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Friday, September 2, 2011

Bar Bambino, Sisig Surprises, & Pinkie-Wavers: This Week in Food Bloggery

Posted By on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 4:30 PM

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Highlights from SFoodie this week:

1. Alanna Hale interviews Bar Bambino's Lizzie Binder (here's part 1 and part 2) about the Mission restaurant's switch from all-around-the-boot to Northeast Italian food, how she California-izes heavy traditional recipes, and the new cafe coming this fall.

2. Luis Chong discovers Ramen Underground, a new noodle shop in FiDi run by a former Katana-ya cook.

3. W. Blake Gray walks into a dive bar ... and ends up eating a beefy French onion sandwich. Despite feeling like a pinky-waver for trying to order white wine at Clooney's, Gray ends up chatting with the chef of the Galley, its new-ish restaurant, and eating a little ahi-watermelon crudo.

4. I find what may be my favorite sandwich this fall, the Sisig Surprise at Toast Deli in Daly City. Chopped pork doused in soy and lime, a perfectly fried egg, White Chicks on TV -- pretty much a peak experience.

5. Lou Bustamante interviews Joe Alessandroni, manager of Rickhouse, which was just voted the best "high-volume bar" in America. You can have craft cocktails without waiting for your bartender to measure out every ingredient with an eyedropper? Bustamante says yes.

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