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Bone Marrow Restaurant

gilgapesh Jul 21, 2009 07:27 PM

Anyone know a good restaurant for bone marrow in or around San Francisco?

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    Adamsimpson Aug 9, 2009 11:15 PM

    I would like to bring up a semi tangent complaint/topic.

    Why is Bone Marrow ALWAYS served with some sort of parsley salad. I personally, think it is unnecessary. Whenever I do it, I just like a decent amount of salt, and a squeeze of some sort of acid, likely lemon and serve with a nice spring mix to be eaten independently.

    Anyone else believe its time to update to "necessary" parsley, or am I outta line?

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    1. re: Adamsimpson
      Pei Aug 10, 2009 08:37 AM

      I have no opinion either way, but my sister in law loved the parsley salad that came on the side of our order of marrow at Bix. It was just really fresh, big leaves of parsley dressed lightly in olive oil and tossed with salt, pepper, and a few capers. She couldn't understand why it was so delicious. I told her simple prep, stellar ingredients.

      1. re: Adamsimpson
        Robert Lauriston Aug 10, 2009 11:04 AM

        Blame Fergus Henderson, I think. You could always tell them to hold the parsley.

      2. bbulkow Aug 9, 2009 10:14 PM

        Of all places, I had excellent marrow from an osso bucco at Peninsula Creamery in PA. I had to ask for some kind of implement to dig the marrow out, but they provided a milkshake spoon that worked perfectly. Surreal.

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          Chuckles the Clone Aug 10, 2009 11:01 AM

          Thank you. This is why I read chowhound.

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          chocolatetartguy Jul 23, 2009 03:52 PM

          I saw marrow bones on the menu at Boulette's Larder at the Ferry Building a couple of weeks ago.

          The best marrow bone I've had recently was a lamb shank at Due Rose in Pinole. The shank was so so. When I heated up the leftovers in some broth, the bone turned out to be chock full of rich, unctuous marrow. I would probably order the shank again, just to get the marrow.

          1. Chuckles the Clone Jul 22, 2009 10:04 PM

            Two. Substantial portion. Really tasty.

            1. Pei Jul 21, 2009 08:01 PM

              I like the versions at both Epic Roasthouse and Bix.

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                grayelf Jul 22, 2009 09:25 AM

                BIL devoured the bone marrow app at Bar Tartine (mentioned in linked thread) so quickly we didn't even get a taste...

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                  SarahKC Jul 22, 2009 09:28 AM

                  Bar Tartine's is excellent. The Alembic also provides fabulous bone marrow. Enjoy!

              2. Zeldog Jul 21, 2009 08:00 PM

                Ok, I might be a bit of a DIY fanatic, but $14 for some roasted marrow is nuts. Go to Manilla Mart and buy a bag of beef bones for $0.99 a pound. You'll get a lot of end joints, but two or three long bones with good marrow. Sometimes they split the long bones lengthwise, sometime not. Either way, roast and enjoy. And give the bones to your four-legged chowhound.

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                  Windy Jul 21, 2009 08:07 PM

                  I agree, it's very very easy to make yourself (salt and parsley, and maybe a caper or shallot on toast).

                  But spend a little more on better beef at a fresh butcher. Bryan's has marrow bones, as does Whole Foods if you ask (they will cut them in half, if you ask nicely). Generally $2-3/pound.

                2. wolfe Jul 21, 2009 07:48 PM

                  Here are a few suggestions. More can be found by searching this board for "bone marrow" above. Easier than finding a Sumerian restaurant.

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                    gilgapesh Jul 21, 2009 07:59 PM

                    Many thanks!

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