Originally posted by The Fabulous Moolah
can you tell me exactly where Tops is in SF?
I would like to check it out the next time i am in SF.
Head out Market Street (away from Downtown) and just past Van Ness you'll go under the freeway. As you do, look to your left, and you'll see the "It's Tops Diner." Great pancakes: soft, moist, thin, and made to be riddled with blueberries--not thick and bready like the ones at Dottie's.
By the way, I happen to agree that Dottie's is a great place, but the food is a little, how-shall-we-say,
NORMAL. There are so many other good choices for breakfast in the San Francisco Bay area-and I'm not talking about tourist-joints like Sears, where the service is indifferent and the attraction is the presentation.
At Dottie's, the one really incredible thing they make is truly-perfect scones. They're too filling to have WITH breakfast, but they're a perfect hit-and-run treat for the ride to the airport. They texture is so RIGHT, each small brittle bite seems to expand with the moisture of your mouth. And if he's made them that day with Golden Raisins, you're in for a treat. Dried fruit in California is so fresh, it's only half-dried; not hard and chewy. And lightly baked in a scone, their sweet goodness is downright explosive!
THAT's the kind of thing you should be looking for when you eat in California: those Wonder-Foods we East Coasters rarely get to experience.