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Fatted Calf open in Hayes Valley

saffrongold Sep 24, 2010 11:51 AM

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.

  1. Robert Lauriston Nov 11, 2010 06:06 PM

    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
      Frosty Melon Mar 31, 2011 08:45 AM

      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
        sparky403 Nov 17, 2011 06:46 AM

        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.

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      lmarie Oct 23, 2010 07:43 PM

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

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      1. re: lmarie
        dordogne Oct 23, 2010 09:34 PM

        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
          Celery Oct 25, 2010 09:11 AM

          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. hhc Oct 21, 2010 09:00 PM

          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
            Joel Oct 21, 2010 09:31 PM

            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

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