SPQR U Seriously That Good?

Rating: ★★★★★

I almost hate to say this, but I think my quest to find Italian to rival Delfina has come to an end. Ahhhh the many years of hopelessly searching finally led me to the doorstep of SPQR (pronounced “spa-khrrrrr”- no that’s a complete lie). Actually, because the entrance is so nondescript, I walked by the place 2 times (in the rain) before realizing it was what I was searching for.

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Paragon huh? Of What? Mediocrity?

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

The fact that I never pay for my lunch (I love my company) is one of the only thinks that makes this restaurant appealing. I guess free food tends to do that. That and the fact that on a busy Friday afternoon there are always seats, and we are generally on a time limit. The point is that if I was spending my own money, I wouldn’t go back for the food. It’s a nice place to meet a friend for a drink, if you’re in the area, but I wouldn’t trek more than say, 4 blocks, to do that.

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Perbacco San Francisco – A Modern Italian Menu with Only 1,346 Different Options

Rating: ★★★☆☆

My never-ending quest to find an Italian restaurant comparable to Delfina finally led me to the entrance of Perbacco (read: a very nice gentleman finally offered to take me there) – one of Bauer’s 100 best of the bay, and generally known to have a reputation for delicious, sophisticated Italian in the City. Equipped with 7×7’s “Big Eat SF” list (not to mention an appetite big enough to eat the world), and having researched their signature dishes, I was ready to tackle Perbacco head-on.

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Smoked Salmon Rolls – Hooray for the Holidays!

Salmon Rolls

With the holiday season in full swing, the time finally came for me to break out an hors d’oeuvre from the “Kelsey’s Classics” collection – salmon rolls…

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Delfina San Francisco – Quite Simply the Best. Period.

Rating: ★★★★★

After being a loyal patron for over 5 years and having only written a fairly brief review about the magical dessert menu, the time has finally come to put joking aside and pay tribute to what I consider to be the best restaurant in San Francisco. Delfina, even after this long you are still the restaurant to which I compare all other restaurants in the City. Why? It’s simple – you are the epitome of what you are trying to be.

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Michael Mina’s Menu – a Masterfully-Executed, Mouthwatering Meal.

Rating: ★★★★★

*queue cheesy entertainment TV voice*

“In the heart of downtown San Francisco, Michael Mina boasts one of the most reputable menus in the city. Under the innovative direction of owner Michael Mina, this restaurant takes California Cuisine to level of “Haute Couture.”…

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Berkeley’s Gregoire was Solely Responsible for my Freshman 15

Rating: ★★★★☆

I’m scared of Gregoire. Why? Because I’m scared I’m going to eat 5000 little potato puffs before I get out the door and explode. It actually happened once, and it could happen again. You have to be careful with those little balls of heaven – they’re addicting. I heard they started making a potato puff patch, the PPP, that you can stick on your arm for those who can’t control themselves and need something to help them curve their cravings…

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Michael Mina’s Clock Bar – If Only I Could Afford More Cocktails…

Rating: ★★★☆☆

I originally wrote this review 2 weeks after the opening of clock bar (a hot new spot with fancy cocktails!? Of course I was eager to try!), and since have been back twice – mainly because of its convenient location and fairly extensive cocktail menu. Unfortunately however, my original comments have applied to every experience I’ve had here, so I’m not inclined to do much editing…

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Lolo SF – Like a Children’s Playhouse with Drinks

Rating: ★★★☆☆

There is a difference between “cozy” or “intimate” and “so freakishly small that I’m hitting everyone around me with my bag and coat.” Lolo clearly falls into the latter category. Within the first 20 seconds of walking in I had already already apologized 4 times for smacking someone in the face.

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Food – It’s What I Do.

Why, hello there. Well, after 4 years of writing, what one might say, sterling reviews for Yelp, I was finally yelled at by my co-workers for not starting something of my own. “Yell” might be a strong word. Seriously questioned is more like it. Although I may have been guilted into starting this, I’m now […]