This is another last-minute deal that I just got in my inbox from FreshGuide, a site that sends out short-term deal emails for a variety of businesses in local markets. They’ll sometimes offer restaurant deals, and here’s a great one to try out the food at Sociale, the Italian restaurant in Presidio Heights. FreshGuide is offering $50 worth of food and drinks at Sociale, for just $25. And this deal is live for only a few days.
Sally’s After Dark
300 De Haro St. Ste. 332
Saturday evening, Sally’s After Dark opens quietly in Potrero Hill. But for those of us who were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the menu this past week, Sally’s After Dark won’t be a secret for long.
A restaurant within another restaurant, Sally’s After Dark serves dinner Wednesdays through Saturdays from 6-11pm in the same space that houses Sally’s, the brunch joint that has been in Potrero Hill for decades (and is still operating).
Before I start espousing the joys of the food, I’ll also say that the ability to find parking easily beforehand kept me in high spirits as I sat down at the table.
Many of you know that deals aren’t just about meals that go for a basement-bottom low price; there’s something nebulous called “value” that also plays a factor. For those of you that love a bargain when it comes to nice restaurants in San Francisco, it’s that time again.
The Sea Chest Oyster Bar
6216 Moonstone Beach Dr.
Cambria, CA 93428
What it is: Popular seafood restaurant among bed and breakfasts facing the coastline, specializing in oysters and clams.
The good: Huge portions, broad seafood menu, tasty broiled oyster options, beautiful views, friendly service.
The bad: Cash only, no reservations.
I figured I’d see what all the fuss was about with The Sea Chest Restaurant and its oysters. Supposedly in the high season, lines form an hour in advance so people can get a good seat to partake in the seafood here. Fortunately, in the autumn, there wasn’t a line, and I was able to seat at the counter facing the kitchen. (In snootier cities, this is called the “chef’s table”.)