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?
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.
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.
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.