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Lunch in Brisbane

little big al Dec 3, 2010 08:44 AM

Due to the ongoing slump, I've reluctantly taken on a project in Brisbane, which is a little outside my normal "work radius". Since I won't be making any large profit on this job I'm wondering if there are any "houndworthy" joints of any designation to make the job more palatable. Not looking for fancy, just interesting and good. (I understand that in antediluvian times (i.e. before the completion of Hwy.101) Brisbane was a destination dining site for those who didn't want to bother with going to Sausalito for waterfront dining.)

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  1. pamf RE: little big al Dec 3, 2010 09:34 AM

    I have heard that there is a gathering place for food trucks in the office building parking lots off of Marina Blvd (east side of 101).

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      wolfe RE: pamf Dec 3, 2010 09:50 AM

      Search suggests at 8000 Marina Boulevard (@ Sierra Point Parkway).

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        BernalKC RE: pamf Dec 3, 2010 10:48 AM

        Yup, 2-3 trucks convene in the parking lot along Marina Blvd. I'm working there now, and happy that my employer supplies lunch most days.

        More choices on Grand Ave in SSF, but I haven't really sussed them out.

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          little big al RE: BernalKC Dec 3, 2010 01:28 PM

          Interesting to hear, since the marina is exactly where I'll be working. What kind of trucks are we talking here, generic "roach coach" style, taco trucks, or new style "specialty" trucks like korean etc.? Any tips on sit down in town in case it's raining?

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            wolfe RE: little big al Dec 3, 2010 02:02 PM

            These showed up on Brisbane food truck search.
            Hapa SF, IZ IT Fresh Grill, TaKorea, Ruddy's Taco Truck, Tacos El Primo, Angelica's Taqueria Taco Truck.

            Hapa SF
            San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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              margieco RE: wolfe Dec 4, 2010 07:17 PM

              other regulars there are: chairman bao, curbside, little green cyclo, kara's karavan, southern sandwich, seoul on wheels. Star Box brings sandwiches, quiche and salads and usually chairs and canopy. (of the list above I've only seen Hapa SF and Iz it)

              Hapa SF
              San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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                margieco RE: wolfe Dec 4, 2010 07:21 PM

                oh, and twirl and dip organic soft serve ice cream.

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                  margieco RE: wolfe Dec 4, 2010 07:22 PM

                  and curryupnow. on wednesdays.

                  1. re: wolfe
                    Ricochet Lemon RE: wolfe Feb 24, 2011 09:21 AM

                    Is Ruddy's still there? Last time I went was back in August 2010, and Yelp doesn't have any reviews since then... is Ruddy's still parking outside the Chili's?

            2. osho RE: little big al Dec 3, 2010 03:29 PM


              Here's my post about the area from a couple of years ago.

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                mlutsky RE: little big al Dec 5, 2010 09:44 AM

                I work in Brisbane and you'll be pleasantly surprised at your options. All of these places are on Visitacion Avenue, the main street in town. Nothing outstanding at the strip mall with the BofA. Drive past it and the park to get to the places below.

                First choice is Star Box Foods. The chocolate moelleux are to die for. Everything is fresh.
                Not to miss are the sandwiches at Julies Deli. They have crab salad sandwiches on Fridays. I can only finish a half sandwich. Also love the spinach salad.
                Lucky House for cheap but good Chinese. Great soup.
                Madhouse Coffee at the end of the road. The patio has views of Candlestick and the bay. I always go for the soups.

                Lucky House Restaurant
                148 Visitacion Ave, Brisbane, CA 94005

                1. Scrapironchef RE: little big al Feb 25, 2011 03:29 PM

                  Darby Dan's just up the road for excellent sandwiches.

                  Darby Dan's
                  733 Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

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