Thursday, June 01, 2006

Harry's cafe

A whole lotta stuff is going on this saturday. I am going to Bogle to write about it for that paper, so I am going to miss both the capital public radio record sale and, more importantly, Operation Restore Maximum Freedom III at the Plainfield station. The first one was really fun.

I went with Scott to Harry's Cafe yesterday (2026 16th st, 16th and U). You may have heard about this place because it was closed for a couple of months when Harry burned himself very badly in an accident at the cafe. He is still healing but he's back at the cafe and seems to be in excellent spirits. This place is small and squeaky clean, with a few tables out on busy 16th street. He has Chinese and Vietnamese food and some American dishes. I think he serves breakfast, too. Scott got the rare steak pho and I got a charbroiled chicken and shrimp cold noodle salad, which is the same as the bunh at Pho Bac but Harry's doesn't call it that. I enjoyed my food down to the last morsel. It had a very clean and fresh flavor. The charbroiled shrimp was much sweeter and fresher than what you usually get at Vietnamese places. Delicious! Scott liked his steak pho which was filled with large blankets of steak. This place is a great addition to this neighborhood. This corner is emerging as a tiny, bustling business district, with the addition of the funny cigar store on U st, and with the Taco stand and the Zodiac cafe both doing good business.

10 comments:

Frank the chicken said...

I was pleasantly suprised at bogle. Ended up bringing back 3 bottles and drank one on the premises. It's nice, pretty, and the people were mellow.

Anonymous said...

Damn you! I already had plans to go to Harry's for lunch today and now it's going to be hell getting a table with all of the heckasac-ers filling the place.

gbomb

PS: I love Zodiac.

katymonster said...

dang! Gbomb beat me to the i love Zodiac comment. cause, i do.

well, this Saturday and the next there'll be no soccer! one less thing to compete for competition.

soccer resumes when i return from the desert.

werenotdeep said...

Is the cigar store you talk about the one that has the guy stand outside with the big goofy grin holding an outlandishly large (like, as big as my arm) cigar up to his face, pretending to be smoking it, and waves at people as they drive past? Because that's some great marketing right there, and I'm not joking.

livmoe said...

That cigar guy is really great! Whenever I go jogging he usually helps me cross the street. A jogger doesn't get much attention from the average rush hour motorist but a guy smokin' a 2ft cigar on the other hand........

Anonymous said...

How funny; I was just driving up 16th an hour ago after doing a bit of research at the Old City Cemetery and noticed Harry's was open. It looked inviting, but I was in the right lane on 16th and the traffic was too heavy to get over easily. So I just kept going and wound up at Dragonfly. Thanks for the review, though; I'll have to check it out soon!

Oh, and as always, thanks for helping to spread the word about the goings-on at Kabinet. Yeah, the PARADISE LOST screening is this Saturday at 8pm. Hope to see you (and many others) there...

J.

Lisa D! said...

too bad the cannabis club got busted next door.

Anonymous said...

That's why I saw the moving trucks out there the other day. If only SRD could have been involved with saving 20/20....

Brew

Anonymous said...

If you look closely the dude holding the 2 foot cigar is smoking a much more modest one in his other hand.

Miss B

artforspastics said...

Thanks, Beckler, for mentioning and linking the Maximum Freedom III festival here. Although the SF Chronicle picked up a piece on it, I wasn't surprised that the Bee or even the Snooze 'n' Refuse didn't cover this great local sh'bang. I'm so glad someone local with some pull with people posted a portal to it. Maybe you can come late, just in time for Erase Errata. You'll be on the guestlist (the only person on the guest list) just in case.

Thanks,
Rick