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stomach Mar 6, 2012 01:54 PM

On a foggy night space aliens arrive at your doorstep. They are short, green and have huge stomachs. Using a universal translator, the space aliens explain that they have just arrived at Earth and they are ignorant to its riches. The space aliens also explain that they experience new worlds primarily by tasting them. Being utterly possessed by their perceptions of flavors, the space aliens are frantic as they beg you for guidance.

If you were the ambassador of San Francisco, what three quintessential Bay Area meals, snacks, food items, or food experiences would you recommend to these intergalactic foodies? They are not keen on learning your subjective favorites. Rather, they would like to sample foods that you think are both excellent and representative of the very unique culture that exists below the fog.

  1. wolfe Mar 6, 2012 02:32 PM

    Take these to your leader.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/824922

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      sydthekyd Mar 6, 2012 02:44 PM

      Tacos!

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        Dustin_E Mar 6, 2012 02:48 PM

        swan's oyster depot
        barbacco
        roli roti porchetta sandwich

        1. mariacarmen Mar 6, 2012 09:37 PM

          al pastor taco from Taqueria San Jose
          oysters and sourdough bread and butter at swan oyster depot
          bacon wrapped hot dog on Mission Street

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          1. re: mariacarmen
            waxyjax Apr 2, 2012 02:28 PM

            haha. god, i love this post. nice one, Stomach!

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            MagicMarkR Apr 2, 2012 03:43 PM

            Why is it always foggy when space aliens arrive? Anyway, send 'em out for abalone, dungeness crab, and give them a meyer lemon tree. Oh, and a case of Anchor Steam.

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            1. re: MagicMarkR
              drewskiSF Apr 2, 2012 05:39 PM

              they always visit in the Summer time, wearing shorts, and have no layering options.

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              tjinsf Apr 2, 2012 04:43 PM

              oysters
              mission burrito
              It's its eaten dolores park with your burrito
              Cowgirl Creamery's Red Hawk

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