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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Who Needs Waiters When You've Got Satyrs? A Gastronomic S.F. Signs of the Apocalypse

Posted By on Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 9:05 AM

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Photos | Joe Eskenazi. The Pagan Restaurant, 3199 Clement St., San Francisco

Granted, San Francisco is an unusual and freewheeling place -- but out in the Avenues? You just don't expect to see a culinary temple to exotic religions out by Lincoln Park, a severed goat head's toss from the Legion of Honor.

Who knows what marvels reside within the Pagan Restaurant? Are there wild, wine-fueled bacchanals? Rain dancing lessons? Is naked wrestling somehow involved?

Well -- probably not. In fact, to see what manner of cuisine is served within the Pagan's four walls, click "More."

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When I called the restaurant up, they informed me that Pagan (with the accent on the second syllable) is an "ancient city in Burma with lots of Pagodas." And so it is!

Well, fair enough. And remember, if ever you see an unusual sign in the San Francisco vicinity, don't keep it to yourself. Take a picture and send it to me.

-- Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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