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Dishes you can only get on one day of the week

An article by Marcia Gagliardi about day-specific burgers got me thinking about high priority dishes that are only served on one day of the week.

I'm not talking about cheapy specials, but quality items worth trekking out to and which are only available on a single day.

Here are a couple I've encountered and would recommend: What else is out there?

Monday: ?

Tuesday: ?

Wednesday: burgers at Hi-lo BBQ burger

Thursdays: fried chicken at Magnolia

Friday: Challah at Destination Bakery

Marcia Gagliardi's article

Old post touching this topic:

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Is this for lunch because for dinner it's always served. Been on a Thurs and Fri and available both times.

          1. re: ML8000

            Also Fried Chicken for Saturday lunch.

        1. Fridays: Bun bo hue at Ha Nam Ninh in the Tenderloin, SF.

          They can run out by dinner time, so I haven't actually been able to try it. But I hear from my former housemate, who is Vietnamese, that it's the best she's had in the city. And based on what I've tried at Ha Nam Ninh, I think most specials there would be worth the trip.

          1. Wednesday: Sidebar's Twice-Baked Goat Cheese Souffle (carry-over from Zax's)

            Thursday: Soup Junkie's Rice Crepes

            1. Does Peony (Oakland Chinatown) still have specials, different nights of the week?

              We once, some years back, went to their Thursday-night Peking duck special.

              And I have a dim recollections that Fridays bring some other weekly special. Bu what? I just went on line, but could get no info.

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              1. re: sundeck sue

                Friday was soy sauce chicken.

                I've heard they're going thru a change in ownership and some sort of remodel

              2. Tuesday: Turkey a la King at Brennan's in Berkeley.

                I haven't tried it but I'm intrigued because you just don't see that on menus these days.

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                1. re: ML8000

                  They have turkey a la king multiple times a week. What else are they going to do with the leftover turkey? btw, it is pretty good and very filling.

                  One day a week they have ham hocks and limas if you need a hit of salt and starch.

                  1. re: chocolatetartguy

                    Okay my bad. I didn't realize it was more than Tuesday. Thanks on the quick review...which is all it deserves for what it is. I'll have to try some time.

                      1. re: ML8000

                        The turkey a la king is a good, simple comfort food fix and I have it fairly often, being that Brennan's is very close to my house and that I'm not a big fan of their sliced meat platters. Many, big chunks of dark and white meat turkey and peas in a rich, but a little too salty, white sauce over your choice of white or brown rice, mashed potatoes or boiled red potatoes.

                        Years ago they used to have ox tails. Where else can you get a turkey tail or a huge turkey neck?

                        1. re: chocolatetartguy

                          Do you remember their Tuesday special of turkey giblets gravy with celery and carrots over mashed potatoes? As I recall it was under $2 and it was delish!

                  2. OK, so it's currently two days a week, but Ippuku's Teuchi Soba is served for lunch Fridays/Saturdays 11am-2pm.

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                    1. re: jimmy_eats

                      More generally, those are the only days they open for lunch.

                    2. Stolen from Thomas Nash's recent report:


                      Wed: KFC at Namu Gaji

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                      1. re: bouncepass

                        Interesting-- they have KFC for lunch every day they're open. Fantastic stuff.

                      2. Can you still get the giant meatball on Mondays at Zare ? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6013...

                        1. I have not tried it yet, but Canela in the Castro is doing paella on Sundays.

                          Everything else they make is excellent and I love paella, so it's on my list of things to try.
                          Warning: they say it takes 45 minutes to an hour to prepere so you should oreder it right when you walk in (or maybe call ahead when you are on your way?)

                          1. Apparently Destination Bakery's challah Is also available at the Sunday morning Glen Park farmers market. Normally, they have it at their store only from 11 AM to 6 PM on Fridays. They also seem to have some galettes that I've not seen inside the store.

                            1. Friday Challah at La Fournée bakery in Berkeley : http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8796...

                              Lots of Mexican places have menudo and birria only on weekends (e.g., Gallardos).

                              1. Pastrami Wednesdays at Memphis Minnie's. House cured and smoked, hand-cut. It's not traditional since it has a lot more smoke but it's a unique take on pastrami and I like it. You can get a plate, sandwich (on a roll) or a grilled reuben. I like the reuben but it's a lot of sandwich.

                                1. Thursday lamb shanks at Tommy's Joynt. It is the one thing I really enjoy there.

                                  1. Thursdays (today!) the lunch buffet a Chez Fayala (Pine St. between Sansome/Battery, SF) has a very tasty chicken enchilada casserole.

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                                    1. Just saw this on Serious Eats. Pal's Takeaway burger. Should be good.


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                                      1. re: mlutsky

                                        I tried the Pal's Takeaway burger. Typically only offered on Wednesday's but they had some today. It was really good. I recommend it.