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A vegetarian oasis

Original post made on Dec 2, 2013

Six blocks southeast of Castro Street, Yam Leaf Bistro is like a time-out. No fighting for parking, no scrum of restaurants vying for your business. Just a pleasant meal of organic, local and vegetarian food, with vegan options. On the ceiling are thoughts such as "Here Gather Family & Friends."

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Posted by Max Hauser, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

Max Hauser is a registered user.


I guess it's been three months now! ;-)

Thanks for reviewing Yam Leaf. Additional details that may be of interest to readers:

El Calderon's proprietor Lita Lopez (who lives nearby anyway) stayed on as consultant to Yam Leaf. And while this review stressed differences from El Calderon, and new dishes are indeed appearing, nevertheless most of Yam Leaf's menu is from El Calderon, a continuity unusual in the restaurant business under a new owner and name, but conspicuous if you compare a menu from El Calderon with the current one.

In a few meals there so far, I've noticed the spruced-up interior, and also that some of the cooking seems even fresher and livelier than under the El Calderon name, with delicate accents of new ingredients and spices. El Calderon's many fans (which included the Milk Pail's founder, as well as the late Herb Caen of the San Francisco Chronicle) have every reason to celebrate this respectful update of a venerable local landmark.

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