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Hey all! I'm Sam, a designer living here in SF who's excited to meet new people and explore new places!
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Came here on a Tuesday night to catch a soccer game with some friends. The owner was SO nice to us. He greeted our large group and immediately reorganized things for us so we could use the back room. We kept up a steady stream of beer and snack orders, which were brought speedily and without problem. The owner and the rest of the employees were very accommodating of our group and our rowdiness. We had fries, truffle tots, spring rolls, wings, and totchos. The stars were definitely the tots and totchos, I'd stay away from the wings and spring rolls in the future. Overall, I was impressed with the service here and would definitely come back for games or pool.
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Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
The sandwiches here are BOMB. Huge sandwiches done in the East Coast Italian style, full of meat and flavor. I had the Terrina, with coppa di testa, pork liver terrina, slaw, giardiniera, and hots. It was a massive sandwich, super filling, and delicious. Meaty, a bit smoky, and heat from the giardiniera and hots. At $13-14 a sandwich, the only negative here is the price.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Fun little burger spot with super sloppy burgers and sandwiches. Hot Nashville fried chicken sandwich: 4-stars. Extra crispy fried chicken with great spice to it. Dripping with garlic mayo and topped with lettuce and pickles. The pickles cut through some of the fattiness of the chicken and mayo, and the lettuce provided some additional crunch. The bun was perfect for sopping up the extra sauce. Hot Wes burger: 4-stars. A burger topped with queso, crunchy fried onion rings, and pickled jalapeños. Solid flavors with some subtle heat. Not as good as the chicken though. Both sandwiches were a lot of food, though I wouldn't have minded fries or something on the side, and neither came with. They also weren't cheap... not super pricy, but not cheap enough for me to want to buy additional sides. There was an ok draft beer list and the place had an old school burger joint vibe, kinda mixed with a log cabin from the wood interior. Overall, I enjoyed my visit.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Eh, nothing special. Came in for lunch on a Friday. The place was about half full. I was seated and served chips and salsa. The chips were meh, they seemed like they were bought from a store, definitely not made fresh. The salsa was decent, it had a nice leave behind kick to it, but it was all tomato and parsley up front. I would have liked more garlic or a little more depth of flavor. I ordered the crab enchiladas, which came with beans and salad. Crab enchilada: 4-stars. The enchilada was topped with green tomatillo sauce, cheese, and a bit of sour cream. There were large chunks of crab, which tasted fresh and overall the enchilada was quite crab forward. It's normally easy to lose the flavor of the crab with a heavy enchilada sauce, but this one hit a great balance. Refried beans: 3-stars. Creamy, good consistency, not too thick and not too thin. Salad: 2-stars. Literally a pile of shredded lettuce with some kinda of tomato dressing on top, which really tasted more of Italian herbs than anything Mexican. Overall, I found the food to be incredibly bland and lacking in the spices and excitement often found in Mexican food. There was no garlic, no spice, no personality to it whatsoever. Even requesting hot sauce got me nothing more than Tabasco. I definitely won't be running back here.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
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I had heard great things about this place, so I was excited to find myself nearby on a Friday night and looking for a place to grab some dinner before a party. My two friends and I stopped in around 7pm and we were seated immediately. Our server gave us a run down of the menu and the drinks and we ordered a few things to share: Toasted buckwheat cornbread: 3-stars. Served with salted honey-miso butter and chives. The bread was warm, toasted, and instantly fell apart as we ate it. The buckwheat flavor was a bit too much for me, it just tasted like buckwheat bread and not cornbread. The butter was great, though, and the chives provided a bit of sharpness. Chilled avocado and mint soup: 4-stars. Served as a bowl with melon, cucumber, and pistachio, then the soup was poured around and on top. Very minty, very refreshing, and surprisingly tart, thanks to creamy buttermilk. This dish initially came off as light but was deepened by the earthiness of the pistachios. I wish there had been a few more! Poached halibut: 3-stars. Served on top of corn, okra, and parsley with a pour over of tomato horseradish broth. The broth was thicker than it looked, though it wasn't heavy, and it had a very distinctive flavor. Poaching the halibut gave it interesting texture and the burnt garlic on top was a nice touch, but the dish was overwhelmed by parsley and most of the ingredients were bland and boring. Overall, I found the dish unremarkable. Green garlic spaetzle: 4-stars. Served with cabbage, hen of the woods mushrooms, whole grain mustard, and chunks of apple and kohlrabi. The spaetzle was unexpected, both in its length and color. At first glance, I almost thought it was pieces of asparagus instead of spaetzle. The dish had lots of mustard seed and quite a bit of dill, though I enjoyed both, as well as the other earthy flavors. The brussel sprout leaves, in particular, were awesome, and I wish there had been more mushrooms. Aged duck: 5-stars. Served with roasted peach and wild fennel. This dish was the star of the night. The duck was super fatty and perfectly rare. The fennel was caramelized to perfection adding some subtle spice and sweetness. The peaches were ripe and sweet. Everything came together really well. I just wanted more! Overall, I enjoyed my meal, but I likely won't be running back here anytime soon. For starters, it's out of my way, but also it was pretty pricy for what it was. The bill came to about $150 (food plus three cocktails), which was more than I felt the meal was worth. The atmosphere also felt a bit pretentious, which was a bummer. That said, I'm glad I tried it.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Came here on a Tuesday evening with my aunt around 6:00pm. The place was empty and we were easily able to snag two seats at the bar. The service was fantastic - we were greeted right away, and checked in on regularly, by the bartender/server. He made plenty of recommendations for us and let me try the sangria before ordering to be sure it wasn't too sweet (it wasn't). We ended up sharing a few dishes: Ceviche: 5-stars. Super fresh with large, plump shrimp, onion, mango, cucumber, and avocado. Lots of citrus flavor and a really good kick to it. I couldn't taste any spice or pepper, so I don't know where the kick came from, but it left an awesome burn that didn't get in the way of the other flavors. Huge portion. This dish was the star of the night. Mushroom quesadilla: 3-stars. Good but nothing adventurous or interesting. Cheesy, chunks of crunchy corn, darker, earthier flavors from the mushroom, but nothing really distinct. It was definitely a quesadilla with some mushroom and veggies, not a quesadilla that screamed mushroom or veggie first. Hawaiano taco: 3-stars. The flavors ran together a bit, the tuna was bland and the textures made the whole taco mushy. Nothing remarkable. Bajataco: 4-stars. The fish itself was really flavorful and well fried but not overly so. The onion on top provided a nice acidic cut to the taco but overall it could have used slightly more flavor, perhaps through chipotle aioli or something like that. If I lived nearby, I'd stop in all the time purely for the ceviche. I'd probably come back to try other things, as I heard good things about the duck, but I wasn't blown away and I won't be going out of my way for this place.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great whiskey list, delicious curried cashews, knowledgeable staff.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago