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Old 03-18-2008, 08:21 PM
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George, if you ever go to S.F. you MUST stop at the Stinky Rose. The entire menu surrounds garlic, and to me, is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to in my life.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:12 PM
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Thanks Robert,
I'll keep that one in my book. We did the road trip last summer. Gas prices are up 33% since then. I guess that's only $150 - $200, round trip, but it makes the trip less and less afordable as the prices go up (and less enjoyable with a 1, 6, and 8 YO child in the car with you). I love San Francisco. Hell, I love CA. I lived there almost 10 years. I just can't deal with the lifestyle. Great state, but many undesireable attachments go along with living there.

Anyway, back to garlic - any specialties that you recommend at the Stinky Rose? We eat at a place in town that serves whole broiled garlic cloves with foccia bread, EVOO w/ balsamic vinegar, and minced olives. You can find me in a stupor back in the corner with oil dripping off my smiling lips, a glazed look in my eyes.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:35 AM
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I always eat the ribs, my wife has the chicken. They used to have Mac and Cheese, ohhh that was good. Stupid that they took it off the menu. Also, they heat up tons of garlic in a sauce that you spread on bread, that is superb too.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:16 AM
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You guys are making me hungry with all that stinky rose talk. I've been to the city many times, but have never eaten at the stinky rose. I will have to look it up. By the way, Robert, thanks for posting the photos of your WFO. I love the work you did on it. Hopefully I can make mine look as good as yours.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:50 AM
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The Stinky Rose is towards the Top of China Town.
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:54 AM
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This weekend, I borrowed my buddies Rotory hammer, (What a great tool) to drill the holes into the slab. I drilled in about 4", and set the rebar that I had previously not done. Now I feel like the stand will be secure. I cut the rebar long enough to tie into the hearth slab that I hope to pour within the next 2-3weeks.

I also mortared in the first row of cinder block. The most challenging part of the job so far, was getting the cinder block stand squared.

I also had to put thicker mortar in various places, thanks to my not so level slab. I hope the uneven mortar does not cause future problems.
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:37 AM
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PizzaJNKY..........the first row wil be fine. I think you should start your own thread on the build. You can get instant feedback and advice, post photos and all sorts of benefits. Pompeii oven construction may be a good place to put it.


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