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Radius cafe

Windy | Nov 19, 2010 06:22 PM

I was halfway through lunch at this simple, elegant spot when I realized it was the old Julie's Supper Club, completely reinvented. And only because someone commented there were lots of chairs in the dining room next door, so I went to look.

Radius is a locavore-defined spot. Blackboard specials, Della Fattoria breads, blah blah blah. Local oysters, including discounts at happy hour; local cheeses; local juice.

None of this would have interested me if lunch hadn't been so damned good. I had the fried chicken sandwich special for $13. This was huge and came with a good side salad. We also tried the chocolate chip cookies (decent, home baked). Egg salad looked amazing. I heard cauliflower leek soup was good too. Prices are not cheap, but definitely reasonable, and it's not table service, so tips are strictly discretionary.

The employees were kind and thoughtful, despite the fact that they're basically delivering sandwiches from a lunch counter, and my group completely overran the place. One of my companions asked an obscure question about the wheat used in the bread, and the woman behind the counter took the time to ask the kitchen and track down the source.

The restaurant menu is considerably more expensive; mains in the mid to high 20s. Has anyone eaten there yet?

Despite what the link says, Radius is at 7th and Folsom. Check it out.

Della Fattoria
141 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952

1123 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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