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Cheer up/comfort meal in SF?

evangross Sep 18, 2006 11:38 PM

So my fiance is feeling a little blue today, and I was thinking of cheering her up by taking her to dinner someplace that will just get her mind off of things and cheer her up a bit. Zuni would be my first choice, but it is closed today. I would prefer someplace in the Mission/Castro/Church St/Noe Valley part of town, just out of convenience.

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  1. Windy RE: evangross Sep 18, 2006 11:40 PM

    Firefly is always good comfort food. Or maybe the new Bistro out on Church?

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      peppatty RE: Windy Sep 18, 2006 11:47 PM

      I second Firefly. It's cozy, calm, and they have the best comfort fried chick plate with mashed potatoes, gravy and peas and carrots.

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        evangross RE: Windy Sep 18, 2006 11:48 PM

        have you tried the new bistro? it looks good, but pricey, so I don't want to risk it if it isn't worth it.

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          Windy RE: evangross Sep 19, 2006 01:42 AM

          not yet--was hoping you'd be our guinea pigs--but someone has reported favorably (cedichou?)

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        The Blissful Glutton RE: evangross Sep 18, 2006 11:43 PM

        What about Emmy's Spaghetti Shack? A bowl of their spaghetti with meatballs always cheers me up :)

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          evangross RE: The Blissful Glutton Sep 18, 2006 11:48 PM

          we just ate there last week and probably eat there too often as it is. But something along those lines is exactly what I was thinking of.

        2. anna RE: evangross Sep 18, 2006 11:53 PM

          Tangerine at the corner of 16th and Sanchez. Great food at very reasonable prices. It's supposed to be Pacific-Rim cuisine. I happen to find the food very comforting. Monday is 2-for-1 beer/wine/cocktail night.


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            dordogne RE: evangross Sep 19, 2006 12:02 AM

            How about Incanto (Church at Duncan)? Wonderful wonderful, especially if pasta is quintessential comfort food for you and your most fortunate sweetie.

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              The Blissful Glutton RE: evangross Sep 19, 2006 12:02 AM

              What about Chez Papa Bistro? Their lamb daube and some frites along with a nice glass of red will do you right :)

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                evangross RE: evangross Sep 19, 2006 12:20 AM

                All great suggestions- I appreciate it. It looks like it is between Incanto and Firefly (no car, so Chez Papa is out of the running, at least for tonight). Again, thanks all!

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                  MuppetGrrl RE: evangross Sep 19, 2006 12:22 AM

                  BBQ at Zeitgeist always makes me happy. With a big ol' pitcher of Hefeweizen.

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