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Nov 30, 2006 07:12 PM

Brussels Sprouts on the Menu in SF?

I always order brussels sprouts when I see them on the menu (usually as a side dish). I've had great versions at Luella and Firefly, and recently had a not-so-great version at The Front Porch (way too sweet).

Any others been spotted around town?

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  1. Robert Lauriston highlighted the brussel sprouts w/capers on the menu at Perbacco (200 block of California St. SF), an very good new (northern) Italian restaurant. There is a thread on Perbacco active on this board. A side dish of brussel sprouts is $4.

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    1. re: DavidT

      It was $5 when I was there. Really good, great value.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Yesterday's lunch menu shows all the vegetable sides at $4. Sounds like they charge $5 at dinner.

    2. I thought the brussel sprouts I had as a side at Lark Creek Steak were very good...

      1. I forgot I also had a good version at Bacar. Anyone seen them at Coco500 this year?

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        1. re: Maya

          I'll second the mentioning of Bacar's brussel sprouts being good, which I had a couple of months ago.

          1. re: Maya

            I just had them at Coco500 last weekend. They were separated into individual leaves and sauteed with tiny bits of apple and tiny bits of ham. Very delicious, but/and lacking in that characteristic brussel sprout edge. The brussel sprout haters at the table expressed surprise at loving them. I loved them, but wasn't sure they qualified as a brussel sprout dish.

          2. i know i'll get hell for this, but since i used to work there i know that they DO make good food, it's just not always what gets ordered.

            anyway, pasta pomodoro does a great brussels sprouts side with browned butter, sage and red onion. make sure to order them well-done, 'cause if the kitchen serves them any less than brown they just aren't as good. also during brussels season they have been known to do a great cold salad with brussels, egg, lemon and cooked-to-order bacon tossed in at the last minute.

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            1. re: loghia

              No apologies necessary, as I am a BIG Pasta Pomodoro fan. I think they do a good job and give VERY good value for the money. I have eaten at 3 different PP locations in SF over the past few years.

              1. re: loghia

                I agree. The brussel sprouts at Pasta Pomodoro and Lulu are the best I've had.

              2. I don't like brussels sprouts, but LOVED them at Michael Mina.