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Eating Out - July 20, 2012

Celebrating summer veggies

Local produce inspires chefs to get creative with their menus

by Junesung Lee

Calafia chef Charlie Ayers says he always keeps an attentive eye out for the season's best when it comes to produce.

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Posted by Jane, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Just found out that what Calafia has been promoting as grass fed beef is not. It is corn finished. Big difference. Truly disappointing.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 6, 2012 at 12:12 am

Never felt the love for Calafia, as much as I wanted. Twice found dried food on my silverware. Food wasn't as tasted as it was touted to be. Maybe ordered the wrong items? But reading the above comment is an eye-opener.

Posted by Jan H., a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm

As a vegetarian and health nut, I love the food at Calafia. But the service, the atmosphere, and the extremely uncomfortable furniture all need improving. So after the third time I tried to make reservations In person during the mid-afternoon and was told to go home and call in a reservation after 5:30, I stopped going there. I go to Greens in Fort Mason in SF instead. Better food, better presentation, better atmosphere, far, far better service. Well worth the drive.

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