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laurenb Aug 9, 2006 11:41 PM

Hi Everyone,

I am looking for a place for an out of towner and just can't think of this off the top of my head. They want somewhere very typical SF/ California with organic meats veggies etc. Sunday night dinner so no One Market and they have been to Globe before (despite the farmer's market menu Sunday I do want to try and diversify). They are staying on Nob Hill and want to dine somewhere within a mile or two.

Thank you so much for your help!
-Lauren

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    Sixy RE: laurenb Aug 9, 2006 11:45 PM

    zuni

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: laurenb Aug 10, 2006 12:08 AM

      Yeah, Zuni's the closest I can think of.

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        laurenb RE: laurenb Aug 10, 2006 12:13 AM

        Oops! They've been to Zuni already too! Also, not quite the distance they were hoping for. Anything else? Or somewhere that comes across as such? I know Kokkari is "meat" intensive!

        1. Benny Choi RE: laurenb Aug 10, 2006 12:22 AM

          I've never eaten there (other than tasting their mango lassi beverage from their Ferry Building outpost table), but Alive! on Lombard is just 1.5 miles from Nob Hill and serves mostly organic veggies, albeit uncooked. No meats though.

          http://www.aliveveggie.com/

          I can't exactly agree that an organic meats/veggies meal is "very typical SF/California". Certainly fresh, seasonal, produce, seafood, Asian-inspired and such are seemingly more prevalent ideas which come to mind, but saying organic is "very typical", despite it's local popularity, would be a rather imprecise stereotype of the many foods we enjoy here.

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            ciaogina RE: laurenb Aug 10, 2006 01:15 AM

            Tablespoon on Polk Street & Vallejo very much a local but SF dine.

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              AmySherman RE: laurenb Aug 10, 2006 12:22 PM

              Lettus Organic down in the Marina is almost completely organic. Good, though a more casual place.

              1. Atomica RE: laurenb Aug 10, 2006 12:31 PM

                Don't Delfina and Range both try to use organic/free range as much as they can? I know they have local sources for many elements in their dishes.

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                  Robert Lauriston RE: Atomica Aug 10, 2006 02:55 PM

                  Yes, but they're even farther than Zuni.

                2. Robert Lauriston RE: laurenb Aug 10, 2006 02:56 PM

                  D'oh! Canteen fits the bill exactly. Though probably too late for a reservation if you're talking about *this* Sunday.

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