The Grind is an interesting little family owned coffee shop on the corner of Haight and Scott in the city. They offer coffees, pasteries, breakfast, and lunch. The lady behind the counter seemed nice enough. We had coffee and a lemon bar. She told me that the lemon bar was homemade. It was really good. But the coffee was on the weak side. Overall, it was a nice place. The service was friendly. I would visit again just to get my hands on that lemon bar. But I would not buy the weak coffee.
My husband and I went to New Orleans for our honeymoon and enjoyed the food tremendously, especially the bread pudding. We were very excited when we found Creola. We read many reviews and thought it would be a great experience. The restaurant is nice, but very very dark. Somewhat uncomfortably dark. And even when we had reservations, we still had to wait at least 45 minutes. They were not organized at all. The service was okay, not great. The menu sounded nice, but on the pricy side, where the portions were pretty small. Nothing like the huge portions in New Orleans that you can share. We had the jambalya which was a bit dry and alligator medallions, okay. We also had bread pudding. I was very disappointed. It tasted nothing like the original one in New Orleans. It was very sweet and had a very jello-y topping. Overall, it was ok, but overpriced and not too authentic.
Taboun is a fairly new deli located on Parnassus street near UCSF. The owner, Mourice, also owns the Sunny Country Market next door. This is a really nice little mediterranean deli. The walls were hand painted. It looks like you are sitting in Egypt. And the food is good. I like getting the vegetarian plate that consits of hummus, taboulee, baba ganoush, dolma, falafel, salad and pita. All for like 6.50. Its always fresh and the price is great. Just beware of the parking situation. But at least 3 busses pass by the location.
Ever since the old owner Leila sold this quaint little deli in the sunset district, the quality of the food has gone down tremendously. I used to like getting fresh falafel balls and hummus from Leila. Also she made the best kibbeh (appetizer). Now everything is more greasy and not always fresh. It depends on who is behind the counter if you receive a smile. Its very disappointing what has happned to this little deli. The food is not bad, but definitely not as great as before.
I sometimes visit this family owned coffe shop in the mission located right across from the bart station. They have a very nice service person, Glena, who always has a smile on her face. She is friendly and will give you whatever you ask for, even if its not on the menu. The coffee is strong and its always pretty busy. But there are alot of people loitering outside. Its a good place to visit only in the day. Also I tried some of their lunch specials and did not really like the food. But I go for the coffee.
I work at One Market Plaza and sometimes frequent Cafe Elena that is located in the vast food court. The service there is very fast. here are always three people behind the counter, a nice married couple and the cashier. Their main specialities are their middle eastern falafel and sharwarma. Those are pretty good. What I did not like however, was their soups. I had the split pea and clam chowder and they were very watery. I also had a falafel wrap which was decent. Its good for the price.
Even though Things Remembered does have some nice things, i would not recommend this store because you can likely find the same items at another store for a cheaper price.
My friend told me about this place to look for a hallowen costume. They have a wide variety of intersting and funny costumes, and the prices are pretty reasonable. I would recommend this place to anyone I know.
I've been to Mister Lee Beauty Hair & Health Spa one time and I had an ok experience. The prices were pretty reasonable and the service was ok. I don't know if I would go back, but, it's a good place to check out.
One of my co-workers recommended me to this salon. I went and the lady who helped me, Olivia, was completely awful. I went for a trim, highlights and a make-up job, and everything went bad. She did cut my hair ok, but, the highlights were bad. She only put the color on top, and if I ever wanted to put my hair up, for a bun for example, there would be no color at the bottom. I think that's awful. Also, when she applied my make-up, she put so much on for me that I broke out the next day. She put silver over my eyes when I asked her to put puple and made me look like I was 10 years older than I really was. I will never recommend her, but, another person, Tamar, is excllent in cutting hair.