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Broken jaw / no chewing in SF - suggestions please?

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Jawbone Sep 8, 2010 11:30 AM

I will be visiting San Francisco in mid-October. I have a broken jaw and can't eat anything that needs me to chew it (yes, this is hell; fortunately I can still drink). Would love any tips regarding:

1. Restaurants where I can eat creamed spinach and mashed potatoes and my gentleman friend, jaw intact, can have something delicious. Bonus points here for French or Spanish or anywhere with sausages and/or cured meats.

2. Places to get great take-out soup that I can take back to the hotel room and puree with my new best friend the hand blender.

We'll be staying in Union Square but are open to all suggestions. Thanks very much for any help.

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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: Jawbone Sep 8, 2010 12:02 PM

    This is sort of a combination, but Barbacco has really delicious soups, a pappa all pomadoro which you could puree and a daily special, which is usually a creamy soup. AND they also have delicious house-cured meats. Eat in or take out.

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    Barbacco
    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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      Jawbone RE: Ruth Lafler Sep 8, 2010 06:04 PM

      Thank you, Ruth. Barbacco does look good, and the take-out option is a nice one to have. I have put it on the shortlist.

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      Barbacco
      230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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      milklady RE: Jawbone Sep 8, 2010 01:16 PM

      Oh, I totally feel for you, having spent a significant part of this past year unable to chew. (But, my husband was always willing to go along with Jamba Juice or soup as dinner; I think he liked saving money on fine dining! If the roles were reversed I can assure you I would not be so accomodating.)

      I don't have any great suggestions for nice restaurants, but there are several San Francisco soup company restaurants around, where it's very easy to find filling takeout that you can eat, and probably won't need to puree. I know I've enjoyed their various lentil soups, that I can swallow without pureeing, even when I really couldn't chew at all.

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        estnet RE: Jawbone Sep 8, 2010 02:36 PM

        If you want to eat at a restaurant I bet if it's half way decent they would pureee the soup for you on request. As for french - La Folie is a favorite of mine and if you called ahead to ask if they could do a variety of "non chewable" items I wouldn't be surprised if you can up with something(s) really delicious. Your budget constraints would help.

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        La Folie
        2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

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          Jawbone RE: estnet Sep 8, 2010 06:02 PM

          I hadn't thought of calling ahead, but the idea is appealing. As for the budget, La Folie looks fine for a treat. Less treatfully, maybe $50 to $70 per person without wine?

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          La Folie
          2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

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            achefsbest RE: Jawbone Sep 8, 2010 07:21 PM

            Sorry to hear about your broken jaw.

            I think if people saw you with your broken jaw, they would probably bend over backwards to help you out! If I were still working at the restaurant, I know I would.

            Get well soon.

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              grayelf RE: achefsbest Sep 8, 2010 10:19 PM

              FWIW I remember that Sam's had creamed spinach on the menu (though they were out by time we ate, late), so maybe Tadich does too?

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