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Last Weekends Gluttonous Eating Extravaganza

Big Larry | Dec 15, 200512:02 PM

My parents were in town last week and it was an absolute eating extravaganza. Here is where we ate with some highlights. (note that these are just the meals that I ate with them, and they had a lot of their days free to eat as they wanted).

Wednesday night we went to Jook and Fun. Great as usual with the highlights being salty pork bone jook and dry beef chow fun. Then dumpling/wonton/noodle soup was outstanding as well.

Thursday evening we went to Delfina. Were originally going to eat on the pizza side but decided last minute to eat at the restaurant, so with no reservation had to wait, but it was very good as well. We easily ate half of the menu there, but highlights included a big piece of toasted bread swimming in a plate of very good olive oil, the calamari over white beans, the wild nettle tagliatelle, and the risotto with a shaving of truffles. at $26 for a shaving of white truffles it's quite a deal.

Friday eveing we went to Zuni. Ate half of the menu there as well. Had a great bottle of sparkling wine.....Schramsberg Brut Rose from 2002. Absolutely excellent bottle, and a good price at $55. But the food there was outstanding. We started off with 16 clams and a dozen oysters. and then moved on to parsnip soup with lemon oil, beef tongue, rabbit served two ways, rapini with duck ham, caesar salad, gnocchi, tagliatelle, the roast chicken, and desserts. It was an amazing dining experience.

Saturday morning was bread from acme and cheese from cowgirl and good coffee from the people from oakland (i forget the name) and macaroons from a bakery, all at the ferry building. Then we had to go back home to start preparing for the sat. night christmas party but on the way picked up a gang of takeout dimsum from place at 21st and irving. The name escapes me, but the dumplings are great from there. We had $25 in take out dim sum and tried pretty much 6 of everything. We must have had 6 different types of dumplings, along with the requisite fun rolls, etc.

Sunday was a day of gluttony. Started out at Chavas in the mission for pozole and birria and enchiladas and horchata. Walked down the street to diandas and bought a box of rum cups, bourbon balls, and canoli for later. Stopped at Bombay Creamery walking down Valencia. Stopped at a coffee shop later on and had coffee and the Diandas desserts. Then leaving the coffee shop walking down 24th towards south van ness there was a taco stand outside of a restaurant. We had 4 tacos. Tongue, asada, cheek, and chorizo. They were all very good. Then after chilling back at my place watching some world series of poker we took it to Bravo Pizza to end the day. We had a chef salad and an Extra Large pizza with extra cheese and extra garlic. For those who haven't ever been to Bravo or had a pizza topped like that it's an experience not to be missed. It's truly wonderful amazing comfort food and one of the best pizzas in SF.

Monday was the last night they were in town and we had chinese at San Tung on Irving at 12th. It was good with the highlights being Spicy Pork Soup noodles, flounder in black bean sauce, spinach with garlic.

All in all it was a great weekend of eating....and I can't wait until they come back.

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