Why oh Why is Marin so lacking in interesting eat places?
I live in Mill Valley and am a dedicated Chowhound viewer. So why so few Marin posts? The county has lots of consumers who eat out a lot. So hocum Marin has so few, relatively, restos in all categories? I love all food, ethnic, low cost, high end, Cali fresh etc. And yes we have some, but with gas prices so high and parking so bad (espec in SF) I would rather on many occasions stick to Marin, but why are my choices so relatively limited? I have been to many of the good to great places here but please tell me your faves (of all kinds, as I said I like everything) particularly in southern to central Marin. Many thanks in advance.
hello, did you try Om (multiregional Indian) in San Rafael? One of our favorite Indian restaurants in the area. I'd also go to Fish in Sausalito if I lived up there. Old stuff for you, but we rarely go that far to eat out.
I saw an article a while ago that noted that while many of the better chefs in SF live in Marin (ie, Michael Mina), they believe that Marin is lacking in restaurants due to it's proximity to SF. Some of my favorite places in Marin:
Marche aux Fleurs
Left Bank (under Scott Howard)
Taqueria San Jose
So where have you been from this list and what do you like?
I'm a fan of Gira Polli. It was one of my favs in SF. I like seeing the same staff from the closed SF and Walnut Creek locations there. The food is still good as ever to me.
I really like the blog, Anna's Cool Finds. She has been blogging for years and often her reviews are the only ones on the web for some places. I have found a lot of great tips on this blog. I find her reports reliable and her tastes often match mine.
For Mill Valley she covers
Avatar's Punjabi Burritos
Cafe del Soul
Champagne French Bakery Cafe*
Depot Bookstore & Cafe*
Frantoio Ristorante & Olive Oil Company
Joe's Taco Lounge
Lucinda's Mexican Food To Go
Mama's Royal Cafe*
Mill Valley Coffee Shop*
Mountain Home Inn**
Rain Tree Cafe*
Robata Grill & Sushi
Shoreline Coffee Shop*
Small Shed Flatbreads**
Strawberry Gourmet Delicatessen*
Tony Tutto Pizza
You might read a few of places you've been and see if you are compatible with her tastes. She has a lot of stuff for other Marin cities. There;s a little non-Marin stuff, but mainly concentrateson marin.
What other cities are you interested in? Is Sausalito or San Rafael too far? San Rafael has a bunch of great spots and I found this little Indian Joint in Sausalito that i like, Sartaj India Cafe
Yeah, this gas thing has me thinking twice about how much I want to drive ... an opportunity to explore the nearby on the other hand.
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