Stinking Rose?

Old Mar 15, 04, 8:38 am
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Stinking Rose?


I've been thinking of going to this garlic restaurant for years whenever I visit San Francisco, but I never get around to it.

Is it good? Worthwhile? Just a novelty?

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Old Mar 15, 04, 12:27 pm
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It is good that you have avoided this tourist trap... mediocre food.
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Old Mar 15, 04, 8:33 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by SFFlyman:
It is good that you have avoided this tourist trap... mediocre food.</font>
Couldn't agree more. Food is definitely mediocre. You'd have better luck picking about any other restaurant in North Beach IMO.

I really liked Michelangelo (Columbus/Union). Great pastas.

Cramped space and long waits though.
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Old Mar 15, 04, 11:56 pm
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resist -- tourist trap central.

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Old Mar 16, 04, 10:35 am
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Thanks for the replies. I'll pass then. I'm usually in San Francisco for business and I would only subject people to me in a garlic-laden state the next day if it was truly worth it.

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Old Mar 16, 04, 8:42 pm
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Stinking restaurant should be the name of this tourist trap. With so many good restaurants in North Beach and Chinatown, tis better to avoid this one.
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Old Mar 18, 04, 10:24 pm
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My business partner did garlic 'shot's' a few years back. I must tell you that he STUNK all the way back to New York. P U.

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Old Mar 21, 04, 9:47 pm
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I'd give it a "not bad" but I have not been there in quite some time. You can do a lot better within a 5 to 10 minute walk in a myriad of places.
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Old Mar 24, 04, 3:57 pm
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if you really want, you can go once to get it out of your system...but after that, there will really be no reason to revisit.
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