by Francoise Thy on
My husband never had a cheesesteak in the City of Brotherly Love and I think one of your exposures should be the eternal Pat's vs Geno's feud (otherwise, you will always wonder what the fuss is all about). And yes, I still wonder what all the fuss is all about. I used to live in Philly and only need to eat a cheesesteak once a year to have my fix. For me, Geno's edges ahead of Pat's but still lags behind Tony Luke's. I'll compare Pat's vs Geno's. At both places, we bought it Wit Whiz. The bun at Pat's is a little fluffier and less dense than at Pat's. They're also a little more generous on the meat portions. I don't know why people complain that it's dry but I actually found my steak to be rather messy...it was dripping with a mixture of meat juices and whiz. The bun soaked up a lot, which made it nice and moist. I thought the meat was more tender and flavourful than the meat at Geno's. Either way, it's a decent steak sandwich. No, it won't knock your socks off and I certainly wouldn't ever go out of your way to come here but if you happen to be in Philly, this makes a decent, entertaining lunch.
by Anisha Hencken on
Their website makes them sound so good, but it's all pretense. The only good thing that led from us coming here was that we discovered all the bars and clubs up the street from this place. Two clubs in one, omg, this is great! They lie. It's a trailer stacked next to another trailer filled with flip flop wearing tools who are shuffling their feet in an attempt to urr, dance? Don't go into the basement, you'll come out smelling like mildew and that's a smell harder to get rid of than cigarette smell. Pass!
by Keith K. on
This is a preview. Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant will open its second Bay Area location in November 2007 with a public grand opening on Nov. 28, an invitation-only Red Carpet evening event on Nov. 27 and a community open house afternoon event on Dec. 1. Tickets for the grand opening night and December shows will go on sale Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. The public grand opening night will feature Roy Haynes and the Yoshi's Birds of a Feather Super Band with Gary Burton, Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton, Kenny Garrett, David Kikoski and John Patitucci. ABOUT THE NEW FILLMORE LOCATION Yoshi's new location will be a 28,000 square-foot, two-story, state-of-the-art venue and will feature the best of local, national and international jazz artists with seating for 420 in the jazz club and nearly 370 in the restaurant and lounge. It will be a unique destination to experience live music in an intimate jazz club, savor a new generation of modern Japanese cuisine in a sophisticated restaurant, or hang out in a chic lounge. EXECUTIVE CHEF SHO KAMIO Executive Chef Sho Kamio will create a new generation of modern Japanese cuisine, which will surely establish Yoshi's among the top restaurants in San Francisco, making it the only place in the City with great food and world-class jazz. The new venue will occupy the ground floor of the Fillmore Heritage Center, a 13-story mixed-use development, which will begin a new era in the Fillmore District's history. In addition to Yoshi's, the project also includes a 6,000-sq.-ft. Jazz Heritage Center, a French-Soul food restaurant 1300 on Fillmore, 80 residential condominiums, and public & private parking facility. HISTORY OF YOSHI'S Yoshi's began in 1973 as a small, North Berkeley sushi bar owned by a trio of struggling students with plenty of dreams. Its founder and namesake, Yoshie Akiba, orphaned during World War II, came to the U.S. to study fine arts, dance and dance therapy. She opened Yoshi's Japanese Restaurant with her two best friends Kaz Kajimura, a journalist and carpenter, and Hiroyuki Hori, a painter and Japanese cook. The original North-Berkeley, 25-seat restaurant quickly became successful and by 1977 the three partners moved to a larger space on Claremont Avenue in Oakland and began introducing live music in their restaurant. Over the next 20 years, Yoshi's built itself into one of the world's most respected jazz venues and won a reputation as the Bay Area's premier location for people who were looking for great food and the best jazz. Yoshi's has hosted legendary jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr. and Oscar Peterson among hundreds of others. Note: Grand opening and restaurant information is subject to change. Visit the http://yoshis.comfor updates.