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What else hints at San Francisco besides sourdough and Rice-a-Roni?

Feb 7th, 2005, 10:09 AM
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What else hints at San Francisco besides sourdough and Rice-a-Roni?

Our upcoming trip to San Francisco and Yosemite will be a surprise for my husband's birthday. Before I actually tell him what the trip is, I was thinking I could have some subtle clues in the meal, etc. The only things I can think of are to serve sourdough bread and rice-a-roni, but I know there has to be more! Any suggestions?
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Feb 7th, 2005, 10:14 AM
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Cioppino!
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Feb 7th, 2005, 10:16 AM
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Feb 7th, 2005, 10:18 AM
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Ghirardelli Chocolate.....
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Feb 7th, 2005, 10:18 AM
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Cracked crab and Anchor Steam beer. Are you really going to serve rice-a-roni? Yuck!
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Feb 7th, 2005, 10:31 AM
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Mmmmm... Anchor Steam.
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Feb 7th, 2005, 10:34 AM
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Anchor Steam, yes! Or a nice Napa/Sonoma/Central Coast wine.
Ghirardelli chocolate--my local grocery store carries bars in the baking aisle, so you could whip up, say, a chocolate mousse with it.
Seafood, any kind.
Sourdough, of course.
Rice-a-Roni is such a cute idea, but give the poor man something nicer in addition!
That sounds like a great meal to me...
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Feb 7th, 2005, 10:35 AM
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Anchor Steam, yes! Or a nice Napa/Sonoma/Central Coast wine.
Ghirardelli chocolate--my local grocery store carries bars in the baking aisle, so you could whip up, say, a chocolate mousse with it.
Seafood, any kind.
Sourdough, of course.
Rice-a-Roni is such a cute idea, but give the poor man something nicer in addition!
And don't forget to put a Tony Bennett CD in the stereo...or Chris Isaak, a real local boy.
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Feb 7th, 2005, 10:36 AM
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Sorry--itchy trigger finger!
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Feb 7th, 2005, 11:57 AM
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It's not just sourdough bread - it's soup or salad served in bread istead of a bowl.

Fortune cookies were "born" in SF.
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Feb 7th, 2005, 12:20 PM
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I love it! These are great ideas...

I have a good chocolate trifle recipe that I can add some Ghiradello into. I think I'll probably have the rice-a-roni, but you're right - I should have other options. (It's been forever since I've had it - I don't even remember exactly what it tastes like...) However, the recipes that I've found for cioppino look to be a little beyond my culinary talents!

I'll have to check the local Pop-n-Beer for Less for Anchor Steam. Yes, we actually have a store by that name...and no, they probably don't have that beer. I'll probably have to look elsewhere!
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Feb 7th, 2005, 12:26 PM
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Traveling Mom, You can get Anchor Steam on bevmo.com Have fun!
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Feb 7th, 2005, 12:32 PM
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Make a flat cake and on top make the Golden Gate Bridge out of popsicle sticks and string.
Make placecards and at the botton of the card, type: "made of recycled paper from giant Redwoods"
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Feb 7th, 2005, 12:58 PM
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Oh, cd, at last we know -- cd stands for "crafty diva".

I unsuccessfully tried to search for a very recent thread on this same topic. We also discussed a hangtown fry -- a San Francisco original breakfast specialty. I'd avoid the rice-a-roni for fear he won't want to go at all!
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Feb 7th, 2005, 01:04 PM
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a famous ice cream treat, sort of a sandwich, from sf is called an It's It.
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Feb 7th, 2005, 04:34 PM
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One of my favorite memories....sitting at one the roadside stands down at Fishermans' Wharf eating Clam Chowder in a sourdough bread bowl.
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Feb 7th, 2005, 06:21 PM
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I'm with Underhill. I think you can duplicate an "It's It" by making a sandwich of two oatmeal cookies with vanilla ice cream in the middle. Yummy!
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Feb 7th, 2005, 07:00 PM
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Feb 7th, 2005, 07:18 PM
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You could send him to this website:
http://www.barbneal.com/ysam.asp

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Feb 7th, 2005, 11:07 PM
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This is the other SF food thread if anyone's interested: http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...1&tid=34558824

I get a drink called a Foglifter sometimes at brunch, it's champagne and either raspberry wine or Chambord (raspberry flavored liqueur), which would be good for the name. And I guess that in theory you could serve anything and call it a Foglifter.

Maybe shape some mashed potatoes into hills...or the Coit Tower? Bread and water for Alcatraz?

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