I loved meeting and working with Brandy Martz from The Stinking Rose. If you're ever in San Francisco and if you love garlic (how could you not?) then you have to try this place. Just take a look at this list:
Forty Clove Garlic Chicken
Garlic Braised Boneless Short Rib
Garlic Roasted Prime Rib
Garlic Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Soaking in a Hot Tub !!
Sea Bass with garlic sauce
Dungeness Killer Crab (all roasted in a secret garlic sauce)
Just to name a few. You get the picture.
And, finally, there's the Bagna Calda (garlic soaking in a hot tub :)