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Wrapping up my farewell tour

Spoony Bard | Jun 5, 2003 03:02 PM

It's been an honor and a privilege to lean on your collective near-omniscience and reach heights of culinary ecstasy never before dreamed (do I sound like Iron Chef yet?). But now that college is over it's time to return to my native LA and live rent-free until finding gainful employment.

Dare I say it? The Bay Area is the best Area there is! This board too. Such a wealth of personalities, and though I've met only a few I'm glad that I could do so.

Now I'm checking out all of the places I'd be remiss to never experience, and I need to know if I've omitted any. Recently, I've enjoyed: Slanted Door with the family. El Farolito for burritos (and my first al pastor!). El Ojo de Agua and La Torta Loca (sublime). Ruen Pair with a big group of friends. A Top Dog or two. Kirala and Norikonoko (arigato gozimasu Noriko-san). Everett and Jones BBQ (Jack London location- pork ribs in hot sauce, and they put Meyer lemons in the water!). Athithi (though not often enough for Vegaya's satisfaction). Plenty of Cheese Board pizza. Ozzie's soda fountain. A Coté. Thai Temple. Saigon Express paté combo bahn mi. Mondo Gelato.

Where else should I go? I'm short on time, (have only until Sunday) so easy to get to without a car is now important. Where else must I trek in order to experience all that our magical Area has to offer? I'm running out of ideas. I know I must visit Pyung Chang Tofu House on Telegraph in Oakland. And I've never been to the Phoenix Pastifico. Also, it's been a while since I've enjoyed Vic's, so I could do that. And I don't have the money for Chez Panisse (though I'd love to).

One last time, help me out, you wonderful Chowhounds, you. All are welcome to show up wherever I go, though it's probably too late to organize anything. Grazie!

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