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AzDumpling Oct 8, 2011 10:10 AM

Any thing like the original in the city any more? Steak with spaghetti on the side. Sourdough with chunky salsa. There is just something very comforting about a dinner like this that has been a favorite for many decades for me.

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    ML8000 Oct 8, 2011 06:18 PM

    Sourdough with chunky salsa? Was it bruschetta?

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    1. re: ML8000
      wolfe Oct 8, 2011 06:22 PM

      Sounds right. In Arizona bruschetta would be chunky salsa, mild.

    2. Robert Lauriston Oct 8, 2011 10:17 AM

      Chunky salsa? Really?

      Original Joe's will be reopening in the old Fior d'Italia space. In April they said it would be October 12.

      In the meantime, Little Joe's is more or less in that same old school. Joe's of Westlake, Original Joe's in San Jose, or Marin Joe's might be closer in style.

      Little Joe's
      1106 Market St, San Francisco, CA

      Marin Joe's
      1585 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925

      Joe's of Westlake
      11 Glenwood Ave, Daly City, CA 94015

      Original Joe's Restaurant
      301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        walker Oct 8, 2011 04:11 PM

        Hi Robert: Do you know if there will be an opening party October 12? (IF so, I want to go!!) I'd appreciate any info you might have on this.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          soupçon Oct 8, 2011 09:36 PM

          Original Joe's was not the original Joe's. In fact, Original Joe's is newer than New Joe's was. http://is.gd/WzSsex

          Original Joe's Restaurant
          301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

          1. re: soupçon
            little big al Oct 9, 2011 09:09 AM

            Kind of like Venice where the"new" ghetto is older than the "old" ghetto.

          2. re: Robert Lauriston
            TopoTail Oct 9, 2011 10:35 PM

            Last time I walked by Little Joe's at Fifth & Mission it looked very much closed, but it appears it has reopened yet again. This must be about the fifth location since they moved from Columbus. I was a regular patron of the "original" Little Joe's when Paulo was still the head chef and Franco was his sidekick.

            Franco expanded and has kept the place going for many years, but his food never compared with what Paulo produced on Columbus when it was just one long counter.

            Little Joe's
            1106 Market St, San Francisco, CA

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