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Oct 15, 2007 12:54 PM

Really quick West Portal meal?

We're going to the movies at the Century Empire Cinema theater tonight, not a neighborhood that I spend much time in. We'll only have about 45 minutes to eat before the movie. Any suggestions?



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  1. Best bets are probably Bullshead (burgers, next to the tunnel) or Mozzarella di Bufala (pizza). Maybe Crepe Vine (across from tunnel).

    1. The Submarine Center, also down by the tunnel, where you can get a fabulous sandwich and some soup if you like.

      Personally, I'm not at all a fan of Crepe Vine. Mozzarella di Bufala has good food, but I've only had it delivered and don't know whether they're quick in the restaurant.

      The Submarine Center
      820 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94127

      4 Replies
      1. re: ccbweb

        If I'm anywhere near West Portal, Sub Center is at the top of my list.

        1. re: DezzerSF

          Once again I just don't get this place, I think the sandwiches are very dull and mainstream super market ingrediants just no flavor at all. Yes they toast the rolls and you can have melted cheese over your shredded iceberg lettus. I go to the movies over there bcause I love that theater but it is slim pickings around there that I bring my own snack. Not trying to be disrepectful just offering another opinion.

          1. re: Lori SF

            For me, it's not so much about the ingredients specifically. It's more so about the combination of the crunch of the bread and the sauce. It's not gourmet ingredients but I've had much blander sandwiches than ones at Sub Center.

        2. re: ccbweb

          Bufala is hit or miss on speed, if you do go, the cornmeal crust pizza is the best option IMHO. Bullshead is my Bay Area favorite for burgers - go easy on the toppings to let the meat flavor shine.

          WP's not a great foodie neighborhood in the scheme of things, but if you come back with a little more time, try Roti for very good creative Indian food. It's Americanized, but not in the normal bad (blanded-down) way.