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Anyone been to the new Second Breakfast in Mill Valley?

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Malcolm Ruthven Jul 4, 2012 08:52 AM

http://marinij.com/lifestyles/ci_2100...

It's in a hard-to-find small shopping center set back across the street from Whole Foods on Miller. It replaced a long-time Chinese steam-table place.

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: Malcolm Ruthven Jul 4, 2012 09:09 AM

    Haven't been there, but attributing chimichangas to Central America in the linked piece or eggrolls as a "Sino-American invention" is novel.

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      Chispa RE: Malcolm Ruthven Jul 5, 2012 10:48 AM

      I thought I made the best ribs on earth until I tasted the ribs at Second Breakfast.

      The guy that is behind that place really cares about food - and it shows.

      This is not a place to expect food to be ready lickity-split. It's not that kind of "fast" food. I'd call ahead for take out orders.

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        Malcolm Ruthven RE: Malcolm Ruthven Jul 6, 2012 01:38 PM

        I went there for lunch today, with mixed results. I had the Spicy Pork Sando with their parmesan fries. The fries were so good I ate all of the large serving. They may not have been as brown on the outside as some like them, but they were addictively good. The pork sandwich, not so much at least not to me. The pork was in small cubes that had been deep fried, and were a bit hard in texture with not a lot of flavor on their own. The whole sandwich did come together OK with the sriracha, aioli, etc., but the pork itself wasn't my thing. Others may like it. I'll go back and try something else. They definitely have a creative flair in their preparations.

        The menu and a photo of the pork sandwich:

        http://ruthvenphotos.com/second_break...

        1. The Librarian RE: Malcolm Ruthven Jul 12, 2012 03:33 PM

          We had lunch there today. I had the BLTEC with bacon, aioli, lettuce, tomato, scrambled egg, and Jack. Wasn't sure how the egg would go, but it was a nice addition. I'm not a big sandwich fan, but this was really good with a soft roll and lots of aioli. It, like most of their servings that I could see, was big. The parm fries were as good as reported. My husband had the Bomb burger with beef, pork, basil, onions, garlic, jalapenos, grilled onions, bacon, aioli, and Muenster, and really liked it. Super friendly people, and the food came quickly. The total for both sandwiches plus two drinks was just under $20. Very reasonable prices for tasty food. Next time I'm, going to try the chicken or prime rib tacos.

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            buddhagirl RE: Malcolm Ruthven Aug 7, 2012 07:43 AM

            Awesome french fries, among the best I've ever eaten.

            I've had two dishes so far. The BLTEC on a soft bolillo roll was fantastic - together with the accompanying parmesan fries it was plenty for two to split and the price was really reasonable!

            On my next visit I tried the prime rib tacos - while the flavors were fresh, the portion was pretty small and didn't warrant the $8 price.

            That said, I am, however, quite willing to return and try some of the other menu items. The menu is creative and when there's bacon involved anywhere, it's a good thing!!

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              Malcolm Ruthven RE: Malcolm Ruthven Nov 26, 2012 06:02 PM

              Second Breakfast is closed. The owner may open another place, or even a food truck. I found it very creative and good for some things depending on your preferences. I'd like to see him try again. He's certainty right about that being a hidden location.

              http://millvalley.patch.com/articles/...

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