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There are only a couple things I can't eat. Macaroni and cheese and canned green beans. I ate that stuff in 6th grade and then stood up and vomited it up all over the cafeteria floor. Never touched that stuff again. When I was in the Marine Corps, they used to serve pretty good steaks on Saturday night right after pay day since most of the guys went to town to spend their paychecks and the messhall didn't have to cook too many. My favorite meal is still won-ton soup with shrimp in it. But since they closed my favorite place, I can't find a good place to replace it. The new places I find are all more expensive with lousy soup. Think I'll take an Asian cooking class and learn how to do it. Or, I'll join a singles club and try and find an Asian girl who knows how to cook.
I've never had canned green beans that I can recall,
but I don't much care even for uncanned green beans.
As I kid, I couldn't stand spinach, but that was because
it was canned spinach. It was quite an eye-opener
when I first encountered fresh spinach. I can tolerate
lettuce, but fresh spinach is the only green leafy
vegetable I actually like.
My favourite Chinese restaurant/take-out downtown
has free soup for any meal over $5. They have two
kinds, hot-and-sour which I usually get, and egg-drop
which I sometimes get for a change because that's
really good too. I'm not sure if the $5 still obtains,
but I never get out of there without spending at least
It's a "greasy spoon", but that's what I like. It's an
unusual week that I don't go there at least once.
Best time is soon as they open, at 10:00 AM, when
everything is freshly cooked.
I can't get your link to work. It loads but gives me a blank page. There used to be a place called the 'Golden Dragon' on the street with the cable cars in 1965. Is that place still there?. I can't remember eating fresh spinach but it sounds good. I'll try some if I see it at the swap meet. I learned at the OC fair cooking show to never throw out the water if you boil vegetables. Most of the vitamins are in the water. Same with peeled carrots. The vitamins are in the peelings and the water.
That's odd. The "tinyurl" link works for me.
Here's the link without tinyurl:
I have heard of the "Golden Dragon" and it's probably still
there. I avoid spending money myself in the touristy areas,
for the same reason people everywhere who live near touristy
areas don't usually eat at them or shop at them, I suppose:
too much focus on fru-fru and not enough focus on "worth it
for the money".
The street with the Cable Cars would be Powell Street
at that point. The two cable car lines (Powell and Hyde,
and Powell and Mason) both travel on Powell Street
near Chinatown. I used to ride them all the time when
I first came to San Francisco, since they only cost a
quarter and were part of the regular transit system, so
you could use your two-hour (or however long it was)
transfers to make connections. Now the Cable Cars
cost about ten bucks and are just part of the Tourist-
Trap institution, so the only time I've ridden them in
the last forty years or so is when relatives were in
town. Even the regular transit system costs $2.75
for non-geriatric adults now, and the transfers are
only good for an hour and a half, though I hear
that's going to change to two hours because an
hour and a half often isn't long enough even to
complete a single shopping trip. Since I'm a city
resident of geriatric age though, I get to ride
public transportation as much as I want for free.
When my son's in town I do feel guilty about how
much he has to pay, so I sometimes pay his fare
and I always pay for both of us at lunch.
The Cable Cars used to be lots of fun for me,
so I do miss them. They are awfully expensive
to maintain though, so they always were more
of a luxury for the residents than a self-sustaining
part of the city transit system.
You can get a map of the cable car routes
by googling on "Cable Car Routes map".
the URL is way to long to reproduce without
tinyurl, so here's the tinyurl for it if that will
work for you:
Besides the Powell and Hyde and Powell and
Mason lines, there's the California Street line,
which is not connected to the other two, and
not as spectacular like those other two IMO.
I'm not sure if I've ever ridden it at all.
The Powell and Hyde is the best for tourists,
because it goes down a terrifyingly steep
stretch on Hyde Street for the last few blocks
starting at the former Russian Embassy, which
is now empty after the Russians were driven
out during the latest McCarthyist round, and
then it was ransacked by the Gestapo after
the Russians left.
The other line that starts from the crowded
tempting target for mass-murderers at Powell
and Market is the Powell and Mason. That
one ends more in the Fisherman's Wharf
tourist trap area, though it's an easy walk to
get there from the end of the Powell and
Hyde line too.