San Rafael

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Tender Tenders (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 4 months 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...

Pibil Yucatan Food (San Rafael Transit Center)

by Malcolm Ruthven 10 months 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...

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Halal Indian Cuisine (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 11 months 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)

by Malcolm Ruthven 8 months 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. ...

Bahn Mi Zon (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year 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...

Amber Kitchen (San Rafael)?

by Malcolm Ruthven 3 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)

by Malcolm Ruthven 7 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)

by Malcolm Ruthven 2 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)

by Malcolm Ruthven 2 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 2 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?

by Malcolm Ruthven 2 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

by Malcolm Ruthven 2 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...

Red Whale Coffee Bar | San Rafael

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Last month I stopped off in San Rafael to caffeinate on my way north. Red Whale has a coffee bar and lounge in front of its roasting facility. I ordered a Cortado. When I saw the barista reach for ...

El Perol San Rafael

by DBO 3 years ago

Peruvian food in Marin! The restaurant just opened last month at corner of B and Third in a spot which many have tried to make work. I hope this one lasts. Excellent ceviche, lomo saltado, and e...

Best Lil' Porkhouse, new BBQ in San Rafael

by Malcolm Ruthven 7 years ago

This new barbecue place in San Rafael opened two weeks ago after the usual delays with permits. It's on the Miracle Mile (2042 4th St.), next door to Red Boy Pizza, in the location formerly occupie...

Green Chile Kitchen is now in San Rafael!

by Malcolm Ruthven 5 years ago

I just read about it; haven't been there yet. Green Chile Kitchen 1335 Fourth St, San Rafael 415-521-5691 http://www.greenchilekitchen.com/gckmarin

Shwe Myanmar: Burmese in San Rafael (Marin County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Shwe Myanmar opened a few weeks ago in Marin. Who's tried it? Shwe Myanmar 810 B St San Rafael, CA (415) 735-7618

Weavers coffee

by alexander112 8 years ago

Weaver is a demi-god in the coffee roasting world. Like over 30 years roasting. His coffees do have subtle differences and if you french press the different roasts you really get the true "taste"...

La Empanada in San Rafael

by Malcolm Ruthven 4 years ago

I stopped at La Empanada in San Rafael for lunch today. It's a quite small place in a very small strip mall next to Office Depot on the freeway side. I had a very good beef empanada (I think $6) ma...