Chowdown Report - Fenix in San Rafael

10 hounds gathered to sample Chef Gator’s new lunch buffet on Oct 29.

For $12 we enjoyed a wide array of Southern style dishes, so many that I couldn’t sample them all. Included were crispy fried chicken! blue corn grits with wild mushrooms, biscuits and gravy, cornbread, waffles, fried catfish, coleslaw, tomato-cucumber salad, green beans with pecans, collard greens, red beans and sausage, shrimp etouffee and of course mac and cheese. Everything was tasty especially the fried chicken and the grits with mushrooms were worth the drive by themselves (think of the most buttery ummami loaded dish you’ve ever tasted. I know there were photos taken and other dishes sampled, anyone else want to chime in?y] in your post title

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This sounds super! We’re going to be in Mill Valley over Thanksgiving so will want to check it out. I was raised in Atlanta and have never completely gotten over the food :slight_smile: Thanks. Will look forward to photos.

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Just had a thought. What about calling them “HO-downs”? LOL. Are the rest of the SF folks on another site. I hope you’ll bring them over.

fried catfish and fried chicken…true beginnings to build a hot and crispy plate


LOL - a 'hound is a 'ho?

A Hungry Onion could be a HO.

Please remind me how we sign up to be notified about future get-togethers. Thanks!

By the way, if you have always wondered how to be informed about
chowdowns, the emails are sent out through yahoo groups. Once a member,
you, too could organize your own chowdown by emailing the group.
Here are the URLs of the Bay Area groups:East Bay
North Bay
San Francisco
Silicon Valley


Hi cynsa37:

your links to the groups got truncated.
here are the full links:
East Bay
North Bay
San Francisco
Silicon Valley

I once tried to join the sfchowdown group but never got approved it seems. will try again, and also for the NB and EB groups.

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thank you!

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold

Market stall in Lima
Credit: TXMX 2