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Good eating all over the bay

Kelie | Jun 20, 200510:25 PM

What a fabulous few days of eating we've just had. Husband and I had some wonderful experiences all over the bay area. We went to Miss Millie's in Noe Valley for a wonderful breakfast. I ordered a baked egg, ham sourdough bread and fontina cheese casserole. Once the flavors melded (I stirred it), it was delicious. It was creamy and just the right consistency.The patio dining was lovely, and the coffee strong.

We hit the Beach Chalet garden restaurant for a beer later that day. The setting was beautiful. The restaurant has bar seating, garden seating, inside table seating, and a few spots around the fire. We didn't eat here, but the plates of heaping onion rings that kept passing us was very tempting!

We headed over to Irving Street to hit Yum Yum fish for some cheap sushi. It was wonderful. We had spicy tuna, dynamite and dragon rolls. The fish was fresh, and reasonably priced. Dynamite rolls $4, spicy tuna $4.50, and dragon $8.50. We hadn't been here in years, but it was as good as we remembered it. We also tried a bakery across the street (and up a block) for some barbque pork buns. The pan fried one's were awful, but the steamed ones were great. The filling plentiful and sweet, the dough not too chewy.

Another day we headed over to Pescadero and had warm garlic and herb bread bought from Arcangeli's Grocery store, along with a selection of goats cheese from Harley Farms. The chive chevre log on the warm bread was to die for.

Our last experience was an Indian buffet in the Rivermark shopping center in Santa Clara. Mezbaan is pretty new, with some good newspaper reviews posted on their doors. We took a chance and tried a Saturday lunch buffet. The selection of food was very good, and had obviously been replenished since we arrived close to the end of the buffet hours. A waiter came around with fresh, hot, buttery naan and refilled our plate about three times. The buffet included a fabulous goat curry, and moist chicken tandori. The butter chicken was also very good. The daal was one of the best I have ever had. The channa masala also was very good. They had kheer available for dessert, and at the back of the restaurant they have a self serve soft ice cream machine with mango flavored ice cream. My husband really enjoyed it. The buffet was $11, and well worth it. We would go back.

All in all, an enjoyable few days!

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