where are the offbeat eating experiences?
Vaguely I remember hearing about some Italian social club that had a Friday night fish feed. And there are those people's homes that they have turned into "unofficial" restaurants.
Are there other offbeat dining experiences?
Most of the pictures of the sushi at the restaurant linked above look beautiful. One, however, definitely looks like "2-2 much!" Is it the "interesting" plating that qualifies Sushi 2-2 Train as offbeat?
Brought back memories of "Candle Salad" from my ancient Betty Crocker Cookbook.
2 that come to mind from your question for me that have been discussed on this board are:
Elk's club dinner once a week
Bar in North Beach that does a dinner once a week/month printed on a plate on the wall - Gianni Carlos is the name coming to mind but hopefully someone here will remember the thread I am talking about.
Italian American Social Club out in the Excelsior - i believe they are open thrusday and friday..
I've heard of underground restaurants and there's a few in the Mission that's I'd like to try but never got the info or secret intro/handshake.
There's also church bazaars type events, i.e., small, non-advertised, non-food fair, very local things, along the lines of Elk's clubs but more irregular. I think RW Orange wrote about some here.
For me the real off-beat places are old school cafeterias (i.e., not google or the sort) and non-taco catering trucks.