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post-implant diet

little big al Mar 22, 2009 11:20 AM

Dental implant that is. Not sure this is the right board, but since I'm seeking more info about sources, and restaurants than recipes I thought I'd give it a shot. If you had to spend 6 weeks on a soft food diet (first 3 weeks "minimal to no chewing"). Where would you take your appetite?

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  1. wolfe RE: little big al Mar 22, 2009 12:06 PM

    Soop in Berkeley and a blender or San Francisco Soup Co.
    http://www.sfsoupco.com/

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    Soop
    1511 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

    1. rworange RE: little big al Mar 24, 2009 12:24 AM

      Since you are based in SF according to your profile

      St. Benoit Yogurt
      Quark from Spring Hill
      Hummus,baba ghanouj, red lentil soup at Eden's Turkish Restaurant
      Maybe shepherds pie from John Campbell's Irish bakery ... havent tried it yet tho
      If there was ever a great time to hook up with that borini guy at the farmers markets with all the spreads and dips he sells.
      Smoothies at Cafe Gratitude
      Gooey or soft cheeses from Cow Girl ...with wine
      Oysters at Hog Island ... with wine
      Refried beans with tequila ... have to think about a SF location though

      Or just forget the food and do wine flights. Explore bars with good selections of various types of hard liquor and the six weeks will just seem to fly by.

      Seriously, what are you looking for? Lunch spots during work. Going ot to dinnger, groceries? Any specific neighborhoods.

      I tend to live off mashed potatoes. soft scrambled eggs, soups and refried beans when I have dental work that is major.. Maybe some creamy polenta.

      Think I just read about someplace in SF with good jook.

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        SteveG RE: little big al Mar 24, 2009 12:30 PM

        Nopalito has a lot of great broth and braised meat dishes. Barbacoa, pozole, etc. that have a very deeply flavored broth and some super soft and succulent meat, along with a few crisp vegetables and soft-cooked legumes that may or may not work for your diet.

        Nopalito's takeout window is now available, and any of the items from the online menu that I posted below could be attacked with an immersion blender at home for a deliciously savory, if texturally destroyed, relief from scrambled eggs:

        Pozole Rojo 11.00
        Stewed pork shoulder, hominy, ancho chili, watermelon
        radish, cabbage and onion
        Caldo de res ala Pasilla 12.00
        Braised beef in broth, dried chilies, spices, potatoes,
        turnips, carrots, broccoli, spring onions and epazote
        Barbacoa de Borrego 14.00
        Steamed adobo lamb in banana leaves, consommé,
        garbanzo beans, cilantro, onions and salsa borracha
        Birria de Chivo 13.00
        Goat stewed in dried chilies, roasted tomato, spices,
        chocolate, pinquinto beans and salsa de arbol

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          rworange RE: SteveG Mar 24, 2009 01:01 PM

          >>> any of the items from the online menu that I posted below could be attacked with an immersion blender

          Mexican baby food, so to speak? When things start to get better tooth-wise if the birria is really fall-apart tender then that might work well. My mouth started hurting remembering what I had some tooth-work at the mention of pozole, broccoli, garbanzo beans, etc.

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            SteveG RE: rworange Mar 26, 2009 12:46 PM

            Yeah, the fresh vegetables probably wouldn't work, but they come on the side anyway. The rest, as you say, would end up like Mexican baby food, but the flavors in Nopalito's soups and stews are the deepest, cleanest, and most complex I've encountered in the area. Prices aren't cheap, but the entrees make a good meal by themselves, and things like the beans and hominy are a major step up from everywhere else, and the broths are so richly flavored they can't come from the cheapest commercially produced bones like are used at most places.

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