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OMG, the Best Deal for “Dine About Town, Spring 2012″ is the 5A5 Steak Lounge Near the Financial on Jackson

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The idea behind San Francisco’s Dine About Town is that you’ll be able to check out a place that you otherwise wouldn’t go to.

This season’s winner turns out to be the Asian-influenced 5A5 Steak Lounge at 244 Jackson Street (right next door to Kokkari)

Before you begin, Hamachi shooter and truffle fries:

Now here’ s the DAB menu – Daikon Soup and Romaine Heart Salad:

And here’s your Ribeye and your New York Strip steak.

And here’s your Triple Chocolate Mousse,  Melange a Trois, and Ginger Creme Brûlée for dessert:


All right, see you there!

First Course
Romaine Heart Salad
Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, croutons
Iceberg Salad
Russian dressing, bacon, apple, toybox tomatoes
Daikon Soup 
Blue crab meat, fuji apple, nori

Second Course
Ribeye Steak 
Peppercorn sauce, shiitake
New York Strip
Kalbi marinade, kimchi, pickled bean sprouts
Misyaki Black Cod
Shoya broth, calamari, mushrooms

Third Course
Triple Chocolate Mousse
Strawberry coulis, hazelnuts, irish cream IC
Carrot Cake
Cream cheese frosting, olive oil powder, walnuts

Brace Yourselves for Another Dine About Town: $17.95 Lunches & $34.95 Dinners From January 15-31, 2011

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Dine About Town is coming back for 2011 in January.

Participating joints are listed after the jump.

Check it out:

Presented by the San Francisco
Convention & Visitors Bureau
San Francisco Dine About Town returns this January! Try a restaurant you may have missed last time or return to your old favorite.
What: $17.95 Lunches & $34.95 Dinners
Who: 100+ Restaurants
When: January 15 – 31


Lonely Restaurant Hostess Looks for Customers in North Beach

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

You tend to see this more outside of San Francisco – restaurant employees out on the curb encouraging customers to come in. But it happened a lot in S.F. just after 9/11. Must not have been a picnic trying to make money in that environment. To help out, the Dine About Town program got started in 2002 trying to coax people back into restaurants.

But this is 2008, so it seems funny that a place on Columbus in North Beach would be looking for more business on a Saturday night, in June, at 8:00 PM.


In nearby Chinatown, the low point for the food service industry was in 2003 when the SARS scare prevented anybody from showing up for the Shirley Fong-Torres Wok Wiz tour one day. You couldn’t make it five feet down Grant Avenue without being propositioned during this time.

It can be a tough way to make a living, the restaurant biz.

Chin up!