Fog City Diner, San Francisco, CA
Near Fisherman's Wharf, SF, CA
I actually ate here two nights ago.
Salt and Pepper Calamari with chili-lime dipping sauce 10.95
Nice visual texture. Had a slight pepper kick--good, but also had a major salt kick--bad. It was a bit too salty. Also, either the batter or the squid, but I think it was the batter (dear g-d, I hope it was), after a chew or two was strangely mushy. It was a not-in-a-good-way-odd experience. It should get a 6, but I'm not sure what the cause of the already chewed batter experience was, so I'll knock it off at the end. As a matter of fact, I will change it to a 6 now.
Fried jalapeños, yowzers! Fried Spanish onions too. (Relatively) fresh sprigs of cilantro, an herb which I adore (though you'd think I adore other sorts of herbs from the look of that picture above).
Slightly, slightly chewy. OK texture.
It's getting an 8 only because of its uniqueness. Otherwise, it didn't help cut the saltiness of the batter.
7.25 - an arbitrary extra .25 point for the scant helping of tentacles + .15 for the flavinoids =
It doesn't take American Express, by the way.