The packed front bar nearly every night at the new Ramen Shop shows just how hungry the East Bay is for a good bowl of soup noodles on this side of the bay.
It helps that the owners are among the growing Chez Panisse alumni striking out on their own and apparently the whole world […]Read the full post →
Once a popular Hawaiian restaurant (and reportedly a brothel and speakeasy way back when), the space at the corner of Masonic and Geary Boulevard is now home to the Corner Store.
Owners Miles Palliser and Ezra Berman envisioned the 7-month-old restaurant as a gathering place for the neighborhood. So it was an appropriate setting for […]Read the full post →
In my last trip to visit my family in Honolulu, I went to lunch with my Mom and sister in Chinatown and they ordered this dish that I never had growing up – shredded pork and pickled vegetables in rice noodles.
Now, the combination of pork and pickled vegetables is classic in Chinese cooking. There’s […]Read the full post →
The Dogpatch – a neighborhood springing up amongst the warehouses in the Southeastern edge of San Francisco – has seen a lot of newcomers in recent months, including a chocolate cafe, new cheese shop and wine bar.
One of the constants for the area has been Piccino, a café that opened more than six […]Read the full post →
But putting up his stake over in the Inner Sunset near the popular 9th and Irving neighborhood is Chef-Owner Jose Calvo-Perez and his 2-year-old Pasión restaurant. Calvo-Perez […]Read the full post →
With some apprehension built up over more than 40 years, I brought the chocolate-colored coffee cup up to my lips and dove in – joining the 100 million Americans who grab a cup of Joe every day.
The first sip was like a jolt. The slightly bitter flavor of the coffee blending with the […]Read the full post →
I bet even husband-and-wife chefs Evan and Sarah Rich couldn’t predict the immediate success their new restaurant, Rich Table, would achieve in just a mere six months.
The restaurant, in the former Paul K spot in Hayes Valley, showcases the couple’s culinary lineage (he from Quince and she from Michael Mina, to name a few) […]Read the full post →
One of the first T.V. cooking shows I watched as a little kid was “Yan Can Cook” featuring the gregarious Chef Martin Yan. Maybe because he reminded me of an uncle, I watched as he diced and chopped his way around the kitchen to make hearty Chinese dishes that were both familiar and exotic.
Through […]Read the full post →
If you’re like me, you’re probably feeling stuffed from all the recent holiday eating (for me it was lots of turkey and lots of baking that did me in). And like many others, one of your new year resolutions is probably to lose weight and eat healthier.
To help you toward that end, here’s a […]Read the full post →
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- A Review of Plenty Cafe in Oakland
- First Look at Jinya Ramen Bar in San Jose
- A Review of New All-Day Pub Duchess Oakland in Rockridge
- A Refuge for Coffee Lovers and Refugees at 1951 Coffee Shop in Berkeley
- Warming Up with My Bourbon Beef Cheeks Pot Pie Recipe
- Review of Brunch at Finn Town in San Francisco