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what's the best cheap eats in SF

ceriii Mar 26, 2008 03:53 PM

I'm looking for some ideas---I've done the Ferry Bldg last time -slanted door and the Oyster house, as well as the wine company----I'd like to go to some new places this time that are small and affordable----where's the best taco's, tapas, Italian, French etc. Are there some good small places that are BYOB? Where'e the best breakfast??
What are your favorite wine bars???? Where are the best bakery shops??

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: ceriii Mar 26, 2008 04:11 PM

    My cheap-eats recommendations are all here:


    BYOB is illegal in California unless the place has a liquor license, and discussion of which places ignore the law could get the restaurants in big trouble. Here's a topic on places with cheap or no corkage:


    Wine bars:


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      mikeylikesit RE: ceriii Mar 26, 2008 04:51 PM

      The number 5 at Cordon Bleu.
      It's chicken(either thigh and drumstick or breast and wing), imperial roll, grilled steak, over a meat sauce (which is delicious)covered rice mound. All for about 8 dollars.
      I've been eating it for over 20 years.

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        ceekskat RE: mikeylikesit Mar 26, 2008 05:06 PM

        Photos on yelp look delicious. Looking forward to trying this one day, never heard of it before. Usually apprehensive of hole in the wall Asian due to shellfish allergy (no shellfish on the menu)!

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          rworange RE: mikeylikesit Mar 27, 2008 01:36 PM


          Cordon Bleu Vietnamese
          1574 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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