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My dad's coming from SF--where should we go for lunch?

foodshark73 Aug 6, 2008 02:15 PM

My father is a pretty big foodie, and I've had my dinner reservations all set for ages (Babbo, Peter Luger). But tomorrow we're supposed to meet up for lunch somewhere on the East Side, and I'm stumped--what can I show him that he doesn't have in California? Preferably something not too heavy, considering our evening agendas. Thanks in advance!

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    kobetobiko RE: foodshark73 Aug 6, 2008 05:58 PM

    Perhaps Momofuku's pork buns? And some small plates and salad too!

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      mpalmer6c RE: foodshark73 Aug 6, 2008 06:07 PM

      As a Bay Area guy and occasional NY visitor, I'd say one of the amazine delis, heavy or not. Haven't found anything like 'em in SF.

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        RGR RE: foodshark73 Aug 6, 2008 09:07 PM

        I would suggest Aquavit -- either the dining room or the Cafe.


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          sugartoof RE: foodshark73 Aug 7, 2008 03:22 AM

          Maybe try Stanton Social, or get a burger at Molly's, or Blue Smoke. Rub for bbq sandwiches could be good. Maybe Jean George set lunch menu, it's lighter. Falafel options here are superior to out in SF. There aren't many Cuban places yet. Same with Polish. Artisanal could be fun. Maybe Inoteca and Economy Candy/Sunshine could work. Saravaanas for dosas would be a different style Indian then you see in SF. How about just a proper bagel and lox?

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            foodshark73 RE: foodshark73 Aug 7, 2008 01:47 PM

            I think I'm going to propose either Momofuku or Ippudo--the only kind of Japanese he ever has is sushi, so that could be fun. Thanks everyone!

            1. steve h. RE: foodshark73 Aug 7, 2008 01:51 PM

              sushi yasuda.
              sit at the sushi bar.
              san francisco has no counterpart.

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