I have never liked this bland dish, finding it inspid and icky. But Gyro King across from the SF Main Library has baba ghanoush so good that I've been dreaming about it ever since. It's a cheap place with no atmosphere, but the deepest, smokiest, most ridiculously yummy eggplant spread imaginable. MMM! Everything I've had so far there is good -- the little pies up by the register are particularly savory.