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rworange | Mar 9, 200602:45 PM     16

Have you guys been voting? I guess I'm so shocked that the recs are actually good. Good enough that I might actually try some of the places on the lists not usually mentioned on Chowhound.

Here's a handful. Few of them are the top spot in the list. There are CH favorites and a few I threw in there because I never hear about them and wonder if they are good ... Pilsner Inn for beer?

- Memphis Minnie's BBQ
- Canteen, Tartine, Los Jarritos, Boulette's (breakfast)
- Cafe Rouge (burger ... I give up, it MAY be good)
- Bodega Bistro (cheap eats)
- Spices II (Chinese)
- Some interesting choices for coffee houses, many not mentioned on Chowhound. Given the good track record in other categories, I might check these out
- Sketch & Aziza (dessert - ok now I know Morton's voting)
- Interesting Family-freindly choices
- Ditto for first-date spots
- Aquerllo (Italian)
- A few late-nite spots not usually mentioned
- Lolita's Market & Taqueria Petaluma (Mexican)
- A few different outdoor dining places
- Piazzalo (Pizza ... Morton, you have some 'splaining to do ... stuffing the ballot box?)
- Tomasso's (pizza, again, ok. I give up. It's good)
- Chez Panisse (best restaurant ... heh!)
- SF Art Institute Cafe (best view ... been meaning to check this place out.)
- Interesting romatic selections
- Sea Salt (seafood)
- Birk's (steak house)
- Okoze (sushi)
- Thai House Express (Thai)
- Minako (veg-friendly)
- 2223 (brunch)
- Rubicon (wine)
- Interesting bars
- Pilsner Inn (beer)
- Well, there's a long bar/booze section

They weren't all winners, but good enough that I might use the AOL best of list as a starting point if traveling elsewhere ... and then ask on CH if they are any good.

Link: http://cityguide.aol.com/sanfrancisco...

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