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Friday, March 26, 2010

A Bit of New England, and a Whole Lot of Castro: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

Posted By on Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 7:30 AM

click to enlarge Chowder with the requisite richness. - M. LADD
  • M. Ladd
  • Chowder with the requisite richness.
Fri., March 26, 2010

The four-year-old Castro location of Woodhouse Fish Company is a neighborhood bright spot, if only for its steady rotation of fresh seafood. It's a formula eatery (fish-house standards with pretty good attention to detail) that works: seafood Louis salad, lobster roll, fish and chips. But it's the New England white chowder we think makes a fine lunch. WFC's version has the necessary sweet and creamy richness, with bites of supple, slightly chewy clams that avoid the sins of grit and rubber. The potatoes have cooked down to soft, warm orbs ― an optional sprinkle of salty oyster crackers offer crunchy contrast. And if you time your chowder for the midday rush, the Castro views (both boys and girls) are killer.

Woodhouse Fish Company 2073 Market (at 14th St.); also 1914 Fillmore (at Wilmot); phone for both is 437-2722

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