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San Rafael

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Bahn Mi Zon (San Rafael)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 2 years ago

Bahn Mi Zon until recently was food-truck-only, but they recently opened a shop in San Rafael near the Marin County Civic Center. I've been a few times and like their Banh Mi a lot. The baguettes h...

Aroma Cafe (San Rafael)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 3 months ago

I get takeout from here probably once a week; I really like their food and staff. Today I got their large Fattoush salad (romaine, tomato, sheep feta, sumac, cucumber, onion, mint, pita croutons, o...

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Tamales at Santa Venetia Market (San Rafael)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 month ago

Santa Venetia Market is in north San Rafael, across from the Marin County Civic Center. The last posts about it here I found were from 2012, where I posted about their tamales. Well, I'm again post...

Moonlight Deli (San Rafael)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 2 months ago

Moonlight Deli is in a small strip mall in the western end of San Rafael. It's a small shop with an eclectic menu of sandwiches, falafel, dolmas, etc. I've always found the food to be quite good an...

Sol Food (Mill Valley, San Rafael, takeout)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 2 months ago

I get my takeout from Sol Food in Mill Valley. You order and pay online and they tell you when it will be ready for pickup. My normal order is their large Ensalada De Pollo ($14.45), baked chicken ...

Swanton Strawberries TODAY in Marin & Menlo Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The CZU Lightning Complex Fire reached Swanton Berry Farm in Davenport but miraculously caused no significant damage. Swanton will resume farmers market sales today in Marin and Menlo Park. Please ...

Marin County Fair-like fare offered at drive-thru

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

July 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 11am to 8pm "Giant corndogs, funnel cake, lemonade and kettle corn: A taste of the Marin County Fair has returned. . . The drive-thru food fair features a limited ...

Tender Tenders (San Rafael)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

Tender Tenders, or Angry Chicken as the sign on the front says, recently opened in San Rafael. I read a Marin IJ article (link below) about it today and went there for lunch. I had their Cobb Salad...

Pre-orders for Hanana Bread 4/25 pop-up at Ponsford's Place, San Rafael

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Ponsford's Place Bakery and Hanana Bread have set up an online ordering system. Hanana is taking orders for pick-up on Saturday, April 25, at designated times between 9am and noon. Checking the sit...

Where can I find French butter in the north bay?

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by Soonyana 9 months ago

Would like to know specifically about where in Berkeley or Santa Rosa/Healdsburg? I know about the wonderful French store in San Rafael.......and the butter by BiValve at the farmers market is gr...

Pibil Yucatan Food (San Rafael Transit Center)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

Today I had lunch at Pibil Yucatan Food in the San Rafael Transit Center, south-most part. It's run by the family that recently opened food service in George's in San Rafael, dinner only. I had the...

Halal Indian Cuisine (San Rafael)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 2 years ago

Halal Indian Cuisine opened recently in San Rafael, out on the extension of 3rd and 4th streets, in the location of the prior barbecue place Best Lil Porkhouse. I stopped there for lunch today and ...

Redwood Market & Deli (San Rafael)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

Redwood Market & Deli recently opened at 1304 2nd Street, San Rafael, the location of the old Belli Deli. I stopped in there today for lunch, and found a completely remodeled modern-looking place. ...

Amber Kitchen (San Rafael)?

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by Malcolm Ruthven 4 years ago

Has anyone been to Amber Kitchen in San Rafael, in the location of now-closed Burmese restaurant Shwe Myanmar?

Sonora Taqueria & La Tarte Bakery (San Rafael)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 8 years ago

Sonora Taqueria & La Tarte Bakery are two different places, a taqueria and a Russian bakery, in Terra Linda (north San Rafael), in the same complex of businesses as Scotty's Market. I had a late...

Green Chile Kitchen (San Rafael)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 3 years ago

Had lunch today at Green Chile Kitchen in San Rafael, first time in a long time. I had their Red Chile Chicken Posole, with hominy, cilantro & onion, lettuce, and a sopapilla (instead of a tortilla...

Pho Viet (San Rafael)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 3 years ago

I was in the area today so I stopped at Pho Viet for a late lunch. The only mention of it here was in 2012, soon after it opened, so I thought I'd post about it even though I'm no connoisseur of Vi...

Fried Cheese Curds @ A & W in San Rafael

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Last week I pulled into A&W Root Beer off Hwy 101 in San Rafael for a pitstop. Inside I saw the posters promoting fried cheese curds . . . I had no idea these were available here! They're made with...

Anyone been to Magnolia Park Kitchen in San Rafael?

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by Malcolm Ruthven 3 years ago

Magnolia Park Kitchen opened last summer and I can find no reports here about it. Other reports seem to like it. http://magnoliaparkkitchen.com

Le Croissant in San Rafael

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by Malcolm Ruthven 3 years ago

All the posts here about Le Croissant seem to be several years old, so I thought I'd start a new thread after I went there for breakfast today. For those who don't know, Le Croissant is American di...