Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday Movie Miscellany - So I Married an Axe Murderer

So this is one of those feel-good comedies, something I'd recommend on those days when you need to sit around and enjoy some laughs.  My favorite source of laughs?  Mike Myers' open mic 'wo-man, whoooaaa-man' pieces and him as his [character's] super-Scottish father.  Another thing I'd like to say about it is that it's a great SF movie. 

If you've never had a chance to come visit this wonderful city, the movie gives a pretty great tour of some of the sights.  Much of it seems green-screened, but it's still a good visual tour.  But the one particular reason why I mention this movie is because Harriet works in a butcher shop, and I found a wonderful little hole-in-the-wall meat shop that I wanted to rave about.

The place is called Polarica, and I kid you not when I say it's a hole-in-the-wall.  Most of their store front is occupied by taxidermied animals (many of which are on the menu), and it's best to call in your order a couple days beforehand.  It's a really quick bike ride from my house, but I think for the majority of San Franciscans it's a bit out there as it's down in Bayview.  But if you don't have a car or bike at your disposal, it's really close to the T (about a block from Third, halfway between the Marin and Evans stops).

Anyway, got a duck and some quail for Christmas dinner, and they were delicious.  Really excited to go back, as they have a ridiculously awesome menu for really good prices - my duck was less than $4/lb, compared to $6-7/lb in most stores.  I really like gamey (and difficult to find) meats like rabbit, pheasant, and the like, so can't wait to go back whenever I've got a hankering for those things.  The lady that I talked to on the phone and was there when I picked my stuff up was super friendly too.

Seriously, who wouldn't want a bird that looks that good!


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