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.