first opened and was never impressed. I was thinking that they weren't open late, but they have dinner now and Saturday brunch.

        Wow, Wagyu Burgers. I wonder what the crepes are like that are served for brunch. I'm in that area on Saturdays sometimes so I'll probably give Brickhouse another try.

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        PacificaMel RE: PacificaMel Jul 17, 2006 08:08 PM

        Thanks for the info. Both Brick House and Shan sound like potentially good finds.

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          dilbert69 RE: PacificaMel Jul 17, 2006 09:59 PM

          Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, 3rd and King, is also excellent. Best New York-style pizza I've had outside John's on Bleecker Street.

          1. larochelle RE: PacificaMel Jul 17, 2006 10:04 PM

            Some of the take-away food at the SOMA Whole Foods is pretty good and if you don't go crazy (the hard part for me since I tend to over-buy) its not too pricey. They have tables so you can eat there if you want. And its certainly fast and easy.


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              PacificaMel RE: PacificaMel Jul 18, 2006 03:45 PM

              Thanks everyone. I ended up at Brickhouse and had the burger. Very good! Perfectly cooked (medium rare for me) and not overdone with the spices and additives. I am one who enjoys a flavorful burger that tastes like beef, not one that tastes like what's been added to the beef. The fries were very good too.

              Also, an update...Shan's is closed and a sign on the window said it would re-open under new management as Naan n' Curry.

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