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Downhill Alert: Zebulon, formerly Francisco and Molly's, formerly Mr. Ralph's

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Downhill Alert: Zebulon, formerly Francisco and Molly's, formerly Mr. Ralph's

patrick | Oct 9, 2002 11:00 PM

Zebulon is an office-worker-oriented restaurant in San francisco, on Natoma just east of 2nd. I've said good things about their hamburgers before, and when they were Mr. Ralph's, I liked their breakfast sandwiches too, along with their homey post-loft atmosphere.

But we had lunch there today and boy was it weak. Two thin, dull sandwiches -- a skimpy ham+cheese on baguette, and a leathery, poorly assembled chicken sandwich. Plus some boring tomato soup and standard fries, and sodas. All for eighteen dollars.

For nine bucks a meal, I want chicken cooked more recently than several days ago. A real plate (instead of a basket) would be nice. And the skimpiness of these overpriced meals just made them seem more pathetic.

Needless to say, that's the last time we'll visit Zebulon.

Better times: Went to Rosamunde yesterday and had yet another beautiful cheeseburger. No downhill alert there, except, of course, for the gloriously downhill bike ride to downtown.

Eat!

Patrick

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