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14 January 2009 @ 09:02 am
the streets of San Francisco  
I'm holding off on the Best of 2008 voting for another week because I'm going out of town and the voting will make for easier cannned posts. So the competition begins a week from today.

In related news, did I mention that I'm going to San Francisco? It's a work trip, so I'll be sequestered at the convention center and arranged dinners most of the time, but I'm still psyched. I've been wanting to go there ever since I first read Tales of the City fifteen years ago. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to best fill my free hours there?

 
 
Listening to: Jude - "The Not So Pretty Princess"
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on January 14th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
have a great time, man! here's my suggestion: The Stinking Rose, A Garlic Restaurant. do you know about it? a little gimmicky, it's true, but man: it *is* an experience. I'd make the trip back just for the roasted garlic they serve in a cast-iron pan with all these crusty loaves of bread.

cheers,

alex

PS from www.thestinkingrose.com/index.htm:

"When in San Francisco, all you have to do is "follow your nose" and it will lead you to one of The-City-By-The-Bay's most unique and entertaining dining experiences... The Stinking Rose: A Garlic Restaurant.

Located in North Beach, San Francisco's renowned Little Italy, the "original" Stinking Rose has become famous for celebrating the culinary euphoria of garlic and serving over 3,000 pounds of the pungent herb each month. Named after an historical term for "garlic", The Stinking Rose offers sumptuous, contemporary California-Italian cuisine prepared and adorned with garlic - and strives to accommodate every palate. There is hearty fare for the truly adventurous, mild for the novice, and sans garlic for those finding the herb's folklore and aroma more appealing than its taste."
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: devilish tantrumassmonkeydiary on January 14th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's the third recommendation I've heard for the Stinking Rose. Thanks. With my appreciation of garlic, it's definitely looking like a likely stopping place.