I think I hate San Francisco.

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  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Could someone explain the obsession with mediocre food here?

    Sunday night a friend suggests we go for Burmese food so we head out to a place called Burma Superstar. It's 7 at night and there are 50 people lined up out front. I've been to Burma and it's not exactly a cuisine you line up for. He suggests another Burmese place around the corner where there are only 25 people out front.

    We eat. It's a fine neighbourhood place but hardly worth going out of your way for. Yet the place is filled with wild-eyed Kenny Bania's, "You have to try the tea leaf salad. It's the best, Jerry. The best."

    What the fuck?

    lefty
     
  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Could someone explain the obsession with mediocre food here?


    lefty


    I think the "Why I Hate NY" thread is elsewhere.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Dude, this happens everywhere.

    "Do you like Camaroonian food?"

    "Adamawa, Northwest or Far North?"

    "Oh, Adamawa, of course."

    "Well, actually, among the regions, Littoral is the best."

    "Yeah, I agree, but anyway, there is a place on 12th Ave, actually off the Avenue on an unmarked, unmapped ally, that has the best Adamawa Cameroonian food ever. They have only two tables, only take cash, no reservations, and you have to serve yourself, but it's really, really fantastic."

    "Oh, that place is for toursists. Everyone knows the best Adamawa is in Middle Village, Queens. The Subway doesn't go there so we have to take cabs. You up for it? The wait will be at least 90 minutes."

    "Perfect!"
     
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    Rambo Senior member

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    a place called Burma Superstar
    The thought of a restaurant called Burma Superstar had me laughing for a good 5 minutes. That and the Kenny Bania reference. Nice work Lefty.
     
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    Dude, this happens everywhere.

    "Do you like Camaroonian food?"

    "Adamawa, Northwest or Far North?"

    "Oh, Adamawa, of course."

    "Well, actually, among the regions, Littoral is the best."

    "Yeah, I agree, but anyway, there is a place on 12th Ave, actually off the Avenue on an unmarked, unmapped ally, that has the best Adamawa Cameroonian food ever. They have only two tables, only take cash, no reservations, and you have to serve yourself, but it's really, really fantastic."

    "Oh, that place is for toursists. Everyone knows the best Adamawa is in Middle Village, Queens. The Subway doesn't go there so we have to take cabs. You up for it? The wait will be at least 90 minutes."

    "Perfect!"


    Snobbery and aficionado one-up-manship? Never seen that before!
     
  6. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I think the "Why I Hate NY" thread is elsewhere.

    Had to move the thread along. Couldn't stomach another shot of the skyline.

    lefty
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I think the "Why I Hate NY" thread is elsewhere.

    Boooo. New York has fantastic food. New Yorkers just don't know what it is.
     
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    lefty Senior member

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  9. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I know several people who love Burma Superstar. There is a Los Angeles dining thread in SW&D that has this sensation pretty much covered for Los Angeles. It doesn't bother me that much.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I know several people who love Burma Superstar. There is a Los Angeles dining thread in SW&D that has this sensation pretty much covered for Los Angeles. It doesn't bother me that much.


    I like BS a lot ( [​IMG] ), but can't stand the tea leaf salad.
     
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    You guys nailed it. This gave me a good laugh.
     
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    A Day in the Life of the Modern San Franciscan

    LINK


     
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    ^ After CC's post, I'm very thankful that the Bay Area is no longer my primary home.
     
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    We need more SF stories. The one with the plastic cup was brilliant.
     
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    Haha I just tried Burma Superstar a while ago, completely underwhelming. Was past 9PM by the time we came out and there was still a crowd of ~20 people waiting outside.
     

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