South Park Cafe, San Francisco

I must have walked past this place dozens of times while walking through South Park.  I decided to stop by.     If you go before noon, the line is short.   Clean, well-kept interior.   A friend got the Croque-Madame.  When I saw it I wished we shared.   Grilled salmon with mixed greens and … Continue reading South Park Cafe, San Francisco

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Chez Panisse, Berkeley

A culinary landmark.   I went upstairs for the more casual cafe.   Though known for focusing on quality ingredients, I thought the bread was rather standard.   I think this might have been my favorite part of the meal!  Local halibut tartare with cucumbers, radishes, green coriander and ginger.   I eventually tried to recreate … Continue reading Chez Panisse, Berkeley