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Aug 3, 2009 07:22 PM

San Francisco trip/eat report

Just got back from San Francisco, one of my favourite places on the planet. Thanks to the hounds, we discovered some new restaurants. Gotta love that!

Bar Crudo was wonderful. I like their new digs. I hope they do well. The food was great, as always (gotta love that chowder) and the service was thoughtful and kind. They went out of their way to make my 16-year-old foodie son feel welcome and appreciated. He adored it too.

Gamine in Cow Hollow. LOVED IT. Stephane was a congenial host. I had the lamb loin and it was out of this world and cooked to a just-this-side of rare that I think is perfect. The creme brulee was delish too.

Found a little taqueria on 24th Street in the Mission. Begins with a P. Unfortunately, I didn't pick up their card. Good steak and pork tacos.

Canteen. Thought the food was good though felt rushed.

Hime. What the heck happened? The first two times I went (a few years ago) it was great. Now, it's listless. There was nobody there. The food was lacklustre. What's going on?

Biggest disappointment? The Slanted Door. I loved it the first time I went but this time was a disappointment. The starters were okay (Imperial rolls and the pork belly with the roasted grapes) but the mains were meh. VERY salty. The service was flippant and cold. I won't go back there again. Feel vaguely ripped off, to be honest.

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  1. Was the little taqueria Papalote on 24th @ Valencia?

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    1. Thanks for reporting back. What did you have at Canteen?

      Slanted Door
      Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

      817 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

      Bar Crudo
      655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

      Papalote Mexican Grill
      3409 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      2353 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

      1. Say more about Gamine. There's not much about it in the archive.