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January 7, 2015

5 Restaurants You Should Eat Foie Gras At Right Now

For two-and-a-half years, foie gras has been forcibly removed from the San Francisco diet. For all foodies, that's a lifetime. As of today, we no longer have to secretly smuggle it across state lines and enjoy it in the secrecy of our own homes. Foie gras is now legal in the entire state of California. For those of you who need your fix immediately, here's where you should make reservations:

(Note; We're basing this list on who served it before the ban, because well, they most likely will serve it again)

La Folie (2316 Polk St.)
Before the ban, La Folie was the place known to have the best foie gras in the city. Have you seen the five-star Yelp reviews lately? They go something like this: "I loved La Folie when we could still eat foie gras but..." With the ban over, they will surely have it on the menu, making the best French experience in the city complete. Make a reservation.

Chapeau! (126 Clement St.)
Located in the Richmond District, Chapeau! offers good value and an upscale bistro menu. Before the ban, you could get a side of foie gras with almost anything. Oysters? Check. Filet mignon with bone marrow? Check. It is a place worth the trip if one is in the city. Make a reservation.

Dirty Habit (12 Fourth St.)
We can confirm that Dirty Habit has foie gras this very moment. They are offering a special four-course tasting menu for $60 and optional wine pairings for $35. Dishes include oysters poached in foie gras fat and seared foie gras with aged ribeye and black truffles. Make a reservation. 

Jardiniere (300 Grove St.)
Another restaurant we can confirm that has foie gras, Jardiniere will be serving a foie gras terrine with quince conserva and brioche toast. We hope it makes an appearance on the 
$49 prix fixe dinner Monday with three wine pairings soon. Make a reservation.

Hog & Rocks (3431 19th St.)
As news broke that they were topping their already stellar burger with foie gras, we were wishing it would last forever. Some heard our prayers.

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