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What to avoid at SF restuarnats

Stanley Stephan | Jan 10, 200309:16 PM    

Although this may violate the Chowhound spirit to find the best, IMO, it's just as valuable to know what NOT to order.

What brings this up is that I brought some friends to Memphis Minnies for that wonderful brisket (big thumbs up all around). Being a big group we ordered a little of everthing including the fried catfish ... yuck. Hard crust and an unpleasant fishy taste. The curly fries with it were oily and awful. Not worth the calories. No one liked those al dente baked beans either. And a restuarant with such excellent brisket needs at least ONE decent barbeque sauce. What's up with that? On the other hand, I've never seen it on this board, but their chicken wings are mighty fine. Wonderful batter that gives greasy a good name. People were scraping up the oily, spicy breadcrubs.

On the subject of barbeque, really skip the greens at Big Nate's that are unpleasant, overly vineragary and inedible.

Amyone who reads my posts might know that Bizou is my favorite restuarant, so this is my big confession. I hate their tarts. The fillings are fine, but the crust is so tough I always need a knife to cut through it.

I love the chicken at Gira Poli, but the lamb is just the worst I have ever eaten, tough and tasteless.

Although it is not my favorite restuarant, I do have to say the turkey meatloaf at Mel's is memorably bad. Besides being watery, it makes me imagine what it must be like to eat raw turkey. Ick.

Any other bad dishes at otherwise good restuarants?

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