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Fast but delicious place near ODC theater in the Mission?

curlfriend Mar 7, 2011 06:17 PM

We're seeing a dance theater show at 8 p.m. at ODC at 17th and Shotwell. We're a group of five who want to eat something tasty, but only have from 6:30-7:30 p.m.(ish). No picky eaters; all foodies. We'd like it to be walking distance. Suggestions?

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    curlfriend Mar 8, 2011 08:01 PM

    indeed, bar bambino was able to fit us in despite opentable's negative...squeezed some more time into our schedule...sycamore sounds tasty...nice beer menu...maybe a beer afterwards and pub dinner for my husband, who's in the show. or drinks at homestead. any of you been there? (it's amazing how micro one gets with evening planning when one has children, babysitting fees and high expectations.)

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    1. re: curlfriend
      Windy Mar 8, 2011 10:09 PM

      Homestead is a great bar. Slow Club also makes excellent cocktails.

      Slow Club
      2501 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

      1. re: Windy
        vulber Mar 9, 2011 12:38 AM

        I really really love Homestead

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      curlfriend Mar 8, 2011 11:36 AM

      thanks for all the great suggestions, guys. i've been intrigued by bar bambino, but am having trouble getting a rez for 5. there's also slow club and universal...liked those in past.

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      1. re: curlfriend
        Robert Lauriston Mar 8, 2011 03:53 PM

        Did you call the restaurant? Opentable often falsely shows no availability.

      2. BernalKC Mar 8, 2011 06:56 AM

        The Sycamore looks intriguing if sliders sound interesting. Limon Rotisserie is also in range. Cha Cha Cha might work too.

        Cha Cha Cha
        2327 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

        Limon Rotisserie
        1001 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

        2140 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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        1. re: BernalKC
          scarmoza Mar 8, 2011 07:08 AM

          The Sycamore is great for sliders, fries, and beer. And of course the pork belly donut holes, too. If curlfriend is looking for more of a beer place with food and an outdoor area option (lot's of smoking all around) - this is a sweet place for all that.

          1. re: scarmoza
            bbulkow Mar 8, 2011 07:36 PM

            I heart Sycamore, but if the OP likes slow club and universal, it might be too cutting edge.

        2. scarmoza Mar 7, 2011 06:59 PM

          I like Bar Bambino a lot - but they're more slow food than fast. Still, I've managed to get in and out of there in under an hour but with a smaller group. I'd call to see if it's doable.

          Bar Bambino
          2931 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

          1. bbulkow Mar 7, 2011 06:31 PM

            Walzwerk, Poc Chuc, La Oaxacana, , Little Star

            I'm not sure any is particularly fast, you'll still have to mention your timeline. Restaurants usually love that you'll turn your table at a known time.

            381 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103

            Poc Chuc
            2886 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

            Little Star Cafe
            1536 Newell Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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