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Craving Lamb Shank, in town 2 nights

heychrisa Jan 9, 2012 04:04 PM

Years ago while on a business trip to SF (from Seattle) I stumbled into a bar (attached to a restaurant) near Union Square with a fabulous wine list and had the Best Lamb Shank Of My Life. It was on a bed of de Puy lentils, crispy, tender, oh my mouth is watering now!

where should I go to try and relive this experience? Not too expensive please.

I will be in SF 2 nights and other places on the top of my short list are Nopa, Bar Tartine, and Yuet Lee (ate there years ago and loved it!).

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  1. Civil Bear RE: heychrisa Jan 9, 2012 04:28 PM

    *Aziza, for a slightly sweet Cal/Morrocan version.
    *Tommy's Joynt for a super cheap yet still very tasty version (Thurdays only).

    Tommy's Joynt
    1101 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: heychrisa Jan 9, 2012 04:46 PM

      Lamb shank's the kind of rustic French dish that South Park Cafe does well.

      South Park Cafe
      108 South Park, San Francisco, CA 94107

      1. drewskiSF RE: heychrisa Jan 9, 2012 05:14 PM

        Mezze on Lakeshore Ave in Oakland has a delicious Moroccan Lamb Shank Tajine, but may not be the most accessible without a car

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          bobpantzer RE: heychrisa Jan 9, 2012 05:24 PM

          I think Zare at Flytrap has lamb shanks.

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            Robert Lauriston RE: bobpantzer Jan 9, 2012 06:05 PM

            That reminds me, Maykadeh makes a fantastic braised lamb shank dish with eggplant, tomato, saffron, and dried lime.

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            donbonus RE: heychrisa Jan 9, 2012 08:38 PM

            Fior D' Italia

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              ernie in berkeley RE: heychrisa Jan 10, 2012 11:17 AM

              Kokkari does a wonderful braised shank, if $28 is within your range.

              Kokkari Estiatorio
              200 Jackson St., San Francisco, CA 94111

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