[Sca-cooks] Bread bowls

Lilinah lilinah at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 23 13:38:48 PST 2008

Well, in honor of this thread and the not-particularly-special 
memories it has evoked, i went to that SF restaurant before my Arabic 
class last night. Its name is "Boudin", apparently pronounced locally 
as "boo-deen". It appears to be chiefly a place for stressed office 
workers to get lunch.

The menu has expanded over the decades. As i said, the company also a 
bakery (the bread is sold in supermarkets), so it features sandwiches 
on their sourdough bread (adequate but not great) and in the center 
of the menu are these options: New England clam chowder, beef chili, 
soup of the day, and, IIRC, something rather tomato soup-like, served 
in their sourdough bread bowl.

As i believe i implied, this is not gourmet fare.  The clam chowder 
is scary: unnaturally thick and white, i'm not a fan of average 
tomato soup, and the soup of the day last night was a flavor i'd had 
recently, so i had the chili. It was even more pathetic than i had 
anticipated. I finished the chili and took the bread bowl home in a 
carry-out container, and had it, warmed up, for breakfast this AM, 
spread with a little butter.

So, see what you all made me do :-P
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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