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Name: blondzee
Email: leidenre@hotmail.com
Date: Nov 11, 2005 7:42 p.m. PST
Location: SF

Comments:

Zuni is waaaaay over-rated. Extremely limited menu, employees eating out of pots and bowls in the litchen (the kitchen is open to the seating area). Appaling. The food? Sogging, fishy salad...very disappointing given the hype. Service was good.


Name: mr know it all
Email: mrknowitall@aol.com
Date: Nov 9, 2005 4:56 p.m. PST
Location: bay area

Comments:
Sauter means "to jump," in French, and the food being sauted is kept moving, not unlike the stir fry technique using a wok.


Name: Jay
Email: Jrd1227@yahoo.com
Date: Nov 6, 2005 9:20 p.m. PST
Location: ma

Comments:
I was trying to find where the word saute orginated from?


Name: dave anderson
Email: xphoria1@yahoo.com
Date: Oct 24, 2005 2:58 p.m. PDT
Location: O La La

Comments:
O LA La has the best pastrami sandwich i have tasted in san francisco, Lots of meat reasonably priced and a whole lot of flavor. They also serve coffee and other things but today i only tried the hot pastrami with swiss on rye and spicy mustard. Got me thinking of going back for more. oh and they are located at 3rd and market st in san francisco.


Name: karen
Email: karen2005@hero.com
Date: Oct 2, 2005 11:41 p.m. PDT
Location: sf

Comments:
I write from australia. I used to go to Leon's Bar-BQ on Fillmore years ago. It had closed when I was last there. Does anyone know the full name of the original Leon/the reason for its closure? Thanks


Name: dana
Email: goosenur@aol.com
Date: Jul 25, 2005 5:16 p.m. PDT
Location: burgers-sf

Comments:
Burgers--I remember when Bill taught Joe how to grind and make a burger. Joes CC has just figured out how to get you idiots to pay more for what you use to get free at Bills Place. I taught Bill how to make a patty melt in the '60s. I knew Bill, his triumphs, and his failures. I am a native who laughs at Cable Car and Zuni and defer to Bill's Place. Bill originally strived for the Blum's Burger(buttered housemade bun). This burger is too old and too good for most of you to remember. My question to you is why do your people pay more attention to the splash rather than to the sizzle? Yes


Name: curious homemaker
Email: geechiew@aol.com
Date: Jul 16, 2005 03:50 PDT
Location: living room (if you call this living)

Comments:
why are the holes in 45rpm records so big?


Name: food dude
Email: azuth_2000@yahoo.com
Date: Jul 6, 2005 4:37 p.m. PDT
Location: VT

Comments:
Does anyone know when or where the first salad was served at a banquet? This is for extra credit in class and I need all the help I can get!!


Name: stephnie
Email: smbgrl420@aol.com
Date: Jun 22, 2005 10:34 p.m. PDT
Comments:
is there a particular way to slice a whole sugar cane?


Name: Kelli
Email: kel@hotmail.com
Date: Jun 17, 2005 10:32 PDT
Location: heaven

Comments:
Who are you? I saw a hot magistrate in NY - I think it was Art. How do I contact him?


Name: ronc
Email: ronc@adlinda.com
Date: May 26, 2005 11:02 PDT
Location: houston

Comments:
Several years ago I used to live in San Francisco and there was a bakery chain called La Boulangerie. At least I think Im remembering that correctly. At any rate they had several locations around town and they had the absolute best sticky buns. I have been trying to produce a similar sticky bun at home but dont seem to be able to get the dough right. Everything I try makes a bread like bread where as I remember the sticky buns I used to get in San Francisco the bread of their buns came apart almost like leaves, very fine thin leaves. Does any one know what the trick is to getting this kind of results.


Name: Pat Cerasa
Email: patc38@insightbb.com
Date: May 3, 2005 09:50 PDT
Location: USA

Comments:
We bought some pepperoni that was very dry and hard. It isn't sliced. How could we soften it? It isn't spoiled, but not the way it should be. Thanks


Name: Jeremy Chien
Email: jeremy.c.chien@lmco.com
Date: Apr 19, 2005 3:39 p.m. PDT
Location: Sunnyvale

Comments:
I've been reading all your articles on Q places in SF. You should try Nate's BBQ on Folsom as I would like to see how it stacks up against Memphis Minnie's and Brother-in-law's. It'd be nice to see if it's better than Everett and Jones from the East Bay too. Thanks!


Name: kathy
Email: pmek123@hotmail.com
Date: Apr 6, 2005 2:25 p.m. PDT
Comments:
I have lost a recipe for potato casserole that was made with bacon horseradish dip, cheddar and cream cheeses. Can anybody help me find it? Thanks, Kathy


Name: Brian
Email: brian0r@yahoo.com
Date: Mar 29, 2005 8:31 p.m. PST
Location: Irvine, CA

Comments:
I absolutely know there are good restaurants down in Socal. I'm from the Bay Area myself, and your guide has helped me find some good mom-and-pop places as well as great specialty restaurants. I was wondering if there were any good restaurants down in Southern California that you could recommend. So far, Roscoe's Chicken 'n' Waffles in Long Beach was great. I definitely recommend trying the Herb's Special there. 1/2 pound of fried-chickeny goodness with a double stack of waffles?! How much better can it get?


Name: Andrew Freeman
Email: afreemansf@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 26, 2005 1:23 p.m. PST
Location: San Francisco

Comments:
Good to see you back in business, guys. And I couldn't agree more about Giordano's...I play there with my band once a month, and I start salivating at least a week before hand. The double meat pastrami sandwich...oh my God! Gotta hit it with the hot sauce, and then stand back cause you don't want to be anywhere near me while I'm chomping on that bad boy...I'm in grub heaven just thinking about it. Congrat's on finding the best sandwich SF has to offer.


Name: Ann Roles
Email: amulets@comcast.net
Date: Jan 17, 2005 3:34 p.m. PST
Comments:
Just visited an interesting restaurant this week. It is an invitation only gig. Check it out. http://www.subrosa.arbre.us Has anyone else been there?


Name: leon
Email: leoncha_dds@yahoo.com
Date: Jan 13, 2005 6:21 p.m. PST
Location: fremont, ca

Comments:
where'd all this hostility come from?


Name: Food Expert
Email: sfgenuis@google.com
Date: Jan 5, 2005 9:52 p.m. PST
Location: San Francisco

Comments:
Apparently you fud court guys do not no anything about food. You went to all the Everett and Jones' and did reviews on the worst ones. Stick to fag casseroles and loser salads. You are not worthy to review a real restaurant. You probably think chinese food in china is better than the chinese food in america. You live in San Francisco, the city with the most bad expensive (and cheap) restaurants per capita in the country. The food is not even worth reviewing. You should stick to reviewing waiters ( he came everytime our water was half empty to fill it up 4 hotdogs). This is my last time coming to this site. You guys suck.


Name: psb
Email: psbanerjee@gmail.com
Date: Sep 26, 2004 03:23 PDT
Location: SF

Comments:
In re: Helmand, I concur with Professor Helen's Amicus brief of Oct 15, 2003; I also strongly endorse Salang Pass in "Little Kabul". The theological commentary at: http://www.zabihah.com/_details.php?rest_id=24 may be of note to those with an interest in religious law. In the matter of Chow/ParkChow, I also recommend the (large) Short Rib Order. While pricey for Chow, it is a heaping mound of falling-off-the-bone, melt-in-your-mouth goodness. So good, it's hard to justify breaking with precedent to explore the penumbral parts of the menu ... although based on the opinion of this court, I'm condering granting certiorari to the Cobb Salad. ok tnx. --psb, sua sponte.


Name: Judge Turner
Email: thebench@fudcourt.com
Date: Sep 23, 2004 5:42 p.m. PDT
Location: The Bench

Comments:
Hey, shut up, Dan Tana. How's your lame-ass, faux-hip, restaurant review site doing??!! Oh, that's right. You don't HAVE ONE. So clam up and go pound sand. With respect, Judge Turner


Name: Dan Tana
Email: dan_tana99@hotmail.com
Date: Sep 9, 2004 8:04 p.m. PDT
Location: mission

Comments:
you guys suck! no phone numbers for the restaurants you review, and not to mention the ridiculous way you spell the word food (fud)--- the level of disgust i have for you is equaled only by the amount of hipness you mistakenly believe you possess !!!!!


Name: Suzanne Courteau
Email: suzanne@cour.to
Date: Sep 1, 2004 4:42 p.m. PDT
Location: Well, Oaxaca now...

Comments:
...but before it was the Bay Area! So the thing about E&J barbeque is, for good sides you have to go to the one near Jack London Square; the others just don't serve up sides as good. I don't know why. Anecdotally, we were in the University & San Pablo E&J once when the roof caught fire. That was fun, but we didn't get any bbq for dinner that night. And at Brother-in-Law BBQ, you have to ask for vinegar for your greens, though admittedly they still could be a lot better.


Name: Doug
Email: Tiffman234@yahoo.com
Date: Aug 29, 2004 4:21 p.m. PDT
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Comments:
Dear Judge Vardigan: Just finished reading your opinion piece from 2000 in the New York District (Vardigan vs. the Steets of New York.) Most amused to read your complaint about the coffee in New York and the SOP there of putting milk in for your automatically. Probably worth knowing for yourself--and for others who visit New York--that when the guy behind the deli counter takes your coffee order and asks if you want it "regular"--that means with milk in it and sugar either in it or several packets with it. "Regular" in the Big Apple doesn't mean "black." It means the way most people want it regularly. One of the quirks of an intensely populated, almost always crowded and rushed city where everybody is in a hurry--"regular" in the world of coffee becomes shorthand for "I'd like it with sugar and milk." Call it efficiency or weird. But not presumptious. It's the langauge.


Name: Dan
Email: d.falks@insightbb.com
Date: May 30, 2004 06:06 PDT
Location: Indianapolis, In

Comments:
I was reading Andys comments on Buca di Beppo and I couldnt dissagree with him more. As a matter of fact I tend to question his culinary expertise. I eat at Buca often and I find that the food is made from the freshest ingredients and high quality of food. I have a friend that use to work there and from what he tells me and what I have seen they do use high quality meats and cheeses. As far as what produce they use well maybe Andy needs to talk to the local growers about how they grow their product. See, Andy is like the majority of America...cant tell the difference between quality fresh food (Buca) and frozen dinners (Olive Garden). Andy also talked about the atmosphere not being all that great. Well I happen to think this is one of the more enjoyable things about my visit to Buca. I think Andy may not like it because when he dines at Buca he becomes a drunken fool and its not fun when everyone is pointing and laughing at you!! Maybe if Andy would sober up (attend AA or something)when he was there and learn alittle about food from people who know how to do it right he might enjoy his experience a lot more. Just the opinions of one man who may know more than "ANDY"!!


Name: Rusty
Email: rusty@hodge.com
Date: Apr 14, 2004 8:38 p.m. PDT
Location: San Fran

Comments:
One thing about Joe's Cable Car - I always feel really good (digestively speaking) after I eat there. I think it's because they have really good beef. Lots of times after I have a burger, I feel like my stomach is working extra hard to digest it. But yes, Joe's is expensive. But if you live in the Mission, it's really not that far away... AND they have parking.


Name: leon
Email: leoncha_dds@yahoo.com
Date: Mar 8, 2004 7:39 p.m. PST
Location: east bay

Comments:
"All nature seems at work ... The bees are stirring--birds are on the wing ... and I the while, the sole unbusy thing, not honey make, nor pair, nor build, nor sing." Making honey, pairing ... by samuel coleridge, poet


Name: Melissa Rousculp
Email: ne_mrouscu@k12server.mveca.org
Date: Mar 8, 2004 10:32 PST
Location: springfield, ohio

Comments:
Where did the term Birds and Bees originate?


Name: leon
Email: leoncha_dds@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 24, 2004 07:46 PST
Location: east bay

Comments:
got the damn stomach flu...will be out of commission for a while


Name: Crooked Lee
Email: threeels@yahoo.com
Date: Jan 25, 2004 6:46 p.m. PST
Location: San Francisco, CA

Comments:
Mad Cow. How is this affecting your dining places of choice?


Name: Ron
Email: howudoinsf@hotmail.com
Date: Dec 26, 2003 10:39 PST
Location: EssEff

Comments:
Joe's Cable Car is not bad but if you gotta pay that much and drive that far, not worth the trouble. Would recommend Mo's or a place in Sausalito called Hamburger for a really good burger. As for other cheap eats, my favorites include Shalimar, Gourmet Carousel, Saigon Sandwiches and Arinell Pizza!


Name: leon
Email: leoncha_dds@yahoo.com
Date: Dec 24, 2003 5:05 p.m. PST
Location: sf

Comments:
but it was the best burger you've ever had, right?


Name: r fischer
Email: rwfischer6@yahoo.com
Date: Dec 20, 2003 1:00 p.m. PST
Location: san francisco ca

Comments:
joe's cable car burger is in S.F. where prices are stratospheric. Eat Well,Live well, Spend well....at Joe's


Name: robert fischer
Email: rwfischer6@yahoo.com
Date: Dec 20, 2003 12:57 p.m. PST
Location: Winters, Ca

Comments:
joe's cable car first time visitors will suffer sticker shock. Last time I was there (Dec. 19, 2003) I paid $9.50 for a chiliburger, $1.50 for coffee, 60cents for cheese on the chiliburgerlus $4.00 for three scoops if ice cream, total bill $16.93.


Name: Judge V
Email: thebench@fudcourt.com
Date: Dec 4, 2003 08:33 PST
Location: SF

Comments:
Glad you enjoyed 2nd Ave. I agree on Katz's. Just look at that pastrami! http://www.fudcourt.com/newyork_2.html I've got the stomach flu and can't keep a bite of anything down, but I'd still try to eat one of these if it arrived on my doorstep.


Name: leon
Email: leoncha_dds@yahoo.com
Date: Dec 3, 2003 3:38 p.m. PST
Location: lower east side, nyc

Comments:
just got back from the big apple and acutally had the pastrami from 2nd ave. deli. it was pretty good pastrami; nothing like anything found here in the west coast. i have to say it was about the same as carnegie's. however, the undisputed champion of pastrami and corned beef is still katz's deli also found in the lower east side.


Name: Hot Lips Hoagie
Email: dave___s@attbi.takemeout.com
Date: Nov 15, 2003 01:50 PST
Location: Mission and 29th

Comments:
Try Playa Azul in the Mission for some excellent Mexican seafood. The octopus ceviche is great, as are the seafood cocktails. Prices are much more reasonable than some crap-ass tapas place and you get a boatload of food. The mariachi band occasionally tear themselves away from the bar to play.




Name: Andrew Freeman
Email: afreemansf@yahoo.com
Date: Oct 22, 2003 10:36 p.m. PDT
Location: Sutter Hyde

Comments:
Gentleman, I applaud your website. Exactly what a low brow musician like myself needs! I couldn't help but notice the lack of Tu Lan, though...what's up with that? Not to mention the incredibly cheap and delicious vietnamese sandwiches at Saigon Sandwich (560 Larkin)...gotta love a roasted pork sandwich on an excellent french roll for only $2. Yep, not even a penny more for tax, just 2 bucks. I'd also be remiss if I didn't mention the awesome Ethiopian food at Axum East, on Polk between Sutter and Bush. I host an Open Mike there on Tuesday Night just so I can scarf up a free plate of the most intense beef I've had in years, plus a great variety of veggies. Great spicy food, dirt cheap. That's all for now, just wanted mostly to say good job, great site, keep up the good work. Oh, one last thing...if you ever find yourselves back in New Orleans, have lunch (not open for dinner) at the best seafood restaurant in the world, Uglesich's. Oh man...


Name: helen
Email: ifrancis@quiet-time.com
Date: Oct 15, 2003 12:08 p.m. PDT
Location: oakland

Comments:
nice site! afghani food: you gotta try salang pass. dang, that is good. and where are the bakeries? quiche and banana pudding at la tartine at 18th and guerrero. the almond croisssant and walnut baguette at boulangerie at fillmore and pine. the rice porridge and savoury donuts wrapped in rice noodle at hung ling in china town. though the steelhead trout porridge is better up the street at that green restaurant....


Name: ilower
Email: haha@mynet.com
Date: Sep 8, 2003 04:02 PDT
Location: sensan

Comments:
ali mehmnet aga senın yanına gel mek ıstıyor


Name: dan
Email: rizbik@yahoo.com
Date: Aug 2, 2003 10:46 PDT
Location: de

Comments:
Just read a few of the reviews about buster's and a handful of other cheesteak spots that claim to be "better than philly". The descriptions of the "cheesteaks" sold there almost made me laugh. Take a trip to south philly and eat at any of the countless cheesteak spots, and then you will understand what a cheesteak really is.


Name: Judge Turner
Email: thebench@fudcourt.com
Date: Jun 26, 2003 08:29 PDT
Location: The Bench

Comments:
We're sorry. We're SORRY!!! Been suffering from a bout of indigestion, but we'll be back at it.


Name: Tom Gettman
Email: tget@jps.net
Date: Jun 23, 2003 5:07 p.m. PDT
Location: SF

Comments:
Are you guys on a fucking diet? Get out there and EAT. Regards-Tom-


Name: hot lips hoagie
Email: dave___s@removethisfakepart.attbi.com
Date: Jun 1, 2003 01:53 PDT
Location: Hayward

Comments:
Try Curry Corner in Hayward if in the East Bay. A hole in the wall with excellent Fijian food ( $10 a head ). Mostly a takeout and catering joint but great for a lunch stop. The kitchen : seating ratio is about 3 : 1, so don't expect mood music. Prices are reasonable ( $10 a head for roti, rice, vegetables, and meat dish). Run by a friendly woman who is the mom from Fiji you never had growing up.


Name: leon
Email: leoncha_dds@yahoo.com
Date: Apr 27, 2003 11:01 p.m. PDT
Location: fremont

Comments:
went to joe's cable car last thursday and was thoroughly impressed. hands down, the best burger i've ever tasted. at this rate, i'm gonna get my free t-shirt in no time. as for the shakes, not bad, but i prefer the shakes from peninsula fountain and grill in palo alto.


Name: Judge Turner
Email: thebench@fudcourt.com
Date: Apr 25, 2003 11:05 p.m. PDT
Location: The Bench

Comments:
Aw crap...


Name: dB
Email: ds_bell@pacbell.net
Date: Apr 25, 2003 4:28 p.m. PDT
Location: Inner Richmond

Comments:
Gravy's is closed?? I've not yet driven by to verify it for myself, but according to Dan Leone's column, Gravy's is no more. What happened? Is it my fault for going down to LA to work for the past two months? hanging my head in shame...


Name: leon
Email: leoncha_dds@yahoo.com
Date: Apr 24, 2003 01:50 PDT
Location: fremont, ca

Comments:
new to this site, but just want to put my two cents in. if you guys like breakfast food, try HOMEPLATE on lombard and pierce. their scones are awesome.


Name: Paul
Email: pkst@pacbell.net
Date: Mar 30, 2003 01:41 PST
Location: Oakland

Comments:
We waited for over 90 minutes to be served at Everertt and Jones in Oakland tonight!!!! Only after I threated to leave in two minutes unless we were served. I have a three year old and a five year old and they were falling asleep...hungry and patiently waiting. It was close to 10pm when served. I demanded all the drinks be removed from the bill (included two glasses of wine) and I think I was generous. My two older teenagers wanted ribs bad and hence with waited so long. The couple next to us waited for over an hour before leaving. Another table I overheard was complaining after waiting for 30 mins. We saw many plates of food go to the banquet in the back room while everyone in the main restaurant were waiting for over an hour after placing their order. Avoid this restaruant if you value your time or are hungry.


Name: Gretchen
Email: noneofyourbusiness@aol.com
Date: Mar 27, 2003 7:52 p.m. PST
Location: SF

Comments:
I am trying to get my sick friend John W to phone in an order for hot, DEEEElicious soup from Melisa's Chinese Cuisine on Balboa. Knowing how hard it is to motivate a sick man, I thought an inspiring review from the Court would help...but YIKES you haven't reviewed Melisa's. I guess sick John will just go hungry. Well judges, go to Melisa's already would ya!?!


Name: Judge Turner
Email: thebench@fudcourt.com
Date: Mar 18, 2003 10:49 p.m. PST
Location: The Bench

Comments:
Well, sir, you amaze me. -- Judge Turner


Name: Evan
Email: emeagher@sbcglobal.net
Date: Mar 16, 2003 09:33 PST
Location: Lower Haight

Comments:
1) I ate 70, and will take all comers in defending my claim. I have been witnessed posting scores of 55, 60, 61 and 65 as well. 2) Saying Memphis Minnie's has the best barbecue is like saying TGI Friday's has the best hamburgers.


Name: Judge Turner
Email: thebench@fudcourt.com
Date: Mar 15, 2003 12:17 p.m. PST
Location: The Bench

Comments:
Looky here, Evan. Memphis Minnie's got the dogs because Memphis Minnie's got the smoke, you dig? Bro in Law's ain't got the smoke. You like baked meat with sauce, that's your business. As for wings, yeah, we're talking about SF here, not whatever college town in the Midwest. Please, direct us to the superior wing joint. Until then we have to award top dogs to OBW. And you didn't eat 70, either, you liar! -- Judge Turner


Name: Evan
Email: emeagher@sbcglobal.net
Date: Mar 13, 2003 11:41 PST
Location: Lower Haight

Comments:
Memphis Minnie's 13 dogs Brother In Law's BBQ- 8 dogs Herein much credibility is lost. By the way, Original Buffalo Wings may be the best wings in San Francisco, but it ain't a 14/15. If you're going to go, it's got to be Tuesday- all you can eat night, allowing you to overcome mediocre quality with quantity. I threw down 70 once, and it's only about $9. Otherwise you're paying $8 for a tiny dozen and getting ripped off.

Name: Gregory Turner
Email: hyla.turnata@verizon.net
Date: Feb 27, 2003 8:49 p.m. PST
Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Comments:
I strongly recommend the impeachment of Judge Turner post haste and further move to quash any of his said decsions here to fore.


Name: Crooked Lee
Email: threeels@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 26, 2003 11:31 p.m. PST
Location: SF

Comments:
Warp speed through the worm hole, Judge Louise presides with cosmic bowl. Load up on those fried greens, And turn a phaser on the frozen beans. We no need suckle the Borg Queen's teat, Jamaican food is all you can eat.


Name: lacheeze
Email: lasqueeze77@hotmail.com
Date: Jan 29, 2003 11:38 PST
Location: in front of the refrigerator

Comments:
Grilled cheese! Oh! You are speaking my language, Ask Andy. My favorite combo is currently sharp cheddar and Major Grey's Mango Chutney. Sometimes you have to mash up the lumps of mango a bit, to get a more manageable consistency. And you can't use too much chutney, or things get slippery and out of control. Another thing I've heard of, but have not tried, is putting a little mayo on the outside of the bread before grilling. Apparently this yields a superb crispy texture. Not that butter does such a bad job. Maybe a side by side taste test is called for?


Name: Burke Edwards
Email: burke-edwards@sbcglobal.net
Date: Jan 28, 2003 1:34 p.m. PST
Location: San Francisco

Comments:
You guys looking for Bar-B-Q in the Bay Area need to go to Leon's on Fillmore, or the original, funkier Leon's way out there across the street from the Zoo (if it's still open).


Name:
Rob
Email: rob@robindira.com
Date: Jan 22, 2003 4:33 p.m. PST
Location: San Francisco

Comments:
Hi Guys--Thanks for your excellent review of the Matterhorn Restaurant. I read it right before I met a group of people there for dinner last night. Everyone at my table thought I was really smart because I knew all about the history of fondue, the types of cheeses classically used---and that Kirsch was the best thing to drink after the meal. One thing worth mentioning is that the artfully assembled pile of raw meat they serve you to cook in your broth / oil looks exactly like the real Matterhorn--but in miniature. We noticed this when we held it up to the painting of the Matterhorn on the wall. I can't say it is worth the trip just to see that, but it was pretty cool.


Name:
Derek Lamar
Email: artdept@gte.net
Date: Jan 1, 2003 3:27 p.m. PST
Location: Bakersfield

Comments:
 

Well, I read the reviews on Sam Wo.... and I think SF ain't the place to go. Hey for $5 a piece you can eat at a clean delicious up-scale, I'm talking food like in a fine dining Chinese Restuarant, at a place called China Bistro. You can eat inside or outdoors and people watch or zone out zeroing in on the great fountain.... really good food... mmmmmm orange chicken to die for, great BBQ pork, fine sweet and sour pork, everything great... sorry NO LIQUOR! But I met Rick Turner a few times and had to say hi.... going through my bookmarks.... but I have to add... in 1967... when I was just 17.... I had to learn to use chopsticks in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles with a group of friends... including Neal Cassidy.... about a week or two before he died in Mexico.... Neal was the one "on the road" that Jack wrote about.... I took care of him before he left for Mexico.... I took care of a couple of kids and the house.... kept Bukowski supplied with beer and I remem
ber making a Mexican dinner one night while Neal was there. Just a little trivia. I like the nightmare ambience at Sam Wo's though... but only if it turned out the food was good.... I mean Jack Nicholson did say "Don't go to Chinatown." Yeah I know, that was the L.A. but hey, you Frisco hippies don't have anything on L.A. Well, you do have Michael Savage. Never mind!


Name: B. Flauta
Email: flauta@skinflute.com
Date: Dec 16, 2002 3:11 p.m. PST
Location: Behind You

Comments:
Someone left the cake out in the rain.



Name: Rich
Email: rhow@yahoo.com
Date: Nov 25, 2002 12:48 p.m. PST
Location: San Francisco

Comments:
Shalimar has opened on Polk between Pine and California.


Name: Crooked Lee
Email: threeels@yahoo.com
Date: Oct 30, 2002 4:44 p.m. PST
Location: San Francisco

Comments:
Oh queen of cephalopods Devourer of seafood roulade Judge Louise to thee I nod Continue thine dining jihad! Let there be no forgiving Of beans that lack in zing Or pork drippings that fail to take wing O'er my salivating taste bud openings. She suffers no fool As she oozes with drool Judge Louise still overrule: "That ain't chicken -- it's mule!"


Name: rousseau
Email: ROUSSEAU@aol.com
Date: Oct 27, 2002 11:03 PST
Location: Sarasota, FL MEMPHIS TN

Comments:
EQUESTRIA Restaurant", a dead horse?Germantown (Memphis, TN)" After writing the below review on their own website, Equestria's "Chef Valerie Morris", tracked the writer down and contacted the writer and proclaimed essentially that the writer should curtail free speech and just become more "Memphis-like" (you know, leave your experience at the city limits)..She also called the review "vindictive" , "nasty", and hurtful. YOU, THE BUYING PUBLIC BEWARE...What's next? an attack with a meat cleaver? ****the review as it appeared on equestriacuisine.com Upon moving from Sarasota, everyone suggested that I "must" try "Equestria"...well.. I have. While I am reticent to judge the quality of any restaurant on three visits, I find the "experience" a bit lacking and frankly, a bit over-rated based on my experience. One good thing is the decor...it's very well done. The steak was advertised as "prime grade", but I found it lacking in tenderness, and it was "chewy". The "crab cakeS" actually were a singular, crab cake which was a bit dry. The salads lacked the crispness associated with such a nice presentation. The bread was served cold (I can't imagine that this was by design but perhaps so). The service seemed tentative, immature and more indicative of perhaps a "chain type theme restaurant" as opposed to a "fine dining" experience. The male "manager" on duty handled a complaint extremely poorly...in fact he seems far too confrontational for such an alleged fine dining, highly touted Memphis restaurant. The female bartender on duty seemed out of her element and perhaps more suited to a casual, say "Chili's" clientele. In summary, I hope to have a better experience in the future. The quality does not seem to support a rather nice ambiance. I'm still trying to locate a well above average restaurant in "Germantown"(area) that reflects its alleged, affluent, and informed taste. So far, I have only had well above average (in fact two great meals) at an east side resturant named "Jarretts".

Name: Slim
Email: slim@slimnet.net
Date: Oct 17, 2002 3:03 p.m. PDT
Location: SF

Comments:
I think it's time to try Pakwan again. Try their Offarell location. It's mighty tasteyriffic!


Name: cheesmonger Rebecca
Email: rebeccajaneking@excite.com
Date: Oct 16, 2002 12:29 p.m. PDT
Location: Lower Haight

Comments:
As a resident of Lower Haight I feel I need to voice some support for Rosamunde Sausage Grill after reading the Fud Court review. As the judges noted it is not the type of place to sit down over a meal for a couple of hours. (Although once when I was in there some confused tourist called and tried to make reservations.) However, it is the CHEAPEST place I've found walking distance from my house to grab a quick filling dinner when I don't feel like cooking (most nights). And it is across the street from the laundromat and next to a decent bar. Yeah, I could go to Safeway, buy a pack of sausages, a bag of chips and a 6-pack of root beer and save a little cash, but not very much. Besides Rosamunde's is the same distance from my house and I don't have to do dishes when I'm done eating. For lunch or no-nonsense dinner I think it is hard to beat and deserves a couple more dogs.


Name: Magistrate Loupe
Email: magistrate@neworleans.com
Date: Sep 29, 2002 07:13 PDT
Location: New Orleans

Comments:

Had a forgetable meal at Charley G's this past weekend. Tastless baked oysters. Crabmeat cooked into dirty rice (Huh?) Roast duck for my entree that looked and tasted suspiciously like chicken (All white breast?) Not cheap, either. $40 a person after the food, three scotch and waters and a glass of house white. Nice atmosphere, but not worth it. Too many good places in New Orleans to shell out this kind of dough for a bad meal.



Name: Hot Lips Hoagie
Email: dave___s@takethispartoutattbi.com
Date: Sep 14, 2002 5:27 p.m. PDT
Location: Menlo Park

Comments:
Try the Wild Hare if in Menlo Park. Fru-fru food but great eats. Every dish we were served was interesting, flavorful, and novel in some way. Expect to spend ~$35 bucks a head for supper though. Boar Satay appetizers were great, as is the Ostrich main course. They seem to specialize in novelty game meat dishes. A loyal reader-eater awaiting the next review, Dave S.


Name: armadillojoe
Email: Armadillojoe@yahoo.com
Date: Sep 13, 2002 08:57 PDT
Location: Columbus and Broadway

Comments:
Love the columbus pizza pour out on the curb. A few more pizza facts;although name changes it is still under the same owner Sam (he use to own Serrento's pizza at Mission and 3rd). Secondly our biggest buisness came from the exotic dancer crown which we dubed the "big salad rush" at 2:30 am. That crowd tips well with it's crumbled dollar bills.



Name: Kathy K.
Email: lucy@universal-net.com
Date: Aug 8, 2002 12:45 p.m. PDT
Location: Monterey, CA

Comments:
We are still searching for the ultimate burger (in our opinion, of course). Finally went to Zuni - you judges are right, first thing our friend from Chicago said was "they have to do something about this crumbling focaccia bread". Otherwise, it was a good burger, but the Caesar salad - what's the big deal with their Caesar? I thought they were famous for it, but I've had far better (still searching for the ultimate one, however).


Name: Jeff
Email: chefjef@yahoo.com
Date: Jul 30, 2002 4:11 p.m. PDT
Location: Palm Springs Foster City, CA

Comments:
I am from Palm Springs visiting my brother in Foster City and decided to try Moishe's Pippic since the Judges alll gave it good marks. What a strange little hole in the wall to have such good deli sandwiches. I decided to be adventurous and get the chopped liver and hot pastrami on rye. What a delight. There's plenty of delis back in the Palm Springs area that serve bigger sandwiches, but it is now apparant to me why they do so - they think if they stuff you to the bursting point that you won't notice the sandwich is so boring. Moishe's pastrami is the best I've had in a long time (since I was last at Cantor's on Fairfax in Los Angeles). Thank you, Judges, for your wonderful reccomendation. Thanks, Jeff ps - How about some reviews of places in the San Mateo area? :)


Name: Wanda Kesler
Email: hotwanda@hotmail.com
Date: Jul 29, 2002 10:34 p.m. PDT
Location: Ann Arbor

Comments:
David? David Kesler? Is that you? Come home, son, all is forgiven. Leave San Francisco and Berserkly behind and come home to the taxidermy business.


Name: Jerry
Email: http: www.jerry@theworldwideinternet.com
Date: Jul 29, 2002 4:46 p.m. PDT
Location: America

Comments:
Hey everybody. I have never been to San Fhransico, but I have herd there is a Hard Rock Cafais there. I am wondering if it is a good Hart Rock and if I shud visit it. I have some Hard Rock Cafais tee shirts and I would like one from Sahn Frensiseo to. Plus, I would like some other reviews of San Frisnanca, like the place "Hollywood Planet" and the "Bubba Gump Shrimp Factory" and real landmark resuarants that people shuld eat at. Please list them in order of importnace.


Name: Crooked Lee
Email: threeels@yahoo.com
Date: Jun 3, 2002 3:07 p.m. PDT
Location: San Francisco

Comments:
But certainly next year the NBA belongs to the Kings.


Name: Crooked Lee
Email: threeels@yahoo.com
Date: Jun 3, 2002 2:44 p.m. PDT
Location: San Francisco

Comments:
Pile-o-Pancakes in Sack-a-Mento? What next: An NBA title? Nah! Judge Louise may I approach the bench? I am both felon and tired old wench. But slap my jacks and butter my toast, And I'll be your personal nanny goat.


Name: Jeffrey Baker
Email: jwbaker@acm.org
Date: May 25, 2002 4:43 p.m. PDT
Location: Pacific Heights

Comments:
Corner of Polk and Sutter houses a Vietnamese restaurant Le Jardin, on the second floor above the pawn shop, Goodwill, and some bar. Entrance at the stairs on Polk. The menu has some standard Vietnamese home cooking and some items you don't find in San Francisco's other neighborhood Vietnamese places. Imperial rolls are terrific of course, better than most. Asparagus and crab meat soup is very good, as is the hot-and-sour soup. The standard shaken beef is perfect with lemon pepper suace and grilled onions. The five spice chicken is really barbecued, satisfying, and not greasy. Also try the honey walnut prawns, which are very not-chinese. Prices are medium. My wife and I spend up to about $40 for four courses. The service is fine, except the staff tend to disappear right when you want the check, which is inexcusable in a place with nearly zero diners. I think the Fud Court should definitely head there. Every time I go in there I am alone. They obviously need the business.


Name: Judge Turner
Email: thebench@fudcourt.com
Date: Mar 20, 2002 8:38 p.m. PST
Location: The Bench

Comments:
Huh, we should review that some time.


Name: john
Email: parvoboysf@aol.com
Date: Mar 18, 2002 5:41 p.m. PST
Location: S.F

Comments:
I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THAT PLACE EAST COAST WEST, I HAD THE BEST RUBEN I'V EVER TASTED. PEOPLE, GO CHECK OUT THE RUBEN AND THE RACHEL. REALLY GREAT FOOD.


Name: Thomas from TN
Email: tennthomas@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 9, 2002 8:00 p.m. PST
Location: Memphis

Comments:
Judges and jury, Again, just wanted to give a big shout of approval (as if it matters) to you and your website. I can't believe that y'all e-mailed me back so quickly regarding my opinion on Memphis Minnie's. You honestly have a tremendous website that I will continue to visit on a daily basis. It quenches my need for San Francisco food. As much as I love Southern food, every once in awhile you need something other than the requisite BBQ, greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread, etc. I miss that big-headed Dachsund out near the S.F. Zoo already! Is he still around or did they knock him down?


Name: Otto
Email: schweigenthaler@hotmail.com
Date: Feb 1, 2002 3:27 p.m. PST
Location: San Francisco

Comments:
I can't find what I posted a few days ago. Andy keeps saying that there is not good deli in San Francisco. We have now been twice to East Coast West on Polk and love it. I can't judge if it is real New York style, but the food is good, cheap and plentiful. Since we can get there walking, we don't have to worry about where to put a car. Ask Andy ought to try the liver there. My favorite is the stuffed cabbage rolls with latkes.


Name: David Kesler
Email: davidk@babycenter.com
Date: Jan 25, 2002 10:33 PST
Location: BabyCenter.com

Comments:
Hi Judges, Congratulations on your award. You deserve it -- this site has turned into something pretty fantastic.


Name: Weeze
Email: lasqueeze77@hotmail.com
Date: Jan 14, 2002 09:02 PST
Location: House of Bored Unemployment

Comments:
Judge V, it is I who should apologize: for being overly critical and accusing you unfairly. I knew you would never knowingly quote the man - it's just that I fear his influence is creeping into our collective psyches, and that means my psyche, and I don't want him in there! But my psyche is already a lost cause, to be honest, since I am unemployed and watch the Food channel all the time. Please, never ever JOKE about hanging up your fork and bib!


Name: Judge Vardigan
Email: thebench@fudcourt.com
Date: Jan 10, 2002 12:27 p.m. PST
Location: City of Shame

Comments:
Weeze, I apologize. I've never watched that man's show, and I was not even aware he has a last name, but if I'm using his pet phrases in my reviews I may as well hang up my fork and bib. JV


Name: Weeze
Email: lasqueeze77@hotmail.com
Date: Jan 10, 2002 08:46 PST
Location: The Tomato

Comments:
I have to ask, to beg, really: judges, please refrain from using phrases made famous by Emeril Lagasse (see Hotel Utah, Judge Vardigan, "...kicks it up another notch") I don't feel I need to offer any justification for this request.


Name: Girderhead
Email: david@citygraphics.com
Date: Nov 29, 2001 10:53 PST
Location: Haight

Comments:
Your Honors: Based on your unanimous 15 corndog recommendation and because you turned me on to Cajun Pacific (YUM!), I schlepped all the way out to Joe's Cable Car for the burger - MAJOR disappointment! It wasn't a bad burger, but certainly no better than the burgers available right here on lower Haight at Burger Joint for HALF the price of Joe's. In fact, the meat is equal, but the buns are better at Burger Joint; thus a better burger. But my main "beef" was the price - Holy Cow, Joe's is a RIP OFF! In fact, while I was there the table of 5 next to me got in an argument with the waitress about the bill (they hadn't noticed that by the time you tack on all the "extras" like cheese, larger patties, fries, soda, you're talking about a $16.00 per person meal). Maybe you got the ratings mixed up with Rosamunde; I'd give them the 15 dogs, and Joe's the measly 8. Great web site, guys! (Other than these 2 glaring missteps.)


Name: Shirley Stafford
Email: spike@tstarpc.com
Date: Nov 26, 2001 09:17 PST
Location: Midland, TX

Comments:
Need a mojito recipe that will make my guests' socks go up and down. help!


Name: tasty claire
Email: clairer@itsa.ucsf.edu
Date: Nov 7, 2001 8:59 p.m. PST
Location: brisbane, ca

Comments:
I can't speak to Joe's, but you would be surprised at how good the airport Lyons' cheeseburger is. Plus plenty of fries. Plus the waitresses call you "honey" and make you think you're in the 1950's. Forget about Zuni.


Name: Nic of the yurts
Email: nmandel@mcn.org
Date: Oct 9, 2001 9:18 p.m. PDT
Location: Philo

Comments:
I think a salsa taste-off would be interesting. My vote for SF salsa sources is La Posada (upper Fillmore). The green salsa that is served with chips (free) is addictive. The margaritas are the best in town, by my taste. I dare you to drink 3!


Name: Another friend of Louise
Email: nmandel@mcn.org
Date: Oct 9, 2001 8:39 p.m. PDT
Location: SF

Comments:
Re:Suriya By filling up on the money bag appetizers, you missed a very special treat. Suriya's mango sticky rice dessert is delectable and its presentation is worthy of Good Vibrations, its Valencia St. neighbor.


Name: johnnie
Email: dantenet@earthlink.net
Date: Sep 26, 2001 2:26 p.m. PDT
Location: sf

Comments:
Regarding this Lucky Penny business...Jenne and I used to have breakfast there on Friday's. Not too bad, either. Although I would stay away from their cough-ee! We found a better coffee shop deal. Now we eat at hamburger heaven over on ninth (or eighth) and Clement. They have a breakfast special for $2.50 which includes two eggs, two pancakes, choice of sausage/bacon. Add a side of hashbrowns for another buck and your stuffed. Breakfast special only works Mon. thru Fri. though. Their coffee is not as bad as the Lucky Penny's but I would BYOC anyway!


Name: Alex S.
Email:
Date: Sep 24, 2001 8:42 p.m. PDT
Location: SF

Comments:
If you're going to be doing barbecue reviews next, I have two suggestions for you that are a little out of the way (Visitacion Valley / Portola) but worth the trip. The first is Johnson's Barbecue, on San Bruno Ave. (near the Paul Ave. exit off 101). As the window signs say, "You can eat my meat with no teeth" and "You can't beat my meat". I found the "thermal nuclear sauce" a bit excessive, but the mild and regular-hot sauces were very nice. The other one is Cliff's Bar-B-Q, on Bayshore (just off the Bayshore exit off 101, towards the Cow Palace). It's hard for me to say which of these is better, as I haven't done a head to head test on the same day. I'll tell you that both of them beat the pants off Brother- In-Laws and what my Alabama friend calls "that sorry-ass Memphis Minnie's" (though I wouldn't be so harsh on it). A rib & brisket combo from either is sublime.


Name: Alex
Email: unclassical@hotmail.com
Date: Sep 2, 2001 7:41 p.m. PDT
Location: the Bay

Comments:
The best milkshakes are at The Peninsula Creamery in Palo Alto. sorry about the long drive, but damn, are they worth it. The rest of the food is good too. It's noisy in there though.


Name: Alex
Email: unclassical@hotmail.com
Date: Sep 2, 2001 7:36 p.m. PDT
Location: the Bay

Comments:
You should review some desserts/dessert orriented resturants. A starting point: Crepes-A-Go-Go.


Name: Judge Turner
Email: thebench@fudcourt.com
Date: Sep 1, 2001 12:34 p.m. PDT
Location: The Bench

Comments:
Hey now, they've got a nice breakfast there at the Penny. A fine ham steak, which is charbroiled. I believe a breakfast special called The Lumberjack or something, that is quite respectable. Let's not go running down The Lucky Penny.


Name: louise
Email: lasqueeze77@hotmail.com
Date: Aug 11, 2001 10:06 p.m. PDT
Location: Sacramento, yes, that's right Sacramento.

Comments:
my god! I just read that armadillojoe has actually eaten at the Lucky Penny! Apparently he has lived to tell about it. I guess he didn't order the ratty melt, err, I mean PATTY melt.


Name: juanma doniega
Email: juanmama@zipotropa.com
Date: Apr 19, 2001 2:04 p.m. PDT
Location: Alicante, Espana

Comments:
Why you do not go to the BBQ de Pete? Many of my people have visited and have been surprised there by their succulent meats. There is nobody in our country or your country that a chicken is hot pleased and roasted finer of the BBQ. Vaya!! Eat their meat, and bring you a temporary judge of the host!!


Name: Dan
Email: dwhitehead@goldcoastpistachios.com
Date: Apr 17, 2001 12:21 p.m. PDT
Location: Fresno

Comments:
Dear Fud Court Forum, Just a firstimer to you site. I agree 2nd Ave has great pastrami. I was in NY recently and did the pastrami grand slam. You know 2nd,Katz',Carnegie& Stage. All the way it should be! I do think there is a sleeper on the west coast, Billy's in Glendale, CA. If you can't get to NY get to Billy's They know how to do it right. All the best, Dan


Name: johnny frisco
Email: john@netinsights.com
Date: Apr 10, 2001 4:11 p.m. PDT
Location: Flying Grit Town (known as SOMA when it isn't windy)

Comments:
I don't think you fellows misordered at New Yorker's Buffalo Wings. On an occasion when my roommates and I were Jonesing for hot wings, we hauled ourselves up there and got around 75 of the hottest variety. And there wasn't a trace of heat or tanginess in the whole mess. The sauce is so innocuous that one could probably use it for eye drops on a dusty day. Not just lacking heat, but flavor in general. I'm glad you fellows take a bullet of bad grub now and then to expose mediocre cheap eats as well as celebrating the good stuff.


Name: jsd
Email: nospam@cluttered.com
Date: Mar 23, 2001 4:51 p.m. PST
Location: mission dolores

Comments:
i tried rosamunde's today and i think the judges' review is a tad harsh. $3.50 for a decent size sausage on a really good bun is not too terrible. yeah you can get it cheaper if you cook it yourself but i don't have a big open flame grill in my house, and that makes a big difference. i'll definitely be a repeat customer there.


Name: adr
Email: jbfink@daffodil.solid.org
Date: Mar 20, 2001 2:14 p.m. PST
Location: Sunset district, SF

Comments:
Just came off a junket to Moishe's Pippic and once again the Judge's were spot on. Had a Soldier Field and left the place with a full belly and a Mona Lisa smile on my lips which is still there an hour after eating. Great stuff, highly recommended. adr


Name: Julie
Email: jlw@yahoo.com
Date: Mar 14, 2001 4:20 p.m. PST
Comments:
Whatever you do, do not eat at Chacho's on Almaden Ave....They are very rude and the service was horrible...When we complained to the owner, he did nothing but just asked us to pay the bill. I left there insulted and angry.


Name: Douglas Kiebler
Email: dkiebler@nethome.com
Date: Mar 8, 2001 10:30 PST
Location: SF, CA

Comments:
Ainsi, je vois que vous des fellas tes peu des plus affleurement dans votre vieil ge... et stuk vers le haut aussi. Le BBQ de Peter sur la mission est trop commun pour vous, garons en graisse? Effray que l'ol ' D Kiebler pourrait raser outre d'une partie de cette graisse et l'employer pour alimenter la masse?!? Bien, dont ' vous souci. Nous utilisons seulement le plus fin, la plupart des morceaux sucullent de la viande de la vache bonifide ce ct de Houston, TX. Mission la 20me? MISSION ET 20me. Apportez un bavoir. Si vous ne rvlez pas bientt, je suis approche le banc bien.


Name: Randy antin
Email: bluestninja@yahoo.com
Date: Mar 8, 2001 09:38 PST
Location: San Francisco

Comments:
Thank you, Fud Court, thank you. I ate at the magnificent, though almost completely obscured, U-Lee last night, only because you guys reviewed it. If you hadn't led me in the direction of the largest potstickers I have ever seen---although I don't think they are actually as large as kidneys so my disappointment level was slightly on the uptake until I realized that maybe I think kidneys are just bigger than they actually are. Or maybe I just have super-sized kidneys. Anyway, it was delicious and cheap as hell. Umm, can I have a bib now please?


Name: Judge Vardigan
Email: thebench@fudcourt.com
Date: Mar 7, 2001 9:39 p.m. PST
Location: Behind the plate

Comments:
Kara posted: Hi - I am interested in getting a bib, but I was wondering, can you get a bib if you nominate a place that gets 3 or more roaches? Well, Dim-J, after days of deliberation, the Court rules...NO. You might get something, but it would probably resemble a disapproving look, and maybe some mumbled curse words -- but surely not a prized bib. However, something tells me Ask Andy and I will soon be dining with you at Bad Chinese, as you call it, and at that time I can tell you whether I find it three-roach worthy. We can only hope...and then run for the TUMS.


Name: Judge Turner
Email: thebench@fudcourt.com
Date: Mar 5, 2001 8:10 p.m. PST
Location: The Bench

Comments:
Milkshake? Heck...I don't think I've had a milkshake since I worked at Clown Alley. Anybody? Milkshake contender? Anyone at all?


Name: eric
Email: eric@oath.com
Date: Mar 5, 2001 4:03 p.m. PST
Location: san francisco

Comments:
hey folks... great site. I agree with you 100 percent about the excellence of joe's cable car. I would add one thing... from where I stand, I declare joe's to have the best milkshake in san francisco. I'd like to have you folks or any of your readers toss up any likely contenders. thx eric


Name: Mike
Email: Stifsntchr@aol.com
Date: Mar 2, 2001 3:46 p.m. PST
Location: Santa Barbara

Comments:
A fud song for the Fud Court I like food I like food, food tastes good! I like food, food tastes good! Juicy burgers, greasy fries Turkey legs and raw fish eyes Teenage girls, with ketchup too! Get out of my way, or I'll eat you I like food, food tastes good! I like food, food tastes good! I'm going to turn dining back into eating. (Descendants)


Name: kara
Email: kdimcheff@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 28, 2001 2:13 p.m. PST
Location: SF

Comments:
Hi- I am interested in getting a bib, but I was wondering, can you get a bib if you nominate a place that gets 3 or more roaches? Kara


Name: The Gut
Email: corntortilla@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 16, 2001 10:53 PST
Location: San Ho

Comments:
Judges- I feel you've been far too generous in awarding multiple corn dog ratings. Of all the restaurants you have visited, only 3 have ever recieved roaches. Come'on now - don't be affraid to speak the truth! It reminds me of that fun/wacky song "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Answer: The Judges - that's who!


Name: Judge Turner
Email: thebench@fudcourt.com
Date: Feb 14, 2001 09:01 PST
Location: The Bench

Comments:
Dang, Midwest Ted, you sure have some strong opinions about wings. And if it weren't for your obvious expert status the court might be insulted by the way you impugn our wing standards and appetites. But we defer to your experience to some degree. We do, however, hold that Original Buffalo Wings is the best wing house we've found in San Francisco. Perhaps that's not saying much. We have also experienced the anemic wings from there occasionally, or "beaks" as Judge Vardigan calls them. Perhaps you received an order with a large number of beaks. Our orders have generally been of a healthy nature. If you ever come across a buffalo wing place around the Bay Area that offers better fare, (especially this alleged "whole wing") please notify the Court immediately. We are always in search of bigger and better fd, and we appreciate your passionate feedback. Eat on.


Name: Midwest Ted
Email: ted@earthlink.net
Date: Feb 12, 2001 07:46 PST
Location: San Francisco

Comments:
I'm really surprised at your 14 corn dog recommendation of the Original Buffalo Wings. I ordered the buffalo dozen wings, and coming from the Midwest and having spent time in Boston, I expected 13 wings. I was frankly shocked that a "buffalo dozen" means 13 wing JOINTS, anemic ones at that, which add up to BARELY 6 wings. I can't believe that you suggested that 50 of these pitiful things could satisfy 3 hungry guys! I am 155 pounds and could easily go through 25 of these. Some of my big eater friends could easily inhale the whole 50. At $7.50 for those anemic 13 half/third wings this is pretty damn far from a bargain. I'm glad I ordered the chips as you suggested, because I would have been ravenous instead of merely not full at the end of my meal. Frankly, as wings go, these are nothing to write home about. I think even the wings at Lyon's could stack up with these. These can't even hold a candle to the Coolidge Corner Club House or Wings and Rings in Boston, MA. Either you guys were breaking a 3 day fast when you reviewed these things, or I question your wing standards. On the other hand, I really appreciate the web site, since there is so little attention being paid to good, down-home, rib-sticking, artery-clogging food in the area.


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