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Where can I find GREAT meatloaf?

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I went to eat at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen in St. Helena over the weekend and had a very disappointing meatloaf. It was sort of chunky and tasted like a bunch of different "leftover" meat and fish scraps thrown together with diced jalapeno and carrots, drenched in what tasted like salsa from a can.

Now I am left with an unsatisfied urge for great meatloaf. In my opinion, good meatloaf has a moist, even texture, is very flavorful, and is not oily/greasy.

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  1. Blue Plate-- on Mission @ Valencia.
    It's just as you describe: moist event texture, tons of flavor, not greasy. It's been on the menu as long as I can remember. I think they'd hear about it from customers if they ever took it off...

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    1. re: Absonot

      I second the vote for Blue Plate's meatloaf: it's delicious. Be advised, though, that it's a bit spicy--from chipotles, I think.

    2. I like Blue Plate's fine, but my husband didn't like it at all -- just to give one person's dissenting opinion. He thinks it's way too fluffy, and it does have kind of an odd texture.

      1. I love the turkey meatloaf from the takeout counter at Berkeley Bowl: it has a smooth and even texture like you want, but be warned that the flavor runs on the sweeter side.