Little joes – chowhound

yesterday we were driving on van ness and saw the Little Joes sign and decided to stop by and try it since they moved from broadway. Best bread machine gluten free what happened? has anyone else tried the new location? neither one of the four of us enjoyed the meal. 125 best gluten free bread machine recipes the service was great and the bread and salad were good. 125 best gluten free bread machine recipes pdf thats it.

Since this place has your namesake, I am surprised you are not familiar with the Joe’s story already.

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About a year ago or so, I heard the owner had either lost his lease on the former Broadway location or else decided he just couldn’t afford the rent any longer — not to mention the low-brow strip club atmosphere that, while having improved markedly in recent years, nevertheless was less than ideal for attracting diners.

I used to frequent the Broadway location, and also the Columbus location before that, for many years, and always enjoyed the open kitchen and the generous portions of reasonably priced middle of the road Italian food, and was dissapointed to see them leave the North Beach area.

I’ve tried the Van Ness location 2 or 3 times now, and must say the atmosphere really lacks the charm and character of the Broadway location, e.g., no open kitchen with flames shooting up from skillets and red and white checkered table cloths. Best bread machine recipes ever There are still numerous photos of the owner on the walls, taken mainly in younger days, though… Best bread machine recipes whole grain Also, the service was very good, about the same as before. Kalamata olive bread machine recipe You still get lots of garlic served with the bread.

As for the food, I would say it was about the same as before, with decent lamb chops, pork chops and cioppino — no detectable difference in quality or quantity. Bread making recipes uk But the atmosphere is definitely quieter and somewhat subdued — and I don’t find myself going there that often any more. Bread machine whole wheat flour I suppose it’s good for maybe out of town less than demanding guests, or in a pinch, but not as high on the list of places to dine out as before.

I was excited to have Little Joe’s move to my neighborhood. Bread machine recipes whole wheat oatmeal bread But after trying it twice, much less so. Bread machine recipes with honey What did you order?

I’ve had the mussels with linguine, which were fine after I added some of the chopped garlic provided at the table. Sweet potato bread machine recipe In the lunch portion, the amount of pasta was way too skimpy, why so stingy with the linguine? I’ve also had the sole, maybe piccata? It was battered and grilled, and served with an acrid lemon/caper sauce that reeked of bad white wine and a boatload of overly briny capers that hadn’t been rinsed. Potato rolls bread machine recipe The chard on the side did not have the garlic and rivers of olive oil I remember from the old days.

Before writing it off completely, I’d like to hear if there are any dishes that are sure things here. Potato bread machine recipe real potatoes I’m going to have a burger and try the minestrone next. Potato flour bread machine recipe Wish me luck!

four of us went to Little Joes. Mashed potato bread machine recipe we ordered the lamb chops which were so gristly and fatty that they were inedible and so overwhelmingly flavored with rosemary that they competed with the lamb flavor whatever their was of of us had the pork dry and tasteless. Panasonic bread maker recipes gluten free the vegetables were over cooked.another person had the calamari steak only so so. Breville bread maker recipes gluten free it surely was not the little joes we remembered. Cuisinart bread maker recipes gluten free what a shame.

I remember the Broadway place, my favorite was veal scallopine. Best 100 whole wheat bread machine recipe I just went to the Van Ness location a few days ago, and found the dish just about the same as I had remembered. Bread machine recipes cinnamon rolls Yes the atmosphere is not nearly as fun, but if you want the food, I still rate it a plus!

I remember the Broadway place, my favorite was veal scallopine. Bread machine recipes cinnamon raisin swirl I just went to the Van Ness location a few days ago, and found the dish just about the same as I had remembered. Sweet bread machine recipes raisin cinnamon Yes the atmosphere is not nearly as fun, but if you want the food, I still rate it a plus!

I hate to admit it, but I’ve never really explored the menu at Joe’s except for the linguini with clams (with white sauce, not red), lamb chops, pork chops, cioppino and ravioli — and that’s really about it. Bread machine recipes cinnamon raisin I’ve always found these few simple dishes to be well-prepared — but then again, I am not all that discerning when it comes to pork chops or lamb chops in general.

Friends I have gone to Joe’s with have strayed from these dishes, with generally disappointing results, so your comments are definitely in line with my experiences. Bread machine recipes cinnamon swirl I think the main attraction of the old Broadway location was it’s open kitchen and family-style checkered table cloths. Sourdough bread machine recipe no yeast That, plus the sleaze factor of having to step over either passed out drunks or dodging the aggressive strip-show barkers on the sidewalk, which only added to the allure of the place.

These days, when I want a splash of sleaze mixed in with large portions of decently-prepared comfort food at reasonable prices, I think I’ll rather head to Original Joe’s in the Tenderloin instead.

Little Joes isn’t gourmet and never has been, to my mind, consistent. Spelt bread machine recipe no yeast Hit and miss. Bread machine sweet roll dough Some dishes good, some bad. Gluten free bread machine recipes all purpose flour On different days, on the same night, different meats. Olive oil rosemary bread machine recipe Hit and miss.

The meat quality varies, the cooking of the meat varies. West bend bread machine recipes cinnamon rolls I am ignorant on the tomato sauce, having less than five samples in the last fifteen years. Sunbeam bread machine recipes cinnamon rolls But the place has never been consistent. Oster bread machine recipes cinnamon rolls It also has never been expensive.

I have an ‘italian curve’ of quantity vs quality where the idea is to minimize price whichever other factor you seek. Best bread maker pizza dough recipe Little Joes/Baby Joes was always low price and high quantity. Olive bread machine recipe On the nights where they had good quality, one really scored. Bread machine sweet potato rolls But you never left hungry. Best gluten free bread machine 2013 And when wine became part of my meals, the value for quantity couldn’t be beat.

While one should never have to spit out one’s food, neither should one count on always hitting the price-quantity-quality trifecta.

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