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max Jun 28, 2009 05:59 PM

Dear All,

I am a NY Hound looking for some help from my west coast brethren. A dear friend is having surgery tomorrow and I am hoping to order him some sort of "get well" care package to be delivered to his home in San Francisco on Tuesday. I have his address but I am not sure in what part of town it is located. Maybe some cookies or something else- I really want it be special as he is a really special guy and I don't want to just call 1800-Flowers.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  1. emmaroseeats Jun 29, 2009 10:17 AM

    A local nonprofit kitchen for a bunch of minority women food specialists called La Cocina has gift baskets of lovely things: http://www.lacocinasf.org/store.html They are all listed as holiday gift boxes but I am 99% sure they are still doing them.

    1. BernalKC Jun 28, 2009 06:13 PM

      How about sharing the zip code so we can get a clue about neighborhood?

      And are there any post-op diet restrictions to consider?

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        max Jun 29, 2009 04:24 AM

        good questions. the zip is 94114. Also, I do not believe there are any real post-op diet restrictions.

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          wolfe Jun 29, 2009 06:56 AM

          How about a Tartine Pastry basket with bike delivery?
          http://www.tartinebakery.com/contact.html
          http://www.godspeedcourier.com/rates....

          1. re: max
            BernalKC Jun 29, 2009 08:55 AM

            So the next question would be, are you looking for easy point-and-click ordering, or are you willing to attempt a lot of phone work to work with a special restaurant? Also, is this for tonight (Monday)? Selection on a Monday might be limited.

            In the off-the-shelf category I've looked at grubhub.com and waiters on wheels and there are some decent options, but nothing over the top.

            grubhub:
            Luna Park
            Max's on the Sqare
            Pasta Pomodoro

            waiters on wheels:
            (all of the above)
            Amber India
            Hyde Street Seafood House
            Basil
            Sam's Grill (??)

            Not sure which among those would be open on a Monday.

            As for special ordering via cab, ordinarily I'd say lots of luck with that. But times are tough, and its a Monday (or Tuesday), so you might be able to pull something off if the options above don't turn you on.

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