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Where to eat near Polk and O'Farrell?

chocolatetartguy Apr 1, 2007 01:22 PM

Going to see Brandy Snifter at the Mitchell Brothers Theater, urhh I mean Brandi Carlile at the Great American Music Hall on Monday evening. I need someplace to get a quick, light meal nearby.

  1. Robert Lauriston Apr 5, 2007 08:32 AM

    A La Turka on Geary.

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      chocolatetartguy Apr 4, 2007 02:17 PM

      Where I ate: Tommy's Joynt for the Monday night special Oxtail stew and the 1st half of the NCAA finals. The Oxtails were tender in a slightly sweet gravy (tomato?). OK, but nothing to write home about. Also nearby was Fina Estampa, which was closed that night.

      Where Brandi Carlile ate on her afternoon off: Victor's for pizza and See's Candy for Easter gifts and a handpicked box for herself which she had wrapped up all pretty and nice.

      1. Dave MP Apr 2, 2007 07:43 AM

        Palestinian schwarma, hummos, etc. at Mediterranean Spirit, Polk and Bush.....up toward Bush and north of there, there are lots more options. I also second the rec for Mekong, and the other suggestions are good too. For quick, light meals, this is a great neighborhood.

        Dave MP

        1. shortexact Apr 2, 2007 07:39 AM

          Seconds for Thai House Express and Darbar. For pho, Turtle Tower on Larkin (between Ellis and Eddy).

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            bwillia Apr 1, 2007 03:04 PM

            Thai: Chai Yo on Polk St - great pad thai and pad see ew. Vietnamese: Either Pagolac or Mangosteen, both on Larkin. Indian: Darbar on Polk St. All these choices are very inexpensive, but have great food!

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            1. re: bwillia
              Robert Lauriston Apr 5, 2007 08:31 AM

              Some pretty negative reports here on Mangosteen.

              Bodega Bistro is good Vietnamese.

            2. tvham Apr 1, 2007 03:03 PM

              Mekong: O'Farrell @ Larkin

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                artemis Apr 1, 2007 02:17 PM

                larkin at geary: thai house express!

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