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Saturday, 10 September 2016
The Stinking Rose
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Address: 325 Columbus Ave
Date: Feb 2014
One of us is very fond of garlic. So when we discovered a restaurant totally devoted to garlic based recipes we just had to pay it a visit. The Stinking Rose in San Francisco stands out as you drive down Columbus Avenue. It has been turning heads with its unusual name and filling noses with its overpowering smell for over 25 years.
The idea for the restaurant came after a visit to the Gilroy Garlic Festival. The town of Gilroy is about an hour and a half south of San Francisco and is known for its garlic. We stopped in Gilroy to gas up the car during our California driving trip. As soon as we exited the vehicle we could smell the garlic, even over the fumes from the gas station. We also paid a visit to Garlic World which is a grocery / souvenir shop selling local products.
Back at The Stinking Rose we enjoyed an appetizer of garlic spinach fondue and followed it up with a couple of garlic based entrees. Everything was delicious and after our meal we advertised for the restaurant with our breath.
The restaurant also boasts one of the world's longest garlic braids. It has close to 2,600 blubs on it and wraps all around the interior of the restaurant. If you are looking for a unique dining experience we highly recommend The Stinking Rose. It was one of the culinary highlights of our California trip.
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