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Mar 19, 2014 08:01 AM

Food + morgue [San Francisco]

I know, I know. Not two words you often hear together!! Am taking our Auntie Mame to San Fran and all the things she wants to do last happened in the 1970's and most places are closed.

Can you help me figure this out? She says there was a restaurant she liked 'down by the morgue' (?!?!) but doesn't remember the name or the cuisine.

I Googled and there seems to be a restaurant currently housed in a funeral home, but that's not it. At least I thought this post would be good for a laugh.

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  1. LOL, was it named.Soylent Green?

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    1. Does she literally mean the County morgue, or does she mean a funeral home? If the latter, my guess would be that she's referring to the Green street mortuary, across from which is The old-school Italian restaurant Capp’s Corner. Their meals come with soup and a salad if that's of any help.

      1. Alfred's was across the street from the morgue before they tore down the Hall of Justice to build a hotel.

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Robert, please elaborate. Are you talking about the old Hall of Justice by Portsmouth Square, where the Hilton SF Financial District (nee Holiday Inn Chinatown) now resides? Because I'm pretty sure that Alfred's only moved from Broadway into the old Blue Fox spot on Merchant around 1997.

          1. re: Steve Green

            Ah, right you are. It was the Blue Fox that was across the street from the morgue. I learned about that from the manager at Alfred's and forgot it was their predececessor.


        2. This thread really invites all kinds of bad jokes.

          1. You are exactly right!!!! I just called my aunt and it was The Blue Fox and now it's gone but thank you so much.

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            1. re: mocro

              Glad the mystery is solved. That said, your Auntie Mame would probably like Alfred's.