Monday, February 13, 2012

Rays of Effing Sunshine: Rice Broker -- try it while you can

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We ate out over the weekend -- a rare event -- and seized an opportunity that won't last forever.

The tiny restaurant space currently housing the Rice Broker at 1058 Valencia Street used to be a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Then it moved up in the world, becoming Spork, a pleasant neighborhood mid-price eatery that served a delicious "Inside Out Burger." That restaurant lost its lease in December as the owner plans to tear down the grungy little building and replace it with condos.

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But one of the previous restauranteurs has reopened temporarily as Rice Broker, serving a very limited menu in rudimentary circumstances (you order at the cash register and are asked to bus your own dishes).

I didn't expect much, but the "Pork and Ginger Meatball" rice bowl was simply delicious.

This imported beer in a can wasn't bad either.

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Rice Broker may be history any day, but meanwhile, it's a nice surprise.

I don't want to just gripe here all the time. I do after all, quite frequently, encounter things and people that delight me. Hence this feature: occasional posts labeled "rays of effing sunshine."

1 comment:

pamela said...

hey guy! I tried this place myself!! Im hooked on dem balls!....BTW FYI OMG OBGYN they have sake now too. thanks for the ray of effing sunshine tip.

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