Thursday, March 12, 2009

Good Eats in San Francisco

I recommend The Slanted Door in the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero down by the bay. But make reservations well in advance if you can. Great food at a decent price. It's wildly popular and lines are seen regularly waiting to get in for lunch. From the website.."The Slanted Door is a modern Vietnamese restaurant that showcases the abundance of produce as well as ecologically farmed meat, game and poultry found at farms around the San Francisco Bay Area." There is something for everyone there...really. Loved the Millenium, a gourmet vegetarian restaurant downtown, and the Front Porch in the Mission district is so cozy and fun, great menu, tin ceiling, bar and friendly atmosphere (we were even serenaded by musicians who travel up to SF from South America and ask for a small donation when they are done)..all this and winning chef Michael Law from New Orleans! In his own words...

"What drew me to food? The love of ingredients and the culture of cuisine.
The food and people are one in the same. Traveling and experiencing different cultures and their interpretations of cooking have always intrigued me. Food is fun. My philosophy is based on this principle: the cuisine should be simple, unpretentious and approachable. It should create a balance between old and new. And, cuisine should stay true to the food: to the people that grow it and raise it. A neighborhood restaurant like the front porch, should have those same qualities -- Stay close to the people and give 'em kick ass food."

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