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condor Jan 1, 2011 05:17 AM

Happy New Year to fellow chows ...

Am visiting San Fran from Jan 3 ...

Apart from my desire to visit Taddich Grill ... I'd appreciate :

1. Any feed back on 'Citizens Band' .. please

2. Suggestions for tasty Prime Rib

Thanks in advance !

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    DavidT RE: condor Jan 1, 2011 07:30 AM

    The House of Prime Rib (on Van Ness) is THE place to go for prime rib in San Francisco. Very old-school, but nicely done.

    The Brazen Head pub has a prime rib special on Monday & Tuesday evenings that is pretty good.

    www.brazenheadsf.com

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    House of Prime Rib
    1906 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

    Brazen Head
    3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123

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      Fiftyishfoodie RE: condor Jan 1, 2011 09:58 AM

      For prime rib, go with David T and House of Prime Rib. View Anthony Bourdain's segment in his SF episode of No Reservations. Very funny.

      Taddich - just know that they don't take reservations, but also a 'real' SF experience.

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      House of Prime Rib
      1906 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

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        mrsricho RE: condor Jan 1, 2011 12:19 PM

        I know it's a chain but the prime rib at Hillstone (formerly Houstons) is actually fantastic.

        1. condor RE: condor Jan 1, 2011 02:45 PM

          'Thank you' for your responses to date ...

          I tried the Hillstone Prime Rib last Monday in Houston; served cold & when it was returned, it was still cold. The meat was tasty & the waitress used her 'noodle' and took the item off the check.

          Will look up House of Prime Rib ... being from the UK, in my honest opinion IMHO .. you can't beat good American Prime Rib.

          I have tried The Palm in Miami & Lawries in Chicago ....

          Have also got Zuni Cafe on my list which I have visited before ...

          Bon Apetite

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          Zuni Cafe
          1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

          House of Prime Rib
          1906 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

          1. lucymom RE: condor Jan 1, 2011 03:05 PM

            Recently had dinner at Citizen's Band. I really liked this place. Had a real Brooklyn vibe to it. Young hipster staff churning out elevated comfort food. I shared the cheeseburger and fried chicken with a friend. One of the best burgers in the city, better than the Bauer lauded Marlowe's burger plus it comes with the most ridiculous amount house cut fires, crisp perfection. The fried chicken although perfectly crispy and moist was a little under season for my taste. I'd come back for the burger and then try the mac and cheese which I saw a lot of people ordering. Wine and beer only at this place and not exactly downtown SF location, since it's on 8th and Folsom. You'll need to cab it coming from downtown.

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            Citizen’s Band
            1198 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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              PulledPork RE: lucymom Jan 6, 2011 10:18 PM

              Totally agree re: Citizen's Band. I'd go back for sure. Solid description from lucymom . . . absoilutely had the Brooklyn vibe.

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                Frosty Melon RE: lucymom Jan 7, 2011 07:33 AM

                Loved my breakfast at Citizen's Band right before Christmas. Eggs & chorizo. Not a huge gut-busting meal, but really thoughtful and delicous. I savored every bite. Reminded me of Mission Beach Cafe, which I really like but has gotten far too popular. Look forward to going back.

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