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Sep 24, 2010 11:51 AM

Fatted Calf open in Hayes Valley

Made it in yesterday, the first day the doors opened. All my favorites were there in gleaming cases and with the proximity I look forward to trying something new as well.
Like Oxbow, there is a some space devoted to drygoods and a small dairy offering.
The new shop is on Fell Street at Gough.

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  1. Has anyone tried their famous meatloaf sandwich- made all day, every day?

    Other stuff I read in 7x7 magazine:
    pastured pork w/ fat
    duck confit
    Della Fattoria bread


    ph: 415-400-5614

    Della Fattoria
    141 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952

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    1. re: hhc

      I didn't get the sandwich, i just bought a quarter pound of meatloaf (at the Napa store) and devoured it on their patio.
      It should be illegal, it was so good.

      Fatted Calf
      The Oxbow Public Market
      644 C First Street
      Napa, CA 94559
      Phone (707) 256-3684

      Hayes Valley store
      320 Fell Street
      San Francisco, CA, 94102
      Open Daily 10am to 8pm

    2. Is there any seating at the Fell St. store? (The better to enjoy one of their meatloaf sandwiches at its freshest?)

      2 Replies
      1. re: lmarie

        No seating in the store, but it's just around the corner from the benches of the pleasant Hayes Valley Park at Octavia and Park.

        1. re: lmarie

          Made the trip in the rain for the meatloaf sandwich yesterday and it was worth it. Pre-made which was a worry for me on the soggy-factor, but wasn't a problem. Only quibble would be the inclusion of lettuce on the sandwich as IMHO there's no place for lettuce with meatloaf.

          There is a bench in the front window to sit on - not sure if that was their intention but no one shoo'ed us off it yesterday. It actually was more of a storage cupboard of some sort but the right height to sit on.

          Certainly made me wish I lived closer to have access to their meat-y deliciousness all the time!

        2. From today's newsletter: "Join us this coming Wednesday at Fatted Calf on Fell Street for our next Pork Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7 pm. We'll be butchering an acorn fed Becker Lane Pig in the store from 5:30 to 7 o'clock. Choose your chops and roasts and have them cut and marinated while you enjoy a glass of vino and a snack with the crew at Fatted Calf."

          Fatted Calf
          320 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            I hit the Wednesday happy hour at Fatted Calf last night. Quite a few others did too. They offered beer in little tumblers and had platters of snacks including pastrami bocadillos with caramelized onions and ricotta crostini with artichoke confit. Plus truffled popcorn.

            I had the meatloaf sandwich which was tasty if a little dry -- they're pre-made, so I see why they don't want to add too much condiment-wise. It had coarse grain mustard on it but could've used a little more moisture. But I had no problem finishing it.

            I'll try to add a photo of the picnic plate which my friend had and enjoyed, but noted some type of cheese would've been a welcome addition. We took these and some waters around the corner to Octavia Green and enjoyed the warm evening.

            1. re: Frosty Melon

              If you stop by the fatted calf make sure to check out Gourmet and More at 141 Gough street. Great cheese, Olive oil, foie gras etc.