Fish & Farm San Francisco

Posted by Krista on July 24, 2008

Fish & Farm
339 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Date of Last Visit: Saturday, July 19

The Victim: Kristin

The Damage: $31 each

The Background: I haven't seen Kristin in ages. Back around my 30th birthday in Chicago, she helped organize the best karaoke party ever. I do a good Pat Benetar. I've told Kristin I've been eating like it's going out of style, so something light and refreshing would be great. She suggests Fish & Farm.

Kristin's made the switch to San Fran from Chicago, where she works at a winery on the weekends. This is key because it means Kristin has access to a lot of wine. And in San Fran, you are allowed to bring your own wine to dinner. And if it's local, chances are you'll only pay a small corkage fee. We paid Fish & Farm $5. That's only £2.50! How cool is that? (Now there's an idea for the domestic U.K. wine industry…encourage London restaurants to offer a £5 corkage fee on domestic bottles.)

The Food: So I order some seafood chowder (overly salty), a green salad, and we split an order of chips with chilli mayo. Not exactly the lightest combo of options. The chips are great though.

The Service: Super friendly and nice.

The Odd Bit: There are two Japanese girls at the table next to me. The next day, I see them at the airport.

The Verdict: The chowder was just way too salty. Not my style.

4 Responses to “Fish & Farm San Francisco”

  1. christine
    Jul 25, 2008

    thanks for the tip on foodbeam! Its nice to find another yankee in London too. 🙂 Stop by my blog anytime!

  2. CricketFamily
    Jul 25, 2008

    Hi Krista,
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Thought you’d be interested in having a look at this blog from my home town in Tasmania – she caused quite a bit of controversy for awhile there and her identity still is a large secret:

  3. Janet
    Jul 26, 2008

    Wow, you did some awesome eating in San Francisco! How did I not know about the bring-your-own-wine deal?

    Love the idea for your blog: I’m a closet foodie. It was great to meet you!

  4. Kristin (the victim)
    Jul 29, 2008

    I will also say that our chowder was accompanied by home-made crackers that were also, alas, overly salty. But the stone fruit salad was nice, and the company was great! Before everyone gets too excited, the cheap corkage fee is only at Fish & Farm — part of their ‘local sourcing’ strategy.

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