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Rocco's Neighborhood Newsletter
In this December 15th, 2009 Issue:
A Note from Chef Don/Holiday Hours
Rocco's Holiday Specials
Upcoming Events
Rocco's Catering
Dear Patrick,
Welcome to another edition of Rocco's Neighborhood Newsletter. Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter and we look forward to seeing you in the restaurant soon!

~ A Note from Chef Don ~

Did you know you can  MAKE RESERVATIONS online for Friday, December 18th or Saturday, December 19th so you don't miss out on ROCCO'S TRADITIONAL CRAB CIOPPINO featuring FRESH LOCAL CRAB?  You can also MAKE RESERVATIONS for almost any other date, except for NEW YEAR'S DAY!  Remember Rocco's Cafe has plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING at night, which is hard to come by in the City.

Our Special Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24th ~ We are OPEN 7am to 2pm for BREAKFAST & LUNCH only and CLOSED FOR DINNER.
Christmas Day, Friday December 25th  ~ We are CLOSED.
Day after Xmas Saturday, December 26th ~ We are OPEN as usual from 8am to 10pm serving our WEEKEND SPECIALS til 4pm.
New Year's Eve, Thursday December 31st ~ We are OPEN from 7am to 10pm and will be serving a SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER.  See ROCCO'S HOLIDAY SPECIALS section below.
New Year's Day, Friday, January 1st, 2010 ~ We are OPEN from 8am to 10pm and will be serving our WEEKEND SPECIALS til 4pm. This is usually our single busiest day of the year and we WILL NOT BE TAKING RESERVATIONS! So get here early; first come, first served.

~ Rocco's Holiday Specials ~

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
BOWL of Rocco's Homemade Chili, topped w/ Cheddar Cheese & Onions; Rocco's Tasty Open-Faced Chili Burger topped w/ Cheddar Cheese served w/ Rocco's Seasoned French Fries; Jumbo Spinach Cheese-filled Ravioli in a Light Alfredo Sauce topped w/ Grilled Chicken; Hot Apple Pie a la mode w/ Homemade Hot Cinamon Sauce for Dessert; Warm Chocolate Chip Brownie w/ Vanilla Ice Cream & Chocolate Sauce.
Thursday, December 17th, 2009
Rocco's Famous & Popular French Onion Soup; Vegetarian Baked Lasagne w/ Choice of Homemade Minestrone, Pastina, or French Onion Soup;  Fresh Spinach Fettucine in a Butter, Basil Garlic & Fresh Tomato Sauce; Homemade Boston Cream Pie for Dessert.
Friday, December 18th, 2009
Rocco's Traditional Special CRAB CIOPPINO is here!  Come enjoy this annual special for LUNCH and DINNER; Rocco's Once-in-a-Blue-Moon-to-Die-For HOMEMADE CUSTARD-FILLED CHOCOLATE ECLAIRE for Dessert.
Saturday, December 19th, 2009
Come feast on Rocco's Fresh Local CRAB CIOPPINO SPECIAL!  We're having it again ... just for DINNER only! Special Pecan Pie topped w/ Whipped Cream for Dessert. 
NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER Thursday December 31st
Roast Choice Prime Rib, Choice of Soup or Salad, served w/ Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Sauteed Cream of Spinach, Sourdough French Bread & Individual Bottle of Champagne ~ 29.00
~ OR ~
Fresh Grilled Filet of Salmon, Choice of Soup or Salad, served w/ Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Sauteed Cream of Spinach, Sourdough French Bread & Individual Bottle of Champagne ~ 29.00 

~ Upcoming Events ~

Rocco's Cafe Live Shoot for ABC Channel 7's TV Show "View from the Bay"

Where:  Here at Rocco's Cafe, 1131 Folsom St. ('tween 7th & 8th Sts.) San Francisco CA
When:  Thursday, December 17th, 2009 ~ 1 PM to 3 PM
Come be a part of the show, or just eat in the background.  This segment can be seen "live" on Channel 7 at 3pm, archived on their website here, as well as on our website here.
Nutcracker ~ Now through December 27th, 2009
Where:  War Memorial Opera House ~ 301 Van Ness Ave. SF
Tickets:  Click Here
Info:  415-861-4008
Ricki Lee Jones ~ Saturday Night December 19th, 2009
Where:  The Fillmore San Francisco ~ 1805 Geary Blvd. SF
When:  9:00pm Saturday December 19th, 2009
Tickets:  Click Here
Robin Thicke ~ Saturday Night December 19th, 2009
Where:  The Warfield ~ 982 Market St. SF
When:  8:00pm Saturday, December 19th, 2009
Tickets:  Click Here
~ Rocco's Catering ~ 
LET ROCCO'S CATERING DO ALL THE WORK .. YOU ENJOY YOUR PARTY!  Whether it's a Holiday Party, Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, or other Special Occasion, Rocco's Catering will help make your event not only SPECIAL but STRESS-FREE!  And remember, you also have these options:

ˇ   Host your party here at Rocco's Café - on Sunday & Monday nights you can have Rocco's all to yourselves!  (Minimum number of people 30, Maximum 50)

ˇ    We prepare the food - you pick up or we deliver

ˇ    We prepare the food - we deliver, set up, and provide service staff

Come visit us at Rocco's Café .. we're a neighborhood institution having the same ownership and many of the same staff today as the day we opened in June of 1990.


Thank you for being a Rocco's Café customer!

Don Dial



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